Unlike many trendy recovery techniques, compression therapy treatment has a solid history rooted in medical science. It has been around for some time. It was originally intended for medical treatment of lymphedema, management of circulatory disorders and prevention of deep vein thrombosis.
Today, many athletes rely on compression socks and shorts to reduce muscle soreness after sprinting or plyometrics or after an intense workout.
Every athlete, regardless of their level of fitness knows there is a recovery period after a workout, when the muscles get sore, stiff and fatigued. During this time the body is getting rid of lactic acid and rebuilding the muscle fibers. Usually the recovery process starts immediately and can take several days to fully recover, depending on the intensity of the workout.
The compression therapy mimics the body’s natural process of engaging a lymphatic drainage, therefore facilitating the removal of waste product, inflammation, swelling and promoting a healthy blood flow. Therefore, speeding up the recovery and rebuilding of the muscle tissue, as well as increasing flexibility and improving range of motion. Compression therapy also helps when suffering from slight muscle sprains and strains.
NormaTec utilizes state of the art technology to deliver compression therapy.
The sleeves have multiple chambers attached to a pump and control unit, and they are programmed to provide sequential, pulsating compression to a specific area.It is advisable to use compression therapy in the hours prior to an athletic event, following long flights or road travels when sitting for long hours is required.
The refreshing effects of compression therapy can be felt in just one session, but it is advisable to continue using it for maximum results up to six times a week. Generally, the more often you utilize it, the more beneficial it can be.
Benefits of Compression Therapy:
- Recover faster and perform better.
- Treat acute and chronic injuries.
- Heal faster with less pain.
- The only contra-indication for the use of the NormaTec PCD is an acute DVT ( Deep Vein Thrombosis )
Disclamer: The statements above have not been evaluated by the FDA. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.