Who is the Recovery LAB for?

The Recovery LAB 8 Deluxe is intended for use by (top) athletes, coaches, trainers and physiotherapists. But also for people who like to be massaged. This recovery product is specially designed for faster recovery and rehabilitation for anyone who has made physical exertion.

Athletes can use the Recovery LAB 8 Deluxe between training sessions and after sports performance. Coaches get their athletes fit again faster after an intensive training effort, so that they can perform quickly again. With the Recovery LAB 8 Deluxe, trainers can offer their clients the right aftercare. Physical therapists often use the Recovery LAB 8 Deluxe as an extension of the treatment and allow their clients to use it regularly in this way.

How does the Recovery LAB 8 Deluxe work?

The repair product will fill the chambers of the two covers and the compressed air will massage both legs part by part. From the foot up. The intensity of the massage is easy to adjust with eight different levels of air pressure. The six different massage programs offer the possibility to have the body part taken care of by the device in a different way. During a massage, the Recovery LAB 8 Deluxe fills the eight air chambers (segments) one by one with air. This creates a pleasant pressure, comparable to kneading and ironing during compression therapy.

Massages from the Recovery LAB 8 Deluxe help the lymphatic system to get the lymph nodes to do their work properly (again). The lymphatic system removes waste products from the body. The lymph nodes are a kind of purification system that ensures that waste products are filtered out of the lymph fluid. In addition, the lymphatic system and lymph nodes provide defense against infections. Lymph vessels absorb tissue fluid in which various dissolved proteins or waste products are present. These waste products are immediately destroyed in lymph nodes. In this way, the lymphatic system acts as a filter in our body. Your lymph nodes also contain many white blood cells that can destroy bacteria and viruses. These white blood cells can be brought into the bloodstream via the lymph.

During exercise, the muscle produces natural waste products that the body must remove during and after physical (sporting) performance. We call these waste products lactate (lactic acids) and are part of the glucose consumption by the muscles (glycolysis). A number of organs in the body use lactate to produce energy. It is not the lactic acid that is the cause of muscle pain, it is muscle acidosis. This is a waste substance that is secreted together with the lactate. By massaging the muscles waste products are removed. This improves blood circulation in the massaged muscles and removes any toxins (poison / waste) more easily.

The functions of the Recovery LAB 8

The Recovery LAB 8 Deluxe is a professional recovery product that helps to:

  • improve circulation of blood and lymphatic system;
  • disposal of waste products after intensive training / competition;
  • reducing cellulite;
  • relieve injuries;
  • reduce swelling;
  • lowering physical tensions;
  • prevention of varicose veins;
  • counteract fluid retention and cramps.

Scientific research Recovery LAB 8 Deluxe

Dynamic compression improves recovery of elite athletes

“Dynamic compression enhances pressure-to-pain threshold in elite athlete recovery: exploratory study.” Journal of Strength & Conditioning Research 2015 May; 29 (5): 1263-72

“The purpose of this study was to assess peristaltic pulse dynamic compression (PPDC) in lowering the short-term pressure-to-pain threshold (PPT) in Olympic Training Center athletes after morning exercise. […] We conclude that PPDC is a promising tool in speeding up recovery and enhancing intensive training of Olympic and aspiring Olympic athletes. ”

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Peristaltic pulse compression of human muscle tissue

“Peristaltic pulse compression upregulates pgc-1α and enos in human muscle tissue.” Experimental Physiology 2015 May 15

“We investigated whether 60 minutes of whole leg treatment with lower pressure external pneumatic compression (EPC) altered vascular, metabolic, antioxidant and inflammation-related mRNAs. […] Treatment on EPC temporarily regulates PGC-1α. mRNA also up-regulates eNOS protein and NOx concentrations in the vastus lateralis biopsy samples. ”

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Peristaltic pulse compression improves flexibility

“Peristaltic pulse compression of the lower extremity enhances flexibility.” Journal of Strength & Conditioning Research 2014 Apr; 28 (4): 1058-64

This study explored the effects of peristaltic pulse dynamic compression (PPDC) on range of motion (ROM) changes in forward splits. […] PPDC offers a way to improve ROM quickly and requires less energy and time. ”

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The function and quality of the veins is improved with peristaltic pulse compression

Peripheral conduit and resistance artery function are improved following peristaltic pulse compression. European Journal of Applied Physiology 2015 May 16 ”

“The purpose of this study was to determine the acute effects of a single treatment of peristaltic pulse EPC on function and vein resistance. […] Lower pressure EPC substantially improves vein quality and function and also improves RH blood flow (i.e. of the compressed limbs). ”

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Additional scientific publications

Research by Hanson et al. (2013) shows that pneumatic compression ensures that an athlete recovers faster after a maximum cycling test and that there is significantly less lactate (lactic acid) in the blood than when he / she recovers passively.

Wiener et al. (2001) found that muscle fatigue of the tibialis anterior (anterior tibial muscle) is significantly lower between two exercises when using pneumatic compression.

In addition to its positive effect on recovery from fatigue, pneumatic compression also has a positive effect on recovery from tissue damage (injuries), according to Johansson et al. (1998).