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4 Powerful Benefits of NormaTec Compression Therapy

October 26, 2020

Elite athletes have long used NormaTec compression therapy to speed up recovery after workouts. Presumably due to the fact that achieving compression therapy benefits with the NormaTec system is so quick and convenient, it has become a big deal in the world of sports. But elite athletes are far from the only ones using it.

Many have also come to love the benefits of using compression boots before workouts. Ever since 1998 when it first came on the scene to help with circulation issues, NormaTec has dominated the industry. But setting aside the hype for a moment, is this leg compression machine really worth it?

Dr. Paula Jones from Rejuvenate You in a white medical coat against an ocean backdrop (wide frame).
Elite athletes LOVE compression therapy!

What Does NormaTec Do?

Increase Circulation

Athletes are among the most passionate advocates for Normatec compression therapy, often using the boots before a workout or after a long run. But it’s not at all limited to those just looking to enhance their workouts or speed up muscle recovery.

After using a leg compression machine, your legs will feel weightless. In fact, they will probably have a slight tingle, similar to the feeling one might have after a good massage. This, in reality, is exactly what NormaTec’s intermittent pneumatic compression is designed to do — just in a very targeted way.   

Kicking back in a recliner with NormaTec boots on.
NormaTec leg recovery boots are quick, convenient, and transformative when it comes to pain relief.

Eliminate Muscle Pain

If you experience muscle pain, I definitely recommend you schedule a session somewhere. NormaTec compression may just be the therapeutic, relaxing, and (maybe most importantly) inexpensive treatment option for you! It’s always worth giving non-invasive and inexpensive options a try before going on to more extreme pain management options.   

Sports Physical Therapy Applications

It’s no secret that major athletes depend on compression therapy to stay at the top of their game. Athletes from Lebron James to Steve Nash have had success using the technology of NormaTec. But using compression boots before a workout can actually prevent and treat injuries too.  

“Every NormaTec is made to the standards demanded by the world’s best athletes, teams, and coaches.”


Get Rid of Unsightly Veins 

Having a problem with varicose or spider veins? Maybe you’re worried you might down the road and want to get ahead of any problems. NormaTec can help with the symptoms and stop them from worsening. When we consider that varicose and spider veins develop from poor circulation, it’s easy to see how NormaTec boots could help keep them away. A leg compression machine may just be the perfect resource for those hoping to prevent vein-related issues.

The Technology Behind NormaTec Compression Therapy

NormaTec boots are probably the most popular type of NormaTec compression. They are phenomenal for runners, other athletes in high-impact sports, and individuals who generally spend a lot of time on their feet — say those working long hours in a retail store.

NormaTec Pulse Technology

NormaTec leg boots employ a patented Pulse technology that comfortably squeezes your limbs at intervals. The units help your body detox inflammation and eliminate lactic acid from your limbs over the course of a session. It really feels amazing — especially following a run or even just a long day on your feet! 

Intermittent Pneumatic Compression Therapy

Starting at the bottom of the leg and gradually moving higher before releasing, each NormaTec unit’s pneumatic pressure system works on your muscles in a way no other device can. The use of intermittent pneumatic compression in sports recovery can be traced back to medical device usage. NormaTec quickly found this intermittent pulsing technology to be quite useful outside of strictly medical applications, leading to the cottage industry around compression therapy that we see today.  

Fun fact: NormaTec compression therapy isn’t reserved to just legs!

Rejuvenate You has a couple of NormaTec Compression Therapy system options available. Choose between the leg and hip units… or do both!

Man relaxing with his eyes closed while using NormaTec arm compression units.
Stop by Rejuvenate You to experience this long list of compression therapy benefits!

Overlapping Zones

All units (hips, arms, and legs) feature “overlapping zones for gapless compression.” This way, you can be sure that no area gets missed. And the best part is that despite the thoroughness and attention to deep compression, NormaTec designed their devices to NEVER squeeze too hard or become uncomfortable.   

Does Buying a NormaTec Compression Therapy System Make Sense For Me?

In short, probably not. Even the most basic NormaTec boots are pretty pricey. Now, if you happen to be an elite athlete who will be using compression therapy every day, it could be a reasonable investment. It may also make sense for teams and sports physical therapy offices to invest in a system. Otherwise, individual sessions are probably your best bet with prices typically being VERY low at reputable health and wellness establishments (hip & leg sessions are both just $25 at Rejuvenate You). 

Want to give NormaTec compression a try? 

Want to learn more about these compression therapy benefits and see what the NormaTec system can do for you? At the end of the day, it’s a very low-cost experience with high reward potential. We’d love to have you give it a try!

And if it’s your first time with us, we’ll throw in a FREE oxygen therapy session too!

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