The technology can increase circulation and improve mobility for those who
work out regularly, are training for a competition, experience swollen legs
from traveling frequently, sitting or standing for long hours on the job, or
suffer from inflammation, sore muscles, or other circulatory issues.
The technology can increase circulation and improve mobility for those who work out regularly, are training for a competition, experience swollen legs from traveling frequently, sitting or standing for long hours on the job, or suffer from inflammation, sore muscles, or other circulatory issues.
Your circulatory system delivers oxygen, nutrients and hormones to every cell in your body. Simultaneously, this complex circuit removes metabolic wastes such as carbon dioxide and lactic acid, effectively flushing your system of toxins.
Compression Therapy works by increasing blood flow to specific parts of the body — encouraging your body to deliver more oxygen and nutrients to those areas and removing toxins that can cause inflammation.
During times of stress or prolonged inactivity, fluid accumulates within tissues which may lead to swelling and joint stiffness. Normatec fills chambers in sequence, to compress the limb. The pressure is highest at the foot, moving up toward the thigh to create a true negative pressure gradient, and maximize ciruculation, then fully and rapidly deflates releasing pressure in all chambers simultaneously. This mimics the natural muscle contractions that increase blood and lymphatic circulation.
A NormaTec session begins with a pre-inflate cycle, during which the connected attachments are molded to your exact body shape. Then the attachments begin to compress your feet, hands or upper quad (depending on what is being massaged). This compressed air technique is similar to the kneading and stroking done during a massage.
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. Anyone who deals with poor circulation, or who sits long hours at a desk, or who is standing on their feet all day at work can benefit from NormaTec Compression Therapy.
Construction workers, nurses, and doctors who are on their feet most of the day, as well as people who sit for most of the day can also have tightening of muscles or accumulation of fluid in the tissues. All of whom may often have poor circulation and can deal with chronic pain as a result. Compression therapy offers a solution for improving circulation and providing pain relief.
The benefits of this recovery method, which are essentially the benefits of improved blood flow, include: