Active sequential compression like the RecoveryPump increases venous return, rapidly accelerating the body’s reabsorption of the elements causing soreness and fatigue in the muscle. Specific levels of compression increase circulation at all levels of the venous system – Deep Veins, Saphenous Veins, Superficial and Perforator Veins – effectively removing metabolic waste faster than any traditional mode of recovery or rest alone. Speed up your body’s own natural means of recovery and quickly climb back to your peak performance levels with the proven technology that addresses muscle pain at its source.
A massaging action squeezes 8 to 4 air-filled chambers, starting from the foot and systematically filling to the last chamber at the hip. The RecoveryPants and Jacket deflate after approximately 30 seconds, allowing blood to flow freely. This cycle repeats itself for the duration of use, forcing the body to evacuate the metabolic waste causing fatigue and soreness in the muscle.
Massage, Ice baths, and the RecoveryPump System achieve very different outcomes. Massage is primarily a therapy to work a muscle group, to elongate the muscle, force fluid from it, to relax or release the muscle and/or relieve spasm. Ice baths primarily provide a huge inflow to blood into the area along with significant muscle contraction. For injury, this is desirable so as to slow inflammation from occurring. For muscle recovery from daily training, ice slows down the process because of constricting the vessels. The RecoveryPump System treats the soreness and fatigue in the muscle systemically. What that means is we are manipulating the venous system rather than the muscle itself, to remove inflammation in the joint, soft tissue and muscle tissue by applying compression and increasing circulation. We highly recommend that massage be an important part of the recovery process and that using the RecoveryPump System before a massage will only make the therapist’s job easier and more effective by reducing inflammation which causes the muscle to relax before a massage treatment begins.
The RecoveryPump System can be used before a workout for 15-20 minutes to energize the venous system and increase circulation before heavy exertion. In essence, you are getting a warm-up cycle by using the RecoveryPump System, allowing you to hit full stride very quickly. If you can use the RecoveryPump System soon after a workout, that is ideal. However, your body should reap the benefits from using them at any time after strenuous activity.
Most people feel the benefit from a single compression therapy session. However, this will depend on the person and their current condition. Athletes love to take advantage of compression therapy sessions following long or tough workouts. Compression therapy is typically seen by athletes as more of a recovery technique than a therapy. However, people with circulation issues can benefit greatly from regular use.
Absolutely. At its core, compression therapy helps with the circulation of blood flow. If you have certain areas of your body that are constantly swollen or not circulating properly, compression therapy is an excellent solution for you. This includes people currently battling cancer and many other life-threatening illnesses.
Compression therapy sessions can last anywhere from 15 to 30 minutes. If you have the time and want to take full advantage of the session, we do recommend 30-minute sessions. However, if you’re time-crunched and can only spare 15 to 20 minutes, you should still be able to reap some great benefits.
This will depend on the condition of the client and their activity levels. Some people leverage compression therapy daily to help them with blood circulation and to help recover faster from physical activity. We also see daily use from people with general circulation issues such as people battling cancer. However, if you’re a “weekend warrior” or just someone trying to enhance their recovery, treatment once or twice a week should be very beneficial to you.
Absolutely. Most people find compression therapy to be extremely comfortable. While compression therapy does apply pressure to the area being treated, most people thoroughly enjoy the treatment and find it very relaxing.
Yes. Peak Recovery and Health Center is both a RecoveryPump and Normatec retailer. Please let someone from our staff know if you’re interested in purchasing some compression therapy gear at a discounted rate.
No-shows and appointments not canceled at least 30 minutes prior to appointment time will result in a $20 fee.