What is Compression Therapy?
Compression therapy recovery, has been around for decades as a medical treatment. In fact, NormaTec — one of the biggest compression therapy names in the market — started as a medical device company to treat a condition called lymphedema (chronic swelling).
Now the company’s focus is athletic recovery, but its roots lie in the science of blood flow: Your circulatory system delivers oxygen, nutrients and hormones to every cell in your body. Simultaneously, this complex circuit removes metabolic wastes such as carbon dioxide and lactic acid, effectively flushing your system of toxins.
The idea behind compression therapy is that by increasing blood flow to specific parts of the body — encouraging your body to deliver more oxygen and nutrients to those areas — you can speed up recovery, relieve pain and improve athletic performance.
Benefits of Compression Therapy
Athletes of all disciplines are reaping the benefits of compression therapy. Long before the suits we use now existed, Athletes have been using other compression garments during and after exercise.
The benefits of this recovery method include:
- Reducing swelling and inflammation
- Speeding up muscle recovery
- Preventing delayed-onset muscle soreness
- Relieving muscle pain
- Improving athletic performance
- Increasing flexibility and range of motion
- Removing exercise-related wastes, like lactic acid
- Decreasing muscle fatigue
Compression therapy is effective, works fast and is proven to help your body recover.
How Can I Try Compression Therapy?
Going to your nearest recovery studio is the best place to start. Whenever you are trying new technology for your body the best thing to do is learn from a professional and get the full experience. Like all recovery strategies the benefits can be astronomical, however not doing it properly and getting the education or proper equipment needed can lead to injury. However, yes it is worth trying. Compression therapy recovery is effective, works fast and is proven to help your body recover.
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