Why should you consider using the NormaTec Recovery systems?
Increase of blood flow:
An increase in blood flow throughout the body has an insurmountable amount of benefits. As the NormaTecs pulse, they push large amounts of blood through the extremities and back up to the heart. This flushing motion that is constant while wearing the recovery boots helps remove toxins from the muscles and will help breakdown lactate (a byproduct of anaerobic exertion).
The NormaTecs are very beneficial for people in post-operation or injury rehabilitation. Allowing more blood to flow through the body will aid in the reduction of swelling and inflammation and help remove the fluid from the problem area.
Richer Oxygen, Nutrients and Proteins in your blood:
Having the blood being pushed back up to the heart and lungs at a faster rate than normal allows more oxygen to be passed through vessels and return into the muscles. You also receive larger amounts of nutrients ie, water, glucose, amino acids. minerals and vitamins running through the blood as it is all passed through the heart. All these nutrients are essential in daily function to help give us energy, think clearer and move better.
Decrease in DOMS (delayed onset muscle soreness) and muscle fatigue:
We have all had that feeling after a big day at the gym or a big run where you are hit the the next day with the inability to walk or move due to soreness. This is commonly known as DOMS. Usually lasting anywhere from several hours to days. This can hinder peoples training or even everyday life. The NormaTec will reduce the time of recovery thus dropping the period of soreness and fatigue in the muscles.
Increased flexibility and range of motion:
Using the NormaTec on a consistent basis has been shown to improve the person’s range of motion (ROM) and flexibility without using forms of stretching or mobility work.
A study was conducted in 2014 on the athlete's ability to improve ROM and flexibility using “peristaltic pulse dynamic compression” (PPDC). With no prior warm-up and in a controlled setting the subjects were tested in different scenarios and positions and had shown an increase in ROM by over 13% in some instances.
I do though highly recommend reaching forward for those distant toes and feeling that burn up the back of the legs alongside the assistance of the NormaTec. Stretching is a key fundamental in recovery.
Reduction of swelling, inflammation and pain:
The Normatecs will aid in reducing swelling, inflammation and water retention throughout your body. When we have minor injuries or our bodies are rejecting certain things, they become inflamed to firstly protect the area and to help stop any more damage (incredibly beneficial) but sometimes it can turn chronic where the inflammation does not leave the affected area and this can manifest into pain and discomfort. The Normatecs will help flush waste product out of the infected zone and reduce the chronically inflamed area allowing the return of range of movement and aiding you to a full recovery.
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