More about pressotherapy
Pressotherapy is a mechanical lymphatic drainage which improves the quality of the lymphatic system, stimulates venous flow, and consequently increases the body’s ability to regenerate and eliminate toxic substances from the tissues (stagnant fluids and metabolic waste products). Furthermore, it improves the body’s general resistance to inflammatory conditions and stimulates local blood circulation at the site of application.
The most beneficial effects of pressotherapy are for predominantly sedentary occupations and anyone who puts active stress on their legs in recreational or professional sports activities. Pressotherapy is also an anti-stress treatment, as it has a strong relaxing effect on the body’s central nervous system.
Pressotherapy uses mechanical pants equipped with an overpressure air mechanism for lymphatic drainage, with similar effects to manual lymphatic drainage. The pants consist of several inflatable chambers that mimic manual lymphatic drainage and excellently stimulate blood and lymphatic circulation. Pressotherapy is a viable solution to the problem of fluid stagnation in the lower limbs.
At Medicofit, we use pressotherapy in case of leg swelling, acute or chronically impaired blood circulation in the legs, buttocks, and abdomen, to improve recovery after strenuous sports training, in case of fat cell enlargement, to optimize the rehabilitation of post-operative conditions and chronic pain conditions, and in case of varicose veins. An important field of application of pressotherapy is in the prevention of inflammation of the venous vascular system.
Other fields of application of pressotherapy are: elimination of lymphatic edema, elimination of problems with swollen legs, prevention of venous thrombosis or varicose veins, detoxification of the body, elimination of locally present toxins, treatment of lower limb ischemia, relaxation and regeneration of leg muscles, firming of connective tissue, acceleration of loss of body fat, acceleration of healing of micro-damages in the context of the rehabilitation of chronic pain or of traumatic injuries to the musculoskeletal system.