Who Benefits From Compression Therapy?
The benefits from compression in sports training is probably not new to you. I bet you already use compression shorts, pants, and socks. Research shows that compression garments reduce muscle soreness caused by plyometrics and sprinting.
The latest innovation in compression therapy, NormaTec Compression therapy takes compression to the next level. Designed to enhance circulation and speed recovery, the technology uses pulsated, sequential pneumatic compression delivered via leg boots which feature five chambers that are attached to a control unit and pump. These leg boots deliver sequential and pulsating compression to a particular area, systematically enhancing blood flow and lymphatic fluid removal.
BENEFITS OF NORMATEC COMPRESSION THERAPY
Primary function of these compression sleeves is to engage a lymphatic flush, which enhances a healthy blood flow back into the region by helping to remove waste products, inflammation, and swelling. Additionally, these boots enhance circulation in the legs via the same mechanism.
1. Lactic acid and lymphatic flushing, thus removing toxins
2. Reduces inflammation and water accumulation
3. Improved (better) and enhanced (healthier) circulation
4. Accelerated recovery, so you feel rejuvenated and ready for the next workout.
5. Helps prevent and eliminate first-stage varicose veins
WHO WOULD BENEFIT FROM COMPRESSION THERAPY?
First, any athlete who uses their legs: runners, swimmers, cyclists, triathletes, and weightlifters.
Second, anyone who works on their feet all day. Gravity causes poor circulation in your legs when you are standing all day. Nurses, doctors, construction, and numerous professions benefit.
Third, anyone who battles poor circulation would benefit: diabetes, varicose, peripheral artery disease, and just about any circulation disease with the exception of deep vein thrombosis (contraindicated).
Finally, anyone who enjoys a relaxing massage! The NormaTec compression therapy feels like a gentle myofascial massage. Envision sitting back in a recliner with a post-workout beverage for 20-30 minutes. Having your legs massaged, flushed of lactic acid and reinvigorated for your day!