NormaTec Sequential Pulse Compression is a low-stress, rapid recovery solution for legs, hips and shoulder recovery. Pneumatic compressed air is pumped through a boot or sleeve combining three distinct massage compression patterns – pulsing, grading, and distal release. The intermittent compression mimics muscle pump to mobilize fluids and metabolites out of the limbs and create a steady circulation of fluids, preventing back-flow of fluids into your feet.
Originally developed for patients with severe circulatory and peripheral vascular disorders, compression has also been show assist with poor circulation as a result of diabetes, varicose veins, Lymphedema, peripheral artery disease (deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism and edema are contraindicated).
When used before exercise, compression warms up the muscles. Used post-workout, compression rejuvenates muscle tissue and dramatically reduces tightness and soreness to allow the athlete to train harder and perform better. As little as 20 minutes of treatment after a workout can greatly accelerate the soft tissue healing process.