WHAT IS PRESSOTHERAPY?
Pressotherapy is a painless and non-invasive treatment that uses air pressure to simulate a massage in the disto-proximal sense, ie from the extremities towards the center of the body.
This massage is performed by a device that inflates, in a peristaltic or sequential way, the sections of the accessories (leggings, bracelets or abdominal band) applied to the affected area.
Pressotherapy is used in various areas:
PRESSOTHERAPY AND REHABILITATION
The therapeutic goal of pressotherapy is to relieve swelling and pain in the legs, reduce inflammatory states of a non-infectious nature, reduce edema and other problems caused by venous insufficiency. It is also used in situations that affect the lymphatic system (such as lymphedema) to favor the drainage of lymph from the periphery towards the center of the body.
PRESSOTHERAPY AND BEAUTY
In this context, pressotherapy is used to combat cellulite blemishes and improve skin oxygenation, to reduce the circumference of the limbs (legs and arms) or abdomen by performing a draining massage, to encourage the elimination of toxins and to reduce trauma edema.
PRESSOTHERAPY IN SPORT
In this context, pressotherapy is used to accelerate recovery times, to carry out a post-workout cool-down, to help eliminate waste from muscle tissue, to relieve pain from trauma and to prevent cramps and injuries.
HOW CAN YOU USE PRESSOTHERAPY?
Wear the accessories (leggings, bracelets or abdominal belt) according to the area of the body to be treated and connect them to the device. If necessary, it is possible to increase the circumference of the sleeves by connecting the extenders, which can be purchased as an optional accessory. Thanks to the double connectors, you will have the opportunity to treat two limbs (upper or lower) and the abdomen at the same time. Before starting the therapy, it will be possible to choose between three types of compression, set the duration of the treatment, adjust the pressure with which the accessories will inflate and select the active connectors.
MODE A: The cuff chambers swell individually distro-proximally. When the next chamber starts to inflate, after a while the previous one starts to deflate and so on for all the chambers. This type of compression is called peristaltic and is particularly suitable for the cooling down of the limbs, both post workout and at the end of a working day and for the reduction of swelling induced by muscle microtraumas and water retention.
MODE B: The cuff chambers inflate two at a time distro-proximally. When the next chamber begins to swell, after a while the previous one begins to deflate, always keeping two swollen. This type of treatment, always peristaltic, is indicated above all for the prevention of venous ulcers, chronic venous insufficiency and other disorders of the circulatory system.
MODE C: The cuff chambers swell individually distro-proximally, remaining swollen when moving to the next chamber. This type of compression is called sequential and is used as a real therapy, as in the case of lymphedema, as it allows the reabsorption and outflow of the liquid component of the edema within the lymphatic and venular pathways.
Prevention and therapy of venous and lymphatic disorders
Pre and post surgery
Venous thrombosis in the acute phase
Severe heart failure
Inflammation of the skin
GLOBUS PRODUCTS FOR PRESSOTHERAPY
It is possible to purchase additional sleeves (leggings, bracelets, abdominal band) if they are not included in the scope of delivery of the PressCare model purchased.
It is possible to buy extenders for bracelets or leggings in order to increase the surface.
You can purchase an additional cable (single or splitter) to connect multiple sleeves at the same time.
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