Full Instructions For Mini
1 Choose which contouring you prefer at each end of necksaviour Mini.
2 Activate necksaviour Mini by bending it in half using your hands, trunk or leg. Alternatively one end can be placed towards the front of your shoulders while bending necksaviour Mini into a 'U' shape and then rest the upper part of your neck/base of skull on the other end of necksaviour Mini.
3 Lie on your back on a firm comfortable surface and place the folded necksaviour Mini under your neck with the open end upwards.
4 When necksaviour Mini is in place and BEFORE releasing your grip it is essential that you relax down onto the unit fully in order that it is kept in it's 'U' shape via the 'blocking' of the head and the shoulders.
5 You may find it helpful to make 'micro-adjustments' in the positioning of necksaviour Mini by gently rotating and side flexing your head until you feel necksaviour is positioned correctly and comfortably.
6 If you feel necksaviour Mini slipping or returning to it's flat non-activated shape, lift your head and neck and reposition.
7 Increase use of necksaviour Mini gradually. Start with 2 minutes, up to 3 times per day and increase each session by 1 minute per day up to a maximum of 15-20 minutes in any one session.
8 Use necksaviour Mini when you need neck pain or headache relief or regularly as part of a maintenance programme.
9 Do not fall asleep while using necksaviour Mini. Set an alarm to ensure necksaviour is used only for the intended amount of time.
What you should feelA comfortable stretch in the neck and no pain (mild discomfort at most). Moderate pressure at the contact points at the top of the neck/base of the skull and on the muscles at the shoulders (upper trapezius).
What you shouldn't feel & precautionsYou should not feel dizziness, nausea, lightheadedness, double vision, any increase in pain, pins and needles, numbness, weakness in the neck, back or limbs: headache or difficulty swallowing. If this is the case a qualified health professional should be contacted.
ContraindicationsYou should not use necksaviour Mini or any form of traction if you are suffering from the following. Acute or traumatic injury, spinal instability, or fracture, severe rheumatoid arthritis, spinal cord compression, infections, inflammatory diseases, malignancy, vertebrobasilar artery insufficiency and any other condition which could be worsened by movement particularly distraction.
Care of productReturn necksaviour Mini to a flat position after use and always store flat. Do not allow heavy objects to rest on necksaviour for any length of time as it may become indented and it’s performance affected. Clean necksaviour Mini with a skin friendly disinfectant wipe after use as required. Allow to dry.
General Informationnecksaviour Mini can deliver a stretch force (traction) up to 25lbs / 11kgs which is at the lower end of what is commonly regarded as ‘medical’ traction for the neck. The exact force it delivers will depend on many factors including the length of the neck, the degree of recline and the surface it is used on.
necksaviour Mini is a very simple device to use. However to get the most benefit from your necksaviour Mini it is important to read all instructions in order to get to know and understand your necksaviour Mini.
Stretch ForceThe foam layers are arranged so that you can select a strong or light stretch appropriate to your condition and comfort level. Try the light stretch first. You may find different forces suit you better at different times.
Light force – necksaviour Mini used with white side facing in.
Strong force – necksaviour Mini used with the grey side facing in.
Preparation For Use
- Ensure there is enough space to lie down flat or with bent knees.
necksaviour will work on a bed or a sofa as long as it isn’t too soft but it’s performance and the stretch forces may be affected.
- It is ideal if the neck area is free from loose hair. Therefore tie up longer hair or use a hairclip or headband
- Remove any jewellery from the area e.g. necklaces and earrings.
- Lie down flat on your back.
Two OptionsLight stretch
Contouringnecksaviour Mini has different contouring at each end. You can try both to see which suits you best at the upper and lower contact points.
Stretch ForcesWhite side in = Light Stretch
Dark side in = Strong stretch
The foam layers are arranged in a way that means you can select a strong or light traction force appropriate to your condition and comfort level.
You can safely try all options to see which suits you best. You may find different options suit you better at different times.