Compression therapy can benefit almost anyone, but few people have heard of it. It uses pressure to improve blood flow and reduce swelling. A provider can either use compression boots to provide the therapy or deliver manual therapy with their hands or a smaller device.
Since compression therapy is poorly understood, we wanted to give you some in-depth information about this minimally invasive, non-surgical, drug-free therapy. Here’s what you need to know.
What are the benefits of compression therapy?
- Improves circulation
- Reduces swelling
- Provides pain relief
- Increases mobility
- Helps with edema, lymphedema, varicose veins, and leg ulcers
- Helps with managed deep vein thrombosis or post-thrombotic syndrome
- Provides stress relief
Compression therapy might just be a game-changer if you’re suffering from any of these conditions!
How often should you do compression therapy?
It’s safe to use compression therapy every day if you want to.
If it’s not feasible for you to engage in compression therapy that often, fear not. You can still reap many benefits of this therapy by engaging in it four times a month or once a week. This is especially true if you’re coming to Reach Stretch and Recovery because your compression therapy will be combined with four other therapies to give you incredible results.
How long does it take for compression therapy to work?
It takes several weeks of regular use before noticing real, long-term improvements.
In the short term, you’ll experience some pain relief and stress reduction on the day of your therapy session.
What are the contraindications for leg compression therapy?
You should not engage in leg compression therapy at all if any of the following are true:
- You have severe arterial disease.
- You have untreated deep vein thrombosis.
- You have heart, liver, or renal failure.
If you aren’t sure whether you should engage in stretch therapy, speak to your physician before starting.
How can I get started with compression therapy?
It’s easy! Just make your first guided stretch appointment at Reach Stretch & Recovery. Compression therapy is one of our five therapies to serve our clients. You’ll get to enjoy a relaxing session with our NormaTec boots. You’ll recline in a comfortable chair, and you’re welcome to read, listen to music, play on your phone, or take a nap while you do so.
If you’ve never been to our offices, you can use this therapy for just $29 on your first visit. You’ll quickly learn whether compression therapy is right for you!
REACH’s 2 STEP APPROACH TO RECOVERY THERAPY
RELAX – RESTORE – RECHARGE
Step 1: Identify Your Problem Areas
- It all starts with your Mobility Risk Factor Assessment called .
- This helps us identify the root cause of your current problem areas due to:
– Life’s Daily Wear & Tear
– Your Aches/Pain
– Muscle Imbalances & Weakness
– Flexibility/Mobility Limitations
– Posture Issues
- A Mobility Risk Factor Assessment is a MUST before starting any Stretch & Recovery Therapy Program.
Step 2: Targeted Recovery Therapy
- Your Mobility Risk Factor Assessment helps us create a Personalized Recovery Therapy Plan that targets your problem areas which will Shorten your Recovery Time.
- Each of our Stretch & Recovery sessions are a balanced blend of Corrective Stretch, Percussion, Compression, CBD and Heat
- Risk Factor Re-Assessments:
– Suggested every 30-60 days
– See your improvements
– Realize the benefits of Stretch & Recovery