Leg Compression Therapy
Flow into Balance, Elevate Renewal: Empower Your Lymphatic Health with Leg Compression Therapy
Compression leg therapy can benefit anyone experiencing leg swelling, poor circulation, or related conditions by utilizing air pressure to stimulate blood flow and lymphatic drainage in the legs. It can also enhance the recovery phase following cryotherapy, leaving you with a renewed feeling in your legs!
Benefits of Leg Compression Therapy
When you are sitting or standing, the veins in your legs must work against gravity to return blood to your heart. Compression therapy, using NormaTec boots, gently squeezes the legs, promoting faster blood flow and maintaining its proper direction.
Suitable for various needs, compression leg therapy addresses swelling, circulation issues, leg fatigue, venous insufficiency, lymphedema, and sore muscles. It is embraced by athletes after workouts and individuals with medical concerns. However, it can also be used by anyone in need of relief for their legs, especially after long walks, extended periods of standing, or following a lengthy trip where blood flow may be slowed
Combine Compression Leg Therapy with Facial Cryotherapy, T-Shock Facial, or T-Shock + EMS Body Sculpting to maximize the benefits of each treatment and save time!
Improves blood circulation
Enhance lymphatic drainage
Speed up muscles recovery
Prevents blood clots
Remove waste products
Reduces muscle soreness
Prevents and improves varicose veins
How Does It Work
A technician will place you in a quiet place to set up the Normatec Boots, and give you all the instructions. Wear lightweight and comfortable clothing to allow the boots to fit properly. Make sure you check the contraindications before starting your session.
Set up boots to your special needs
The technician will insert your legs into the boots, ensuring that the boots cover your entire lower extremities from the feet up to the thighs, turn on the control unit and select the appropriate pressure level and mode.
Enjoy the squeezing
The NormaTec boots will start inflating and deflating sequentially, applying a gentle massaging action to your legs. Relax and allow the boots to work. You can read, listen to music, or engage in a calming activity during the session.
Completing the session
The technician will gently remove your legs from the boots. Allow a few minutes for your legs to adjust before standing up. You can perform gentle leg movements, such as ankle pumps and calf stretches, to further enhance circulation.
Am I a candidate for whole-body cryotherapy?Cryotherapy sessions are generally safe and suitable for most individuals. However, there are some exceptions. Cryotherapy is not recommended for: Pregnant women Children under the age of 14 Individuals with severe high blood pressure People with underlying heart conditions Before your first session of whole-body cryotherapy (WBC), reviewing and signing a list of specific health conditions is mandatory. This step helps ensure that you are eligible and safe to participate in the WBC session. If you have any concerns or questions about your eligibility, it's advisable to consult with a healthcare professional before undergoing cryotherapy.
Is Whole Body Cryotherapy safe?Yes, Whole Body Cryotherapy is generally considered safe. Here are some key safety points to note: Cold Vapor: The vapor used in the cryotherapy chamber is ambient air that has been chilled with liquid nitrogen. in a controlled and safe way. Accessibility: The cryotherapy chamber door is never locked, and you can push it open with minimal effort at any point during the treatment. This ensures that you can exit the chamber immediately if you ever feel uncomfortable or anxious. Professional Supervision: During your cryotherapy session, you will be accompanied by an experienced technician. They are there to monitor your well-being, answer any questions you may have, and assist you throughout the process. If you have any concerns or experience discomfort, they can make necessary adjustments or help you exit the chamber safely. While Whole Body Cryotherapy is generally safe, it's essential to follow all provided guidelines and communicate any health concerns or discomfort with the attending technician to ensure a safe and comfortable experience.
What should I wear during a cryotherapy session?To ensure your safety and comfort during a cryotherapy session, please follow these guidelines: We provide you with a robe, socks, slippers, and gloves to protect your extremities during treatment. Men are required to wear their own cotton underwear or shorts. Women can choose whether to remove or wear undergarments during the session. All clients must remove jewelry and exterior body piercings below the neck. If you have any metal in your body that cannot be removed, please inform the technician, and we will provide a bandage to cover it. By adhering to these recommendations, you can ensure a safe and comfortable cryotherapy experience.
Is there any preparation needed before the cryotherapy session?It's important to be dry when entering the cryo-chamber to ensure a safe and comfortable experience. If you are wet, our technician will provide you with a towel to dry off. Avoid applying oils, lotions, or cologne before the treatment. In cases where disposable underwear is needed, we can also supply that. Furthermore, if you've shaved within the 24 hours before your session, we recommend covering your legs with the socks we provide pulling them up to the top. This precaution is advisable because freshly shaved skin can have open pores, and using the socks helps prevent any potential skin irritation during the cryotherapy session.
How many sessions do I need?Cryotherapy can provide benefits even after just one session, but it is most effective when used regularly. Many individuals opt for daily sessions, while others go every other day for two weeks and once a week afterward. The best results are typically achieved when 12 cold sessions are done in close succession, with 1-2 days intervals between each session.
What happens to my body during a cryotherapy session?When you enter the cryo chamber, the cold temperature stimulates the vagus nerve, triggering the 'fight or flight' response, which activates the sympathetic nervous system; this leads to releasing hormones that enhance alertness and prepare the body for action. Upon exiting the cryo chamber and returning to a warmer environment, the 'rest and digest' response is initiated, involving the parasympathetic nervous system. This transition promotes relaxation and recovery, facilitating the delivery of oxygenated, nutrient-rich blood to support the body's healing and rejuvenation processes. Additionally, the body's core intensively generates heat and transports blood to the extremities, resulting in increased circulation. This process purifies the blood by replacing toxins with oxygen, creating oxygen-enriched blood loaded with hormones and enzymes. This oxygen-rich blood then flows to muscles and organs, expediting the healing and recovery process.
What temperatures does the cryo-chamber reach?Nitrogen vapor lowers the temperature to around -130°F to -184°F, lowering the skin’s surface temperature by 30 to 50 degrees Fahrenheit. Don't worry! Our bodies are perfectly designed to handle these lower temperatures.
Does cryotherapy help with mental health?Yes. Exposure to extreme cold temperatures triggers the release of hormones that promote a sense of well-being and reduce feelings of stress and anxiety; also, it can provide a temporary escape from daily stressors and routines and a mood lift or an increase in energy levels after the cryotherapy session. Finally, cryotherapy induces sharp focus and mindfulness by eliminating pain signals and boosting endorphins. It can stimulate healthful alpha brain waves, allowing us to take a much-needed break from stressful gamma and beta waves.
How does cryotherapy compare with an ice bath (or cold plunge)?Both ice baths (or cold plunge) and cryotherapy provide benefits through exposure to cold temperatures, but they have distinct differences: 1. Cooling Rate: Ice baths cool the body core faster because water penetrates the skin and takes away the heat, while cryotherapy offers a less intense cooling effect. 2. Duration: Ice baths typically require 10-20 minutes, whereas cryotherapy sessions are shorter, lasting about 2-4 minutes. 3. Exit Sensation: Cryotherapy results in an immediate return to normal temperature upon exiting the chamber, creating a distinct sensation. Ice baths offer a more gradual return to warmth, the body and skin take longer to return to normal temperature and require more energy to do so. 4. Additional Practices: Ice baths are often paired with breathing techniques and meditation due to their longer duration and more intense cooling. Choosing between the two methods depends on your preferences and goals.
Does it help my body to release cortisol (stress hormone) during Cryotherapy?Yes, it can be beneficial for your body to release a bit of cortisol during Cryotherapy. This is because a small amount of stress, like the release of cortisol, can sometimes be good for your body. It's like giving your body a little exercise or challenge. This concept is called 'hormetic stress. The key principle behind hormetic stress is that the stressor, when applied at the right level and for a limited duration, prompts the body to activate protective mechanisms, repair processes, and adaptations that result in better overall health, increased resistance to future stressors, and potentially increased longevity. So, a small amount of stress during Cryotherapy can be a good thing, as long as it's not too much.
Is nitrogen dangerous?No, nitrogen is a common, non-toxic gas. Nitrogen makes up about 78% of the air we breathe, while oxygen constitutes around 21%. The remaining 1% consists of trace gases. Nitrogen is as common as oxygen in our atmosphere. During a cryotherapy session, keeping your head outside the chamber is important. This is because the concentration of nitrogen inside the chamber can be higher than in normal room air. However, if you follow the technician's instructions and safety guidelines, you should not experience any discomfort during the session.
What is the difference between Localized Cryotherapy and icing the affected area?Localized cryotherapy and icing are therapeutic techniques used to reduce pain and inflammation in specific body areas. The difference is that localized cryotherapy can penetrate deeper into tissues due to the extreme cold, potentially affecting both superficial and deeper tissues; is often used for specific therapeutic purposes, such as reducing inflammation in injured muscles, tendons, or joints. While icing cold from ice packs primarily affects the superficial tissues and may not penetrate as deeply as cryotherapy; Icing is a more general and common method for managing acute injuries, reducing swelling, and alleviating pain.
What temperature does the nitrogen reach in my skin?The temperature that the nitrogen device releases is around
What am I going to feel with the Localized Cryotherapy?You will feel the cold of the nitrogen on your skin; this will reduce the pain and inflammation in the affected treated area.
Do I need to prepare for the Localized Cryotherapy treatment?No special preparation is needed before arriving for a spot cryotherapy session. However, clients are highly advised not to apply any lotion or moisturizer on their skin before a session or to have any moisture on their skin.
How many sessions do I need to see results?It all depends on how you feel after your session. You may achieve your desired results after one session, or it could take multiple sessions. Generally, you should feel some level of relief or improvement in your skin’s appearance (depending on your area of focus) after the initial session.