Written by Angela Pidgeon

The NormaTec system of compression was originally developed for use in the medical sector with patients who had problems with circulation, swelling and inflammation.

Benefits of NormaTec Compression Therapy

  • Decreases muscle recovery time
  • Reduces soreness
  • Decreases muscle tension and inflammation
  • Increases flexibility and range of motion
  • Reduces swelling and water accumulation
  • Increases blood flow and circulation

How Does it Work?

NormaTec’s patented Pulse Massage Pattern mimics the natural muscle pump of the legs, which aids the heart in the circulation of blood around the body. By providing a mechanical massaging of the muscles through inflatable boots you wear on your legs, the system replicates the enhanced blood flow created by walking, running or cycling. The massaging begins at the ankle and moves in a sequential fashion up the leg to the upper quad, preventing fluids from being forced in the wrong direction.

Instead of using static compression (squeezing) to transport fluid out of the limbs, NormaTec Pulse Technology uses dynamic compression (pulsing). NormaTec Compression Therapy also exerts up to 4 times greater levels of pressure when compared with commercially available compression garments (e.g. Skins). This dynamic application of greater pressure has been shown to be superior when compared with static compression at enhancing blood flow and removing metabolic waste.

* Zing Massage Therapy offers both the full-length leg attachments for the entire Leg & hip attachment for the lower back, obliques, glutes, hamstrings, quads, adductors, and abductors.

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