What is Normatec Compression Therapy?

Stretchly is so excited to offer Normatec Compression Therapy Sessions in our studio. We have many clients who love to use compression therapy between assisted stretch sessions because it aids in their mobility training.  

If you are wondering what is compression therapy, what are the benefits, and who is it right for, the answers are below!

What is NormaTec Compression Therapy?

NormaTec Compression Therapy is a cutting-edge recovery system that helps you recover and rehabilitate your muscles. The NormaTec System consists of a compression device that surrounds your pecs/upper back/arms, legs/feet, or low back/hips. These compression units then utilize compressed air to massage your limbs, leading to mobilized fluid and faster recovery and recuperation. Instead of simply squeezing the limb using static compression, this innovative technology utilizes pulsing, similar to what you would experience in a manual massage. The pulsing alternates between different zones while other areas hold, improving the movement of fluid out of the limbs. The completely digital system allows for customized, straightforward control of your recovery compression therapy experience. The design of the system molds to your exact body shape when you first turn it on during a pre-inflate cycle. That allows it to provide a snug, custom compression therapy massage just for you. It is like wearing a large blood pressure cuff and the intensity can be adjusted between 1-10 setting and adjusted during the setting if you would like to have more or less pressure. 

What are the benefits of a NormaTec Compression Therapy session?

Compression therapy is an extremely effective recovery method because it helps reduce soreness, enhances flexibility, and improves your range of motion.  It works by improving the movement of lymphatic fluids out of your muscles, sending blood flow back into the area to remove waste products and reduce inflammation. 

Some of the benefits include:

·   Flushing of lymphatic fluids and lactic acids, helping remove toxins from your muscles

·   Reduced inflammation

·   Improved circulation

·   Reduced water accumulation

·   Accelerated recovery and rehabilitation

Who is NormTec Compression Therapy a good fit for?

NormaTec Compression Therapy is amazing for anyone! It is most well-known among athletes for its superior rehabilitation capacity leading to a fast recovery and improved performance. Marathon runners and weight lifters describe feeling like they have “fresh legs/muscles” after using compression therapy between their training sessions. But many non-athletes have found compressiontherapy provides pain relief due to inflammation, tight muscles, and tension in their body. People who spend a lot of time on their feet can use compression therapy after a long week of work. Compression therapy is also great for someone who deals with poor circulation in their feet, hands, or legs. 

How can you get started?

If you are interested in trying a NormaTec Compression Therapy Session you can book a session on our website. You will have someone help you determine the appropriate setting and also able to adjust the setting throughout your 30 min session. Most clients like to listen to music, a podcast, or even listen to a conference call during their session. Occasionally people are so comfortable they actually take a quick nap during their session. A single session is $20 or you can also purchase a 5 pack for $89 making this awesome technology a very affordable service!

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