If you’re an athlete, of any level, performance recovery is (or should be) a HUGE part of your lifestyle. One of these recovery treatments is the use of compression therapy. You may have heard about wearing compression socks during a long flight. But this is on a much bigger scale. So, what is it? And what are the benefits?
Compression Therapy is exactly what it sounds like… compression. It is sleeves that cover your entire body part (legs, hips and arms are most popular) and it compresses you in multiple stages and then releases and repeats.
And now you’re asking why people would squeeze their legs so tight? Well, again, MANY benefits!
- Reduces swelling and inflammation
- Speeds muscle recovery
- Increases flexibility and range of motion
- Decreases muscle fatigue
- Improving athletic performance
- Relieving muscle pain
- And more!
Compression therapy increases blood flow in your legs and improves blood flow to the heart, it also improves the efficiency of the lymphatic and venous systems.