Compression therapy is one of five unique therapies we offer.
Many of our clients come to us without knowing what compression therapy is or how it can help them.
Here are some of the questions we get.
What is compression therapy?
Compression therapy is a type of treatment that uses pressure to improve blood flow and reduce swelling.
It works by providing a device such as NormaTec compression boots, a pair of big, puffy-leg boots that covers the entire length of your leg.
The boots inflate around your legs and ankles, providing graduated pressure that is like a soothing, relaxing, calming massage. They use a pulsing mechanism to mimic the body’s naturally occurring muscle pumps.
Manual compression therapy is also available. A healthcare professional uses their hands or a device to deliver pressure to the appropriate body areas.
Who benefits from compression therapy?
Compression therapy can help a wide variety of people:
- Athletes who want to recover faster
- Pregnant people
- People who suffer from varicose veins
- People who stand or sit for long periods of time
- People with edema or lymphedema
- People who suffer from leg ulcers
- People with deep vein thrombosis or post-thrombotic syndrome
- People who deal with muscle aches or pain
- Anyone who is stressed out or tense
In short, compression therapy can benefit almost anyone who has to navigate our chaotic modern world. Most people either stand or sit for long periods at their job, for example, and most of us are constantly stressed.
The therapy provides improved circulation, reduced swelling, increased mobility, and pain relief. Compression therapy can also reduce your risk of complications and injuries. Best of all, it works fast!
Does science back compression therapy?
The National Institutes of Health reports that several studies have shown improved quality of life with compression treatments. The Cleveland Clinic endorses compression therapy for improved blood circulation and as a treatment for pain and swelling. While science doesn’t entirely understand all the reasons why compression therapy works, the question of whether or not it does is pretty much settled.
In fact, compression therapy isn’t even new. It’s been a recognized treatment for many decades now. Doctors consider it the standard of care for most varicose veins and hail it as both a conservative and inexpensive approach for managing edema and other conditions.
Ready to try compression therapy?
Make an appointment at your nearest Reach Stretch & Recovery studios! Compression therapy is part of our incredible 5-in-1 approach to therapy programs.
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