What is RecoveryPump?
RecoveryPump is a tool that provides compression to extremities sequentially back toward the core of the body. This compression, which feels like a blood pressure cuff, pushes metabolic waste such as lactic acid, back so it can be reabsorbed. This prevents pooling in your muscles which can cause unnecessary soreness and fatigue.
RecoveryPump's sequential compression expedites recovery from activities like throwing or running, which can make a huge difference for athletic performance.
How does RecoveryPump Work?
RecoveryPump delivers an aggressive but very natural alternative to passive recovery for athletes. Our system simulates localized "active recovery" (such as walking or running) in a passive manner because the therapy is conducted at rest.
This therapy increases venous return, rapidly accelerating the body´s re-absorption of the elements causing soreness and fatigue in the muscle.
It effectively removes metabolic waste faster than any traditional mode of recovery or rest alone.
How the Human Body Removes Metabolic Waste
Our lymphatic system and blood vessels work together to flush waste from our cells naturally. Muscular movement, however, is needed to stimulate this process because the lymphatic system does not have a pump, like the heart does. Often athletes will perform light exercise to achieve this muscle contraction and increase circulation in the body, thereby reducing soreness in the muscles.
RecoveryPump Expedites Post-Workout Recovery
Although the human body naturally excises waste that causes soreness and fatigue, this takes time. RecoveryPump delivers serious athletes an aggressive but very natural alternative to passive recovery that far exceeds the results achieved from many traditional modes of recovery. Our system simulates localized "active recovery" in a passive manner because the therapy is conducted at rest.
What Happens When You Use Your RecoveryPump?
Active sequential compression like the RecoveryPump increases venous return, rapidly accelerating the body's reabsorption of the elements causing soreness and fatigue in the muscle. Specific levels of compression, measured in mmHg, increase circulation at all levels of the venous system - Deep Veins, Saphenous Veins, Superficial and Perforator Veins - effectively removing metabolic waste faster than any traditional mode of recovery or rest alone.
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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.
We challenge you to take your recovery as seriously as a training or nutrition regimen and use the RecoveryPump every day. You can cash in the benefits with stronger training days, reduced risk of injury and faster post-race recovery so you can get back to training and competing.
How Does the Recovery Pump 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 or RecoveryArms 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 RecoveryPump Compare to Massage Therapy 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 be used?
Ideally, a maintenance routine of 2-3 times per week for 15 minutes is recommended. Each person recovers differently, but consistency is the best way to stay ahead of injury, soreness and fatigue.
Use the RecoveryPump System less than 6 hours prior to working out for 10-15 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.
Use of the RecoveryPump System is also recommended after a workout for 20-30 minutes. If unable to immediately use the RecoveryPump system after a workout, you will notice great benefit from using the device for 30-60 minutes within 6 hours of your workout.
Can I use my HSA or FSA to pay for recovery Pump Sessions or Device?
Yes. The RecoveryPump System is "OTC" (Over the Counter - No Prescription Required). However, each Plan may differ with regard to expenses covered. Call your provider and give them this information: Recovery Pump Model # 701RA is a Class II medical grade compression device cleared by the FDA with a 510k filing. Recovery Pump, LLC is a registered device dealer in PA.
If you use your FSA card to purchase, they may ask you to submit your invoice once you purchase the device or service.
Call 207-989-4401 for more information!
RecoveryPump Spring Season Pass (Valid through June 20, 2017)
Appointments must be scheduled in advance, availability may vary.
Scheduling in advance: Limit 1 session per day. Extended and/or multiple daily sessions possible based on daily availability. This will be determined at the time of the appointment or same day requests.
1 Session = 30 Minutes