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Compression Therapy FAQs

What is Compression Therapy?

Compression therapy is a method in which controlled pressure is applied to extremities via leg sleeves in order to increase blood flow, and the efficiency of the lymphatic system. Compressed air is used in our scientifically proven Normatec and Speed Hound Compression systems to improve circulation, relieve pain, aid in faster recovery from workouts, and mobilize fluid.

What should I expect?

You will be taken to our second or third floor and be seated on an ottoman. You will be asked to remove your shoes, and the tech will assist in placing the leg sleeves on your legs and making sure you are comfortable. They will then attach the air hoses and turn the machine on for 30 or 60 minutes and adjust the pressure based on your comfort level. Once the session is over, the tech will remove the sleeves. You may see lines in your legs from the indentions of the creases of the sleeves, however they will fade rather quickly. You will notice that your legs feel lighter when you stand up.

What should I wear

For your Compression session we ask that you wear socks and comfortable clothing.

Are there restrictions on who can use these services?

 Acute pulmonary edema, acute thrombophlebitis, acute congestive cardiac failure, acute infections, Deep Vein Thrombosis, episodes of pulmonary embolism, wounds, lesions or tumor at or in the vicinity of application, where increased venous and lymphatic return is undesirable, bone fractures or dislocations at or in the vicinity of application.

How often should I do compression therapy?

Within 24 hours before and after an athletic event or practice.

1-3 times weekly for general pain management depending on the severity of the pain.

It is good to pair compression with cryotherapy or an infrared sauna session for added benefits for athletic performance and quicker recovery.

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