Have you ever come across athletes wearing big zip-up boots on your social media feed and wondered what they were? These boots are a product of NormaTec Recovery, a revolutionary technology in athletic recovery, rehabilitation, and circulation. From amateur weekend warriors to world-elite athletes, NormaTec has made a name for itself as the go-to product for those looking to take their recovery to the next level.
NormaTec is trusted and used by some of the biggest names in sports, including LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, and Gareth Bale. Professional teams in the NBA, NFL, NHL, and MLB have even set up full NormaTec recovery centres within their training facilities. The technology has also made its way to Australia and New Zealand, with elite Ironman athletes and sports teams such as the Australian Institute of Sport relying on NormaTec for improved recovery.
So, what exactly is NormaTec and how does it work?
NormaTec is a sequential compression system designed to enhance athletic recovery and rehabilitation. By mimicking the effects of a deep tissue massage, the system helps flush metabolic waste and deoxygenated blood out of the legs and replaces it with oxygenated, nutrient-rich blood. This results in faster muscle healing and improved recovery.
The secret to NormaTec’s success lies in its patented pulse massage pattern, comprising of pulsing compression, gradient holds, and distal release. The dynamic pulsing amplifies the natural muscle pump in the leg, making it more effective and efficient at moving fluid and waste. The distal release also allows normal circulation to return quicker and reduces fatigue.
NormaTec can be used for as little as 30 minutes, with the recommended minimum, and the intensity level (starting at 1 and maxing at 10) is up to the user’s comfort level. A 30-minute session on level 5 is a good starting point, and once you work your way up to level 10, there is no scientific evidence that shows pressure over 110mg being more beneficial.
The length of time can also vary, with some users opting for 3 hours on a low setting, while others go for 45 minutes to an hour on a high intensity level 10. It’s all about personal preference and finding what works best for you.
But do they really work? The answer is a resounding yes. NormaTec compression therapy is backed by clinical research, with studies revealing its effectiveness in reducing muscle soreness, managing DOMS, lowering blood lactate levels, improving range of motion, and much more.
NormaTec is also a great device for assisting lymphedema patients, post-operation swelling management, and post-injury rehabilitation.
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At Recharge Lab, we are committed to helping you enhance your athletic performance and recovery. By offering NormaTec, we are providing you with a cutting-edge technology that has been trusted and used by some of the best athletes in the world.
Take the first step towards improved athletic recovery and performance by visiting Recharge Lab today. Book your appointment now and discover the power of NormaTec for yourself.