Compression therapy is an extremely effective recovery method following intense workouts, helping reduce soreness and enhance flexibility and range of motion. It works by improving the movement of lymphatic fluids out of your muscles, sending blood flow back into the area to remove waste products and reduce inflammation. While many athletes have long used compression shorts or compression socks for a similar effect, NormaTec provides an enhanced compression therapy experience. Some of the benefits include:
- Flushing of lymphatic fluids and lactic acids, helping remove toxins from your muscles
- Reduced inflammation
- Improved circulation
- Reduced water accumulation
- Accelerated recovery and rehabilitation
The NormaTec PULSE Recovery System consists of a compression device that surrounds your arms, legs, or hips. These compression units then utilize compressed air to massage your limbs, leading to mobilized fluid and faster recovery and recuperation, following intense exertion. Instead of simply squeezing the limb using static compression, this innovative technology utilizes pulsing, similar to what you would experience in a manual massage. The pulsing alternates between different zones while other areas hold, improving the movement of fluid out of the limbs. It can pump out excess lymphatic fluid and stagnant blood, allowing for improved circulation and nutrient exchange.
The completely digital system allows for customized, straightforward control of your recovery compression therapy experience. The design of the system molds to your exact body shape when you first turn it on during a pre-inflate cycle. That allows it to provide a snug, custom compression therapy massage, just for you.
NormaTec Compression Therapy is most well-known among athletes for its superior rehabilitation capacity leading to a fast recovery and improved performance. But that doesn’t mean it’s only for athletes. The NormaTec has shown outstanding results with slow-to-heal wounds, Lymphedema, athletic recovery, sports injuries, Venous insufficiency, and other Circulatory and Peripheral vascular issues.
At Bloch Wellness we are able to utilize NormaTec in the lower and upper extremities using leg, arm, and hip attachments. Compression therapy offers a solution for improving circulation and providing pain relief in people with diabetes, varicose veins, and other poor circulation conditions that can also develop pain in muscles. NormaTec is also an excellent treatment for pre and post-marathon/competition.