Is Gebauer’s Spray and Stretch environmentally damaging to the ozone layer?
No. Gebauer's Spray and Stretch contains no CFC's. Gebauer Company has gone to great lengths to be certain this product was closely scrutinized for ozone depleting properties. Because so many therapists have utilized the company’s vapocoolants for so long, the company continues to research and develop better constituents for their products.
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Does the vapocoolant need to be applied to bare skin?
Yes. It is strongly recommended to apply the vapocoolant to bare skin. Spray and Stretch does not leave any residue and has no odor. However, over-application of the product may alter skin pigmentation.
Do I need to memorize the trigger point referral patterns as well as the spray patterns to utilize this technique?
Knowing muscle pain patterns adds an essential body of knowledge to your clinical practice. Because 85% of skeletal muscle refers pain to a distal location, there is a lot to remember. In order to help practitioners retain this critical information we have created wall charts with the learning therapist in mind. The charts are broken down by anatomical region for quick reference as well as list the essential steps of the spray and stretch technique. Please contact us to receive a free copy of the chart.
Do I need to be able to accurately identify trigger points to use the spray and stretch technique?
While accurate palpation skills are an asset to every manual therapist, the spray and stretch technique may be utilized by practitioners so long as they have assessed myofascial trigger points to be present.