NormaTec Recovery Systems are a type of compression therapy used by athletes and other active individuals to help speed up recovery after intense physical activity. The system uses advanced pneumatic compression technology to help increase circulation and reduce inflammation in the muscles.
The NormaTec system works by using compression boots, sleeves, or shorts to apply pulsating pressure to the muscles. This pressure helps push fluid out of the muscles and into the lymphatic system, which can help reduce inflammation and speed up recovery.
The system is designed to mimic the natural process of the body's lymphatic system, which helps to remove waste and toxins from the muscles. By using NormaTec, athletes and other active individuals can help improve their recovery time and reduce muscle soreness and fatigue.
NormaTec is widely used by athletes in various sports, including running, cycling, and triathlon. It can also be used by individuals with chronic pain or other conditions that affect their mobility and overall health.
A 2017 study showed that athletes who used compression therapy had an enhanced recovery with reduced oxidative stress and proteolysis markers compared to the control group.
Haun CT, Roberts MD, Romero MA, et al. Does external pneumatic compression treatment between bouts of overreaching resistance training sessions exert differential effects on molecular signaling and performance-related variables compared to passive recovery? An exploratory study. PLoS One. 2017;12(6):e0180429. Published 2017 Jun 29. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0180429
- Athletes looking to recover faster.
- Runners, CrossFitters, and cyclists looking to freshen up their legs before a big competition.
- Workers who are on their feet all day.
- Pregnant women who have increased swelling in their feet and ankles.