No larger than a soda can, it packs easily
Don t let the small size fool you. This compact device delivers
the very same pressure profiles as the expensive and bulky hospital
style pneumatic compression massagers.
Choose from three different pressure levels for massaging away
aches and muscle stiffness. Or choose the exclusive therapy
mode to provide a gentle, yet effective, massage that delivers
a boost in circulation in the leg andfoot.
Can help to relieve swollen feet caused by blood pooling due
to sitting for long periods
just 2 AA Batteries.
Fits calf sizes up to 20 inches.
Green 70 mmHg compression
Yellow 100 mmHg compression
Red 130mmHg compression
1 10 minute massage
with peak pressure at
set level. Mode 2 10 minute massage
alternating between 2
pressure levels. Mode 3 Therapy Mode -10
minutes at 45mmHg
peak followed by 20
minutes rest, then repeats. Modes 1 and 2 are used to relieve muscle
aches and pain.
Use Mode 3 for circulation improvement.
Ideal for travel! The World Health Organization
reports that air travel of four hours or more doubles
the risk of developing dangerous
DVT. If fact, any trip exceeding 4
hours by car, train or bus also increases
Vitaleg was developed in conjunction with one of Japans
leading authorities on the prevention of DVT. The unique Therapy
Mode delivers a patterned massage with a compression pressure
of 45 mmHg, identical to that delivered by expensive hospital
units. Without the hassle of large boots or sleeves, the provides
a gentle yet effective massage that results in improved circulation
in the legs and feet.
Doctors and hospitals recognize intermittent pneumatic compression
massage (IPC) as a safe and effective means of preventing the
formation of dangerous DVT
. Many hospitals routinely apply pneumatic compression boots
to all patients undergoing surgery or who are bed ridden for
long periods of time.
IPC provides an increase in circulation by mechanical action
on the deep veins of the leg. When the veins are compressed,
the blood is forced up the leg, back toward the heart. This
prevents the blood from pooling into the feet and lower leg.
The action is similar to that which takes place when you are
walking. The muscles of the calf contract and relax when you
walk and, in turn, cause the pumping action on the deep veins
of the legs.
With the Vitaleg, just 10 minutes of massage will result in
a temporary circulation improvement. Use it on one leg, then
remove and apply to the other leg.
Whenever you are seated and immobile for long periods of time,
use the every hour or so to keep the blood flowing.
It is estimated that there are more than 2
million cases of DVT annually, resulting
in over 200K deaths. That makes it the fourth leading cause
of death after Heart
Disease and all Cancer.
DVT is often silent or asymptomatic and, therefore, goes undiagnosed.
a pulmonary embolism (PE) as a result of DVT can cause sudden
Some risk factors that increase the likelihood
of developing a DVT are:
Hormone Replacement Therapy