Compression therapy is where compressed air is used to massage your legs, glutes and lower back to provide a relaxing massage and deep pressure.
Normatec compression boots were originally founded as a medical device with the goal to prevent blood clots in cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy. The technology was developed by a physician bioengineer to improve blood flow and speed up the recovery process. It is now a clinically proven treatment to increase circulation, reduce soreness and help athletes perform at their best.
Normatec is a pneumatic compression system, which means it inflates with air to tighten around your legs. Much like a pair of compression tights, the system is designed to improve your circulation and therefore help your body recover faster from any kind of intense exercise.
The initial feeling is like a blood pressure cuff being inflated around your ankle and foot. This feeling then subsides, and the inflation slowly works up the legs. Over the course of the session, the boots feel like a deep pressure massage over the leg. The graduated pressure is soothing, relaxing and calming. Once you take the boots off that you experience the light weightless feeling through the legs.
The Normatec Compression Boots at Danny Frawley Centre in Moorabbin VIC offer adjustable pressure intensity levels to ensure ultimate comfort.
Normatec uses patent PULSE Massage Pattern which involves the following three techniques:
Normatec compression therapy is clinically proven by a range of research studies. Research has revealed that Normatec aids to decrease recovery time and enhance performance through multiple factors:
The company states that the fundamental benefit of the Normatec pneumatic compression system is increased circulation. More blood flow means more oxygen and nutrients get to your muscles, helping them move better and recover faster.
Normatec Compression Boots are used by a wide variety of people. There are very few contraindications, meaning they are perfect for many people for a range of various reasons. Some ways people use Normatec Compression Boots include:
Compression boots can also help people who experience excess fluid build-up and poor circulation in their legs, such as people who sit at a desk during the day or pregnant women.
Use of compression boots appears to be safe for most individuals, however, individuals with cardiovascular issues or cardiovascular disease and/or individuals with low blood pressure should consult their GP or local physician first. If you have any other medical conditions, please speak to your GP or local physician before using the compression boots.