Are there contraindications to pressotherapy with menstruation? These are two questions that many women ask themselves before starting to use pressotherapy. And it is that as innocuous as it may seem to us, this treatment may be contraindicated in certain cases and the rule is no exception.
In fact, We make it clear from now on that doing pressotherapy with the rule is not advisable. But do not stop reading, because although it is not indicated during the period, understanding that we are talking about bleeding, treating all premenstrual symptoms with pressotherapy can be very effective.
And because we have seen several articles dedicated to this matter but none of them really explains very well why it is not advisable to use pressotherapy with the rule, we have thought it convenient to focus on this subject going a little deeper, and above all justifying the reasons why pressotherapy is not appropriate during the period.
In addition, we take advantage of this space to give you a series of healthy tips to make those critical days of the month more bearable. So ready, set…let's get started!
Pressotherapy is a compression and decompression massage that stimulates lymphatic drainage. This is ideal for treating fluid retention and certain circulatory problems. In the days prior to menstruation or rule, women suffer from certain fluid retention - water - caused by the great hormonal change typical of this cycle.
It is the not so friendly face of progesterone and estrogen, which make the female body a real hormonal roller coaster. Fortunately, yes, the woman's body recovers to normal after the period, seeing the retention and inflammation progressively attenuated.
This retention, known as premenstrual edema, commonly occurs in the ankle and rest of the leg and even in the abdominal area. Noticing more swollen breasts and feeling quite acute pain in the legs, both muscular and joint, are also very frequent symptoms in the days or hours prior to the period. It is what being a woman has, but do not be upset because despite everything, the period is synonymous with youth, fertility and life.
Having your period regularly every month, even if it is annoying, also tells you that your body is functioning normally and that everything is in place and fulfilling its natural function. We will soon see how all the discomfort associated with the rule can be less if you know how to treat them. But first, let's briefly recall the two most common types of menstrual pain to understand why periods can sometimes be so annoying:
Menstrual pain begins at puberty with the first menstrual periods, and becomes less pronounced with age. Many women also have less pain after giving birth. In the case of a cesarean section, some feel more pain in the first months when ovarian activity is reactivated and others, on the other hand, say they feel hardly any pain.
This may also be due to the fact that a caesarean section consists of a cut – nowadays generally transverse on the pubic line – that intercepts many nerve endings. In other words, many nerves will be sectioned with the intervention and this will greatly reduce cramps in that area. Yes, the leg pain usually persists, in a more constant and acute way just before the period.
Knowing that pressotherapy combats fluid retention, also typical of the rule, it is easy to conclude that it can be ideal, but be careful. Although you can use pressotherapy to relieve certain premenstrual symptoms, this treatment is not recommended when you are already experiencing menstrual bleeding.
So to the question of whether pressotherapy and the rule are compatible, the answer is that you should NOT do pressotherapy with the rule when the bleeding is already taking place.
How to take care of yourself during the menstrual cycle
Because it is important to know how to take care of yourself during the menstrual cycle, from SIZEN We give you some advice that will be very useful in case your period is particularly annoying or painful. But remember that pressotherapy and rule only go well before bleeding. We explain why:
Pressotherapy only before the rule: Pressotherapy reduces premenstrual edema, especially concentrated in the legs. But once you have the period, PRESOTHERAPY IS NOT ADVISED. The reason is understandable: Your endometrium is a body's waste. Every month and while you are of childbearing age, your body prepares monthly for a possible pregnancy. But if fertilization does not take place, the wall that has lined the uterus comes off in the form of bleeding and remains of tissue and nutrients.
The lymphatic massage of pressotherapy could drive this waste into the lymph nodes or bloodstream. Logically, these remains should be evacuated vaginally and never through other channels that do not correspond to them. This essentially summarizes the contraindications of pressotherapy with menstruation.
To feel better both during the menstrual cycle and the rest of the month, in addition to the pressotherapy massage, you can:
Using moderate pressure, pressotherapy applies a soft and relaxing massage while firming both your legs and your belly, being a very effective method to combat all the symptoms of Premenstrual Syndrome because it helps you:
If you are already lucky enough to have a pressotherapy team at home SIZENThere is little more to tell you about its many benefits and advantages. But if you still don't belong to that lucky women's club, then don't worry because you can be part of it too. SIZEN It makes it very easy for you, both with financing and with the use of equipment that adapts perfectly to your lifestyle.
It's more, it makes it better! And precisely on those days when a little pampering feels so good to your body, a home pressotherapy team can offer you the best and most comfortable treatment you can imagine.
So why not jump in and try the SIZEN 6+? For a complete premenstrual treatment, apart from the pressotherapy boots, we recommend you use the abdominal belt or even the shorts, which will cover all that particularly delicate area on those days. A great solution that will reduce the pain and discomfort you feel during the premenstrual phase.
Go into our store and choose the equipment with the combination of accessories that best suits what you need. And it is clear; In addition to using pressotherapy in the days before your period, you can continue using it for the rest of the month whenever you feel like it and need it.
And remember that we are talking about a "three in one" treatment, because its effects can be noticed both at a therapeutic, aesthetic or sports level. A great luxury for your health and your image. And that does not have a date on the calendar because being well is a desire that is present throughout the year.
Can you do pressotherapy if you have your period? Now you know that not during, but before having it, which is a great help for you to feel better on those days that always annoy your month a little. And what less than rewarding yourself for being a woman and enduring the rule and everything it takes like the true champion that you are? SIZEN, full-blown pressure therapy, to take care of yourself both before and after menstruation.
As we always advise, if you have doubts about the possible contraindications of pressotherapy, A medical consultation is not too much.