What is NormaTec?

NormaTec is the leader in rapid recovery—our systems give a competitive edge to the world’s elite athletes, coaches, and trainers. Our goal is to establish recovery as an integral part of every athlete’s training, and we feel NormaTec systems are the best way to accomplish that. The NormaTec PULSE Recovery Systems are dynamic compression devices designed for recovery and rehab. All of our systems use NormaTec’s patented PULSE technology to help athletes recover faster between trainings and after performance.

Our systems include a control unit and attachments which go on the legs, arms, or hips. They use compressed air to massage your limbs, mobilize fluid, and speed recovery with our patented NormaTec Pulse Massage Pattern. When you use our systems, you will first experience a pre-inflate cycle, during which the connected attachments are molded to your exact body shape. The session will then begin by compressing your feet, hands, or upper quad (depending on which attachment you are using). Similar to the kneading and stroking done during a massage, each segment of the attachment will first compress in a pulsing manner and then release. This will repeat for each segment of the attachment as the compression pattern works its way up your limb.

Air Pulse Technology

The NormaTec Recovery System’s proven scientific approach to speed recovery in 30 minutes flat lies in the innovative massage pattern coined Sequential Pulse Technology (SPT).

SPT blends three unique massage patterns that work in unison with the body’s natural physical and chemical processes to quicken the recovery time.

How It Works

NormaTec works in 3 simple steps to get you recovering fast.


Unlike the static compression of squeezing, Sequential Pulse Technology (SPT) uses a patented pulsating motion, also known as dynamic compression. The pulsing imitates the natural muscle movement in the arms and legs, expediting the release of fluid and metabolites from the limbs after intense exercise or training.


SPT uses gradient hold pressures to keep fluids flowing in the right direction, similar to the one-way valves in veins and lymphatic vessels to prevent fluid backflow. The gradient technology delivers optimal pressure in every zone for maximum recovery results.


Extended static pressure can disrupt the body’s normal circulation system, but with SPT, the hold pressures are gradually released in each zone, preventing fluid backflow. This process ensures each zone of the limb gets maximum rest time between compression cycles.

Massage Pattern

NormaTec Recovery Systems

Compression Massage for Arms, Legs and Hips

Arm Attachment

The NormaTec Arm Attachment covers the length of the entire arm and shoulder.

Leg Attachment

The NormaTec Leg Attachment covers the length of the entire leg.

Hip Attachment

The NormaTec Hip Attachment covers the lower back, obliques, glutes, hamstrings, quads, abductors and adductors.

Is NormaTec Safe For You?

NormaTec is FDA-approved for the medical conditions below:

  • Venous Stasis Ulceration
  • Venous Insufficiency
  • Post-mastectomy Lymphedema
  • Acquired Lymphedema
  • Congenital Lymphedema
  • Other Edematous Conditions