Longevity Training Club

Normatec Compression Therapy

Experience the rejuvenating power of Normatec Compression Therapy at the Longevity Training Club. Normatec compression therapy is an effective tool for accelerating the recovery process and preventing future injuries. By increasing oxygenated blood flow to the muscles and reducing swelling, it promotes tissue repair and regeneration.

This innovative approach boosts circulation and lymphatic drainage, which can aid in faster recovery. Ideal for athletes and those with active lifestyles, Normatec offers a scientifically backed solution to accelerate recovery and maintain peak physical condition.

Using NormaTec’s leg, arm, or hip attachments boosts blood flow and reduces pain and soreness. In addition to these benefits, studies show that NormaTec decreases inflammation, clears metabolites, and increases range of motion.

Whether you’re recovering from an injury or aiming to optimize your overall well-being, Normatec Compression Therapy can help you reach your goals. Book an appointment now and defy time – live long and strong.

What the Research Shows

Pain Reduction

To assess whether the NormaTec was effective in reducing muscle pain after exercise Sands et al (2015) got 2 groups of Olympic athletes after their morning session and placed one group in the NormaTec while the other group were also in the NormaTec but not plugged in! They used a computerised pressure-to-pain measure (“tell me when this pressure on your leg becomes painful”) and what they found was that not only had the NormaTec group (the plugged in one that is!) less pain immediately after their NormaTec session, but they even had less pain after completing their afternoon training session. This shows that NormaTec results aren’t just short term but the effects last longer that your average 15 minute compression session.

Improves Vascular and Cellular Function

There’s plenty of research to prove that the NormaTec improves vascular and cellular functioning. In one study in particular the blood flow in the popliteal artery (at the back of your knee) increased by 402%! (Gurovich and Braith, 2013) while Martin et al (2012, 2014, 2015) have proven that the NormaTec improves peripheral conduit (blood flow), resistance artery function, capillary density and circulating markers of inflammation. Wesley et al (2015) have shown that Peristaltic Pulse Dynamic Compression (the non-branded name for NormaTec!) affects healthy adults at a cellular level by increasing mRNA patterns and increasing certain anti-inflammatory markers.
When we know that tough exercise induces micro trauma to our muscle, increasing our blood flow and anti-inflammatory markers can only have a positive effect on our recovery

Who Uses It?

NormaTec is growing in popularity, especially Stateside. It’s the official recovery tool for Ironman in USA while various teams and athletes use NormaTec to aid their recovery including baseball (Boston Red Sox), basketball (Boston Celtics, LA Lakers, LeBron James), gymnastics (Simone Biles), even rapper Drake!
Recovery fads come and go (how are you ice baths?) but with the ever-growing evidence base behind NormaTec this is a recovery tool that’s bound to stand the test of time.

Research Articles:
Leadbetter, WB. An introduction to sports-induced soft-tissue inflammation, In: Sports-induced Inflammation. W.B. Leadbetter, J.A. Buckwaller, and S.L. Gordon, eds. Park Ridge, IL: American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, 1990. pp. 3–23
Martin J & Borges A (2015). Acute effects of an external pneumatic compression device on local and systemic resistance vessel reactivity and limb blood flow. FASEB J 29, 643.5.
Martin JS, Beck DT & Braith RW (2014). Peripheral resistance artery blood flow in subjects with abnormal glucose tolerance is improved following enhanced external counterpulsation therapy. Appl Physiol Nutr Metab 39, 596–599.
Martin JS, Beck DT, Aranda JM & Braith RW (2012). Enhanced external counterpulsation improves peripheral artery function and glucose tolerance in subjects with abnormal glucose tolerance. J Appl Physiol 112, 868–876
Martin JS, Friedenreich ZD, Borges AR & Roberts MD (2015). Acute effects of peristaltic pneumatic compression on repeated anaerobic exercise performance and blood lactate clearance. J Strength Cond Res Natl Strength Cond Assoc; DOI: 10.1519/JSC.0000000000000928.
Sands W. A., McNeal J. R., Murray S. R., Stone M. H. (2015) Dynamic Compression Enhances Pressure-To-Pain Threshold in Elite Athlete Recovery: Exploratory Study Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research 29 (5): 1263 – 1272
Schurman, DJ, Goodman, SB, and Lane Smith, R. Inflammation and tissue repair. In: Sports-induced Inflamm. W.B. Leadbetter, J.A. Buckwalter, and S.L. Gordon, eds. Park Ridge, IL: American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, 1990. pp. 277–284
Wesley C., Kephart C., Brooks M., Carlton D., Fox D. D., Pascoe J. M., Sefton M., Trent W., Goodlett M. D., Kavazis A. N., Roberts M. D., Martin J. S. (2015) A single bout of whole-leg, peristaltic pulse external pneumatic compression upregulates PGC-1α mRNA and endothelial nitric oxide sythase protein in human skeletal muscle tissue Exp Physiol 100.7 (852–864)