How long has this type of compression therapy been in existence?
Compression therapy has been used effectively since the 1960’s, primarily within the medical community. Much like the compression socks you see athletes wearing today (which were used in hospitals long before the athletic community embraced their use), pneumatic (air) compression like the RecoveryPump System is now being used outside of the medical field for serious athletes to reduce muscle fatigue and increase circulation.

How does pneumatic(air)compression therapy work?
The RecoveryPump System increases blood circulation through the sequence of applying compression to help clear metabolic waste build-up and restores the natural delivery of oxygen and nutrients to the muscle. The RecoveryPump System can be used daily as an aggressive recovery treatment for fatigued muscles.
Massaging action squeezes four air-filled chambers, starting from the foot and systematically filling to the last chamber at the hip. The RecoveryBoots deflate after approximately 30 seconds, allowing blood to flow freely. This cycle repeats itself for the duration of use, forcing the body to evacuate the metabolic waste causing fatigue and soreness in the muscle.

How does the RecoveryPump System help with circulation?
Massaging action squeezes four air-filled chambers, starting from the foot and systematically filling to the last chamber at the hip. The RecoveryBoots deflate after approximately 30 seconds, allowing blood to flow freely. This cycle repeats itself for the duration of use, forcing the body to evacuate the metabolic waste causing fatigue and soreness in the muscle.

How does this compare to a massage and ice baths?
Massage, ice baths, and the RecoveryPump System achieve very different outcomes. Massage is primarily therapy that works a muscle group, elongates the muscle, forces fluid from it and relaxes or releases the muscle and relieves spasms. Ice baths primarily provide a huge inflow of blood into the area along with significant muscle contraction. For injury, this is desirable to slow the occurrence of inflammation. For muscle recovery after daily training, ice actually slows the process of recovery because it constricts the blood vessels.
The RecoveryPump System treats the soreness and fatigue in the muscle systemically. The System manipulates the venous system rather than the muscle itself to remove inflammation in the joint, soft tissue and muscle tissue by applying compression and increasing circulation. Massage remains an important part of the recovery process and using the RecoveryPump System before a massage will only make the therapist’s job easier and more effective by reducing inflammation. This causes the muscle to relax before a massage treatment begins.

When should the RecoveryPump System be used?
Use the RecoveryPump System prior to working out for 15-20 minutes to energize the venous system and increase circulation before heavy exertion. In essence, the therapy offers a warm-up cycle, allowing you to hit full stride very quickly. Us of the RecoveryPump System is also recommended immediately after a workout for 30-45 minutes. If unable to immediately use the RecoveryPump system after a workout, you will notice great benefit from using the device for 1to 1.5 hours in the evening.

Do the Recovery Boots come in different sizes?
Five different leg lengths are available in the RecoveryBoots. Leg girth is accommodated by the design of the sleeve and the automatic fitting cycle of the system. Whether your legs are large or skinny, the RecoveryPump will deliver the same pressure. RecoveryBoots are measured in centimeters from the bottom of the heel to the bottom of the glutes. Available sizing is as follows: 75cm, 85cm, 95cm, 105cm and 115cm. Our Boots can fit someone from 4’6” to 7’+ . See our complete sizing chart here.

What should I do if I am experiencing issues with my RecoveryPump System?
We recommend that you refer to the product User Manual, which includes detailed information to help troubleshoot issues regarding the use of your RecoveryPump System.
RPX User Manual
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