THE MASSAGE LAB

Pressotherapy is a procedure that can help with lymphatic drainage, potentially making the arms, legs, or abdomen look slimmer or more defined. The treatment may also ease aches and pains, and detoxify the body from a buildup of toxins.

LipoMax  PressotherapyMassage

Pressotherapy is an exclusive detoxifying treatment, which through effective lymphatic drainage, helps to promote the body's natural toxin clearing functions. The revitalization and oxygenation of the tissue helps to slim and redefine the legs, stomach and arms while enhancing skin tone.

SlimStim Lymphatic Compression Massage

SlimStim is a detoxifying treatment for natural lymphatic drainage. This is a computer-controlled compression system, which operates using inflating pumps. This treatment helps to promote the body's natural toxin clearing functions, to slim and redefine the legs, stomach, and arms while enhancing skin tone.

Electrical Muscle Massage

The MarcPro is an EMS device that enhances your body's natural muscle recovery process. When you're recovered, you can train harder, maximize gains, prevent injuries, get rid of soreness/fatigue, and perform at your best.

Theragun Percussion Massage

The vibration and force produced by the device is said to have a variety of benefits including pain relief, increased range of motion, reduced muscle stiffness and soreness, and a faster recovery time from workouts.

Speed Hound Compression Massage

Accelerate your recovery and with the Speed Hound Pro Performance Recovery System.  Provides on-demand, dynamic air pressure that massages your legs after an intense workout so you're fresher and ready to take on tomorrow.

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LipoMax Pressotherapy

Pressotherapy is an exclusive detoxifying treatment, which through effective lymphatic drainage, helps to promote the body's natural toxin clearing functions. The revitalization and oxygenation of the tissue helps to slim and redefine the legs, stomach and arms while enhancing skin tone.

Features of pressotherapy:

Recommended for the treatment of cellulite

Slimming and detoxifying. A safe alternative to liposuction

Body shaping and profiling

Relieves pain and swelling, and provides immediate comfort

Redefines the legs, stomach and arms while enhancing skin tone

Frequently asked questions about pressotherapy:

Question: How does the Pressotherapy equipment work?
Answer: A computer-controlled pump inflates the individual sections of the multi- chambered garments, which are positioned around the limbs. The pump inflates each chamber of the garment individually. Once a chamber has been inflated, its pneumatic circuit closes. This enables the pump to maintain the preset level and avoid the balancing of pressure with the other chambers. When one chamber is inflated, this causes an increase in pressure of the previously inflated chamber, creating an Automatic Double Pressure Gradient.

Question: Who should use Pressotherapy?
Answer: Clients who rely on lymphatic drainage to detoxify their body
Clients that receives regular body or body contouring
Clients suffering from lymphedema of the lower extremities, post surgical or congenital conditions. Pre, intra and post phases of surgery benefit greatly from the complement of Pressotherapy Clients having discomfort, fatigue or fluid retention

Question: How often should Pressotherapy be used?
Answer: For best results, it is recommended that clients receive a series of treatments, ranging from 8-15 treatments, depending on specific individual needs. Weekly treatments are recommended to achieve individual results.

SLIM STIM LYMPHATIC MASSAGE

Compression Massage Technique

Compression massage is one of several therapeutic massage techniques used for sports massage therapy, medical massage therapy and other prescriptions of massage for optimal performance, improved mobility and treatment of pain or discomfort.  Compression massage can be characterized as rhythmic compression into muscles used to create a deep hypremia (an increased amount of blood in the vessels of an organ or tissue in the body) and softening effect in the tissues. It is generally used as a warm-up for deeper, more specific massage work.

 

What is Compression Massage?

Compression is an effective massage technique performed by laying hands over a muscle area and pushing down onto the tissues. Hands are then lifted and moved to a different area and then repeated. The pressure of compressions can range from light to very deep. Compressions can also be performed with a slight rocking movement that can encourage the parasympathetic nervous system and promote relaxation.  

 

The compression technique applies pressure onto muscles, it is then held and released. This technique is then repeated. Compressions are used within many different types of massages including Swedish, therapeutic and deep tissue massages.

Benefits of Compression Massage

Compression, as a massage technique, has many benefits including relaxation, improved circulation and recovery. When compressions are performed on the muscles, it stimulates affects the parasympathetic nervous system and is able to alter mood and produce feelings of relaxation. 

 

Compressions also help to improve circulation into the muscles by initially restricting the blood flow which then encourage a larger amount of blood to the area. Improved blood circulation in the muscles is beneficial to improving tissue conditions and preparing muscles for activity- beneficial for treatments before an athletic event. An additional benefit of compression massage is for increasing healing to damaged tissues and speeding up recovery. Compressions accelerate the healing process by increasing oxygen and nutrients into the tissues. Oxygen and nutrients can work to repair and heal any damaged cells.

 

Compressions provide LONG LASTING RESULTS:
 

Hypertonic muscles soften and lengthen.

Muscles are flushed with interstitial stasis reduced.

Released histamines dilate capillaries with increased cellular nutrition.

Muscles fire faster with increased amounts of acetylcholine.

Muscle lesions heal faster with increased collagen production.

Stretching muscle fibers increases capillerization.

Fascia is rejuvenated and enlivened.

Range of motion and freedom of movement increase.

Myofascial pain and secondary autonomic phenomena caused by trigger points is usually eliminated.


“Massage therapy has a limited arsenal of therapeutic remedies. The massage practitioner can count only on different forms of pressure (including vibration), stretching, and the activation of temperature receptors. Between these three modalities, pressure is the main therapeutic tool, with stretching and temperature receptors’ activation playing a supportive role in the treatment.”
- Ross Turchaninov, M.D. MASSAGE & BODYWORK, October/November 2000


 

POWERS OF COMPRESSION –expanded explanation:

Relaxes

Compressions fire the stretch reflex – hypertonic muscles relax. Pressure applied by foot or hand stretches spindle cells and triggers a reflexive contraction. This contraction protects the muscle from being over-stretched and it’s followed by general relaxation of the muscle.

Cleanses

Compressions initially constrict muscle fibers and capillaries – metabolites (byproducts of muscles doing work) are eliminated.

Momentary reflexive tightening of the muscle (the stretch reflex) compresses venous and lymph channels. This tightening forces metabolites out of muscle tissue and prevents tissue irritation caused by the stasis of lactic, hyaluronic and carbonic acids.

Feeds

Compressions release histamines that dilate capillaries – increased cellular nutrition results.

Compressions cause local ischemia (pressure to blanching) and, when released, this “emptying” causes a return flooding of blood into the treated area. The dilation of the arterioles and capillaries is caused, in part, by a histamine release. This increased arterial blood flow, evinced by a superficial redness (hyperemia), feeds and oxygenates at the cellular level. The histamine release is caused by the *irritant effect of the compressions. “Reserve” capillaries enhancing cellular nutrition are also called into play by the ischemic compression.

*Note – As regards histamine release, all massage strokes, even though they feel good, are “irritants”.

Speeds

Compressions release acetylcholine – faster nerve firing results.

Acetylcholine formation following compression massage intensifies the contractility of skeletal muscles. Acetylcholine concentrates on the neuromuscle junction and facilitates fast action potentials …a real boon for pre-event sports massage. This action can also play a role in relieving spasticity.

Heals

Compressions accelerate healing – procollagen fiber formation is stimulated.

“Mechanical stimuli in the form of massage or any other type of soft-tissue mobilization repetitively applied to the place of injury are able to increase collagen production by the stimulation of fibroblasts’ functions and by attracting new cells from neighboring areas. The correct orientation of collagen fibers is an equally important element. Are mechanical stimuli somehow able to affect this process as well? We should answer this question positively. Numerous scientific reports support this conclusion.” – Dr. Ross Turchaninov, Therapeutic Massage: A Scientific Approach 1.

Note – Dr. Turchaninov compiled and analyzed recent scientific research studies as to pressure’s effect on cellular and sub-cellular levels. We highly recommend Dr. Turchaninov’s publications. Medical Massage, Vol. I, 1998 and Therapeutic Massage: A Scientific Approach, 2000.

 

Pumps

Active or passive post-compression stretches – improves circulation and capillarization.

Stretching creates a mechanical effect on the myogenic tone of vascular walls. This results in a vasoconstriction during the stretch that changes to a vasodilatation when the stretch is released. Turchainov reports research that noted up to a 30% increase in blood circulation in passively stretched muscles. This stretching also results in increased capillarization.

Rejuvenates

Compressions stretch and distort the ground substance of deep and superficial fascia – increases range of motion and tissue rejuvenation … delays senescence.

Prolonged compressions heat, stretch and energize ground substance. The extra energy (primarily in the form of heat) is absorbed by the ground substance. It transforms this fascial component from 'gel' (a semi-solid state) towards 'sol' (a more fluid, youthful form).

Treats

Pain-free movement – ischemic pressure inhibits/ eliminates trigger points.

Pressure to blanching at the trigger point creates a local hypoxia followed by a reactive hyperemia. Micro-circulation is restored and the trigger point is eradicated. Micro-hemorrhaging also eventuates in increased metabolic function.

Feels Good

Prolonged deep compressions result in vagal tonus and parasympathetic dominance – altered mood (hypnogogic trance) and an improved healing state results.

Mechanical compressions of Ruffini nerve endings transduce endogenous morphines and other neurotransmitters of altered states.

What does electrical stimulation do for muscles?

Electric muscle stimulation, aka e-stim or electrostim, is an adjunct physical therapy modality often used to reignite muscles' ability to contract. Enhancing muscle contraction may help you control pain, get stronger, increase physical functioning, retrain movements you may have lost, and/or manage inflammation.

Is electrical stimulation good for you?

To start, it can help reduce edema (swelling) and expedite the healing process of injured or damaged tissue. Electric muscle stimulation can also help reduce chronic pain. Other benefits include: May improve joint pain and swelling.

Does electrical stimulation increase blood flow?

Physiological changes caused by electrical stimulation include an increase in blood flow and an effect on the peripheral circulation. The appropriate dose and duration of electrical stimulation can achieve various physiological responses

Does Theragun help sore muscles?

The basic concept behind how the Theragun works is through the use of percussive therapy. The vibration and force produced by the device is said to have a variety of benefits including pain relief, increased range of motion, reduced muscle stiffness and soreness, and a faster recovery time from workouts

Does Theragun get rid of knots?

When working on muscular knots, Theragun provides benefits of increased blood flow to an area, improved myofascial function, and the activation of various receptors in the muscle. The impact of using Theragun can reduce pain and provide relief, along with more flexibility.

How often should you use Theragun?

Depending on the desired result, we recommend using your Theragun for a minimum of 15 seconds and a maximum of 2 minutes per muscle group. A full-body session should not exceed 15 minutes. Treat yourself 2-3 times per day.

Turbocharge your Recovery with the touch of a button

Accelerate your recovery and #crushtomorrow with the Speed Hound ProPerformance Recovery System.  Provides on-demand, dynamic air pressure that massages your legs after an intense workout so you're fresher and ready to take on tomorrow. 

 

Wide range of pressure settings provides you with the amount of compression for your recovery (20mmHg - 200mmHg), On/off toggle for different parts of legs, Flush and Massage mode, Time settings of 10-30 minutes

FDA approved: rigorously tested and cleared as a class II medical device to reduce muscle soreness and swelling.

 

Here is what our athletes are saying:

"The higher pressure, zone toggles, and massage modes make this a completely different system than others!"

"This recovery system scream quality and attention to detail!"

"The wide range of pressure gives me the right amount of compression where I need it the most!"

"Much quieter than other brands I've tried!  Now I can watch TV without cranking up the volume."

"This is the pro's secret to not being sore the next day and getting back out for more training."

"I have an active family and everyone became immediately hooked.  We are all fighting for it!"

"Love the ability to change settings during the recovery session/on the fly"