NormaTec is a leader in mechanized rapid recovery. The NormaTec system brings a competitive edge to the world’s elite athletes, coaches, and trainers, as well as pain relief and improved mobility to non-athletes. NormaTec's goal is to establish recovery as an integral part of everyone's daily life, and we feel NormaTec systems are the best way to accomplish that. The NormaTec PULSE Recovery Systems are dynamic compression devices designed for recovery and rehab.
At London Recovery Institute, we offer attachments which go on the legs. The NormaTec system uses compressed air to massage your legs, mobilize fluid, and speed recovery. When using NormaTec, you will first experience a pre-inflate cycle, during which the connected attachments are molded to your exact body shape. The session will then begin by compressing your feet, calves and upper quad. Similar to the kneading and stroking done during a massage, each segment of the attachment will first compress in a pulsing manner, and then release. This will repeat for each segment of the attachment as the compression pattern works its way up your leg.
Created by a physician bioengineer (MD, PhD) to enhance blood flow and speed recovery, NormaTec Pulse Massage Pattern employs three key techniques to maximize your recovery:
Pulsing: Instead of using static compression (squeezing) to transport fluid out of the legs, Sequential Pulse Technology uses dynamic compression (pulsing). NormaTec's patented pulsing action more effectively mimics the muscle pump of the legs, greatly enhancing the movement of fluid and metabolites out of the legs after an intense workout.
Gradients: Veins and lymphatic vessels have one-way valves that prevent fluid backflow. Similarly, NormaTec Pulse Technology uses hold pressures to keep fluids from being forced in the wrong direction. Because of this enhancement, instead of tapering pressure off, the PULSE and PULSE PRO can deliver maximum pressure in every zone.
Distal release: Because extended static pressure can be detrimental to the body’s normal circulatory flow, Sequential Pulse Technology releases the hold pressures once they are no longer needed to prevent backflow. By releasing the hold pressure in each zone as soon as possible, each portion of the leg gains maximal rest time without a significant pause between compression cycles.
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