Recovery EMS programs are designed to be used right after heavy training sessions or intense competition.
The Recovery programs are designed to flush lactic acid, release endorphins, and relax the muscles to help create a healing environment for the muscle to recover.
These sessions are geared to target your most taxed muscles and will vary person to person and sport to sport. The quads, shoulders, calves, and low back are common players.
Training Recovery: 24 Minute Treatment Time
The Compex Training Recovery cool-down program produces muscle twitches at a very low frequency. Those twitches act like a massage and induce an increase in blood flow. They are responsible for a faster reducuction in the levels of lactic acid in the blood (much better than mere rest) and accelerate the exchanges between muscle fibers and blood. Consequently, the stimulated muscles recuperate better from fatigue and the athlete has a feeling of relaxation and muscle lightness. This type of cool-down program is recommended after hard training sessions and competitions. It is particularly useful after sports requiring long duration efforts, combining endurance and resistance (cycling, marathon, triathlon, mountain- bike, etc.). The same is applicable to sports that require shorter efforts (basketball, soccer, football).
Competition Recover: 25 Minute Treatment Time
The Compex Competition Recovery program is a sub-set of the Active Recovery program that produces a very low constant frequency to induce a gentle muscle contraction and vibration to increase in blood flow. This program should be used after training sessions and competitions.
Muscle Relaxation: 20 Minute Treatment Time
The Compex Muscle Relaxation program produces gentle muscle twitches, like
a massage, to facilitate recovery from muscle fatigue and to help recover muscle strength after training sessions and competitions
Pain Relief TEN: 20 Minute Treatment Time
The Pain Relief TENS program is used to temporarily alleviate localized pain TENS (Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation) are tiny electrical pulses delivered through a device which can help alleviate pain through two different means. By stimulating the sensory nerves TENS produces high levels of endorphins to help ease body pain. The other method of pain relief, known as GATE Control Theory, works to block pain signals to the brain. TENS works best around sore and swollen joints.