Health Optimization

Compression Therapy

Feel better, train harder and recover faster with Compression Therapy.

What is compression therapy?

Compression therapy is a rapid recovery system that uses compressed air to massage limbs and enhance blood flow. It also activates the lymphatic system. Compression therapy moves blood, and lymphatic fluid in one direction, i.e. out of the extremities. This process speeds recovery. It is extremely popular among athletes who need to recover quickly. Anyone who is very active, or on their feet all day can use compression therapy to invigorate tired, over-worked muscles. Compression therapy is an innovative treatment that is used to help recovery and rehab after exercise or joint injuries. While compression therapy is commonly used for leg recovery, you can also use the treatment for hip and arm recovery as well.

At our Charlotte wellness studio, we use the NormaTec™ Pulse Recovery System for compression therapy. With the patented PULSE technology, our clients can recover faster between training sessions and after rigorous exercise. It is also highly beneficial for those standing on their feet all day.

How does compression therapy work?

Compression therapy is very simple to use. The treatment begins with a pre-inflate cycle, during which the connected attachments are molded to your exact body shape. The session continues by compressing your feet, hands, or upper quad (depending on the attachment you are using). Similar to the kneading and stroking done during a massage, each segment of the attachment will first compress in a pulsing manner and then release. This will repeat for each segment of the attachment as the compression pattern works its way up your limb. When the last segment of the attachment completes its massage, there will be a brief rest period and then the cycle will begin again.

Is Compression therapy for athletes?

Anyone participating in exercise or athletic activities at any level will benefit greatly from the use of compression therapy. People standing on their feet for extended periods of time should use compression therapy for leg recovery. Compression therapy is also a recommended therapeutic recovery option for those traveling for business or leisure.

What are the health benefits of compression therapy?

  • Enhanced blood flow and lymphatic drainage
  • Helps with arthritis, joint pain, and chronic pain
  • Greater range of motion
  • Decreased muscle fatigue and soreness

Feel all the benefits.

Muscle Recovery

Decreased muscle fatigue and soreness


Enhanced blood flow and lymphatic drainage

Range of Motion

Improved muscle and joint movement

Arthritis & Joint Pain

Helps with arthritis, joint pain, and chronic pain

Frequently Asked Questions

NormaTec™ Therapy is the leader in rapid recovery, giving a competitive edge to the world’s elite athletes, coaches, and trainers. The system uses NormaTec’s™ patented PULSE technology to help athletes recover faster between trainings and after performance.
The pulsing movements are helpful for preventing injuries and accelerating recovery time. The benefits of NormaTec™ Pulse include enhanced blood flow and dynamic compression that ensures fluids leave the limbs after intense workouts. The system is also designed with distal release, which prevents backflow.
The best compression therapy Charlotte has to offer is right here at The Invigory. If you have pain, aches, or soreness in an arm, leg or joint, this is a therapy you should try.
Yes, our NormaTec™ systems are FDA approved.
Compression therapy is similar to the kneading and stroking done during a massage.
We offer compression therapy for the legs, hips, and arms.
Compression therapy can be used both before and after exercise, whether it is routine training or high-level competition. It is also a great recovery option after extended sitting whether in an airplane, car or in the office. Compression therapy helps soothe tired aching muscles, no matter what the activity.
Treatment times can be set as long or as short as needed, but most conditions benefit from session times that are 45 minutes in length.
Compression systems are safe to use multiple times a day, including before and after training sessions. Feel free to ask us for the best options based on your lifestyle.
The pressure used is mostly a matter of preference. Some people enjoy a higher pressure setting and tighter compression. An important thing to know is that even a relatively low-pressure setting can provide some benefit. Compression therapy should never hurt or be uncomfortable.
The NormaTec™ has seven pressure settings. Intensity level 1 is the gentlest setting. The massage becomes stronger as the intensity level is increased to a maximum intensity level of 7.
Yes, both pressure and time can be adjusted while the compression therapy session is running.
Yes, because compression therapy promotes healthy blood flow, anyone who stands on their feet all day can recover faster using this treatment.
Ice constricts your blood vessels and decreases blood flow. While this can be beneficial in the acute phase of an injury to reduce immediate inflammation, in the long run it can actually impair healing and recovery.
Only the legs have different sizes (S, L, & XL). Arms and hips are one size.
Comfortable yet tight fitting clothes work best. If your clothes are too loose, as the device compresses, the fabric can bunch up and be uncomfortable. Shorts or leggings are a good option for leg and hip compressions.
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