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Sequential Pneumatic or Compression therapy is a method which helps to move the excess interstitial liquids and to promote the body's natural lymphatic return. It uses a pump system to inflates and deflates the treatment garments to a determined dynamic pressure. This is controlled by a precise and programmable electronic system to obtain the necessary compression on the treated part of the body (upper or lower limbs)


Compression therapy is indicated for the following:

  • Treatment of disorders associated with vascular or lymphaticis insufficiency such as Varicose, Chronic Venous Insufficiency (CVI), venous stasis ulcers, post-mastectomy edema and chronic lymphedema, diabetic foot ulcer, peripheral artery disease (PAD)
  • Reduction of edema associated with soft tissue injuries such as burns, postoperative edema and ligament sprains
  • Decrease risk of Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)


Lymphatic drainage is successfuly used for:

  • Diminution of flabby skin, cellulite, accumulated of fat, and correction of curves
  • Reduction of fatigue of the legs and feet
  • Detoxification of the body
  • Handling with arthritis and Parkinson disease
  • Treatment of prostates and increasing in men's efficiency
  • Helping the proficiency of intestines and preventing constipation
  • Healing of edema of any sort, physical constrains, weakness, tiredness and insomnia

More Video and Articles:

Seen on The Doctors: Lymphatic Drainage Massage (video)

The Effectiveness of Intermittent Pneumatic Compression in Long-Term Therapy of Lymphedema of Lower Limbs

Effect of Intermittent Pneumatic Compression Therapy on Healing of Diabetic Foot Ulcer

Intermittent pneumatic compression therapy improves functional and dynamic balance and neuropathy severity in neuropathic patients with type 2 diabetes

The art of healing comes from nature, not from the physician. Therefore the physician must come from nature, with an open mind.


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