NormaTec started as a medical company—science is in our DNA. We are always working with researchers to study and develop the effectiveness of our patented technology. It is a clinically proven method to increase circulation, reduce soreness, and help athletes perform at their best every day.

Created by a physician bioengineer (MD, PhD) to enhance blood flow and speed recovery, the NormaTec PULSE Massage Pattern employs three key techniques—pulsing, distal release, and gradients—all to maximize your recovery.


Instead of using static compression (squeezing) to transport fluid out of the limbs, NormaTec Pulse Technology uses dynamic compression (pulsing).

Our patented pulsing action more effectively mimics the muscle pump of the legs and arms, greatly enhancing the movement of fluid and metabolites out of the limbs after an intense workout.orkout.


Veins and lymphatic vessels have one-way valves that prevent fluid backflow. Similarly, NormaTec Pulse Technology uses hold pressures to keep fluids from being forced in the wrong direction.

Because of this enhancement, instead of tapering pressure off, the PULSE and PULSE PRO can deliver maximum pressure in every zone.

Distal Release

Because extended static pressure can be detrimental to the body’s normal circulatory flow, Sequential Pulse Technology releases the hold pressures once they are no longer needed to prevent backflow.

By releasing the hold pressure in each zone as soon as possible, each portion of the limb gains maximal rest time without a significant pause between compression cycles.

Backed by Science

Increase Range of Motion

Peristaltic pulse dynamic compression rapidly enhances acute range-of-motion with less discomfort and time. Read More

Lessen Pain Sensitivity

Peristaltic pulse dynamic compression is a promising means of accelerating and enhancing recovery by reducing muscle tenderness from pressure stimuli. Read More

Pulse Compression as a Treatment for DOMS

A 30-minute treatment of Pulse compression increases blood flow in the lower extremity, possibly making Pulse compression a viable option in the management of exercise-induced  muscle damage (DOMS). Read More

Gene Expression in Human Muscle Tissue

Peristaltic pulse compression appears to upregulate rps6 and downregulate Stat1, which may facilitate positive adaptive responses to exercise. Read More

Clear Metabolites Passively

Intermittent pneumatic compression significantly lowers blood lactate concentrations when compared to a passive recovery group. Read More

NormaTec Upregulates PCG-1a and eNOS

A 60 min bout of whole-leg, peristaltic pulse compression transiently upregulates PCG-1a mRNA, while also upregulating eNOS protein and Nox concentrations in biopsy samples. Read More

Decrease Muscle Fatigue After Acute Exercise

External pneumatic compression reduces select skeletal muscle oxidative stress and proteolysis markers during recovery from heavy resistance exercise. Read More

Improve Endothelial Function

A single bout of peristaltic pulse compression improves conduit artery endothelial function systematically and improves RH blood flow in the compressed limbs. Read More

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