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Compression Boots

Recharge & revive your Legs!

Using Therabody’s RecoveryAir boots immediately after a workout can not only help out your legs, but also kickstart your cardiovascular recovery. This is especially important for those who are competing, training, or working out more than once a day, or implementing a change in training volume or intensity.

But anyone with a fitness routine that regularly includes high-intensity training can benefit from pneumatic compression to aid their recovery.

Pneumatic compression can help other measures of recovery such as:

  • Improving circulation

  • Decreasing swelling 

  • Alleviating muscle stiffness

  • Improving range of motion

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What is Pneumatic Compression

Pneumatic compression is a form of pressure massage in which a garment completely covering the limb (legs or arms) inflates and deflates in a cyclical pattern over a period of time. The process flushes fluids containing metabolic waste and ushers in fresh, nutrient-rich blood to the limbs, improving circulation and blood flow. This increased circulation will reduce muscle pain and soreness, decrease swelling, and offer greater pain relief and recovery.

How do compression boots work?

Compression boots, also known as pneumatic compression devices, work by applying sequential pressure to different parts of the legs in order to enhance blood circulation and lymphatic flow.  Typically used in medical settings and athletic recovery, these boots consist of inflatable chambers that are wrapped around the legs. They are connected to a device that regulates the pressure and timing of the compression cycles. When activated, the chambers inflate and deflate in a sequential pattern, starting from the feet and moving upward towards the thighs. This action mimics the natural muscle contractions that occur during walking, helping to improve venous return, reduce swelling, and alleviate muscle soreness by flushing out metabolic waste products

Who can benefit from compression boots?

  • Athletes: Compression boots can aid in post-workout recovery by reducing muscle soreness, inflammation, and enhancing circulation, thereby promoting faster recovery and improved performance.

  • Individuals with circulatory issues as they help to improve blood flow and reduce swelling.

  • Long-distance travelers: Compression boots can mitigate the risk of developing deep vein thrombosis (DVT) during long flights or car rides by promoting blood circulation in the legs.

  • Individuals with lymphedema: Compression therapy can help manage lymphedema, a condition characterised by swelling due to lymphatic system dysfunction, by facilitating lymphatic drainage and reducing fluid buildup in the affected limbs.

  • Anyone who has been standing for long periods of time, or even a night on the dance floor.

  • Oh and they feel super relaxing so you don't need to be treating anything specific if you fancy giving them a go and reviving your legs.

Are there any dangers associated with using compression boots?

This system is intended for use by people in good health. This system is not recommended for people who have heart problems, or vascular problems, have a condition requiring the use of any medical device, or have any condition that may affect their normal well-being.

  • If you are, or may be, pregnant, consult with your physician before use.

  • Do not use this system over insensitive or numb areas, or in the presence of poor circulation. Do not use if you have been diagnosed with blood clots, deep vein thrombosis or phlebitis. This system should not be used over swollen or inflamed areas or skin eruptions. Do not use in the presence of unexplained calf pain.

  • Consult your physician prior to use if you have any concerns.

How many sessions do I need and how often?

Generally, most recovery boots are recommended for use two to three times a week, for 20-30 minutes at a time, alongside your regular training schedule. Athletes, or those with more intense training sessions and programmes, may prefer to use them four to five times per week. But even just once feels oh so good!

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