At SOL Performance, we continually seek out new and better ways to expedite the recovery process. That’s why we and our athletes of all ages and abilities absolutely love SOL’s Recovery Compression boots!
You may have seen some of the world’s most elite athletes hanging out between competitions and practices in a pair of space age-looking boots. They’re not the latest in athleisure but rather a recovery method. The thigh-high sleeves provide intermittent pneumatic compression — a therapeutic, controlled pressure cycle to the limbs — for the purpose of reviving the legs for their next performance.
During competitions or even your training sessions, the stress that your muscles receive causes micro damage to the muscle fibers. Without proper recovery, this can lead to inflammation of the muscles as well as the build-up of lactic acid and metabolic waste. The resulting combination of soreness, fatigue and reduced muscle strength can sometimes limit your ability to exercise to your full potential and reap the most benefit from your next workout. This is why the ability to recover more quickly is so important.
Compression as recovery is nothing new. Many athletes already rely on compression socks and shorts after a workout, and research identifies a link between compression garments and reduced muscle soreness after sprinting and plyometrics. Pneumatic compression therapy is a little more intense. The sleeves, which look like a larger version of a blood pressure cuff, have multiple chambers attached to a pump and control unit, and they are programmed to provide sequential, pulsating compression to a specific area.
“The main function of the compression sleeves are to engage a lymphatic flush,” says Chris Contini, a recovery specialist at Denver Sports Recovery in Colorado. “[It helps] facilitate the removal of waste product, inflammation, swelling and promotes a healthy blood flow back into the environment.”
Recovery compression treatment has a solid history rooted in medical science. The technology was originally intended for medical treatment of lymphedema (swelling often triggered by lymph node damage or removal), management of circulatory disorders and prevention of deep vein thrombosis. When the technique is applied to athletes, studies have shown a significant improvement in accelerating recovery after training as well as enhanced flexibility and range of motion. Compression helps the body quickly clear metabolic waste, reduce muscle soreness and improve circulation so you can keep training. This therapy can also be used with massage and ice for treating injury! Our physical therapist can help you learn more about it.
To learn more about the use of SOL’s Compression Boots contact SOL online or at (510) 547-1630.
Pricing – 30 mins ($25), 60 mins ($50), 5-pack of 30 mins each ($99) –
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