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Compression Therapy
for Fibromyalgia

Compression Therapy for Fibromyalgia

The UK’s leading Compression Therapy Clinic

Pressotherapy, sometimes referred to as lymphatic drainage and compression therapy, increases blood flow throughout the body, from the legs into the heart and other essential organs. Your lymphatic system removes waste from your body. It supports your veins while also reducing swelling at the same time.

Compression therapy is thought to improve performance, lessen discomfort following exercise, and drastically lower the risk of blood clots.

Pressotherapy is a procedure that enhances lymphatic drainage, which makes the arms and legs appear slimmer (because they hold less fluid), reduces aches and pains, and purifies the body. Using an air pressure machine, it inflates a suit that squeezes your arms, legs, or abdomen rhythmically, much like a massage.

There is some evidence that lymphatic drainage massages, like compression therapy, can reduce the appearance of cellulite and aid to drain fluid from the lymph nodes that can build up after surgery or some cancer treatments.

In this post, the benefits and side effects of pressotherapy will be discussed, along with who is a suitable candidate for it and how much it will cost.

For people suffering from fibromyalgia, compression therapy is helpful and can improve their quality of life. Doctors usually prescribe it to prevent the progression of venous insufficiency.

Your arteries carry blood from your heart to the rest of your body. Your veins allow blood to return to the heart and have valves that stop blood from returning in the other direction.

When your veins have trouble bringing blood from your extremities back to your heart, you have venous insufficiency. Due to the inadequate blood flow returning to the heart in this condition, blood pools in the veins of your legs.

Compression therapy improves blood flow to the heart and increases blood flow to your legs by applying controlled pressure. It supports your veins while also reducing swelling at the same time.


A non-invasive procedure known as compression therapy involves applying air pressure to various body parts in cycles of compression and decompression. This can help to stimulate the lymphatic system, which in turn helps to stimulate blood circulation and remove toxins from the body. To apply pressure, a specialised Pressotherapy machine is used. Compression therapy has potential applications in both cosmetic and medical fields.

An aesthetician with the appropriate licence will perform the operation. Similar to lymphatic drainage massage, compression therapy is performed by a machine that consistently applies the proper amount of pressure, as opposed to being done by hand.


Other symptoms of fibromyalgia include forgetfulness or lack of concentration. stress, anxiety, or melancholy. swelling, tingling, or numbness in your hands and feet.

When fluid is trapped in your tissues, swelling occurs. Gravity has a tendency to cause fluid to collect in the legs, but our bodies are capable of preventing this in a variety of ways. There are some circumstances, nevertheless, where pooling still happens. Swelling in your legs, ankles, and feet may be brought on by fibromyalgia. By applying pressure to move fluid and stop it from building up, compression therapy is beneficial.

Compression Therapy for Fibromyalgia eases Symptoms

Pressotherapy causes the lymphatic system to be activated. When the lymphatic system is functioning effectively, lymph, a fluid containing white blood cells that aid in the fight against disease, is distributed. Some potential benefits of compression therapy for fibromyalgia include the following:

  • There are fewer aches and the muscles are relaxed.
  • Lessening of limb stiffness and swelling
  • Eliminates toxins
  • Skin becomes more toned and firm.
  • An enhanced lymphatic circulation makes the immune system stronger.

How frequently should I use Compression Therapy for
Fibromyalgia treatment?

Think about compression therapy for fibromyalgia as a long-term therapeutic option. Patients with fibromyalgia who receive our therapies may consider scheduling three to four appointments per week. If you’re interested in finding out more about our HBOT packages and membership options, give us a call at 01908 317525.


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