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Understanding Pressotherapy

What is pressotherapy?

Pressotherapy is a technique for blood circulation enhancement, lymphatic massage and cellulite reduction. It is provided by special equipment that comprises inflatable boots (or arm sleeves) that rhythmically inflate and deflate in order

to pump lymph in the lymphatic vessels and blood in the veins of the legs (or arms) towards the heart. It is also known as alternate compression therapy or pneumatic compression therapy. 

It is a mechanised lymphatic drainage technique that _fights water retention by_ applying intermittent compression on one or more parts of the body - typically the legs, stomach and arm. 

What is Manual lymphatic drainage and compression garments?

Manual lymphatic drainage (MLD) is a very light lymphatic drainage massage technique that was developed in the 1930s.

It is especially gentle and thereby very well suited to very weak, fragile or sensitive individuals and is the only technique suited to patients that had their lymph glands removed after cancer. However, this technique is not nearly as effective in healthy women (i.e. 95% of women) as pressotherapy

With the low-pressure differential of anything between 7 and 15mmHg, this pressure differential is too mild to offer any

significant lymphatic drainage benefits with a Compression garment. Actually, it can make cellulite worse, as they deprive the

tissues of mechanical stimulation necessary for collagen cell (fibroblasts) productivity. How does pressotherapy work?

The air is automatically pumped into pneumatic chambers of the boot. The Machine can apply a pressure that reaches 100mmHg

or even 120mmHg.With this strong pressure, the machine can automatically adapt the patient's blood pressure and help all parts of body do the deep lymphatic drainage massage, then enhance blood circulation. If you use a good anti-cellulite cream, it will add to the results.

How Lymphatic Drainage can help with Weight-Loss?


If you’re struggling to achieve your weight loss goals, it’s worth investigating whether there may be a fundamental issue that’s holding you back.


A lymphatic drainage treatment can help get the lymph flowing, help the body get rid of excess weight and give a fresher appearance with unclogged pores and less puffy looking skin.


Having a healthy and efficient lymphatic system is key to your body being able to detox itself and maintain a healthy weight. The lymphatic system is of UTMOST importance part to our immune system, it helps our bodies get rid of toxins (fat and cellulite), waste and other unwanted materials including infections, bacteria and cancerous cells.


Made up of a network of thin tubes called lymph vessels, and lymph nodes (or glands) which run throughout the body they eliminate our body’s waste products. It also works as a third circulation system, in addition to our arterial and venous circulations.


However, as the lymphatic system has no pumping mechanism of its own it relies on regular movement and deep breathing to help the flow of lymph fluid. If you’re feeling tired, generally under the weather, retaining extra weight, having problems sleeping, experiencing hormonal imbalances, getting frequent infections and are suffering from bloating and puffiness a slow lymphatic system may to blame.


There is one solution which can help however. A lymphatic drainage treatment (otherwise known as ELEKTRO PRESSOTHERAPIE) can help with weight loss and general health.


A highly relaxing treatment, Elektro Pressotherapie involves a gentle, press and release massage treatment done by specially designed machine. This very gentle, non-invasive, technique using light pressure, imitates the body’s lymphatic system’s natural movement, encouraging the lymph fluid to flow freely around the body and through the lymph nodes.


The pressure helps boost lymph fluid circulation which stimulates the disposal of wastes and toxins boosting the immune system in the process. The drainage of toxins and waste products that accumulate between cells happens naturally after each treatment.


The treatment helps decrease any swelling and water retention and also improve cellulite appearance. Lymphatic drainage also improves circulation, relaxes the body and combats localized fat.

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