Recovery Pump/NormaTec delivers an aggressive but very natural alternative to passive recovery for athletes. Our system simulates localized "active recovery" (such as walking) in a passive manner because the therapy is conducted at rest. Use of the pump's sequential compression therapy for 1-2 hours per day will produce results similar to the benefits of 12-48 hours of rest.
This therapy increases venous return, rapidly accelerating the body's re-absorption of the elements that cause soreness and fatigue in the muscle. It effectively removes metabolic waste faster than any traditional mode of recovery or rest alone. These compression devices have been adapted for use in sports recovery, where patients receive dynamic compression to help pump out lactic acid and reduce inflammation.