What use the NormaTech?

NormaTec Compression therapy takes compression to the next level. The technology uses pulsated, sequential pneumatic compression delivered via leg boots similar to a large blood pressure cuff, which feature five chambers that are attached to a control unit and pump. These leg boots deliver sequential and pulsating compression to a particular area, systematically enhancing blood flow and lymphatic fluid removal. Great add on before your floating session.


Athletes of all disciplines have been suiting up in puffy, intergalactic-looking contraptions to reap the benefits of compression therapy. Long before these suits existed, athletes have worn (and still wear) compression garments during and after exercise. 

The benefits of this recovery method, which are essentially the benefits of improved blood flow, include:

  • Reducing swelling and inflammation 

  • Speeding up muscle recovery 

  • Preventing delayed-onset muscle soreness 

  • Relieving muscle pain

  • Improving athletic performance

  • Increasing flexibility and range of motion

  • Removing exercise-related wastes, like lactic acid 

  • Decreasing muscle fatigue

Overall, the science backing these claims is conflicting, though NormaTec does offer an impressive list of research studies that look at this particular product's methodology. Now that new products are popping up, it's hard to lump all forms of compression therapy into one group. 

For example, wearing a knee sleeve won't produce the same results that NormaTec's "pulsing, distal release, gradient" method will. That's because the knee sleeve simply squeezes your leg above and below your knee, forcing blood and fluid away. When you take the knee sleeve off, blood rushes back to the area, thus inducing the benefits.