Congratulations on your purchase of the BFST® device. In doing so, you have taken the first step to a full and speedy recovery. Below you will find information on the BFST® device, along with detailed instructions and recommended treatment protocols. Please carefully read through the instructions for the recommended settings related to your injury. If you have further questions, please call our Customer Service Team for additional treatment advice.
BFST® Wraps stimulate blood flow to promote faster healing, and are designed to treat damaged tissue and returning injuries. BFST® Wraps should not be used in the first 48 hours after a fresh trauma or substantial re-injury to the area, as there may still be bleeding in the sub-dermal tissue. Instead, a ColdCure® Wrap is more effective during this first 48 hour period. The BFST® wrap is to be worn both during treatment (when power is connected) and after treatment (when power is not connected). During treatment, the BFST® wrap should fit loosely on your body. The user should easily be able to slip one or two fingers between the wrap and the treatment area, without squeezing or pulling the skin of the finger. After treatment, the straps can be gently tightened to provide support to the injury and reduce swelling from building up in the area. Remember, you should always be at rest during treatment.
During optimal operation, the user should feel a slight warming sensation beneath the treatment area. This sensation should subside after 5 to 10 minutes of use, but could remain for longer. The body will need time to get used to the treatments. Tissue that is damaged will feel the effects of BFST® more than the surrounding undamaged tissue. A prolonged warming sensation indicates that the BFST® Wrap is being run too high for the body tissue to handle.
When treating injuries with significantly impaired blood flow, a heating sensation may also be felt, as a result of the impaired blood flow itself. This is the body attempting to respond to the stimulation of the Energy Web®. As the injury heals and blood flow is restored this sensation will lessen.
If the sensation becomes uncomfortable or hot, set the controller to a lower setting. It is recommended that the first few treatments be started at the lowest setting. A higher setting can be used after several more BFST® treatments.
A thin layer of clothing can be put between your back and the shell if the warmth causes discomfort. If the unit is at the lowest setting and the warming sensation remains significant for more than 10 minutes, treatment should be ceased. BFST® Wraps are intended for dry use only and cannot be used in water.
It's key to have patience when healing your injury. Within a few weeks of BFST® treatments your injury will have completed the first couple stages of the healing process. At this point, most of the pain should have diminished. However, it's important to understand you're not fully healed yet.
Many people will successfully go through the first couple stages of the healing process using BFST®. At this point most of the pain has gone, so people tend stop using BFST® and go about their regular activities. Unfortunately, the injured area has only around 30% of its original strength after a couple weeks of healing. This is when people re-injure themselves most often.
It's important to continue BFST® treatments, even after the pain has gone. In order to get back to full strength, you need to treat yourself with BFST® until you're fully healed.
When using both BFST® and ColdCure® treatments to heal an injury and control pain, it is often up to the experience of the user what combination provides the best results. Typically, if the user is cycling through successive treatments of BFST® it is best not to alternate ColdCure® treatments in between BFST® treatments. The cryogenic effects on blood flow counteract the desired intent of BFST® treatments. It is recommended that you use ColdCure® until the pain and swelling are under control, then begin BFST® treatments. Try to keep BFST® and ColdCure® treatments 1 hour apart from each other, as they can counteract each other when alternated in a short space of time. If BFST® treatments become uncomfortable, try lowering the setting. If the discomfort persists and you are at the lowest setting, discontinue usage of the wrap.
Cleaning Instructions - The BFST® wrap is machine washable. Disconnect all electrical components before washing. Remove the Energy Web® from the pocket of the Wrap and wash the cloth part of the wrap.