How Lympha Press Treatment Works
Lympha Press® is a dynamic compression therapy system
It consists of a pump which supplies air to garments worn over the areas of the body to be treated. The Lympha Press® pump fills air cells within the garments in a special sequence, alternating waves of compression with brief periods of pause and refill. This action massages the affected area with a "milking" motion.
What makes Lympha Press® systems special?
- Our rapid treatment cycles. Lympha Press® rapid treatment cycles provide more massage cycles in less time than slower filling systems.
- Our special treatment modes, including Pre-therapy, a cycle based on the principles of manual lymph drainage.
- Our calibrated gradient systems, which enable setting the pressure in up to 12 individual zones, to address localized discomfort and individual patient needs. Our systems will not allow setting a reverse gradient.
- Our multiple, overlapping compression cells. More compression cells mean that a smaller area is compressed each time. Each of our compression cells overlaps the adjacent cell, for fluent massage.
- Our unique garments. They are designed for optimal therapy. Our sturdy, non- stretch fabric directs compression inwards towards the body. And Lympha Press® is the only manufacturer to offer a complete solution for torso and thorax lymphedema, with our Comfysleeve™ and Lympha Pants™.
Lympha Press® Treatment Modes:
Our systems offer a variety of treatment modes. Check our Product pages to see which mode(s) are available in each model.
Pretherapy: Based on the principles of manual lymph drainage, Pre-therapy starts from the proximal (nearest) area to the body.
Lympha or Sequential: The cells in the garment inflate one by one, starting over the hand or foot. This creates a gentle "milking" pressure wave.
Wave or Peristaltic: Peristaltic compression. Only two cells are inflated at any time, moving in a waveform up the limb to the torso. There is always one cell inflated behind the pressure wave, to maintain the directional massage.
The importance of Gradient: Our calibrated gradient systems enable the setting of pressures individually in three to twelve zones, at the pump. Pressure can be set to create a gradient, according to physician prescription. Our settings also enable reduction of pressure over painful areas. Our systems will not allow creation of a reverse gradient.
The Lymph System
The lymphatic system is recognized by doctors world-wide for its importance to preventive health care. They understand how lymphatic function supports every other system in the body, including the immune, digestive, detoxification and nervous systems. In fact, many believe that poor lymph health underlies a host of conditions, from cellulite to cancer.