What is it?
The NormaTec PULSE Recovery Systems are dynamic compression devices designed for recovery and rehab.
All of our systems use NormaTec’s patented PULSE technology to help athletes recover faster between trainings and after performance. Our systems include a control unit and attachments which go on the legs or hips. They use compressed air to massage your limbs, mobilize fluid, and speed recovery with our patented NormaTec Pulse Massage Pattern. When you use our systems, 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 or upper quad (depending on which attachment you are using). 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 limb.
Why do it?
Many leading athletes, trainers and fitness enthusiasts around the world currently use this technology.
NormaTec uses a patented massage pattern that works on different parts of the body. There are devices that attach to the arms, hips and legs. These are sophisticated systems that effectively mimic the natural motions of the arms and legs to remove metabolites and fluids from the limbs after intense activity. The pulsing movements are helpful for preventing injuries and accelerating recovery time.
The benefits of NormaTec Pulse include enhanced blood flow and dynamic compression that ensures that fluids leave the limbs after intense workouts. The system is also designed with distal release, which prevents backflow. The benefits of dynamic compression are supported by research. Some of the benefits reported by studies include increased flexibility and range-of-motion for the lower extremities after workouts.
As NormaTec increases in popularity, it’s being used in a variety of settings. Sports teams, CrossFit athletes, runners, cyclists and triathletes are among the people who use this technology.
WHEN AND FOR HOW LONG SHOULD I USE MY NORMATEC SYSTEM?
WHY ISN'T THERE ICE IN THE NORMATEC RECOVERY SYSTEM?
Ice is a vasoconstrictor; it constricts your vessels and decreases blood flow. While this is beneficial in the acute phase of an injury to reduce immediate inflammation, in the long run it actually impairs healing and recovery. On the other hand, the NormaTec Recovery System uses NormaTec Pulse Technology to increase circulation and blood flow.
WHAT MAKES NORMATEC RECOVERY SYSTEMS THE BEST?
Compression technology has been around for decades in both static and simple dynamic forms. But the NormaTec Pulse Technology found in NormaTec Recovery Systems takes dynamic compression to a new level. This unique pneumatic waveform, which is exclusive to NormaTec products, is designed to externally compress the limbs in a way that mimics normal physiology, featuring a sophisticated pulsing, gradient, and distal release compression pattern. Initially developed for medical patients with severe circulatory and peripheral vascular disorders, the NormaTec Recovery System is now the most effective recovery tool for athletes who want maximum performance recovery.