What is pressotherapy?
Pressotherapy is a hardware technique for compression impact on soft tissue structures of a patient's body.
- strengthening of lymphatic drainage and microcirculation;
- elimination of peripheral edema;
- as a part of a comprehensive program for the treatment of obesity, cellulite;
- chronic venous insufficiency;
- enhancement of detoxification processes in the body;
- optimization of abdominal cavity organs work (strengthening intestinal peristalsis);
- neuromuscular tension;
- postoperative rehabilitation.
A patient wears a special suit for pressotherapy prior to the procedure. The suit is a relaxing-strengthening system of compression impact with divided air compartments. The hardware equipment includes a pump that delivers air to the suit. The pump fills the airspace of the suit in a certain sequence and in different compression modes with short pause periods and subsequent filling. Thus, soft pressure waves are formed in different directions (depending on indications: from top to bottom, from bottom to top), which provides a clinical effect to the procedure. The pressure in the suit / compartments varies depending on indications and localization of 20-160 mm Hg.
- acute infectious diseases;
- malignant tumors, benign diseases with a tendency to progress;
- uterus myoma, benign pelvic organs diseases (uterine myoma, cysts, polyps) — the pelvic area is contraindicated;
- 3-4 degree lymphostasis;
- renal and hepatic failure;
- decompensated heart failure;
- thrombophlebitis, phlebitis;
- purulent and fungal skin diseases.
The procedure is painless, well tolerated. Subjectively, the patient experiences a comfortable feeling of compression, a "running wave". Pressotherapy procedure is mandatory for weight loss program, treatment of obesity and cellulite. After cavitation, cryolipolysis, radiofrequency exposure, pressotherapy is essential to accelerate the removal of fat cells’ decay products through lymphatic and circulatory system.