You will find below the answers to our most frequently asked questions about compression therapy. if you can’t find the answer here to one of your questions, simply give us a call at (205) 703-8878 and we will be happy to answer any of your questions.
NormaTec Compression Therapy
-How long does a session take?
Typical sessions run 30-60 minutes, although some clients use it longer than an hour. We suggest using it for at least 30 minutes.
-What does it feel like?
The process feels like a massage or tight squeeze working its way up from the bottom to top of the sleeve. It is very relaxing and enjoyably. It is not painful and the pressure level can be adjusted from 1-7 to accommodate everyone’s needs.
-Is there a temperature change?
No, there is no temperature change. NormaTec uses only compressed air to compress the sleeves.
-What areas of the body does this work?
We have 3 different attachments for NormaTec, Arms, Hips, and Legs. (used one attachment at a time)
-What is NormaTec used for?
NormaTec is used to aid with areas of poor circulation, to reduce inflammation from an injury or post surgery, or to aid in faster recovery from a workout. NormaTec helps to assist the lactic acid out of the muscle, allowing fresh blood to recirculation in the muscle. Or just to relax and enjoy the massage of NormaTec.
-What would prevent me from using NormaTec?
We recommend not using it if you have any open wounds stitches or skin rash on the area of the body that will be inside of the sleeve. Also should not be used on the area of a broken bone or fracture.
-Is there an age limit?
No, as long as the client can be properly fit in the sleeves.
If you have any additional questions or concerns that we have not answered to your satisfaction, please feel free to contact us for more information.