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It is recommended that you take a hot bath or apply a hot pack to the affected area before you begin using the MMT. Warm muscles stretch and give way more easily and this will greatly improve the tool’s effectiveness.
Lay the muscle or joint onto the MMT. Start by using the tool’s short option, which exerts less pressure than the tall option (which you can progress to later). Rate the pain you feel while using the tool from 1 to 10 (with 1 being the least pain and 10 being the greatest). Your pain when resting on the tool should not be more than 4-5.
If your pain is greater than 5, place a towel or a cushion over the tool, or on either side of it, to reduce the amount of pressure, which should reduce the pain to a level of 5 or below.
When you feel the position of the tool is in the correct/ central point where you feel tightness and pain, you can start off laying on the tool for a few minutes to make sure the tool does not increase your pain. If after a few hours rest everything is ok you can start increasing the time on the tool. Once you are comfortable with the tool you can spend 30 minutes or more resting on that same spot (watching TV or reading) until the tool melts deeply into the muscle or joint and releases that trigger point and muscle fascia.
The pain should begin to decrease within the first couple of minutes and continue to reduce as time goes on. If you notice no improvement within about five minutes, the muscle or joint may be too inflamed and may require the application of an ice pack. Try again later.
Always stretch the muscle before and after using the MMT, noticing if there is any increase in range of movement afterwards.
Contraindications (Conditions that the tool should not be used)
Open wound (unhealed suture site)
Precautions (Seek Health Professional Advice)
Cancer Varicose veins
Acute inflammatory conditions
Inflammatory condition secondary to infection
Spinal Instability like Spondylolisthesis (The Tool can be used away from the unstable segment).
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