Feel better, train harder and recover faster with The Invigory’s Compression Therapy. Our wellness experts will fit your legs, arms or hips with NormaTec™ inflatable attachments that rhythmically inflate and deflate with compressed air. This PULSE technology rapidly improves poor circulation, activates the lymphatic system, improves flexibility, and reduces tissue repair time — not unlike a deep tissue massage. For the athlete, this means less downtime and a competitive edge, no matter what your level of performance.
What is compression therapy?
Compression therapy is a rapid recovery system that uses compressed air to massage limbs and enhance blood flow. It also activates the lymphatic system. Compression therapy moves blood, and lymphatic fluid in one direction, i.e. out of the extremities. This process speeds recovery. It is extremely popular among athletes who need to recover quickly. Anyone who is very active, or on their feet all day can use compression therapy to invigorate tired, over-worked muscles. Compression therapy is an innovative treatment that is used to help recovery and rehab after exercise or joint injuries. While compression therapy is commonly used for leg recovery, you can also use the treatment for hip and arm recovery as well.
At our Charlotte wellness studio, we use the NormaTec™ Pulse Recovery System for compression therapy. With the patented PULSE technology, our clients can recover faster between training sessions and after rigorous exercise. It is also highly beneficial for those standing on their feet all day.
How does compression therapy work?
Compression therapy is very simple to use. The treatment begins with a pre-inflate cycle, during which the connected attachments are molded to your exact body shape. The session continues by compressing your feet, hands, or upper quad (depending on the attachment you are using). Similar to the kneading and stroking done during a massage, each segment of the attachment will first compress in a pulsing manner and then release. This will repeat for each segment of the attachment as the compression pattern works its way up your limb. When the last segment of the attachment completes its massage, there will be a brief rest period and then the cycle will begin again.
Who should use compression therapy?
Anyone participating in exercise or athletic activities at any level will benefit greatly from the use of compression therapy. People standing on their feet for extended periods of time should use compression therapy for leg recovery. Compression therapy is also a recommended therapeutic recovery option for those traveling for business or leisure.
What are the health benefits of compression therapy?
Compression therapy has some impressive health benefits, including:
Frequently asked questions.
What is NormaTec™ Therapy? NormaTec™ Therapy is the leader in rapid recovery, giving a competitive edge to the world’s elite athletes, coaches, and trainers. The system uses NormaTec’s™ patented PULSE technology to help athletes recover faster between trainings and after performance.
What does NormaTec™ do? The pulsing movements are helpful for preventing injuries and accelerating recovery time. The benefits of NormaTec™ Pulse include enhanced blood flow and dynamic compression that ensures fluids leave the limbs after intense workouts. The system is also designed with distal release, which prevents backflow.
Why use compression therapy? The best compression therapy Charlotte has to offer is right here at The Invigory. If you have pain, aches, or soreness in an arm, leg or joint, this is a therapy you should try.
Is compression therapy safe? Yes, our NormaTec™ systems are FDA approved.
What does compression therapy feel like? Compression therapy is similar to the kneading and stroking done during a massage.
What areas of the body can benefit from compression therapy? We offer compression therapy for the legs, hips, and arms.
When should I use compression therapy? Compression therapy can be used both before and after exercise, whether it is routine training or high-level competition. It is also a great recovery option after extended sitting whether in an airplane, car or in the office. Compression therapy helps soothe tired aching muscles, no matter what the activity.
How long should I use compression therapy? Treatment times can be set as long or as short as needed, but most conditions benefit from session times that are 45 minutes in length.
How often can I use compression therapy? Compression systems are safe to use multiple times a day, including before and after training sessions. Feel free to ask us for the best options based on your lifestyle.
How much pressure should I use during a compression therapy session? The pressure used is mostly a matter of preference. Some people enjoy a higher pressure setting and tighter compression. An important thing to know is that even a relatively low-pressure setting can provide some benefit. Compression therapy should never hurt or be uncomfortable.
How many pressure settings does the NormaTec™ have? The NormaTec™ has seven pressure settings. Intensity level 1 is the gentlest setting. The massage becomes stronger as the intensity level is increased to a maximum intensity level of 7.
Can pressure/time be adjusted during the compression therapy session? Yes, both pressure and time can be adjusted while the compression therapy session is running.
I’m not an athlete, but I stand on my feet all day at work. Can I use compression therapy? Yes, because compression therapy promotes healthy blood flow, anyone who stands on their feet all day can recover faster using this treatment.
Why is the compression therapy not cold? Ice constricts your blood vessels and decreases blood flow. While this can be beneficial in the acute phase of an injury to reduce immediate inflammation, in the long run it can actually impair healing and recovery.
Do the compression sleeves come in different sizes? Only the legs have different sizes (S, L, & XL). Arms and hips are one size.
What should I wear during a compression therapy session? Comfortable yet tight fitting clothes work best. If your clothes are too loose, as the device compresses, the fabric can bunch up and be uncomfortable. Shorts or leggings are a good option for leg and hip compressions.
If you have any additional questions, don't hesitate to contact us to speak with a compression therapy specialist.