How to Use BuffEnuff® Power Massager Technique
BuffEnuff® Power Massager Techniques
The BuffEnuff® Percussion Massager Healing Techniques are created to help you achieve the best results from your BuffEnuff® Power Massager. The techniques are simple to learn and teach others. No special training is required to use the BuffEnuff® Power Massager and it's easy to even use the techniques on yourself.
DESCRIBING THE PAD CONTACT ON THE BODY
FLAT® - When the flat part of the pad surface is used in full contact with the body.
TILT® - When contacting the body with a slight tilt in the BuffEnuff and the pad is at about a 30-45 degree angle to the body.
EDGE® - When contacting the body with the side of the pad and may by used for deeper penetrating healing.
THE APPLICATION OF BuffEnuff® TECHNIQUE
HOVER® - Using a flat contact hold the BuffEnuff® softly over the body with light or no pressure applied and move gently. Hover helps patient/client get used to the percussion action of the BuffEnuff® Power Massager.
WRAPPING® - Using a flat contact rest the buffer gently on the body and apply light downward pressure while moving the BuffEnuff® around the body surfaces from one side to other. Imagine wrapping a large bow around the body as you trace a line back and forth carefully massaging all body surfaces along the back, buttocks, and legs. Avoid the head during this technique. Wrapping is an excellent technique to use following a HOVERING®.
CLEARING® - Using a tilt contact, apply a moderate amount of downward pressure toward the tilted edge of the BuffEnuff®. Then move the BuffEnuff® along the muscle surface up and down like you were ironing a garment. Using one pattern of movement (ie. top - down) is the most effective way to clear the muscle of waste products that can cause muscle pain. CLEARING® is helpful after exercise to reduce muscle soreness.
STRIPING® - Using an edge contact, imagine you’re painting a stripe along the body working perpendicular to the muscle fibers. Make long and short motions across the body and apply pressure to tolerance of patient/client. Always get feedback about the pressure you’re using on the BuffEnuff®. Note: Edge contact delivers more concentrated percussion action into muscle tissue.
DRUMMING® - Using a flat contact, hold the BuffEnuff® gently over the treatment area in one location. Now gently lift the BuffEnuff® 1-3 inches off the treated area and then gently tap the pad up and down like you’re using the BuffEnuff® as a drumstick and the body is a drum. Gentle up and down movements with minimal force are all that is required.
GROUNDING® - Using a flat contact, hold the BuffEnuff® firmly over the treatment area and apply firm pressure. While holding the pressure firmly, lighten the pressure briefly without allowing the pad to lose contact with the body. Then apply deep firm pressure again. Repeat as needed.
SQUARING® - Using the BuffEnuff’s® edge apply moderate pressure for 3-5 seconds. Then remove and apply in the same location except move the edge contact perpendicularly to so the healing waves are distributed at a different angle to the tissue.
HINGING® - Using a flat contact or a slight variation of the tilt or edge, hold the buffer over the joint that will receive the hinging technique. Maintain a moderate depth contact with the BuffEnuff® and instruct patient to move his/her joint through it’s normal range of motion. It is very important to maintain full contact with joint being HINGED to maximize the therapeutic results.
JUMPING® - This technique is similar to DRUMMING®, except you will use the BuffEnuff’s® edge rather than the flat contact. Technique can be used anywhere but is most effective on tendon attachment points of muscles like the achilles tendon.
SPARKING® - Using a flat contact, hold buffer lightly and then vigorously move the buffer back and forth and in a circular motion like you’re rubbing out a sore muscle in the body or applying lotion to the skin. The patient will feel additional generated warmth from the application of SPARKING® applied with the rotation of the pad head on the BuffEnuff®. This technique is great following SQUARING® for trigger point care.
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Hovering Technique - BuffEnuff Percussive Massager Healing Technique Video
Grounding® Technique - BuffEnuff® Percussive Massager Healing Technique Video
Drumming® Technique - BuffEnuff® Healing Technique Video
Sparking® Technique - BuffEnuff® Healing Technique Video
Hinging® Technique - BuffEnuff® Healing Technique Video