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Compression Therapy

 

NormaTec Compression therapy takes compression to the next level. The technology uses pulsated, sequential pneumatic compression delivered via leg boots similar to a large blood pressure cuff, which feature five chambers that are attached to a control unit and pump. These leg boots deliver sequential and pulsating compression to a particular area, systematically enhancing blood flow and lymphatic fluid removal.

A primary function of these compression sleeves is to engage a lymphatic flush, which enhances a healthy blood flow back into the region by helping to remove waste products, inflammation, and swelling. Additionally, these boots enhance circulation in the legs via the same mechanism.

 

Benefits include:

  • Lactic acid and lymphatic flushing, thus removing toxins
  • Reduces inflammation and water accumulation
  • Improved (better) and enhanced (healthier) circulation
  • Accelerated recovery, so you feel rejuvenated and ready for the next workout.
  • Helps prevent and eliminate first-stage varicose vein

 

Who would benefit from compression therapy?

First, any athlete who uses their legs such as Runners, Swimmers, Cyclists, Triathletes, Weightlifters, CrossFitters, Mudders, Walkers, Football, Basketball, Baseball, Soccer, Volleyball, Hockey, LAX players and much more.

Second, anyone who works on their feet all day. Gravity causes poor circulation in your legs when you are standing all day such as Nurses, Doctors, Chiropractors, Construction Workers, Wedding Photographers/Videographers and much more.

Third, anyone who battles poor circulation would benefit such as Diabetes, Varicose, Peripheral Artery Disease and just about any circulation disease with the exception of Deep Vein Thrombosis (contraindicated).

Finally, anyone who enjoys a relaxing massage!  The NormaTec compression therapy feels like a gentle myofascial massage–which I recognize is a contradiction in terms!  Just envision sitting back and relaxing with a post-workout beverage for anywhere from 20-60 minutes, having your legs massaged, flushed of lactic acid and reinvigorated for your day!  I guess you just need to try it to believe it.  Bring a friend to Cryo-EEZE and come get your “squeeze” on!

 

Myofascial

adjective myo·fas·cial \ -ˈfash-(ē-)əl \: of or relating to the fasciae of muscles

Myofascial release (MFR, self-myofascial release) is an alternative medicine therapy that claims to treat skeletal muscle immobility and pain by relaxing contracted muscles, improving blood and lymphatic circulation, and stimulating the stretch reflex in muscles.