Massage Clinic Staff NormaTec


Leg Compression, Hip Compression, Arm Compression
Novi Location

How Does NormaTec Compression Work?

NormaTec uses patent PULSE Massage Pattern which uses 3 techniques.

  1. Pulsing
  2. Distal release
  3. Gradients

Instead of squeezing the legs to transport fluid out, NormaTec uses a pulsing mechanism which mimics the naturally occuring muscle pump within our body.


lymphatic vessels have one-way valves that prevent fluid backflow. The pulse technology uses hold pressures to keep everything flowing in the right direction and prevent backflow.

This feature also enables maximum pressure in each zone over the legs.

Distal Release

Static pressure can have a negative effect to circulatory flow if it is maintained for too long. NormaTec uses 'Sequential Pulse Technology' which releases hold pressures once they are no longer needed to the backflow.

This ensures that each portion of the limb gains maximal rest time between compression cycles.

NormaTec compression therapy is clinically proven by a range of research studies. Research has revealed that NormaTec aids to:

  • Lessen pain sensitivity. Therefore accelerating recovery by reducing muscle soreness from pressure stimuli
  • Treat DOMS. A 30min session in the NormaTec compression boots increases blood flow possibility making it a viable management of DOMS
  • Clear metabolites Passively. NormaTec compression significantly lower blood lactate levels
  • Gene Expression in Muscle Tissue. NormaTec upgregulates rps^ and downregulates Stat1. This may assist with a positive adaptive response to exercise
  • Upgregulates PGC-1a and eNOS. A 60min session has been proven to achieve this with biopsy samples
  • Improve Endothelial Function. A single session imrpoves conduit artery endothelial function systematically and improve RH blood flow
  • Decreases Muscle Fatigue After Exercise. Increases Flexibility and skeletal muscle oxidative stress during recovery from heavy resistance training
  • Increased Range of Motion. NormaTec rapidly enhances acute range of motion with less discomfort and time

NormaTec boots are used by a wide variety of people. They are very few contraindications meaning they are right for lots of people for lots of reasons. So what are most common reasons why people use the NormaTec compression boots with us?

  • Pregnant and wish to decrease fluid build up in the legs. This is particularly problematic for ladies in their third trimester
  • Weekend warriors and athletes who have been training hard and have sore legs
  • People who are on their feet all day and have tied / sore legs
  • Those who sit at a desk all day and have fluid build up or poor circulation in their legs
  • Runners, cyclists, swimmers or crossfitters (any body that exercises) who are trying to freshen their legs prior to an event or race
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