Compression Therapy | Salt Lake City
What is compression therapy for recovery?
Research shows that compression therapy promotes circulation and thereby improves oxygenation of the tissues in the body. Additionally, compression boots reduce inflammation and muscle micro-trauma (the small tears that training causes in your muscles). Compression boots can help you recover from your training faster and thus reduce your risk of injury caused by excessive training.
Post-exercise soreness (DOMS) not only interferes with training but its also simply uncomfortable! Did you know you can prevent or dramatically reduce delayed onset muscle soreness altogether? Using massage and/or compression therapy soon after exercise increases circulation thereby removing metabolic waste such as carbon dioxide and lactic acid.
Athletes of all backgrounds and fitness levels can benefit from compression therapy for recovery. Enhanced oxygen and nutrient supply to the cells supercharges athletic performance, minimizes recovery time and relieves pain.
The Anatomy of Wellness currently offers compression therapy for recovery in the form of leg boots. New to the compression scene? It’s easy, schedule your appointment and come wearing loose, comfortable clothes. Once the compression boots are on, you’ll relax and recover in a zero gravity chair.
How Often Should You Do Compression Therapy?
While you will feel great after just one session, like all therapies repeated use yields the greatest benefits. Generally speaking, a healthy individual can use compression therapy 4-6 times per week. It is particularly invigorating after a tough training session and during longer training periods for high endurance events such as marathons, triathlons and other athletic competitions.
A Comprehensive Approach to Performance and Recovery
The Anatomy of Wellness has many services to support the maintenance and recovery of your body. Pain compression therapy with a Wellness Massage Session, the dry sauna or an Assisted Stretch Therapy session. Vibration therapy is also a powerful recovery tool, therefore the use of a Hypervolt is included in all of our sessions at no additional cost, just ask!
Compression therapy can be added to Wellness Massage Therapy, Cupping and Assisted Stretch Therapy services to maximize your recovery results.
What does compression therapy do?
- Improves Circulation
- Reduces Recovery Time
- Reduces Chance for Injury
- Reduces Inflammation
- Reduces Muscle Pain
- Relaxes the Nervous System
- Increases Range of Motion
- Prevent DOMS
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Interested in a more comprehensive assessment to analyze your current quality of movement, risk for injury, and existing muscle imbalances?
Schedule an Exercise and Movement Assessment.
This service is a great place to start or at any time during the course of your treatment.