Used by therapists and physicians as well as private individuals around the world, our massager is an important tool for stimulating local circulation and easing muscle tension.
- Ergonomically designed, this massager is extremely easy to use solo or with a partner.
- Beautifully styled and finished in brilliant chrome and durable powder coat, the pad is extra soft and is covered in the most durable leather grained medical spec vinyl.
*Neck pain can be caused by many different conditions, some very serious. Please get a diagnosis from your healthcare professional to make sure you don’t have a serious condition that needs to be addressed immediately or something for which exercise or massage may be detrimental.*
If you have a diagnosis of a simple muscle spasm from stress, fibromyalgia or minimally involved neck arthritis, you can feel safe following these techniques.
Problems in the spinal column in the neck area typically show up as severe muscle spasms from the side of the neck to the tip of the shoulder with the most sensitive areas (trigger points) a couple inches away from the spinal column.
However, on the back of the head there is a ridge called the occiput (or occipital ridge) where several of the neck muscles attach. This is an area that therapists concentrate on as it can be very tender. When massaging the occipital area, use a gentle low number setting and massage directly below the occipital. When the muscles attached to the occiput are tight and in spasm, you can get “occipital headaches” (or more commonly tension headaches) which are felt over the top of the head. The best technique involves the trigger points of the neck muscles as well as occipital treatment.
Duration: This can be done several times a day for 10-15 minutes until comfort is achieved.
Thigh and Hamstring Pain
The big front thigh muscles (quadriceps) can be relieved of muscle pain by rhythmically moving the MedMassager from the top of the leg down to the knee and back.
It can be very pain relieving if you stop in the middle of the quadriceps muscle where you will find a trigger point and keep it directly over it for a few minutes. Likewise, on the back of the thigh are the hamstring muscles which can be treated virtually the same as the quadriceps muscles in the front.
Duration: This can be done several times a day for 5-15 minutes at a time or until comfort is achieved
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
CTS is an irritation of the median nerve as it passes through the groove between the hand bones. Spanning over the tunnel is the transverse carpal ligament that. When the tissues become inflamed with overuse, the swelling creates pressure within the tunnel, thus putting pressure on the median nerve.
Begin using the MedMassager body massager on a low setting for the first minute or two. Then slowly bring up the speed to the most comfortable setting or where it feels the best to you. Use the massager upside down with your wrist on the pad as shown in the pictures.
Calf and Lower Leg Pain
This technique shown not only relieves cramping in the calf area (gastrocnemius), but also relieves the tired, achiness that often shows up in the outer lateral muscles of the lower leg. (Anterior tibialis)
This is also an excellent treatment for restless leg syndrome.
Duration: This can be done several times a day for 2-10 minutes each
This Body Massager is engineered to exacting standards in an ISO 9000-2001 manufacturing facility and is both CSA and CE certified for safety and reliability. Not only that, but this massager is also FDA certified for therapeutic use.