Showing posts with label KAATSU Cycles. Show all posts
Showing posts with label KAATSU Cycles. Show all posts

Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Gout Testimonials After KAATSU Cycles

For who? Individuals with gout, individual with varicose veins
For what? Gout, pain relief, functional movement, mobility, balance

58-year-old John Shipman from Southern California has gout. He explains, "I take a medication for it daily, and have a medicine in case a flare-up occurs called colchicine that usually knocks out the gout once I feel it coming on. This time though, I have a different brand of culture since it didn’t work so I experienced a really intense painful bout of gout."

His sons, who are competitive water polo players and avid KAATSU Nano users, suggested John at least try KAATSU for some kind of relief.

"So I tried KAATSU," he recalls. "I couldn’t walk. But, ohh my God, right after KAATSU, I was able to walk. It actually felt good as I was trying to move my foot around. It loosened up after three KAATSU Cycles with very little movement. This is amazing.

I am not sure how I’m gonna feel in four hours or tomorrow morning, but right now I feel like I can actually walk and it feels good in my ankle joint on my left foot. It was so painful that even the slightest fabric rub or touch was almost a 9 on a 10 scale. I was just happy that I could get some sleep tonight. So glad we have the KAATSU machine
."

The next report came shortly thereafter, "It’s interesting with gout. The movement with the KAATSU bands on helps circulate the blood. Previously, any movement caused intense pain so much that you don’t want to live, thus little circulation. With KAATSU, you don’t have to move too much (and with little pain) to get the benefit and results of increased circulation from the movement. It seems to work and I was able to move relatively well after the first KAATSU Cycle with very little pain. In fact, it felt like the comfort you get from a stretch or scratching an itch to be able to move during the second and third KAATSU Cycles."

The next day, John reported again, "It’s quite amazing. Literally the feeling was like a 9 on the pain scale before KAATSU. It dropped down to a 5 during the first KAATSU Cycle, then a 2 during KAATSU Cycles #2 and #3. This was counter-balanced by a euphoric feeling from mobility in the ankle at a 3 or 4 in any euphoria scales. So while the pain was still there, the range of motion and euphoric feeling overtook any slight pain and made me want to walk during Cycles #2 and #3. This morning, the pain was elevated but much less, like a 6. Amazing really."

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Thursday, February 18, 2021

KAATSU Cycles In The Air

For who? Road warriors, executives, competitive athletes, professional athletes
For what? Recovery, jet lag, insomnia, travel





























































Over the decades of intercontinental travel between Japan, Europe and the USA, KAATSU Global has developed ways to use the KAATSU Cycle mode in order to avoid or mitigate jet lag when crossing many time zones.

Travelers can follow these basic protocols:

1. Do KAATSU Cycles before boarding the airplane at the departing airport.
2. Remain well hydrated during the flight.
3. Do a series of KAATSU Cycles before or after the in-flight meal.
4. Do a series of KAATSU Cycles before landing.
5. Do a series of very gentle or passive KAATSU Cycles in the hotel before bedtime in the new location.
6. Use conservative (low) pressures all the time. Avoid medium and higher pressures.

The KAATSU protocols are separated into 3 different recommendations based on our intercontinental travel experiences over the last 20 years.

Assumption: KAATSU Cycles are done in the economy-class section. In cases where the KAATSU user is in business class or first class, there is much more space and comfort to do KAATSU, especially on one's legs.

Short-haul Flights (under 3 hours)
Examples: Heathrow to Amsterdam, Heathrow to Madrid, Los Angeles to San Francisco, New York to Washington DC, Tokyo to Fukuoka
Note: generally, the short-haul flights are not exceeding 2 time zones.
Recommendations:
1. Do 2-4 KAATSU Cycles in morning and/or at the airport. It can be done on your legs and/or arms as you prefer.
2. For economy-class short-haul flights, the seats tend to be the most narrow and the flights tend to be the most crowded. Under these conditions, the KAATSU Air Bands are more difficult to put on your legs. Focus on doing KAATSU Cycles on your arms in this case.
3. If a morning flight, do 2-6 KAATSU Cycles on your arms shortly after leveling off.
4. Stay well hydrated.
5. After KAATSU Cycles are completed, you can rest, work, listen to music, or watch movies for the rest of the flight.
6. Do 2-6 KAATSU Cycles on way to hotel or once in hotel. If at the hotel, doing KAATSU Cycles on the legs feels good while unpacking and getting ready to go out.

Medium-haul Flights (3-6 hours)
Examples: London to Moscow, London to Athens, Los Angeles to New York, New York to Washington DC, Tokyo to Seoul
Note: generally, the medium-haul flights are exceeding 3-4 time zones.
Recommendations:
1. Do 2-6 KAATSU Cycles in morning and/or at the airport. It is best to do KAATSU Cycles first on the arms and then on the legs.
2. For economy-class medium-haul flights, the seats tend to be the more narrow than longer flights. The flights tend to be the crowded. Under these conditions, the KAATSU Air Bands are more difficult to put on your legs. Focus on doing KAATSU Cycles on your arms only.
3. If a morning flight, do 2-6 KAATSU Cycles on your arms shortly after leveling off.
4. Always stay well hydrated while staying away from alcohol.
5. After initial set of KAATSU Cycles are completed, you can rest, work, listen to music, or watch movies for the rest of the flight.
6. You can also do KAATSU Cycles again at your hotel before going to bed. At the hotel, doing KAATSU Cycles on the legs feels good while unpacking and getting ready to go out or to bed.
Note: avoid doing vigorous exercises with the KAATSU equipment before bedtime - this will stimulate adrenalin, not your parasympathetic system.

Long-haul Flight (over 6 hours)
Examples: London to Washington DC, London to Dubai, Los Angeles to Tokyo, New York to Rio de Janeiro, Tokyo to Singapore
Note: generally, the long-haul flights are exceeding 5-6 time zones​and many times, many more time zones
Recommendations:
1. Do 2-6 KAATSU Cycles in morning and/or at the airport. It is best to do KAATSU Cycles first on your arms and then on your legs.
2. For economy-class long-haul flights, the seats can have enough room to do KAATSU Cycles on your legs. If possible and if comfortable do KAATSU Cycles on your arms first and then your legs.
3. If a morning flight, do 2-6 KAATSU Cycles on your arms shortly after leveling off. Follow up with 2-6 KAATSU Cycles on your legs.
4. Always stay well hydrated preferably with water (no alcohol).
5. After initial set of KAATSU Cycles are completed, you can rest, work, listen to music, or watch movies for the rest of the flight.
6. It is also best to do KAATSU Cycles again towards the end of the flight with the same protocol. If not possible, do once in hotel before going to bed. At the hotel, doing KAATSU Cycles on the legs feels good while unpacking and getting ready to go out.
Note: avoid doing vigorous exercises with the KAATSU equipment before bedtime - this will stimulate adrenalin, not your parasympathetic system.

Additionally, a few other posts on this subject here, here, and here.

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Saturday, November 28, 2020

David Tawil and Lexie Kelly Doing KAATSU on Newport Beach

For who? Competitive athletes, masters athletes, mothers
For what? Strength, muscle tone, stamina



KAATSU Master Specialist David Tawil has been doing KAATSU the original BFR since 2014. He recently worked with professional marathon swimmer Lexie Kelly doing a tough KAATSU leg workout on the shores of Newport Beach, California.

They warmed up with a few KAATSU Cycles in the KAATSU Cycle Mode on the KAATSU Cycle 2.0 and then transitioned to the KAATSU Constant Mode for a series of leg lunges and squats.

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