The air compression recovery system is a great tool for anyone wanting to optimise their post-exercise recovery. It is used by thousands of elite athletes around the world from a huge range of sports. The system is an air compression device with multiple chambers that compress in succession with the goal to increase blood flow through the muscles of your entire leg, which has been shown to aid sports and other recovery.
After fitting both legs into thigh-high cuffs, you will sit or lie and let the technology do the work. Once the compressor is turned on, the air chambers in each leg cuff fill up with air, gradually compressing each muscle group in the legs and feet and then repeating. Compression therapy will increase circulation and will flush lactic acid from the user’s legs after a tough workout or after standing for long periods.
Under the guidance of one of our practitioners, the device can also be used for fluid retention in the legs and in some cases to help reduce swelling from the knee and ankle joints after acute injury. Appointments to use the system can be made online or by calling the centre.
The Air Compression System is great for:
- Exercise recovery/DOMS
- Fluid retention and Oedema
- Muscle strains
- Acute ankle sprains and knee joint injuries
- After long-haul flights