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Understanding the benefits
of Compression therapy

Pressotherapy also known as lymphatic drainage and compression therapy uses controlled pressure to increase blood flow throughout your body, from your legs into your vital organs such as your heart. Your lymphatic system eliminates your body’s waste. At the same time, it supports your veins and decreases swelling.

It is believed that compression therapy increases performance, reduces soreness after exercise, and significantly reduces the risk of blood clots.

Pressotherapy is a process that improves lymphatic drainage, consequently slimming the appearance of the arms and legs (due to the fact that they contain less fluid), alleviating aches and pains, and purifying the body. It inflates a suit that squeezes your arms, legs, or abdomen in a rhythmic manner, similar to a massage, using an air pressure machine.

There is some evidence that lymphatic drainage massage, such as compression therapy, can help to minimise the appearance of cellulite and discharge fluid from the lymph nodes that can accumulate after surgery or some cancer therapies.

This article will go over what to expect from pressotherapy, who is a good candidate for it, the benefits and adverse effects, and how much it will cost.

Compression therapy is effective and can enhance the quality of life for persons suffering from a variety of ailments. It’s frequently prescribed by doctors to keep venous insufficiency from worsening.

Blood travels from your heart to the rest of your body through your arteries. Blood flows back to the heart through your veins, and valves in the veins prevent blood from going backwards.

Venous insufficiency occurs when your veins have problems returning blood from your extremities to your heart. Blood does not flow back to the heart adequately in this disease, causing blood to pool in the veins of your legs.

Compression therapy uses controlled pressure to increase blood flow in your legs and improve blood flow to the heart. At the same time, it supports your veins and decreases swelling.

Compression therapy has proven
effective for a variety
of conditions

Pressotherapy & Compression Therapy

Compression therapy has proven effective for a variety of conditions

Compression Therapy
Pure Medical are the UK’s leading medical sauna treatment centre. Several successful studies have used pressotherapy to treat chronic health problems such as:

Infrared Sauna for Acne


Infrared Sauna for ADHD


Infrared Sauna for Alzheimer's Disease

Alzheimer’s Disease

Infrared Sauna for Arthritis


Infrared Sauna for Asthma


Infrared Sauna for Back Pain


Cancer & Chemotherapy Pain


Infrared sauna for cellulite


Infrared Sauna for Eczema


Infrared Sauna for Pain


Infrared Sauna for Sciatica


Infrared Sauna For Weight Loss


Compression therapy can help with a variety of medical issues, including:
Assists in healthy heart function (problems can lead to tapered oedemas because of an inadequate pumping effect)
Anti-cellulite treatment in the initial phase
Bedridden patients
Fluid retention
Heavy legs

Helps prevent venous stasis (stagnation of blood flow in veins, capillaries, and spider veins)

Improves blood flow and oxygenation
Increases energy and combat fatigue and depression
Limb paralysis


Lymphatic drainage (alleviate oedema or swelling of the leg)
Oedema (swollen legs)
Pre & post liposuction
Passive compression in venous diseases
Post-mastectomy arm drainage
Postphlebitic (post-thrombotic) syndrome
Provides athletic performance enhancement
Provides immediate relief and comfort for heavy legs, water retention, cellulite, and poor circulation
Post-operative prophylaxis in venous thrombosis operations
Recovery of muscle tone in immobilised or disabled patients
Reduced localized lipolytic oedema (fatty deposits)
Relief of pains and swelling
Stretch marks
To prevent varicose veins
Treatment of hematoma after surgery
Venous stasis
Venous insufficiency
Weight Loss
Widespread chronic venous oedema

What are the Benefits?

Pressotherapy & Compression Therapy

What are the Benefits?

The lymphatic system is stimulated by pressotherapy. The lymphatic system distributes lymph, a fluid containing white blood cells that help fight illness when it’s working properly. The following are some of the potential advantages of compression therapy:

  • Muscles are relaxed, and there are fewer aches
  • Cellulite appearance is reduced
  • Swelling and stiffness in the limbs are reduced
  • Helps remove toxins
  • Skin becomes firmer and toned
  • Lymphatic circulation is improved, resulting in a stronger immune system.

How Does
Compression therapy Work?

Pressotherapy & Compression Therapy

How does Compression therapy Work?

Compression therapy is a non-invasive treatment that includes the application of air pressure to various regions of the body, alternating between compression and decompression. This can aid in the stimulation of the lymphatic system, which aids in the removal of toxins from the body as well as the stimulation of blood circulation. A specialised Pressotherapy machine is used to apply pressure. Both cosmetic and medicinal applications are possible with compression therapy.
The procedure will be carried out by a licenced esthetician. Compression therapy is similar to lymphatic drainage massage, however, instead of being done by hand, compression therapy is done by a machine that consistently delivers the right amount of pressure. The following is how the technique works:
  • When you arrive for your session, you will be shown to a pressotherapy chair or bed. You are not required to take off your clothes. While you can learn how to give yourself a lymphatic drainage massage at home, compression therapy should always be done by a trained professional in a professional setting.
  • The aesthetician will assist you in putting on the garment (which resembles a spacesuit worn by astronauts). Wrap it around your legs, your midsection, your arms, or all three.
  • The garment is equipped with tubes that connect to a computerised air pressure system. You will feel a squeezing feeling that should seem like pressure rather than pain as the garment inflates with air.
  • A usual session is 30 to 45 minutes long. Your body may feel light thereafter, and some people have reported that they feel compelled to urinate right away, which could be related to water movement in the body. Compression therapy can be done as frequently as twice a week.

What are the possible
side effects

Pressotherapy & Compression Therapy

What are the possible side effects?

Compression therapy is generally considered safe, though there are some side effects you should know about, including muscle pain if the pressure on the machine is too high and redness or slight irritation where the pressurised garments meet the skin.



Compression therapy is generally considered safe for adults of all ages. However, If you’re pregnant, have recently had surgery, or have other health conditions including heart disease, diabetes, or fever, always talk to Pure Medical’s doctors before getting Pressotherapy. If you’ve recently broken a bone or have osteoporosis or another bone condition, you should also check in with our doctors to make sure this treatment is not too intense on the injury.

Compression therapy is not recommended for the following:

  • Pregnant women
  • Patients with heart or kidney failure
  • Blood pressure problems
  • People with varicose veins
  • Asthmatic people
  • People with deep vein thrombosis (DVT)

What to expect?

Pressotherapy & Compression Therapy

What to expect?

Before having Compression Therapy at Pure Medical in Milton Keynes you will be seen by one of our doctors, they will check to see if you’re healthy enough to receive therapy and advice you about the best way to prepare for your treatment.

Compression therapy is a procedure that is said to help with lymphatic drainage, thereby potentially slimming the look of the arms and legs (because they carry less fluid), easing aches and pains, and detoxifying the body. It uses an air pressure machine to inflate a suit that squeezes your arms, legs, or abdomen in a rhythmic motion, similar to a massage.

In addition, there is some evidence that lymphatic drainage massage like Pressotherapy can reduce the appearance of cellulite and release fluid in the lymph nodes which may build up after surgery or after certain cancer treatments.

Treatments are usually repeated over days or weeks. You should complete the whole course for the most benefit.

If you are sick or have the following symptoms, your treatment session may be postponed.

  • Severe cold or flu
  • Chest infection
  • Runny nose
  • Sickness (nausea).
1, You will arrive at your appointment and be led to the compression therapy bed. You do not need to remove your clothes.
2, Our specialist medical team will help you get into the garment (which looks sort of like an astronaut’s spacesuit). This can be wrapped around the legs, your midsection, arms or all three.
3, The garment has tubes on it that are hooked up to a computerized air pressure machine. The garment will inflate with air and you will feel a squeezing sensation that should feel like pressure, not pain.
4, A typical session will last for 30 to 45 minutes. Your body may feel light afterwards, and anecdotally, some people feel they have to urinate right away, which could be due to the movement of water in the body. You can get compression therapy done as often as twice a week.


Pressotherapy stimulates the body’s lymphatic system. When it’s functioning optimally, the lymphatic system transports lymph, a fluid that contains white blood cells to help fight infection. Possible benefits of compression therapy include:
  • Relaxed muscles and fewer aches
  • Reduction in the appearance of cellulite
  • Reduction of swelling and stiffness in the limbs
  • Removal of toxins, though this needs more research
  • Toned and firm skin
  • Stronger immune system due to lymph moving properly

Transform your health

Pressotherapy & Compression Therapy

Transform your health

Since the dawn of time, humans have employed compression treatment to aid in the healing of wounds and inflammation. Pure Medical’s Doctors mainly prescribe compression therapy for venous disease and lymphatic disease, sometimes with overlying congestive heart failure.

If you stand up all day at work or sit at a desk all day, Pressotherapy can be a big help in keeping you pain-free and comfortable.

You don’t need a prescription for Pressotherapy. But if you have vein disease or a condition that puts you at risk for CVI, DVT, or lymphedema, see your doctor get proper treatment.

If you’re an athlete or dancer and want to boost your performance and recovery, compression therapy may help.

The Pure Medical Program gives you a once-in-a-lifetime chance to invest in your health as you become older, allowing you to maximise your cognition, vitality, and quality of life. We’ve developed a cutting-edge approach that combines:

By combining these treatment modalities Pure Medical are able to customise cognitive and physical training regimens, along with dietary coaching.

The ageing process has varied effects on every one of us. This is why our diverse healthcare team employs in-depth exams and analytics to build a strategy that is completely tailored to you.

As a consequence, you’ll receive a thorough treatment that will help you improve your cognitive and physical performance while also making you feel your best, regardless of your age.

Scientific Case Studies

In this section, you will find an array of scientific case studies.

Pressotherapy for lymphatic drainage

Compression therapy treats lymphatic drainage, relieves aches and pains, and detoxifies the body of toxins 1.


Compression therapy for Weight Loss & cellulite

A procedure that can help with lymphatic drainage, potentially making the arms, legs, or abdomen look slimmer or more defined. Pressotherapy is helpful if you are overweight caused or accentuated by water retention or if your cellulite is aqueous 2.


Pressotherapy for cardiovascular hemodynamics

Cardiac impairments: This happens especially in cases of congestive heart failure. The lymphatic ducts empty lymph back into the heart. If there is decreased heart function, people may notice swelling in their legs and weight gain 3.


Compression therapy for upper limb lymphedema after mastectomy

Lymphoedema of the upper limb is the most serious and most crippling complication of mastectomy 4.


Compression therapy for cellulite

Effects of mechanical massage, manual lymphatic drainage and connective tissue manipulation techniques on fat mass in women with cellulite 5.


Pressotherapy for lower limbs phlebolymphedema

Comparison of efficacy of the intermittent pneumatic compression with a high- and low-pressure application in reducing the lower limbs phlebolymphedema 6.


Compression therapy Lymphatic System:
No Longer Secondary to the Blood Vascular System

The New Era of the Lymphatic System: No Longer Secondary to the Blood Vascular System 7.


Pressotherapy for the immune system

The Lymphatic System: Integral Roles in Immunity 8.