Pain management can come in many different forms. Compression therapy is one of the many options for alternative wellness that has grown in popularity over the past several years. Individuals of varying backgrounds and needs can utilize the benefits of compression therapy in a non-evasive way. Interested? Let’s take a closer look at how compression therapy has the potential to help.
What is Compression Therapy?
Compression therapy is a form of physical therapy that is designed to boost circulation of oxygen and nutrients to the muscles, increasing lymphatic function, and help relieving muscle tension. This form of therapy is designed to target specific areas using pressure.
Individuals use compression therapy for a variety of reasons including (but not limited to)
- Deep vein thrombosis
- Swelling in the feet, ankles, or legs
- Increase blood circulation (a common practice that athletes use)
- Orthostatic hypotension
Compression therapy can be utilized for a wide range of conditions, offering something for nearly everyone who tries it. But how does it work?
How does Compression Therapy work?
Now that we have a better understanding of what compression therapy is, let’s take a look at how it works.
This is typically done with wraps, compression stockings, or inflatable devices, depending on the needs of the individual. Pressure (compression) is then used in varying amounts over periods of time that is dependent on a case-by-case basis.
According to the Cleveland Clinic, “Compression therapy helps increase blood circulation in the lower legs, ankles, and feet. It is an effective treatment for pain and swelling caused by conditions associated with poor circulation, such as chronic venous insufficiency and varicose veins.”
In a 2012 paper observing the clinical and experimental evidence surrounding compression therapy, researchers found “Compression stockings exerting a pressure of ~20 mmHg on the distal leg are able to increase venous blood flow velocity in the supine position and to prevent leg swelling after prolonged sitting and standing.”
Researchers also found that higher pressure is needed for more severe cases depending on the individuals’ needs. However, they suggest that a massage effect may be achieved using multi-layer bandages rather than stockings. It is important to remember that each individual’s needs will differ depending on their health and the reasoning behind why they need compression therapy.
At Modern Cryo & Wellness, we use Rapid Reboot Compression to provide our clients with the highest quality of care possible. This state-of-the-art technology offers new pathways for individuals to choose from. Now that we have a good understanding of what compression therapy can do, all that is left is to book an appointment.
Where to Book a Compression Therapy Appointment
Now that we have a better understanding of compression therapy and what it can be used for, all that is left to do is to book your compression therapy appointment with Modern Cryo & Wellness!
To book your appointment, please give us a call at 469-514-8122 or stop by in person. While you are booking your appointment, our team of caring staff members will be happy to answer any and all of your questions and concerns. Our goal is to make sure you know what to expect during your appointment and to receive the best care possible.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Why Use Compression Therapy?
You’ve heard us say Rapid Reboot is FDA-approved and backed by science, but what do our attachments actually do? The bottom line is they help you recover quicker because we want you seeing real results. We’re excited to take you behind the scenes of a session of Rapid Reboot.
When you take a seat to recover in the boots, hips, or arms for the first time, it’s a foreign feeling. We describe the attachments working similarly to a blood pressure cuff to give newcomers an idea of what to expect. What’s the compression helping, though?
When you train, you build up lactic acid, which means you’re going to feel sore and tight. To give you quicker recovery, the attachments use pressure to reduce soreness and help keep your body mobile and ready to take on another game day. Think of it like a deep-tissue massage. The pressure is significant enough to mobilize lactic acid buildup, so your downtime is shorter, and you aren’t left feeling sore.
Let’s take the Boots as an example. They start to fill with air first at your feet (distal) and then work up to your calves, knees, then thighs (proximal). This design mimics your body’s natural processes. Working distal to proximal also works like your body to speed up recovery. The dynamic compression improves circulation and gets rid of swelling.
The first cycle is the lightest since air is filling the entire attachment. After a few cycles, you feel the intensity increase. Rapid Reboot mimics a deep-tissue massage using high pressures and quick cycle times to massage out lactic acid and enhance your blood flow.
Rapid Reboot repeats cycles to continue improving mobility and reducing soreness. When you step out of a session, you’ll notice mobility right away. Your muscles naturally get warmer and stretched out during a session. So the beauty is you don’t need to sit in a session of yoga to get a good stretch.
At events, we see our athletes stand up and test this mobility with a deep squat. Our favorite moment is their surprise noticing changes in how they feel after a quick, 10-minute round in the Boots.
No matter how long you’re recovering each day, you’ll notice that Rapid Reboot can help facilitate many of the following effects over time:
- Improve lymph flow
- Enhance circulation
- Reduce swelling
- Remove metabolites
- Facilitate glycogen
- Increase mobility
- Eliminate stiffness
- Reduce blood lactate
- Enhance performance
- Mitigate soreness
- Add longevity
Rapid Reboot will give you the competitive edge and a great massage to keep you coming back. But more importantly, it’ll keep you fresh on your toes for game day.