What Is NormaTec Compression Therapy?
Pneumatic compression therapy involves external compression to treat a variety of circulation-related disorders and conditions. The treatment is non-invasive and painless, and provides dynamic external compression to the legs, arms, or torso.
How it Works
Created by a physician bioengineer (MD, PhD) to enhance blood flow and speed recovery, NormaTec Pulse Massage Pattern employs three key techniques to maximize your recovery:
PULSING: Instead of using static compression (squeezing) to transport fluid out of the limbs, Sequential Pulse Technology uses dynamic compression (pulsing). Our patented pulsing action more effectively mimics the muscle pump of the legs and arms, greatly enhancing the movement of fluid and metabolites out of the limbs after an intense workout.
GRADIENTS: Veins and lymphatic vessels have one-way valves that prevent fluid backflow. Similarly, NormaTec Pulse Technology uses hold pressures to keep fluids from being forced in the wrong direction. Because of this enhancement, instead of tapering pressure off, the PULSE and PULSE PRO can deliver maximum pressure in every zone.
DISTAL RELEASE: Because extended static pressure can be detrimental to the body’s normal circulatory flow, Sequential Pulse Technology releases the hold pressures once they are no longer needed to prevent backflow. By releasing the hold pressure in each zone as soon as possible, each portion of the limb gains maximal rest time without a significant pause between compression cycles.
NormaTec decreases recovery time between workouts with the added benefit of performance enhancements. Normatec Compression Therapy also works wonders for individuals suffering from inflammation, swelling and poor circulation.
You may also benefit from the NormaTec devices if you have:
- non-healing wounds
- varicose veins
- cramping and pain after walking short distances or other circulatory problems.