Pressure therapy

Pressure therapy: what it is, how it works and what are the benefits

What is pressotherapy

La Pressure therapy, or pressomassage, is a curative treatment that is carried out in the field of medicine and aesthetics. There Pressure therapy based on the pressure exerted by a specific device on the limbs and abdomen, to improve the patient's venous and lymphatic circulation. Thanks to pressure therapy the body will be able to expel toxins and waste from the body, it also helps fight edema of the lower limbs and also orange peel skin. THE benefits area of pressoterapia they can already be seen from the first application, verified by the sensation of well-being in the lower limbs. In the next chapter we will find out in detail what pressotherapy is for.

What is pressotherapy for? 

Pressure therapy is recommended to reactivate the lymphatic system, to promote microcirculation, to improve tissue oxygenation and to drain excess fluids. Especially women who have fluid stagnation problems in the upper and/or lower limbs are subjected to this treatment. Practically patients with localized accumulations of fat and presenting cellulite.

How does pressotherapy work?

Before applying the pressotherapy machine, the doctor needs to first carry out some messages that are used to reactivate the lymphatic system. After having made the messages, the patient will be accommodated on the bed and the pressotherapy will be activated. But how is the pressotherapy machine made? It is formed by a sheath, in which the limb to be treated will be inserted, with different bands, which are independent from each other. Once the machine is activated, the chambers inflate starting from the outermost one. The same thing happens in the deflation phase. An inflation and deflation system is thus activated which presses on the lymphatic system and favors the accumulation of liquids towards the kidneys and consequently their expulsion. To reap the results you need to carry out at least a cycle of ten sessions, but this depends a lot on the patient. However, since the duration of the therapy depends on the patient, the advice is to consult a doctor, before starting the therapy, who will be able to tell you the exact times.

What are the benefits of pressotherapy?

Now that we have discovered what pressotherapy is and how it is applied, let's find out what the real benefits of this treatment are:
  • Improves skin oxygenation
  • Reduces swelling and edema
  • Improves skin tone and integrity
  • Facilitates lymphatic and blood circulation
  • Relieves the pain of sports injuries
  • Reduces stress and increases relaxation
  • Reduces cellulite
  • Redefines the shape of the legs
  • Reduces post-operative lymphedema
  • Promotes the elimination of toxins
  • Reduces post-traumatic edema


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