The Benefits Of Compression Therapy

The Benefits Of Compression Therapy

Compression Therapy uses controlled pressure to increase blood flow. This form of treatment is safe, painless, non-invasive, and drug-free, and is very popular among athletes and people with poor circulation. Compression Therapy uses a specialized garment called a compression sleeve that tightens around parts of the body to facilitate blood flow to the heart. This sleeve is similar to a compression sleeve used to measure blood pressure, although it typically is designed for your legs or arms. Compression Therapy can be used for a variety of different conditions that all benefit from increased blood flow.

How Compression Therapy Can Help You

Increased Blood And Oxygen Circulation
The main purpose of Compression Therapy is to increase blood circulation. Blood flows faster when the veins are slightly compressed. Blood circulation is a key aspect of Compression Therapy, as the blood carries nutrients and oxygen throughout the body. As blood flows, it supplies cells throughout the body with increased oxygen and nutrients to help the cells heal. Greater blood and oxygen flow to the muscles helps to nourish them and increases your body’s ability to repair damage and reduce soreness.

Aid In Recovery
Another primary purpose of Compression Therapy is to increase lymphatic drainage. The rapid blood flow caused by Compression Therapy helps to circulate lactic acid and other organic acids and wastes produced in the body. By taking this waste and eliminating it from the body instead of having it accumulate in the muscles, the healing process is sped up for both recovery post-workout and recovery after surgery. Because Compression Therapy aids in blow flow circulation, it can also help address circulation problems including chronic venous insufficiency, deep vein thrombosis (DVT), and swelling of the feet, ankles, and legs.

Pain Relief
As an added aspect of rapid recovery, Compression Therapy also helps to reduce pain by increasing healing. Because of the increased blood flow, Compression Therapy helps to reduce inflammation and swelling. Compression Therapy can help to relieve both pain and soreness after intense workouts and from injury.

Reduction Of Vein Visibility
Often the visible veins that develop later in life or after years of working out are either varicose veins or spider veins. While not dangerous, these visible veins can make people self-conscious and they can sometimes cause discomfort. Varicose veins and spider veins are both caused by increased blood pressure. The blood in damaged veins can collect and become a deeper color, making them more visible. Because Compression Therapy reduces pressure within veins and allows for more blood flow, it reduces your risk of developing varicose or spider veins.

Compression Therapy

Compression Therapy can benefit athletes, those with poor blood pressure, people recovering from injury, and people with aches and pains. At Performance Health and Wellness, our Compression Therapy uses Normatec technology which combines dynamic air compression therapy with a pulse massage designed to employ three key techniques to facilitate healing: pulsing, digital release, and gradients. If you are suffering from any musculoskeletal issue, Performance Health And Wellness can help. Our highly trained staff can use our cutting-edge technology to help you live pain-free. Contact Performance Health And Wellness at 1-949-476-1250 or fill out the online contact form.


Yes, Performance Health And Wellness offers a variety of chiropractic techniques. Techniques such as ART® can aid in the healing of soft tissue injuries, as can cold laser therapy, Kinesio taping, and more.

The compression sleeve will feel tight, but not uncomfortably so. It will feel similar to a compression sleeve for measuring blood pressure and some people say it is a pleasant experience.

If you are choosing Compression Therapy for injury recovery or poor circulation, consult with the Performance Health And Wellness team and they will recommend the ideal number and timing of treatments to help you find relief. If you are considering Compression Therapy for post-workout muscle soreness relief, treatment is recommended shortly after intense workouts or competitions.

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