Pressoterapia: tutto quello che c'è da sapere

What is pressotherapy?

Pressotherapy is a medical-sports and aesthetic treatment that improves the functioning of the circulatory and lymphatic system. Pressotherapy, in fact, reduces water retention and promotes the drainage of the lymph within its vessels, thus avoiding stagnation especially in the peripheral areas of the body.

Improved functioning of the circulatory system and lymphatic system helps natural toxin elimination and tiredness reduction processes.

How does pressotherapy work?

Usually, the areas of the body covered by most pressotherapy treatments are the lower limbs and upper limbs. However, there is also the possibility to act at the abdominal level on large fluid accumulation centers.

The pressotherapy session consists of a mechanical massage performed by a special instrument composed of legs, sleeves or enveloping abdominal bands, divided into segments powered by a modular compressor. The individual air chambers - swelling and bloating in sequence - produce a peristaltic wave that favors the flow of body fluids from the periphery to the center of the body for elimination.

This pressure has such an intensity that it allows an increase and, in some cases, a real reactivation of the circulatory system and the lymphatic one. The pressure intensity changes according to the adjustable air volume, thus ensuring the most suitable and effective pressure for each condition to be treated.


Pressure and deflection cycles are short-lived and reproduce for varying periods of time. A classic pressotherapy session lasts from 20 to 50 minutes.

In order to begin to appreciate its effectiveness and see the results, at least 8 sessions with 2-3 appointments per week are recommended.

Phase preliminary treatment

It is recommended to address fasting pressotherapy sessions to optimize the benefits of treatment.

Phase preliminary treatment

At the end of pressotherapy, many patients feel the urinary stimulus. The diuretic effect is normal and depends on the mobilisation of body fluids induced by the treatment itself.

Some advice

To maintain the effects of pressotherapy longer, it is recommended to adopt a lifestyle that prevents water retention (drinking plenty of water, limiting the use of salt in foods, etc.) avoid alcohol, smoking and caffeine.

Areas of use of pressotherapy

Sports pressotherapy

Pressotherapy is used successfully at the end of sports practice for the treatment of post-traumatic oedema, post-training pain and blood oxygenation.

Medical pressotherapy

The pathologies that may benefit from a cycle of pressotherapy sessions are as follows:

  • Linfedema
  • Insufficiency venosa
  • Veins varicose
  • Syndrome post - trombotica
  • Prevention of venous thrombosis
  • Chronic venous oedema
  • Post-phlebitic syndrome

Aesthetic pressotherapy

Pressotherapy has shown excellent results in the treatment of the following aesthetic disorders and problems: cellulite and orange skin; overweight (with accumulation of localized fat); swollen legs and water retention.

Sporting-medical benefits

  • Relieves pain caused by some sports trauma
  • Reduces localized and widespread post-traumatic oedema
  • Promotes the removal of toxins and waste products from the body
  • Improves blood circulation and lymphatic circulation
  • Promotes relaxation of the whole body
  • Improves skin oxygenation
  • Reduces post-operative lymphedema
  • Improves metabolism
  • Reduces recovery time
  • Fighting Fatigue

Aesthetic benefits

  • Fights cellulite inesthetics at different stages and redefines the shape of the legs
  • Dramatically reduces water retention
  • Encourages the removal of toxic substances from the body
  • Facilitates the streamlining of certain parts of the body
  • Improves veno-lymphatic circulation
  • Increases metabolism
  • Improves skin tone and oxygenation
  • Reduces stress and promotes relaxation

Contraindications of pressotherapy

Pressotherapy has several contraindications for sufferers of the following diseases:

  • Phlebitis or thrombophlebitis
  • Deep vein thrombosis
  • Veins varicose
  • Heavy arteriosclerosis
  • Diabetes mellitus with microangiopathy
  • Hepatic cirrhosis
  • Renal insufficiency
  • Hepatic insufficiency
  • Cardiac insufficiency

I plus boasts staff experienced in all pressotherapy treatments, and is therefore able to best recommend its clients in the choice of processes and in the use of machines.

On our portal are available all tools for pressotherapy for personal or professional use ideal for rapid recovery and a better circulatory and lymphatic system.

Pressotherapy in pregnancy: is it helpful or harmful?

Pressotherapy during pregnancy helps not only to eliminate the discomfort of swollen and heavy legs, but to avoid the risk of venous thrombosis, possible in the final period of pregnancy. The pressotherapy treatment of the pregnant woman should be calibrated to her state of health. The recommendation is to consult the trusted gynecologist at all times.

When do you start to feel the benefits of pressotherapy?

Already after the first treatment you can begin to experience a feeling of well-being, but to have consistent and lasting results you have to arrive at the sixth/seventh session.

Is pressotherapy a safe treatment?

Certainly! Some feel a slight sensation of heat in the treated parts and you can see a redness: this is completely normal and is due to the reactivation of the circulatory system after the session.

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