It is easy to take your health for granted. A strenuous and demanding workout can leave you exhausted and drained. And whether you’re a professional athlete, training for an important marathon, or simply giving your body a complete workout, repetitive and demanding exercise routines will likely take a toll on your body. This can increase the risk of injuries and create the need for rehab, increasing recovery time.
There is no doubt that recovering from knee surgery to your pre-surgery performance level is your primary goal. Suppose you have started your research into the excellent benefits of compression therapy. In that case, you may know that there’s a new athletic recovery and rehabilitation system for athletes, such as runners, to shorten recovery time and quickly get back to training faster. You may have come across the NormaTec Recovery System. But what exactly is it? And does NormaTec really work?
WHAT IS IT?
The NormaTec Recovery System, which includes a NormaTec recovery machine, is a dynamic compression device designed and developed for recovery and rehabilitation. At Elevate Fitness, we use NormaTec’s patented technology to help athletes recover faster between training and after intense exercise.
Keep in mind that NormaTec is also excellent for people at risk of circulation or swelling issues like lymphedema and deep vein thrombosis. We also use it to reduce soreness and lymphatic drainage.
WHAT DOES THE RESEARCH SAY?
If you have not used it before, you may wonder or have questions like, “does NormaTec recovery work?” NormaTec is the leader in rapid recovery, and its systems are great as they give a competitive edge to many elite athletes, trainers, and coaches around the world.
Our system has a control unit and multiple attachments which go on your legs. Compressed air is then carefully used to massage your legs and mobilize fluid to speed recovery with the patented and effective NormaTec Pulse Massage Pattern.
You should know that according to research, NormaTec compression can lessen pain sensitivity, increase the range of motion, and clear metabolites passively. It also helps decrease muscle fatigue and soreness after exercise, improving endothelial function and blood flow in your legs.
You will initially experience a pre-inflate cycle when first using the NormaTec Recovery System. During this cycle, the connected attachments are carefully molded to your precise body shape. We will then compress your feet, calves, and upper and lower quads. Like kneading and massage, note that each part of the attachment will compress in a gentle pulsing manner and release. This will repeat for each attachment part as the compression pattern gradually moves up to your limb.
WHAT ARE THE BOOTS?
The NormaTec recovery boots work as an efficient pneumatic vaso-compressive device. They use compressed air to massage your limbs and mobilize fluid. You can use the NormaTec recovery boots both before and after working out to speed recovery by systematically and steadily pushing out the old blood, inflammation, and lactic acid while providing you with a flushing massage.
Did you know that NormaTec Recovery Boots are quite helpful in ensuring quick and dynamic recovery? This, in turn, provides a competitive edge to all athletes and trainers at all levels.
WHAT DOES THIS TYPE OF RECOVERY DO FOR ME?
The NormaTec recovery system uses three fundamental techniques to maximize your recovery:
Rather than using static compression (or squeezing) for transporting fluid out of the limbs, Sequential Pulse Technology (SPT), a principle based on normal physiology, utilizes dynamic compression (pulsing). SPT synergistically combines three massage techniques to expedite your body’s normal recovery process.
Note that the pulsing pattern is more effective than others as it mimics how the muscles pump in your arms and legs. This greatly enhances the movement of fluid and metabolites out of your limbs after an intense or strenuous workout.
Did you know that lymphatic vessels and veins have one-way valves, which prevent fluid backflow? Similarly, NormaTec Pulse Technology uses hold pressure to keep fluids from being forced or pushed in the wrong direction. Due to this enhancement, the pulse delivers maximum pressure in all areas rather than tapering pressure off.
#3: Distal Release
You may know that extended static pressure can usually be detrimental to your body’s usual circulatory flow. This is why Sequential Pulse Technology releases the hold pressures when they are no longer needed to prevent backflow.
If the hold pressure is released in each zone as early as possible, then each portion of your limb gains maximal resting time without a dramatic pause between several compression cycles.
BENEFITS OF NORMATEC RECOVERY
- Reduced soreness and pain
- Faster recovery after exercise
- A more comprehensive range of motion
- Decreased swelling