Compression Therapy FAQs

Lots of FAQs on Compression Therapy!

What is compression therapy?

It’s a mix! Pulse compression, gradients (increases/decreases of pressure), and distal (away from the body) release. Our NormaTec compression sleeves are designed to increase circulation using this mix to help speed the body’s normal recovery process, and PS, it feels really good.

 Is compression therapy a proven treatment for recovery and health?

Yes! Improvements are easily identifiable when the use of compression therapy is employed. Increased flexibility, range of motion, and quicker recovery have all been noted in many studies. Our NormaTec tech 😉 offers 7 different levels of pressure intensity (measured mmHg or millimeters of Mercury), and 2 different pulse settings in addition to an extra 10 mmHg zone boost that can be selected in any of the pressurized areas. (Genius!)

How long is a compression therapy session?

Well, it varies! Our leg sleeve sessions begin at 30 minutes, but we can always go up or down in time, and as always, discussing your needs with our techs is imperative. Our hip sleeve sessions start at 15 minutes, but again going up or down in time is something that you and our techs figure out together.

What do you wear to use the compression sleeves?

Regular streetwear is fine, however sweatpants or shorts are suggested for the hip and leg sleeves.

How do you feel after a compression therapy session?

The number one feeling: complete and sweet release. “Fresh legs” has also been a very common comment on the feeling that occurs after each session. Who doesn’t want more spring in their step? Or more flexibility? Or quicker recovery from a training session, bout, or injury?

Who should not use compression therapy?

FDA cleared NormaTec systems should not be used if you have any of the following: acute pulmonary edema, acute thrombophlebitis, acute congestive cardiac failure, acute infections, deep vein thrombosis (DVT), episodes of pulmonary embolism, wounds, lesions, infection, or tumors at or near the site of application, where increases venous and lymphatic return is undesirable, bone fractures or dislocations at or near the site of application.