What are the Benefits of Compression Therapy?
Compression therapy is a popular spa treatment designed to increase circulation in specific parts of the body, typically the legs.
While many of us may be used to wearing compression socks while taking a long flight, compression garments can be incredibly effective at treating a number of conditions and medical complaints. You might need to wear them on a regular basis to relieve discomfort and encourage movement in affected limbs.
What problems can compression therapy treat, and how does it work?
Compression Therapy as Treatment for Medical Conditions
Compression garments apply consistent but gentle pressure to the target areas, stretching the vein walls to achieve numerous benefits. These include:
Compression garments are elasticated to create sufficient constriction, usually at the ankle, affecting the rest of the limb. If you currently experience problems with circulation, compression therapy can reduce the risk of symptoms worsening down the line.
This treatment may be effective for a variety of conditions or issues. One of the most common is lymphedema, in which excess lymph fluid pools in tissues due to a blockage in the arms or legs. Lymphedema can be painful and impede movement of the affected limbs over time, having a significantly-disruptive impact on your life.
Compression therapy can help relieve discomfort, reduce swelling and stimulate movement of the collected fluids. You may be able to enjoy a more active lifestyle with regular use of compression garments.
Other issues compression therapy can aid include:
Professional therapists offer safe, relaxing compression therapy designed to provide the benefits outlined above. The amount of constriction applied varies from one client to the next, based on your conditions or goals.
Causes of Venous Diseases
You may be at risk of venous diseases (varicose veins, leg swelling etc.) if you:
There are various things you can do to help your legs stay healthy and reduce your risk of venous problems. Make an effort to:
How can I Receive Compression Therapy in Brampton?
Astra Medi Spa offers compression garment fitting as part of our Lymphedema Therapy treatment. This is an effective way to ease the symptoms of this condition and encourage proper lymphatic drainage.
Compression garment fitting is just one part of the lymphedema treatment available: massages and light exercise can be effective on the affected areas too. Our experts also provide you with insights into managing your lymphedema in your daily life, helping you deal with the condition as best you can.
Want to know more about how our compression garment fitting can help you? Have questions about our lymphedema therapy? Please don’t hesitate to contact Astra Medi Spa’s dedicated team.
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