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Compression Recovery

Reduce Soreness: By providing pressure to the affected muscle like a massage, the Air Relax system can help alleviate tenderness, decrease restless leg syndrome & reduce delayed onset muscle soreness.
Improved blood flow: Which in turn will improve recovery time allowing the athlete to train at a higher intensity level more frequently and for a longer period. This has also proven to increase energy levels in general populations and help with medical conditions, such as diabetes and lymphedema.
Improved Flexibility: The moderate compressing from 3 different modes of the air relax unit relaxes muscles and connective tissue, allowing for increased range of motion. A secondary benefit of this would be a decrease in injury due to greater Range of Motion.
Immunity Boost: Compression has been proven effective in reducing the stress hormone cortisol which in turn helps boost the immune system.

WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU ARE USING THE COMPRESSION EQUIPMENT?

The active sequential compression that is applied increases venous return, rapidly accelerating the body’s reabsorption of the elements causing soreness and fatigue in the muscle. Specific levels of compression, measured in mmHg, increase circulation at all levels of the venous system – Deep Veins, Saphenous Veins, Superficial and Perforator Veins – effectively removing metabolic waste faster than any traditional mode of recovery or rest alone.

By using these compression boots, you are able to accelerate the body’s natural healing process and achieve 12-24 hours of natural physiological changes within 1 hour.

WHY DO WE GET SORE MUSCLES?

The muscle pain and fatigue that you feel after exercise is due to muscle cell micro damage and inflammation, which leads to the accumulation of lactic acid, creatine and other metabolic waste products that the body cannot clear completely during exercise or normal cool down.

The increasing accumulation of waste and water within the muscle after exercise causes a decrease in performance and an increase of muscle fatigue. These elements must be removed via the venous and lymphatic system to efficiently recover the muscle.

HOW THE HUMAN BODY NATURALLY REMOVES WASTE PRODUCTS

Our lymphatic system and blood vessels work together to flush waste from our cells naturally. Muscular movement, however, is needed to stimulate this process because the lymphatic system does not have a pump. Often athletes will perform light exercise to achieve this muscle contraction and increase circulation in the body, thereby reducing soreness in the muscles.

 

HOW COMPRESSION RECOVERY WORK

Although the human body naturally excises waste that causes soreness and fatigue, this takes time. Our Recovery Boots deliver an aggressive, but very natural, alternative to passive recovery that far exceeds the results achieved from many traditional modes of recovery. Our system simulates localised “active recovery” in a passive manner because the therapy is conducted at rest.

Further reading on Compression Recovery and benefits can be found these research papers:

  1. Dynamic Compression Enhances Pressure-to-Pain Threshold in Elite Athlete Recovery: Exploratory Study. Journal of Strength & Conditioning Research 2015 May; 29(5):1263-72
  2. Peristaltic pulse compression upregulates PGC-1α and eNOS in human muscle tissue. Experimental Physiology 2015 May 15
  3. Peristaltic pulse compression of the lower extremity enhances flexibility. Journal of Strength & Conditioning Research 2014 Apr; 28(4):1058-64
  4. Peripheral conduit and resistance artery function are improved following peristaltic pulse compression. European Journal of Applied Physiology 2015 May 16

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