Pressotherapy: What it is and what are the benefits?
Pressotherapy is a medical and beauty treatment that promotes lymphatic drainage by using air pressure on different parts of the body. By alternating between compression and decompression, it effectively stimulates the lymphatic system.
Benefits of pressotherapy
You can enjoy many positive health and beauty benefits from applying pressure waves. You will see improvements to circulatory system disorders and venous issues like varicose veins, tired legs and heavy limbs.
If you are thinking about getting fit and losing weight, this type of treatment may be for you. By combining pressotherapy, diet and exercise, you will see better results in less time. You can also treat swelling or drain the toxins, fats and liquids that cause cellulite. You will recover skin elasticity, increasing oxygen flow to the body’s tissues and helping them regenerate.
The treatment also stimulates the immune system, building up your defenses against pathogens, and can even help you lower your blood pressure if you have hypertension.
Pressotherapy can also help with digestive problems; when the treatment is applied to the abdomen it stimulates bowel transit and relieves constipation issues.
Elite athletes also use pressotherapy to improve their physical fitness. It is the perfect complement for toning muscles and joints. But is also relaxes the muscles, reducing muscle fatigue and preventing pain and cramping. Moreover, it strengthens connective tissues, alleviates stress and tension and reduces muscle spasms.
Who can benefit from the therapy?
You don’t have to have a health or beauty problem to receive this treatment. You can receive pressotherapy sessions to improve your health and well-being.
However, it can be quite useful for people with cellulite, bloating, varicose veins, circulatory or intestinal issues, obesity, tired legs, rheumatism or menopause. It is also suitable for all ages.
Does pressotherapy have any contraindications?
There are practically no contraindications, but there are cases for which the treatment is not recommended. You should not receive pressotherapy if you suffer from deep vein thrombosis, infections in the areas to be treated, body pain or numbness, if you are a cancer patient or have a pacemaker, if you have heart disease or if you are pregnant. But the treatment would be very useful after giving birth and during postpartum recovery.
Practicing sports is not recommended before or after receiving the therapy. If you have any questions, please contact a professional in the field for personalized advice.
How soon are results seen?
You’ll need to do more than one session to see the results of pressotherapy. But after the first session you will feel a clear improvement to your physical fitness, especially in terms of the elasticity and flexibility of the tissues. The professional will then assess how many sessions you need.
The SHA Detox Program cleanses the body of built-up toxins and helps you recover energy and vitality. It includes treatments like this one, pressotherapy, cryotherapy, lymphatic drainage, etc.