RIIXO Recovery

Benefits of
Compression

Reduce muscle soreness and accelerate
muscle repair. Compression encourages
the movement of fluids, whether it is blood
circulation or lymph fluid circulation.

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Benefits of compression - faster muscle recovery

Gradient compression from
the base to the top

Our recovery cuffs provide gradient compression to the whole
muscle. This calculated variation in the level of compression aids blood flow and fluid return. The benefits of compression help:

How compression aids
muscle recovery

When applied to specific muscles, gradient
compression accelerates the blood flow back to
the heart. It also helps with lymphatic drainage —
the body’s ability to remove, process, and absorb
excess fluid.

Better blood flow and lymphatic drainage help
your body to process lactic acid and other
byproducts of exercise that cause muscle
soreness. Additionally, the improved oxygen levels help to accelerate muscle repair.

Benefits of heat from the Riixo calf cuff
Benefits of compression for athlete recovery

Proven to offer optimum
pressure for recovery

Studies have found that the grade II compression in our
Recovery Cuffs provide the optimum level of compression
for sports recovery.

Our products are made to meet the EU requirements of
ENV 12718 EU ENV 12817 by using the RAL-GZG standard.
These standards include exactly defined procedures on
how to classify medical compression garments.

Don’t ever stop.

Our products are backed by research.

Here are our further findings on the benefits of compression.

Strong evidence shows that compression improves circulation to muscles if you wear it after exercise. When used after exercise, compression counteracts delayed-onset muscle soreness (DOMS) by oxygen uptake to the working muscles, reduces lactic acid levels in the blood. They have also shown to help optimise maximal power during endurance training, meaning that you can run harder for longer.

A study in the Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research found that cyclists who wore compression garments on their legs between two 40km time trials recovered faster and had a far greater power output than those who did not.

In a second study, looking into the preventive effect of leg compression garments two groups of athletes were tested following a 10Km run. From the group wearing compression for recovery, only 14% of the athletes experienced muscle soreness. In contrast, 93% of the group who did not wear compression experienced DOMS.

How it works