Compression Therapy Science and Studies
Athletes and trainers alike know that a day of strenuous, rewarding exercise can result in muscle pain that can sabotage your workout efforts for days to come. The technology utilized by RecoveryPump is based on some of the latest clinical studies on muscle physiology and sports injury recovery. Active Compression Therapy does more than just relieve the symptoms of stress to the muscular system; it tackles the causes of muscle soreness, and its accompanying impact on performance, right at the source.
Physiology behind Muscle Soreness
The muscle pain, tenderness and fatigue that you feel after high levels of exercise is primarily due to muscle cell micro damage and inflammation, which leads to the accumulation of lactic acid, creatinine and other metabolic waste the body cannot clear completely during exercise or normal cool down.
Simply put, the increasing accumulation of waste and water in 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 Removes Metabolic Waste
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, like the heart does. Often athletes will perform light exercise to achieve this muscle contraction and increase circulation in the body, thereby reducing soreness in the muscles.
RecoveryPump Expedites Post-Workout Recovery
Although the human body naturally excises waste that causes soreness and fatigue, this takes time. RecoveryPump delivers serious athletes an aggressive but very natural alternative to passive recovery that far exceeds the results achieved from many traditional modes of recovery. Our system simulates localized “active recovery” in a passive manner because the therapy is conducted at rest.
What Happens When You Use Your RecoveryPump?
Active sequential compression like the RecoveryPump 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.
Speed up your body’s own natural means of recovery and quickly climb back to your peak performance levels with the only technology that addresses muscle pain at its source.
Every athlete has a different approach to training, and the RecoveryPump system can adapt to each unique method. Learn more about the science behind the Compression therapy at: https://www.recoverypump.com/download-indepth-studies