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Compression Therapy

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Compression therapy is a widely studied and used form of therapy in hospitals, at homes across the world, and in athletic training centers.

 

Compression is found to work best when combined with movement, which is why the Normatec system available at the center is so efficient. It acts as a “pump” by compressing and relieving pressure on a chosen area while and improving blood circulation. It can be used to treat swelling (pregnancy, lymphedema, long periods of sitting, flights), lactic acid build up in athletes, chronic venous insufficiency and varicose veins, orthostatic hypotension, and deep vein thrombosis.

 

At Elixir Health and Wellness we offer a variety of units.

 

The arm unit focuses on palms, wrists, forearms, biceps and triceps, as well as across the chest and over the traps. This is widely used by pitchers and boxers, as well as warehouse and construction workers.

 

The hip unit focuses on the upper legs, glutes, and lower back. This is beneficial to golfers and those who spend a lot day in meetings and sitting.

 

The leg unit compresses everything from the bottoms of your feet to the calves, quads, and hamstrings. This is ideal for runners and fighters, as well as for pregnant women or those who stand for most of the day like nurses, doctors, and those in hospitality.

FAQ

Question:

What kind of Compression Therapy do you have?

We have three different compression therapy units:

  • Hyperice Normatec Legs Compression
     

  • Hyperice Normatec Arms Compression
     

  • Hyperice Normatec Hips Compression

Question:

What do I need to know about doing compression therapy? 

Compression therapy involves you putting on a sleeve, similar to a blood pressure cuff but much larger. The leg sleeve fits like a sock/pant leg combo and compresses from bottom of the feet all the way up to the groin. The arm sleeve fits like a shirt sleeve and compresses from the fingertips to the chest/upper back. The hip sleeve fits like a pair of shorts and compresses the thighs, glutes, and lower back.
 

Question:

What should I bring and wear?

You can read, nap, meditate, listen to a podcast, work on your laptop, take calls, or watch a show during the treatment. Please bring headphones if you will be watching something. You will remove your shoes for the leg unit, but otherwise can wear anything you'll be comfortable sitting in.

Question:

How often should I do compressio therapy for best results?

It depends on the goals!

For most people, compression therapy can be done on an as needed basis.

 

For athletes and runners, regular compression therapy sessions can decrease recovery time and muscle fatigue, and flush lactic acid build-up.

Question:

Who should not do compression therapy?

Compression therapy is safe for most people. If you're not sure of this is right for you, please reach out or speak to your doctor.

Question:

I'm interested in optimizing my health overall.


How can this help me?

If you're serious about longevity, you may want to start with the Health Optimization program which shows you where your health currently is using a test called Metabolomix+.

 

We then work together to correct your environment (both cellular and external) to match your long term health benefits. We can add on red light therapy, compression therapy, and hyperbaric oxygen therapy to help reverse cellular age.

 

This protocol can be a 6+ month process.

Question:

How do I know what protocol I need?

Call or text us at (985) 492-0404, email us at elixirbethlehem@gmail.com or send an inquiry through the Contact page!

 

Protocols are personalized based on you and your needs. There is a general guideline for the protocols, but things like lifestyle, and your goals play a big role in what is going to help you most.

Question:

What are HSA and FSA accounts?

Health Savings Accounts (HSAs) and Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs) are health benefit accounts that allow you to contribute a portion of your salary or wages (before taxes) to cover certain out-of-pocket healthcare costs. You will usually receive a debit card you can use on eligible purchases.

If you’re unsure whether you have an HSA or FSA, check with your employer or health insurance plan administrator.

Question:

What offerings at Elixir Health and Wellness is eligible for HSA and FSA?

Everything at Elixir Health and Wellness is eligible HSA/FSA! You can use your card on therapies, protocols, purchases, even gift cards for loved ones. 

If you have more questions, send us a message on the Contact page! You can also follow our social media pages to get a better idea of what treatments look like and what other customers are saying, and Subscribe to the Newsletter from the Home page to learn more about the world of longevity and biohacking!

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