Rapid recovery is vital to any athlete or fitness enthusiast because when we feel better we can train harder with less downtime. Learn more about the NormaTec Recovery System!

There are a wide variety of go-to recovery methods that those who train hard often implement — from the Wim Hof method of cold therapy, foam rolling, and post-nutrition supplements — which method of recovery is best?

At Major Chiropractic in Wheaton, we offer our patients comprehensive chiropractic care that includes the leading, most innovative recovery methods. Join us in today’s post as we explore the NormaTec Recovery System. 

What is the NormaTec Recovery System? 

The NormaTec Recovery System encourages all fitness enthusiasts to own your recovery, to train hard, so you can recover harder! The system aims to target key areas of our bodies that need to be properly warmed up and require special attention in recovery including our arms, legs, and hips.  

The NormaTec Recovery System implements devices that are placed over various areas (imagine of the puffy Michelin Man because this is what you may look like!) Within the device you’ll receive key techniques for optimal recovery including pulsing, distal release, and gradients all to support your body in its recovery. 

NormaTec Employs Biomimicry

Biomimicry uses the three features we listed above for an enhanced recovery that gets you back in the game, sooner! Let’s explore these key features more in-depth. 


NormaTec veers from a traditional compression and invokes dynamic compression — pulsing — for a better recovery tool. 

Why pulsing?

Pulsing better mimics how our blood is pumped naturally throughout our bodies enhancing circulation and the movement of fluids, toxins, and metabolites out of our limbs after intense training. 

Distal Release

It’s all about timing when it comes to the distal release. An increased amount of static pressure that you find in typically compression recovery can be harmful to our bodies and our circulation, which makes the NormaTec pulse technology revolutionary because it holds pressures and releases them when they’re no longer needed. 

Each NormaTec device has different zones that receive distal release so each area gets an optimal amount of rest between each cycle. 


The gradient function in the NormaTec Recovery System enhances recovery because it holds pressure to keep our fluids from being forced in the wrong direction with an optimal pressure in each zone of the device.  

The NormaTec Boot At Major Chiropractic


Our legs receive a lot of wear and tear, especially in training. We’re constantly running, sprinting, jumping, and lifting heavyweight that takes its toll on these limbs. To keep them healthy and to aid in their optimal recovery, NormaTec has developed a recovery boot for the next generation in recovery. This goes beyond foam rolling and supplements and gives you fresher, functional legs more quickly. 

Why choose the NormaTec boot to support your recovery?

It’s simple, NormaTec provides athletes and fitness enthusiasts a competitive edge by improving circulation and reducing pain and soreness, getting you back to training more quickly with less downtime.  

If you’re ready to elevate your training by the way you recover, partner with our Wheaton chiropractic clinic and make an appointment with the NormaTec boot today!