Are you an athlete or fitness enthusiast who is looking for a way to speed up your recovery times? NormaTec compression therapy might be the solution you’ve been searching for.
Using compression in fitness and sports to aid recovery is not new, but NormaTec takes things to a whole new level. As you read on, you’ll discover what this form of compression therapy is all about, how it works, who it can aid and 7 key benefits of incorporating the NormaTec system into your rehab or recovery routine.
What is NormaTec compression therapy?
If your muscles are feeling stiff and sore after a competitive event or an intense training session, you’ll be looking for a way to recover as rapidly as possible, so you can continue training or competing without soreness or muscle fatigue. The NormaTec recovery system utilising compression therapy is the answer.
Rather than relying on old-school methods of compression socks, pants or shorts, this pulse recovery system envelopes your arms, legs or hips and uses compressed air to massage these vital areas of the body. There is no ineffective static compression used in the NormaTec system. Instead, this form of compression therapy uses a pulsing action that’s very similar to getting a massage from a masseuse. The result is the movement of fluid out of the limbs and affected areas, eliminating lactic acid build up and thus speeding up your recovery time.
Best of all, the digital system allows for customisation, so you have full control over your compression therapy session.
Who is it for?
Although this modern form of compression therapy is popular among athletes, many people can benefit from the NormaTec system, including:
- Fitness enthusiasts
- Amateur and professional sportspeople
- Construction workers
- Doctors and nurses
- Anyone with poor circulation
- People with varicose veins
- Recovery after long flights
- And more...
If you’re suffering from muscle soreness and fatigue for any reason, you can benefit from compression therapy sessions.
Enhance recovery with these 7 key benefits
While there are many advantages to be gained by using this innovative recovery system, let’s highlight 7 key benefits that NormaTec compression technology provides.
1. Rapid recovery times
As inflammation of the muscle tissue is reduced with compression therapy, recovery from muscle soreness, stiffness and fatigue is sped up exponentially. This allows you to return to training sooner, at full fitness and with no discomfort.
2. Swelling and pain reduction
No matter what you’re doing to place exertion on your body, the result is often swelling and accompanying pain which hinders your normal functionality. Indulging in regular compression therapy sessions acts fast on reducing swelling and alleviating muscle and joint pain.
3. Enhanced mobility and flexibility
The sooner your body recovers from intense physical activity, the sooner flexibility and mobility return to the joints and muscles. As the gentle pulsing action of NormaTec compression therapy massages your body, lactic acid and lymphatic flushing take place, leaving you feeling loose and flexible.
Everyone can benefit from increased mobility and flexibility, not just athletes, sportspeople and fitness enthusiasts.
4. Improved circulation
Circulation is vital for a quick recovery following intense physical activity such as a rigorous gym workout. As your circulation is enhanced with the application of compression therapy, vital nutrients are delivered to the affected muscles. This results in the muscles healing and returning to normal at a much faster pace.
5. Stress reduction
Compression therapy is a great way to reduce stress levels. Just as a physical massage reduces stress in the body and mind, so does this form of modern therapy. You’ll finish each session feeling calm, rejuvenated and stress-free.
6. Compression therapy is relaxing
Undergoing a session of compression therapy is extremely relaxing. As pressure is gently applied to parts of your body through the pulsing action, you’ll experience a sense of serenity and peace of mind.
7. Improves overall wellbeing
Your overall wellbeing will be enhanced both physically and mentally when you take advantage of regular compression therapy sessions. Think of it as a holistic approach to wellbeing.
Getting the most out of NormaTec compression therapy
To get the most out of NormaTec therapy, you’ll want to incorporate regular sessions into your fitness routines.
We recommend a 20-30 minute session for best results. How often you’ll use compression therapy for recovery really depends on your routine. Some fitness enthusiasts engage in therapy sessions multiple times per week. Have a chat with your personal trainer for their recommendations on the ideal frequency and duration for your situation.
Everyone can benefit from the soothing effects that the NormaTec compression therapy system offers, and it’s the perfect way to finish off a vigorous training session at the gym.
The NormaTec compression suit is now available for hire for a small fee from Reception at Live Fit Gym Yarrabilba during Staffed times.
Get in touch today for more information.