An air pump, pumps air into inflatable boots or sleeves. When activated, the pump fills the air chambers of the boots or sleeve in order to pressurize the tissues in the limb, thereby forcing fluids, such as blood and lymph, out of the pressurized area. After a short period, the pressure is reduced, allowing increased blood flow back into the limb.
Compression therapy is a therapeutic technique used to improve venous circulation in the limbs of athletes after training or competition to eliminate swelling and metabolic waste.The primary aim of the device is to squeeze blood from the underlying deep veins, which, will be displaced proximally. When the inflatable sleeves deflate, the veins will replenish with blood.
Compression therapy accelerates your body’s natural ability to flush metabolic waste and excess fluid out of your limbs. The increased circulation assists with waste removal, decreasing inflammation and restores delivery of nutrients to muscles. This allows for a much faster recovery between trainings and competition.