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NormaTec Compression Therapy
Compression Therapy utilizes external dynamic compression for healing and recovery. Pulsing instead of static compression mimics the body’s normal blood flow, gradients allow the pressure to be evenly distributed throughout the limbs, and distal release helps the body release pressures and decreases backflow. This unique combination of massage techniques is known to speed up recovery, provide relief and help enhance performance.
WHAT MAKES NORMATEC RECOVERY SYSTEMS THE BEST?
Compression technology has been around for decades in both static and simple dynamic forms. But the NormaTec Pulse Technology found in NormaTec Recovery Systems takes dynamic compression to a new level. This unique pneumatic waveform, which is exclusive to NormaTec products, is designed to externally compress the limbs in a way that mimics normal physiology, featuring a sophisticated pulsing, gradient, and distal release compression pattern. Initially developed for medical patients with severe circulatory and peripheral vascular disorders, the NormaTec Recovery System is now the most effective recovery tool for athletes who want maximum performance recovery.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF NormaTec Recovery?
Reduces inflammation and fluid collection
Helps to remove toxins such as lactic acid
Improves blood circulation
Relieves conditions such as heaviness in the legs
Helps to avoid development of cellulite
Prevents and eliminates first-stage varicose
Strengthens loose skin caused by pregnancy or obesity
WHAT CAN YOU EXPECT IN A NormaTec Recovery SESSION?
To start, you will be asked to sit in a comfortable zero-gravity chair. Then the NormaTec Recovery device would be applied. You should plan to spend about 30 minutes for a NormaTec Recovery Therapy appointment. It is a non-invasive procedure. However, you will most likely feel a little bit of pressure to a level that is comfortable to you.
BACKED BY RESEARCH
DYNAMIC COMPRESSION ENHANCES PRESSURE-TO-PAIN THRESHOLD IN ELITE ATHLETE RECOVERY: EXPLORATORY STUDY.
Journal of Strength & Conditioning Research 2015 May; 29(5):1263-72
“The purpose of this study was to assess peristaltic pulse dynamic compression (PPDC) in reducing short-term pressure-to-pain threshold (PPT) among Olympic Training Center athletes after morning training. […] We conclude that PPDC is a promising means of accelerating and enhancing recovery after the normal aggressive training that occurs in Olympic and aspiring Olympic athletes.” —view article on pubmed.
PERISTALTIC PULSE COMPRESSION UPREGULATES PGC-1Α AND ENOS IN HUMAN MUSCLE TISSUE.
Experimental Physiology 2015 May 15
“We investigated whether a single 60 min bout of whole-leg, lower pressure external pneumatic compression (EPC) altered select vascular, metabolic, antioxidant and inflammation-related mRNAs. […] An acute bout of EPC transiently upregulates PGC-1α mRNA, while also upregulating eNOS protein and NOx concentrations in vastus lateralis biopsy samples” —view article on pubmed.
PERISTALTIC PULSE COMPRESSION OF THE LOWER EXTREMITY ENHANCES FLEXIBILITY.
Journal of Strength & Conditioning Research 2014 Apr; 28(4):1058-64
“This study investigated the effects of peristaltic pulse dynamic compression (PPDC) on range-of-motion (ROM) changes in forward splits. […] PPDC provides a means of rapidly enhancing acute ROM requiring less discomfort and time.” —view article on pubmed.
PERIPHERAL CONDUIT AND RESISTANCE ARTERY FUNCTION ARE IMPROVED FOLLOWING PERISTALTIC PULSE COMPRESSION.
European Journal of Applied Physiology 2015 May 16
“The purpose of this study was to determine the acute effects of a single bout of peristaltic pulse EPC on peripheral conduit and resistance artery function. […] Acutely, whole limb, lower pressure EPC improves conduit artery endothelial function systemically, but only improves RH blood flow locally (i.e., compressed limbs).” —view article on pubmed.