Boosting Benefits of Compression Therapy

Boosting Benefits of Compression Therapy

For those familiar with compression therapy, you know it works and has improved the quality of life for many people with a variety of conditions. Compression garments and devices have been around since the 50s when the first compression socks came into use thanks to inventor Conrad Jobst. They really gained popularity with the running community in the 80s for recovery and performance enhancement.

Compression was found to increase oxygen delivery and blood flow, reduce the jarring and stress to the muscles, and prevent soft tissue damage such as shin splints.

Aside from the already known benefits for athletes, Doctors and therapists prescribe compression therapy for several reasons:
- to prevent venous insufficiency from progressing.
- manage symptoms associated with lymphedema (swelling/pain in legs)
- to prevent blood clots after surgery
- to accelerate wound healing especially ulcers

Compression technology has evolved over the years and there are now a variety of wearable compression garments and now compression massagers have really taken things to a new level of healing. If you have even had a hospital stay you have been in an air bed, where compression is incorporated in your hospital bed. This aids not only in blood flow and recovery but is helpful in preventing bed sores for those remaining in the same position for long periods.

There are personal compression devices and wearables now available for personal use. You no longer need to be in a hospital or get a prescription to take advantage of the healing effects they offer. Reduced swelling, less pain, faster recovery and many more benefits can be realized at home.

Lifepro now offers customizable compression massagers for your feet, calves, thighs, and hips. Reduce inflammation, boost circulation, and accelerate healing at home or at the cottage. They are not only affordable but super easy to use. A rechargeable long lasting lithium battery gives you the option to take them with you for use on the go.

Depending on your lifestyle there are 3 different styles available:



Radiate Compression Sleeve – this compact calf and foot compression massager includes 6 massage modes and for customized support and relief.


Radiate Plus Thigh, Calf and Foot Massager – massage calves, feet, knees and thighs with the same 3 intensity levels and heat option. Ideal for reducing swelling and troublesome knees.


Axis Air Compression Massager – The ultimate in our compression line up massages feet, hips, legs and feet featuring includes 4 compression chambers, 4 different massage modes and 24 intensity levels.

Moving and feeling your best is as easy as sitting back and letting your compressions massagers do the work. Like many of our Lifepro Members, you’ll love how convenient, relaxing, and effective they are.


Joel Gottehrer

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