Blog Behind the Science How often should you do compression therapy? Plus, the best compression boots for daily recovery
How often should you do compression therapy? Plus, the best compression boots for daily recovery
How often should you do compression therapy? Plus, the best compression boots for daily recovery

So you’re thinking about buying a compression system. You’ve seen them everywhere — from pro team training rooms to the living rooms of your favorite athletes and celebrities. But why invest in something that seems so advanced? Is it really worth it? Would you actually use a leg compression system enough to justify investing in one?

The answer is yes. Whether you’re running a marathon or running the kids to school, compression therapy boots, commonly referred to as recovery boots, can be used every day.

Using what is officially called pneumatic compression therapy, compression boots apply pressure massage to your legs. They are a fast, efficient option for flushing out soreness and fatigue to recharge your legs at the end of a long day. No matter your lifestyle, compression boots can be used morning, noon, and night to increase circulation and give your body a boost. And with the latest release of the innovative new RecoveryAir compression systems, compression therapy has never been more customized, portable, or advanced. That means it’s easier than ever for anyone to use this method of recovery anytime, no matter their lifestyle or needs.

Therabody Athletes like Collin Morikawa, James Harden, and recent Olympic Silver Medalist Scotty James rely on RecoveryAir to recover faster and achieve peak performance.

What makes RecoveryAir compression boots different from other recovery products out there?

Between vibrating rollers, massage guns, CBD, and the growing number of recovery solutions available, it can be hard to determine which new technology is right for you. Our answer? Look at how easily the recovery method you’re considering fits into your schedule, the cost, the versatility, and the method of treatment itself. Do you only have 15 minutes a day to dedicate to your recovery? Do you want to simply press a button and sit back and relax? Do you prefer the feeling of pressure massage over vibration? The good news is, the recovery world has so many new solutions and technologies that there’s a product for everybody

Compression boots really stand apart because you simply slip them on, adjust your settings, and press start — what we like to call passive recovery. You can scroll, read, or take a nap while enjoying your treatment, no real effort required. 

While other recovery methods offer similar benefits to compression therapy, compression boots are more efficient for widespread fatigue and soreness because they cover more surface area and work on a larger region of the body at once. 

How long do you wear compression boots? How often should you do compression therapy?

While time and frequency of treatment varies depending on need, many people use compression boots every day. Slip them on right after you train or workout to kickstart your recovery, or make them a part of your nightly routine to decompress after a long day. 

RecoveryAir compression boots offer adjustable time settings and use a safer, precise pressure range to inflate according to the size of the limb being treated. That means you don’t have to worry about over-constriction, too much time, or too much pressure.

Officially called pneumatic compression therapy, RecoveryAir compression boots have taken the wellness world by storm. 

How do I find the best compression boots for me?

Compression therapy isn’t just for athletes. Here’s how to find the best recovery boots for you.

Finding the right compression boot system for you is all about determining the amount of customization and control you want during your treatment, and weighing that with how important portability and convenience is to you. 

It’s important to note that the core technology behind RecoveryAir’s pneumatic compression therapy is the same across all of our systems. You’ll find TruGrade Technology™, a hygienic design, and a cycle time that’s 2-3x faster than competitors in every system.1 So the questions are: Do you want all of the benefits of compression therapy without worrying about set up, settings, or controls? Or do you want the flexibility to pinpoint exactly the treatment you need on any given day? 

RecoveryAir JetBoots: Two words — fully wireless. Just slip on the boots anytime, anywhere and recover on the spot. We highly recommend these sleek, elegant boots if you’re someone who travels often or wants straightforward functionality while still enjoying the full benefits of pneumatic compression therapy.

RecoveryAir PRO: As the most customizable compression system in recovery, you’ll be able to control a variety of treatment settings with incredible granularity. Go freestyle with PRO mode and customize to your exact needs. We also engineered four unique inflation patterns, a selection you won’t find in other systems on the market. And that’s just the start

RecoveryAir Prime: Proof that advanced treatment doesn’t have to be complicated. Get the most advanced compression therapy in recovery, with a simple, easy-to-use design that makes pneumatic compression accessible for everybody.

To compare compression boots and find the right leg compression system for you, visit our handy Compare page.

Once you start incorporating RecoveryAir into your routine and experience compression therapy benefits, you’ll find that this easy-to-use system isn’t just for the pros. It can (and should) be used daily, to get you back on your feet and feeling your best.

Ready to sit back, relax, and recharge your legs? Shop the full RecoveryAir line.

¹Data based on comparison of Therabody’s FastFlush cycle to NormaTec’s Flush Mode.