The Normatec system uses compressed air to massage your limbs, mobilize fluid, and speed recovery. Instead of using static compression (squeezing) to transport fluid out of the limbs, it uses dynamic compression (pulsing) which they have termed Sequential Pulse Technology. Their patented pulsing action more effectively mimics the muscle pump of the legs and arms, greatly enhancing the movement of fluid and metabolites out of the limbs after an intense workout.

Research using peristaltic pulse dynamic compression has been shown to accelerate and enhance recovery after normal, aggressive training, enhance range of motion, improve glycemic control in skeletal muscle tissue, and vascular function. The NormaTec PULSE Recovery Systems are dynamic compression devices designed for recovery and rehab. They are used by professional athletes and sports teams across the United States.