WHAT IS COMPRESSION THERAPY?
Compression therapy has been around for decades and is a quick and effective medical treatment. Using air pressure that is applied to different parts of your body, compression therapy can increase blood flow and loosen up your muscles.
Compression therapy works by increasing blood flow to specific parts of the body. This increases the oxygen and nutrients delivered to those areas. It also moves carbon dioxide and lactic acid out, flushing toxins out of your body.
Utilized by professional and Olympic athletes, this type of therapy is great for both warming up and speeding up recovery. However, it isn’t reserved just for them. Here are a few reasons you should give it a try:
REDUCE SWELLING AND INFLAMMATION
Swelling and inflammation could be a sign of injury (or your body telling you you’re on the way to one). Intense exercise can lead to muscle pain and swelling for hours or even days after the workout. Rest and recovery are key!
Sequential pulses release the pressure being held in each zone once it’s no longer needed. This allows your muscles to get enough rest time while still recovering.
A tough workout without proper care following can result in tight muscles and a loss of flexibility. Compression therapy uses peristaltic pulse dynamic compression, which can rapidly improve your range of motion. External pneumatic compression, meaning the air the compression used to create pressure, increases your flexibility!
PREVENT DELAYED ONSET MUSCLE SORENESS
Delayed onset muscle soreness, or DOMS, refers to the gradually increasing discomfort that occurs between 24 and 48 hours after physical activity. Nothing to worry about, though – it’s totally normal! When a muscle is pushed past what it’s used to, it can become sore.
Compression therapy can help prevent DOMS by actively reducing the inflammation caused by a tough workout immediately after. This will keep you from experiencing that pesky soreness that always follows your workouts.
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Compression therapy has several more amazing benefits, including an improved athletic performance, decreased muscle fatigue, and muscle pain relief.
Going to your nearest REACH Studio is the best way to get started. Help your body get the recovery it needs!
Schedule a free initial session today so you can experience the benefits for yourself.