Compression Therapy

Compression Therapy

NormaTec is used as a recovery modality that uses air to squeeze fluid out of a targeted area of the body in order to aid in the body’s natural recovery process. Instead of using static compression (squeezing) to transport fluid out of the limbs, NormaTec uses dynamic pulse compression to mimic the muscle pump of the legs and arms, greatly enhancing the movement of fluid out of the limbs after an intense workout. Patients are suited up in one of three sections of the unit – legs, hips or arms.


1) Pre-Workout Warm Up

Increased blood circulation helps your muscles warm up faster. Warm muscles equal less chance of injury as you begin your workout. Additionally, any residual lactic acid from prior workouts will be cleared before you begin training.

2) Post Workout Recovery

A Fall 2020 study International Journal of Research in Exercise Physiology found that participants who recovered actively had a significantly faster rate of blood lactate clearance, proving that the muscles were repairing quicker than in the passive recovery group.

3) Reduce Pain and Soreness

Exercise causes tiny fiber tears in your muscles. The FDA cleared compression sequence and various speeds put pressure on your muscles, which clearing out blood lactate and minimize soreness.

4) Improved Circulation

Dynamic air compression technology decreases inflammation by providing the much-needed blood circulation to the muscles. The increased blood flow clears blood lactate (the amount of lactic acid in the blood), enabling you to repair your muscle fibers quicker.

5) Build Muscle Faster

In a separate study, compression garments showed reduced lactose dehydrogenase, an enzyme found in the body that spikes when there is tissue damage, and decreased muscle swelling after compression was applied, helping the body heal torn fibers and rebuild them stronger.

6) Like a personal, On-Call Massage Therapist

This system comes with 7 intensity levels. Using a digital control, you can set the compression levels, including a zone boost for more problematic areas to exactly what feels comfortable for your needs.

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What to expect from your Compression Therapy Session

Using the NormaTec system, you wear two full leg boots or upper body/shoulder sleeves, which are pumped with air in a strategic pattern. This dynamic compression gently squeezes and massages the limbs with a rhythmic pulse, which reduces swelling and improves circulation. This also helps to speed up the repair of microtrauma in muscles following strenuous or repetitive activities. NormaTec is unique from other compression pumps, in that it uses dynamic Pulse Technology, similar to rolling a tube of toothpaste. This mimics and enhances the skeletal muscle “pumping” mechanism which promotes blood flow, flushing the limbs of inflammation and metabolic waste built up from exercise and stress. To describe the sensation, a NormaTec treatment feels like a combination of a compression socking and a massage. A NormaTec treatment is approximately 25 minutes long. Upon arrival, a trained member of our team will assist you in getting set up and answer any of your questions. You will be in complete control of the settings and the pressure during the entire treatment.

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Warm up pre-workout

Recover quickly post training

Reduce pain and soreness

Improved Circulation

Enhance your longevity

Like a personal, on-call massage therapist

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