STRIG is a massage device for all lifestyles. Unlike traditional “low frequency vibration” or “hammer impact motion” massage devices, STRIG incorporates micro-vibration technology to accelerate muscle relaxation and promote the growth of muscle fibers. STRIG also emits micro currents throughout the muscle to reduce the build-up of lactic acid in order to prevent muscle soreness.
Strig’s curvature design was designed by a team of physical therapists who have devoted a lot of time and energy into product research.
Its ergonomic design molds perfectly to any body type while allowing you to press directly onto the muscle and get to at those hard to reach areas. Strig is also designed to help everyone obtain professional-quality massage treatments whether you’re at home, the office, the gym, or any other location.
We believe that having access to professional quality massages at an affordable price is something that everyone deserves.
Microcurrent is a Nobel Prize-winning therapy for muscle pain management. STRIG's microcurrent technology was developed to precisely mimic the human body's natural electrical properties; it helps re-boost your biological electrical system.
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The human muscle layer is located beneath the skin and fat tissue layers (Epidermis, Dermis and Subcutaneous tissue). Therefore, it is hard to reach with traditional vibration massage devices because they tend to only reach the surface level tissue layer. However, STRIG's microcurrent technology sends low-level electrical currents(25uA) that mimic the body's own natural electrical current which helps in stimulating the deepest muscle layers. The microcurrents emitted from STRIG also help reduce the build-up of lactic acid which can help prevent muscle soreness when used in advance.
iPhone and iPad use capacitive touch screens. These screens use a finger's electrical conductivity to disrupt the screen's own electrostatic field. So that is why STRIG can unlock the iPhone passcode because it emits microcurrents. In contrast, the traditional massager can’t unlock the iPhone passcode since it doesn’t emit microcurrents.
The general blade-type massage tool(for IASTM) is made for professional use, because, in order to use it, you are generally required to have professional massage certification to locate and treat the damaged areas with the appropriate amount of pressure. However, Strig is designed to add micro-vibration technology to the blade-type massage tool, which helps you to experience a professional-quality massage with ease, even if you don’t have professional knowledge and skills.
STRIG increases the temperature of the area that is massaged by generating friction heat. This heat promotes greater blood circulation in the treated area which allows for more nutrients and oxygen to be delivered to the damaged muscle tissues. Through this, the muscle tissues are stimulated properly and the cells repair themselves at a faster rate.
Both hammer impact motion massager and blade-type massager differ in the way they impact on an object. As you can see from the thermal sensor images, most massages implement the use of a ball or hammer shape to create high impact on a specific hitting point. This does not stimulate the muscles evenly and can be very painful. STRIG’s blade design is designed to mold perfectly to any body so that you can experience a massage that can be performed evenly throughout the targeted area.
Strig has three adjustable levels of micro-vibration intensity to meet your needs depending on the designated massage area. One press of a button will allow you to change the intensity of your massage.
As a physical therapist who has been treating patients in hospitals for over 10 years, I became very accustomed to using different IASTM tools. Traditional IASTM tools allows the user to release Myofascial pain (a fancy word for muscle pain) through soft tissue mobilization. Since 2015, my team and I have trained physical therapists as well as those in training and also helped each person create tools that suited each individual's style.
The IASTM tools I was using were somewhat effective and easy to use, but they did not synergize well with the Graston technique, which I specialized in. Therefore, I wanted to develop a product that could be used not only by professionals like me, but by anyone who experiences muscle pain.
Risks and challenges
We have accumulated a lot of knowledge and experience to develop Strig. So far, our team has put in a great deal of effort into this project and we are confident that with a successful backing, we will be able to successfully complete our campaign. This is a unique product that combines elements of microvibrations and electro-microcurrents. We have spent hundreds of hours testing to ensure the robust durability of Strig over extended periods of use. We have scientific data that heat and vibration frequency levels are beneficial to users. It is important to note that we will ship the product worldwide and there may be some delays due to taxes, tariffs and other import regulations in each country. If the delivery is delayed for more than a certain amount of time due to the above problems, we will deliver the goods to our backers by individual airmail such as DHL. This is our plan B.
We already have all of the prototypes ready for mass production, so we think there will be no problems during the duration of the campaign, but there may be some unexpected situations that may arise later on. If that happens, we promise to communicate with our backers quickly and honestly, and we promise to do our best to solve the problem.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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