3 BENEFITS OF COMPRESSION THERAPY FOR ATHLETES
If you’re an athlete, you should be looking for every single competitive advantage available to you. One of the biggest advantages you have available to you is your physical condition. The care you take over your body, your training and your recovery is of paramount importance.
One of the most effective ways of boosting recovery for athletes is with compression therapy. A market leading solution is a product called Revive. It delivers clinical grade pneumatic compression via garments and a console.
In this article, we’re going to look at compression treatment and three of its associated health and performance benefits…
PNEUMATIC COMPRESSION THERAPY BENEFIT #1-IMPROVED PERIPHERAL CIRCULATION
Blood is a delivery mechanism for repair agents, so improving circulation is a fast and efficient way to speed tissue repair and recovery.
Research into pneumatic compression shows that it is very effective at stimulating peripheral blood flow . It means that after undergoing high intensity exercise, you can use compression devices to improve circulation quickly. This process will help to repair any tissue damage and aid the removal of exercise-induced waste products.
PNEUMATIC COMPRESSION THERAPY BENEFIT #2 - REDUCTION IN THE SEVERITY OF DOMS (DELAYED ONSET MUSCLE SORENESS)
One of the more acute problems athletes must deal with is the impact of DOMS during intense periods of training. Not only an this interrupt training, but it can also increase injury risk in the immediate aftermath.
One of the pneumatic compression benefits is the reduction of the discomfort of DOMS . This has two major benefits to athletes…
- It reduces the pain and discomfort experienced by the athlete after training.
- It allows the athlete to increase their training intensity without risking more intense DOMS.
This means the pneumatic compression allows athletes to train harder and longer, whilst still recovering enough ready to train again. It also enables a deeper, more thorough recovery ahead of competition.
PNEUMATIC COMPRESSION THERAPY BENEFIT #3 - REDUCE TIME OUT AFTER INJURY
One of the most frustrating times for an athlete is time when they’re out injured. For many athletes, time spent away from competition isn’t just a frustration – it’s a direct impact on their earning power. Appearance money, sponsorships and prize money is all impacted.
Research shows that sequential compression appears to be effective modality to enhance fracture and soft-tissue healing. 
By using a product like Revive during times of injury, you’ll not only heal injuries faster, but the quality of the injury healing will be better. This significantly reduces the chances of re-injury at the same site. Given a significant number of injuries are recurrences, this is a huge benefit.
PNEUMATIC COMPRESSION THERAPY - REVIVE OVERVIEW
REVIVE delivers true clinical compression measured in mmHg, accurately delivering this pressure to each chamber with gradient drop.
Frequency or speed of cycle is essential to produce more flushes resulting in more recovery. With some competitor cycles lasting as long as 5 minutes, in this time REVIVE has produced 5 flushes.
The quick full release of pressure within 10 seconds after each cycle is also essential to stimulate the lymphatic system and ultimately move more cellular waste.
Pneumatic compression should be a relaxing therapeutic experience as ultimately the circulatory and lymphatic systems are delicate and are easily affected by pressure, with higher pressures having a negative effect.
Some athletes may like the aggressive compression, but the effects can be restricting blood flow and collapsing the lymphatic system, exactly the opposite of what you want to achieve.
REVIVE is the leader in pneumatic compression.
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