WHAT IS COMPRESSION THERAPY?

Compression therapy is a widely used technique for the treatment of muscle and other soft tissue injuries. Scientific research has indicated that external compression in the form of intermittent pneumatic compression technology can minimise swelling, improve alignment and mobility of scar tissue, improve proprioception in an injured joint and decrease the chance of delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS).

BENEFITS OF COMPRESSION THERAPY

  • Boosting poor circulation
  • Improving range of movement and mobility
  • Decrease recovery time after exercise
  • Reduces swelling / Inflammation
  • Removing waste products i.e. Lactic Acid

 

SPORTS PERFORMANCE

When we exercise, the fibres in our muscles tear as a result of the stress we put on them. This is a necessary step to improvements in muscle strength and size, but initially the muscles become inflamed and accumulate metabolic waste in the form of lactate, pyruvate, ammonia, bicarbonate and pH. The inflammation and stress causes soreness and reduced muscle strength, and we develop DOMS.

INJURY RECOVERY

Our recovery boots also actively pump away the excess fluid that builds up around an injury, reducing swelling in the area and therefore increasing the range of motion of an injured joint. The pneumatic compression optimises lymphatic drainage, which carries cellular waste products away from the injured area.

OEDEMA AND LYMPHOEDEMA

The lymphatic system is a series of lymph vessels and intervening lymph nodes whose function is to return fluid from the tissues to the central circulation. Normally, fluid and proteins leak into the body tissues regularly from the blood. This tissue fluid bathes the cells, supplies their nutritional needs and receives back the products of their metabolism. Oedema, or fluid retention, occurs when the fluid in our lymphatic system, known as lymph, isn’t removed from our tissues back into our bloodstream, which causes swelling in these areas.

OSTEOARTHRITIS

Osteoarthritis causes the cartilage in the knee joint to thin and the surfaces of the joint to become rougher, meaning the knee doesn’t move smoothly and can feel very painful. Swelling is the most common symptom of knee osteoarthritis, which causes stiffness of the joint and negatively affects muscle activity. Two types of swelling can occur with the condition: hard swelling caused by the formation of bony spurs called osteophytes, and soft swelling caused when the joint becomes inflamed and produces excess fluid.

 

Here at Re:set we offer compression therapy to our clients which can be booked separately or to maximise the float experience.

We highly recommend booking compression therapy sessions after other services if you are looking to bolt on another therapy. Please call if you are having difficulty finding the time slots available

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