Compression therapy device
Various names of the pressure therapy device are known. In some countries (eg Hungary) it is known as a lymphatic massage machine. This latter name is only partially correct. The pressure therapy device is excellent not only for lymphatic problems, but also for treating many other symptoms and complaints, such as venous insufficiency, post-thrombotic syndrome, pregnancy varicose vein, cellulite, orange skin, or muscle regeneration of an athlete.
Why buy a pressure therapy device?
Symptoms of most of these problems occur daily and cause problems. Every day should be treated. If you wait for it to swell heavily, it won't be easy to "remove it". However, if you handle it every day, you can maintain a near-normal state.
Hand or machine lymphatic massage?
If you use hand-lymph massage, it can cost a lot. A limb is massaged for 4-8 thousand, the whole body is massaged for 10-14 thousand HUF occasionally. If you get the required number of massages, a monthly cost can reach the price of a good pressure therapy device. If you only get 1-2x massage a week, then it has little benefit to your condition.
You can use a better pressure therapy device for up to 8-10 years. If you have a machine, you have it every day and you can apply it when necessary and not when the masseur gives you a date.
What is a pressure therapy device?
The pressure therapy device is a very precisely regulated air compressor. Multi-chamber boots, gloves or belt cuffs can be attached. The device blows the air chambers of the cuffs in the set order. The pressure starts the flow of fluid (lymph) between the tissues. Inflation and drainage control the treatment.
Suggestions for purchasing a pressure therapy device
- Do not buy single air chamber pressure therapy device to treat lymphatic system - unsuitable for lymphatic system treatment!
- The more air compartments a cuff contains, the finer the flow control can be.
- In general, 4 air chamber devices are sufficient for home and maintenance treatment.
- 6-12 air chamber devices are recommended for severe lymphodema and for clinics.
- When the pressure in each air compartment can be controlled separately, the device is more effective in treating lymph edema.
- Choose the right size cuff! If the cuff is too large, the effect may be less than desired.
- Measure the circumference
- legs: ankle, calf, knee and thigh
- arms: wrist-elbow-armpit
- trunk: waist-hip