If you’re an athlete, you know that it can be hard to recover and rehabilitate your sore, weak muscles after heavy use, such as playing in a competitive event or between intense training sessions. You need some time to recover so that your muscles can receive nutrients and be rehabilitated. Thanks to a front-line recovery system, known as NormaTec compression therapy, your muscles can recover. Here’s what you need to know about NormaTec compression therapy, along with its many benefits and what we have to offer.
WHAT IS NORMATEC COMPRESSION THERAPY?
Maybe you’ve heard of NormaTec compression therapy but don’t understand what it is. Put simply, this is a type of air compression treatment modality and recovery system used for helping athletes rehabilitate and recover after their competitive events or between training sessions. NormaTec was developed in 1998 by Dr. Laura Jacobs, a Los Angeles cardiologist, who was looking for a non-invasive way to treat disorders related to circulation. Today, it’s commonly used as a way to help athletes recover.
HOW NORMATEC COMPRESSION THERAPY WORKS
NormaTec compression therapy is a compression device using compressed air for massaging limbs as well as getting rid of inflammation and mobilizing fluid. Users insert their limbs into inflated sleeves to compress their muscles. Fluids and lactic acid that cause pain are squeezed out of the limbs by the compression system. After this occurs, fresh blood replenishes the limbs, which stimulates recovery. Besides using rapid recovery for the arms and legs, NormaTec also uses compressed air for massaging the hips.
BASIC BENEFITS OF THE THERAPY
There are several perks for using NormaTec compression therapy. Besides reducing muscle recovery time, this cutting-edge therapy decreases inflammation, soreness and muscle tension. It increases your flexibility as well as your range of motion. What’s more, the therapy can increase blood flow and circulation.
OTHER CONSIDERATIONS AND WARNINGS
- Many people have found positive results from using NormaTec compression therapy, such as CrossFit athletes, football players, endurance athletes and others.
- It’s commonly used by both college and professional sports teams.
- Consider that you can reduce the intensity of the therapy or stop a session if you find the pressure becoming uncomfortable.
Whether you need to recover from an injury or ensure that your next athletic performance is your best one ever, NormaTec compression therapy is a treatment that is highly effective and recommended. For more information on this trailblazing therapy and how you can benefit from a first-class spa experience that can help you feel more relaxed, contact us and set up a session.