To receive the full benefits of NormaTec compression therapy, we suggest using it for approximately 30 minutes.
What should I wear?
Comfortable yet tight-fitting clothes are best. If your clothes are too loose, as the device compresses, the fabric can bunch and be uncomfortable.
How does the NormaTec system work?
The most important element for effective compression is the massage pattern. NormaTec's founder, Laura F. Jacobs, MD, PhD, realized this fundamental principle when she developed and patented the Sequential Pulse pneumatic waveform. Unlike more simplistic compression patterns, Sequential Pulse Technology is based on normal physiology, and it synergistically combines three distinctive massage techniques to speed the body’s normal recovery process: pulsing compression, gradients, and distal release. Through these mechanisms, the NormaTec Recovery System maximizes circulation throughout the body to help you train harder, recover faster, and perform better.
What does compression therapy feel like?
During your compression therapy session you’ll have the sensation of a very tight squeeze that works its way up the chambers of the device you’re using (arms or legs). It’s very relaxing, much like a massage, as it soothes your sore and tired muscles.
Is there anyone who should not use NormaTec?
Do not use NormaTec if you have any of the following conditions:
Acute pulmonary edema
Acute congestive cardiac failure
Deep vein thrombosis (DVT)
Episodes of pulmonary embolism
Wounds, lesions, infection, or tumors at or near the site of application
Where increased venous and lymphatic return is undesirable
Bone fractures or dislocations at or near the site of application