What is a Sequential Compression Device Used For?
Are you extremely tired after a hard day of work? Are you sitting at your desk all day hunched over your computer screen? Or, perhaps, you're on your feet the whole day hustling!
If any of these are the case, stiffness, numbness and discomfort may feel all-too familiar to you.
If you're like most of us, you could pretty much always go for a massage – a nice deep tissue massage for recovery or a light soothing session to relax and relieve any pain from the day.
Either way, massages feel great. Plain and simple.
Lucky for us, a professional level massage is more accessible and convenient than ever...
Imagine coming home after a long hard day's work, and with just the press of a button, you’re experiencing a relaxing massage from the comfort of your home.
All thanks to sequential compression devices (SCDs).
In this blog, you'll learn what SCDs are, what they are used for, who should use it and the current solutions available.
What are SCDs?
SCDs (sequential compression devices) are simply therapeutic massage devices.
Not so long ago, SCDs were used to prevent Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT). They were typically inflatable sleeves that you would wrap around your leg to massage the area and improve blood flow.
For DVT patients, the SCD's mechanism imitates walking thus preventing blood clots from forming.
These days, SCDs come in different forms. There are SCDs for hands, legs or calves.
They are made with breathable fabric for extra comfort, and often come with adjustable intensity or include therapeutic heat options.
But more importantly, they're portable!
So, you can use them while driving, while you're on the plane, or even while having your hair cut.
The Benefits of SCDs
The immediate benefit of massage is a feeling of relief and relaxation on the massaged area. This occurs because massage prompts the release of endorphins - often called “feel-good” chemicals because they can act as a pain reliever and happiness booster.
Other physical benefits are as follows:
• Improved circulation
• Increased joint mobility and flexibility
• Reduced anxiety and depression
• Stimulation of lymphatic system
• Reduction of stress hormones
• Improved recovery of soft tissue injuries
• Reduced muscle tension
If you often need a quick massage, it's more economical to have your own SCDs. Forget about expensive specialists.
You can get an on-demand massage anytime you want.
Who Can Benefit From SCDs?
Anyone who sits or stands for long periods of time would benefit from these devices.
If you're working on your computer for an extended period, the hand massager provides the perfect break while helping improve blood flow.
People who have restless leg syndrome found overall relief when using SCDs for their legs.
Post-surgery patients can benefit from these too. If you often feel cold on your feet or hands, an SCD with heating option would be perfect for you.
Generally, anyone who suffers stiffness or mild discomfort and even swelling could use these too.
You could even include a quick massage as part of your post exercise/workout regime like what Lebron James does after his games or workouts.
Where Can You Buy Them?
Look no further, we currently have two SCDs available and we'll be releasing more devices very soon. You can check them right here:
• Post-exercise injury such as strains, cramps, soreness
• Poor blood flow due to varicose veins, cold feet, numbness and swelling
• Daily fatigue
• Cold Hands
• Poor circulation
• Carpal Tunnel