You’ve made the wise decision to improve your health and purchased your Resility personal biofeedback treatment system that uses our EMG Muscle Activity Sensor. This means you have made an important step towards managing your stress using this safe, effective and self-guided program. Here you will learn how to get started with your new device.
Download the Resility App from the iOS app store
Even before your Muscle Activity Sensor arrives you can go ahead and begin the program. Your first step will be to download the free Resility Health app on your smart phone or tablet. Once the app is downloaded you will be prompted to create an account using your preferred e-mail and password. Once your account is active you can get started.
Finding Your Way Around the Resility Health App
When you open the app you will be greeted on the home screen and will be asked what you would like to do. You can choose from relaxation exercises, muscle tension monitoring or viewing your past sessions. There is also a helpful FAQ button with some of the most commonly asked questions about the personal biofeedback system.
The Relaxation Exercises button offers you a selection of different guided relaxation exercises. The Monitor Tension option allows you to monitor your muscle activity without engaging in a training exercise. You can record your session by pressing the record button in the center of the screen. Finally you can choose to view your progress and check your stress management progress.
Syncing the Resility Muscle Activity Monitor Device With Your Phone or Tablet
In most cases your device will sync wirelessly through your Bluetooth without the need to do anything. Should you have any difficulty in syncing your device with your phone or tablet you can turn off the device and close the app. Then reopen the app and turn the device back on. That should do the trick.
Start Your Resility Biofeedback Relaxation Exercises
Now that you know your way around the app, you are ready to get started. Begin by finding a comfortable spot in your home, office or anywhere you want to relax. You can use the adhesive disposable electrodes and place the monitor along any muscle the body you want to target.
A popular place to use the monitor is on your shoulder (the upper trapezius muscle), as this is where many people carry tension especially when working at a computer.
Regardless of which option you use, the device should be comfortable, snug against the skin, and not causing discomfort.
On the home screen choose whether you want to begin with a guided relaxation exercise or just monitor your tension on your own. Touch the name of the EMG device on your phone or tablet and either press play to begin the guided exercise or start your monitoring session. You can record your monitoring session if you press the record button in the center of the screen when beginning the session.
You can use the threshold function in the training exercise to slide the bar (at the bottom of the screen) and set an alarm should your level of arousal exceed the preset threshold. The threshold level is displayed by the red outer circle on the app screen. Your phone or tablet will sound an audio alarm or vibrate (if silenced) if you reach your preset threshold level. Sit back, relax and let Resility monitor your stress level as you are guided through the relaxation session. After the brief session (generally ten minutes in length) you can check on your progress. At the end of each exercise training session you will immediately see how well you managed to reduce your tension level.
How Does the Resility Program Work?
Over time and with practice you will start to see improvement in your level of muscle activity in terms of more ability to control it, and becoming more aware of when you may be inadvertently tensing your muscles. Each time you complete a training exercise, you are teaching your body how to take a break from stress. The more you use your Resility device, the better your results. You can complete exercises every day, or even just a few times a week.
Using a portable muscle monitoring device is one of the most cost-effective, minimally invasive ways to help manage the symptoms of stress and pain related to tense muscles. Now that you know how to use your device, you are on your way to a healthier you and learning more about how to control your muscle activity.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Resility Health products are for educational purposes and do not diagnose, treat or cure any medical condition. Please consult your health care provider before using this product.