What is Pressotherapy?

Pressotherapy is a body treatment that is typically used to reduce to eliminate cellulite

What is Pressotherapy?

Pressotherapy is a procedure that is said to help with lymphatic drainage, thereby potentially slimming the look of the arms and legs (because they carry less fluid), easily aches and pains, and detoxifying the body. It uses an air pressure machine to inflate a sit that squeezes your arms, legs, or abdomen in a rhythmic motion, similar to a massage. There is some evidence that lymphatic drainage massage like Pressotherapy can reduce the appearance of cellulite and release fluid in the lymph nodes which may build up after surgery or after certain cancer treatments. This article will cover what you can expect during Pressotherapy, who is a good candidate for the treatment, the benefits and side effects, and what you can expect it to cost.

Pressotherapy is a body treatment that is typically used to reduce to eliminate cellulite. Cellulite consists of small packets of fat that are located just beneath the skin’s surface and result in slight lumps or indentations on the skin, particularly on the legs and buttocks in women. The treatment if based on the concept that deep physical stimulation may be able to break down the build up of fat pockets and give the skin a smoother appearance.

Pressotherapy treatment begins with wrapping an electronic cuff around the body. A trained technician then turns on each electronic cuff, which fills with air and sends light pressure onto each leg.


The pressure is designed to stimulate a deep massage that uses enough pressure to reach beneath the surface of the skin. Each Pressotherapy session in typically lasts around 30 minutes and is recommended to be repeated weekly for about eight weeks. Pressotherapy is a painless, non-invasive detoxifying treatment. This is a Revolutionary process that promotes the body’s natural functions and is a technique with a physiotherapeutic origin, widely used in vascular treatment for the drainage of the lower limbs. It’s an excellent means of treatment for oedematous cellulite in the lower limbs.


A Pressotherapy treatment is applied by means of trousers, sleeves, and a girdle. A computer-controlled compression system inflates individual sections of a special multi-chambered garment forcing toxins and fatty deposits into the circulatory system. This enhances extra-cellular fluid clearance, increasing venous flow (blood flow to the heart), the toxins are then naturally flushed by the body through the lymphatic system. It’s a great alternative to liposuction.

Pressotherapy is used to:

  • Duplicate the action on the body of massage
  • Repress the blood through slow and progressive pressure
  • Lymphatic drainage (alleviate oedema or swelling of the leg)
  • Provides immediate leg comfort and lightness
  • Assists in healthy heart function (problems can lead to tapered oedemas because of an inadequate pumping effect)
  • Improves poor skin tone and reduced bags under the eyes
  • Improves loss of muscle tone in near stationary individuals
  • Provides immediate relied and comfort for heavy legs, water retention, cellulite, and poor circulation
  • Helps in body shaping and profiling
  • Weight management
  • Pre- and post-liposuction treatments
  • Reduced localized lipolytic oedema (fatty deposits)
  • Helps prevent venous stasis (stagnation of blood flow in veins, capillaries, and spider veins)
  • Improves blood flow and oxygenation
  • Provides athletic performance enhancement
  • Relief of pains and swelling
  • Increases energy and combat fatigue and depression

How a Pressotherapy machine works

Pressotherapy is typically performed in spas or wellness centres that may also offer facials, waxing, or massage. A trained aesthetician will perform the procedure. Pressotherapy is similar to a lymphatic drainage massage, but while massage is performed by hand, Pressotherapy is administers by a machine that dispense the correct amount of pressure every time. Here’s how the procedure works:

  1. You will arrive at your appointment and be led to the pressotherapy chair or bed. You do not need to remove your clothes. While you can learn how to give yourself an at-home lymphatic drainage massage, pressotherapy should always be done in office with a trained practitioner.
  2. The aesthetician will help you get into the garment (which looks sort of like an astronaut’s space suit). This can be wrapped around the legs, your midsection, arm or all the three.
  3. The garment has tubes on it that are hooked up t a computerised air pressure machine. The garment will inflate with air and you will feel a squeezing sensation that should feel like pressure, not pain.
  4. A typical session will last for 30 to 45 minutes. You body may feel light afterwards, and anecdotally, some people feel they have to urinate right away which could be done due to movement of water in the body. You can get Pressotherapy done as often as twice a week.

Pressotherapy Benefits

Pressotherapy stimulates the body’s lymphatic system. When it’s functioning optimally, the lymphatic system transports lymph, a fluid that contains white blood cells to help fight infection. Possible benefits of Pressotherapy include:

  • Relaxed muscles and fewer aches
  • Reduction in appearance of cellulite
  • Reduction of swelling and stiffness on the limbs
  • Removal of toxins, though this needs more research
  • Toned and firm skin
  • Stronger immune system due to lymph moving properly
Benefits of Pressotherapy

Principle and Effects:

This aircraft is a most popular multi-functional weight-loss device combined with functions of far-infrared fat dissolving air-pressure lymphatic drainage, as well as low-frequency stimulation, operate far-infrared heating after massage (by beautician), then start the lymphatic drainage operations, and at last use low-frequency to tighten skin, to achieve systematic and comprehensive effects of fat losing and size reducing.

Far Infrared

The far-Infrared slimming treatment can help reduce basic metabolic rate (BMR), which is the fastest and natural way to lose weight. As the body warms, in addition to sweating, the blood thins and the speed at which it circulates around the body increases, while the body tries to cool itself down. The effect is to raise the temperature at the extremities of the body to the same temperature at the core of the body – a temperature at which body fat can be broken down.


The Pressotherapy, with a set of cloth-like accessory and 20 pieces of air bags (10 pairs or 10 pieces on each side of the body), which allows for pressure by cycles or all0together for both the whole body and certain parts of the body, is a compression system designed to increase the venous and lympthatic flow and enhance extra-cellular fluid clearance.

It can help to promote the body’s natural toxin clearing functions, the revitalization and oxygenantion of the tissue helps to slim and redefine the legs, stomach and arms while enhancing the skin tone.

It is highly recommended for the treatment of cellulite, which is a safe alternative to liposuction. It relieves pain and swelling, and provides immediante comfort, it redefines the legs, stomach and arms while enahcning the skin tone.


By creating electronic pulse to stimulate special points on the body, EMS (Electro Muscle Stimulation) can effectively regulate bio-electric and endocrine system and accelerate metabolism, reaching remarkable effect of weight losing and skin.

When to avoid Pressotherapy?

Pressotherapy is generally considered safe for adults of all ages. If you’re pregnant, have recently has surgery, or have alter health conditions including heart disease, diabetics or ever, always talk to a doctor before getting pressotherapy. If you’ve recently broke a bone, or have osteoporosis or another bone condition, you should also check in with a doctor to make sure this treatment is not too intense on the injury.


Pressotherapy is a procedure that can help with lymphatic drainage, potentially making the arms, legs, or abdomen look slimmer or more defined. The treatment may also ease aches and pains, and detoxify the body from a build-up of toxins. It uses an air pressure machine to inflate a suit which squeezes targeted areas of the body. It feels like a strong massage and should be relaxing experience. Pressotherapy is generally considered safe. However, if you’re pregnant or have pre-existing health conditions including heart diseases, diabetes, or even a fever, it’s always a good idea to check in with your doctor before doing this treatment.

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