4 Powerful Benefits of NormaTec Compression Therapy
October 26, 2020
Elite athletes have long used NormaTec compression therapy to speed up recovery after workouts. Compression therapy is a lot easier and more convenient with NormaTec, which has made it a mainstay in the world of sports.
Many have also come to love the benefits of using compression boots before workouts. Ever since 1998 when NormaTec boots first came on the scene to help with circulation issues, NormaTec has dominated the industry. But setting aside the hype for a moment, is compression therapy with the NormaTec Recovery System really worth it?
What Is Compression Therapy with the NormaTec Recovery System For?
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.
Eliminate Muscle Pain
If you experience muscle pain, I definitely recommend you schedule a session somewhere. NormaTec compression therapy 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 NormaTec 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.”NormaTec.com
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. Healthline lists chronic venous insufficiency or bad blood flow as one of the common conditions treated with compression therapy. So a leg compression machine, like NormaTec boots, may just be the perfect resource for those looking 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.
Rejuvenate You’s Dublin location has the full NormaTec Compression Therapy system available. That includes leg, hip, AND arm units.
All units (hips, arms, and legs) feature “overlapping zones for gapless compression.” This way, you can be sure that no part of your limb 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 units are pretty pricey. Now, if you happen to be an elite athlete who will be using compression therapy every day, it may be a reasonable investment. It may also make sense for teams and sports physical therapy offices to invest in a system. Otherwise, sessions are usually very inexpensive at reputable health and wellness establishments.
Want to give NormaTec compression a try?
NormaTec is a low-cost high-reward experiment. 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!