NormaTec® are the leaders in rapid recovery systems and provide some of the World’s top athletes, coaches and trainers the competitive edge. The ProTouch Continental Team is fortunate to have RECOVERY CLUB as its official 2020 RECOVERY PARTNER.

In keeping with Recovery Clubs’ main goal of making recovery a part of every athlete’s programme, the number one Road Cycling Team in Africa uses NormaTec® systems to help its athletes recover faster between training sessions.

We caught up with Graham Hatch from Recovery Club to understand a little more about the Physiology behind Muscle Soreness. “The muscle pain, tenderness and fatigue that you feel after high levels of exercise are primarily due to muscle cell micro damage and inflammation. This leads to the accumulation of lactic acid, creatine and other metabolic wastes that the body cannot clear completely during exercise or a normal cool down”. Simply put, the increasing levels of waste and water in the muscle after exercise, causes a decrease in performance and an increase in muscle fatigue. For the muscle to recover effectively, these elements need to be removed, via the venous and lymphatic system of the body.

Compression Augments Post-Workout Recovery. “Time is needed for the body to flush out the metabolic wastes that contribute to muscle soreness and fatigue. The NORMATEC ® systems deliver an alternative to passive recovery that far exceeds the results achieved in many traditional modes of recovery. The Pulse system simulates localized “active recovery” in a passive manner because the therapy is conducted while you rest”. Speeding up your body’s own natural means of recovery, allows you to get back to your peak performance levels and make your next training session easier and one of quality.

NormaTec® features the following:

  • Patented NormaTec® Pulse Technology pattern
  • 5 overlapping zones for maximum recovery
  • Calibration phase for the perfect fit every time no matter your dimensions
  • Recovery flush with pressures from 30-110 mmHg
  • Zone boost for the targeted boost in time and pressure on areas that you need it most
  • Internal battery for when you aren’t near a plug point
  • Lightweight and portable for when you are training away from home

For more information on rentals or purchases of Normatec and the services offered by the Recovery Club, please get in touch with Graham on +27 73 252 3938 or

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