NORMATEC COMPRESSION THERAPY
What is Compression Therapy?
NormaTec Compression Therapy is a treatment method that uses pulse massage patterns to boost recovery. Compression therapy is known for its ability to provide a fast recovery and improved performance.
Who is it for?
Compression Therapy is for anyone looking to improve blood and fluid circulation. Individuals wanting to recover quicker from an intense workout or injury, suffering from chronic pain, diabetes, varicose veins, lymphedema or just suffering from poor circulation can benefit from Compression Therapy. Compression Therapy has been utilized for a long time to help athletes recover and improve performance, but it has been shown to have many positive health benefits for all populations and many conditions.
ARM, HIP & LEG COMPRESSION THERAPY
*Choose one of 3 attachments to best meet your needs
Targets hands, wrists, biceps, triceps, rotator cuffs, lats, and base of the neck.
Targets quads, hamstrings, IT bands, glutes, and lower back.
Targets knees, feet, ankles, legs, shins and calves.
Who should not use Compression Therapy?
DO NOT use Compression Therapy if you have: Acute Deep Vein Thrombosis, an open wound, stitches, skin rash, broken bone or fracture that is not fully healed, severe congestive cardiac failure, or severe atherosclerosis or other ischemic vascular disease.
Benefits of Compression Therapy
- Improves Circulation
- Reduces Inflammation & Water Retention
- Flushes Lactic Acid & Lymphatics, removing toxins
- Relieves minor muscle aches and pains
- Accelerates Recovery & rejuvenates the body
- Helps prevent & eliminate varicose veins
- Increase flexibility and ROM
The NormaTec Pulse Massage Pattern - How does it work?
The dynamic compression device uses compressed air to massage the legs, mobilize fluid and fight inflammation. The legs are inserted into sleeves that are inflated to compress the muscles. The compression system then pulses up the legs, squeezing pain-causing fluid, lactic acid and toxins out of them. The legs are then replenished with fresh blood, stimulating recovery.
*Please filter the schedule by Massage & Aesthetic Services -> Appleton YMCA -> Compression Therapy
COMPRESSION THERAPY FAQs
Shorts or thin material pants & socks should be worn. Pockets should be free from keys, wallets, phones, and bulky objects. We do our best to provide you with everything you need during and after your session, however you may want to bring a book, magazine, computer, or headphones for music to pass the time.
Each session is 30 minutes. However, we do recommend that first time clients begin with a 15 minute session to see how their body responds.
it depends mostly on the frequency and intensity of your workouts or competitive events, however most people find that1-2 recovery sessions a week effectively reduce build up of lactic acid, toxins and keep your limbs feeling refreshed and rejuvenated.
There is no minimum age to use the NormaTec Compression Sleeves, however our sleeves best fit individuals approximately 5'0" - 6'3" and may not be suitable for shorter clients.
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