Normatec Compression Therapy
When looking for a way to meet the needs of our clients, Icelandic Fitness and Recovery searched for and chose the very best. NormaTec is the leader in rapid recovery, allowing a competitive edge to athletes, coaches and trainers of all levels.
What is Compression Recovery?
Compression therapy is the use compressed air to massage the limbs, mobilize fluid and speed recovery. The process begins with a pre-inflating cycle where the connected attachments are molded to the exact shape of the body. This is followed by the compression process which is similar to kneading and stroking experienced during a massage. Each segment of the attachment begins compressing in a pulsing manner before being released. This compression pattern continues working its way up the limb.
How does it work?
Created by a physician bioengineer (MD, PHD) to enhance the blood flow and speed of recover, NormaTec Pulse Massage Pattern employs three key techniques to maximize recover:
Pulsing: Instead of using static compression (squeezing) to transport fluid out of the limbs, Sequential Pulse Technology uses dynamic compression (pulsing). The patented pulsing action more effectively mimics the muscle pump of the legs and arms, greatly enhancing the movement of fluid and metabolites out of the limbs after an intense workout.
Gradients: Veins and lymphatic vessels have one-way valves that prevent fluid backflow. Similarly, NormaTec Pulse Technology uses hold pressures to keep fluids from being forced in the wrong direction. Because of this enhancement, instead of tapering pressure off, our compression recovery equipment can deliver maximum pressure to every zone.
Distal Release: Because extended static pressure can be detrimental to the body’s normal circulatory flow, Sequential Pulse Technology releases the hold pressures once they are no longer needed to prevent backflow. By releasing the hold pressure in each zone as soon as possible, each portion of the limb gains maximal rest time without a significant pause between compression cycles.
Is it safe?
Dynamic compression enhances pressure-to-pain threshold in elite athlete recovery: Exploratory study by The Journal of Strength & Conditioning Research 2015 May; 29(5):1263-72 conducted a study to assess peristaltic pulse dynamic compression (PPDC) in reducing short-term pressure-to-pain threshold (PPT) among Olympic Training Center athletes after morning training. They concluded that PPDC is a promising means of accelerating and enhancing recovery after the normal aggressive training that occurs in Olympic and aspiring Olympic athletes.
Flexibility. Journal of Strength & Conditioning Research 2014 Apr; 28(4)1058-64. This study investigated the effects of peristaltic pulse dynamic compression (PPDC) on range of motion (ROM) changes in forward splits. The finding was that PPDC provides a means to rapidly enhance acute range of motion requiring less discomfort and time.
How many treatments do I need?
Recovery is different for everyone however, relief is felt after one session.
What are common results?
Clients express relief from pain, rejuvenation of the limbs.
What is the cost?
At Icelandic Fitness and Recovery we want you to feel better. All Normatec Compression Sessions are donation based. Each session last between 15-30 minutes. Schedule your first session today, contact us at 303-641-8149