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KAATSU C4 System

KAATSU can be used by virtually anyone to improve fitness levels, recover faster, and rehabilitate stronger. Since its introduction in Japan in 1973, KAATSU has been used safely and effectively millions of times on people of all ages and abilities.

Improve your health & fitness almost anytime and anywhere. KAATSU Canada is your source for genuine KAATSU products.

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Perform Better with KAATSU

Improve your strength, speed, stamina, and mobility as KAATSU makes your brain think your muscles have worked harder than they actually did – at lower intensities and loads.

KAATSU enhances performance levels and improves overall fitness with less impact on the body by creating healthful metabolic stress, muscle protein synthesis, and growth hormone secretion that contributes to muscle growth and strength, speed and stamina.

Who is this for? Anyone trying to improve their fitness level can benefit.  Learn More >>

Recover Faster with KAATSU

Recovery is a largely overlooked edge to improving athletic performance and long-term physical wellness. KAATSU functions as a low-impact warmup and a dynamic way to optimize your body’s recovery from activities.

KAATSU enhances blood circulation to help reduce muscle fatigue, inflammation, and soreness by helping remove metabolic waste, helping your body feel its best in a shorter period of time.

Who is this for? Athletes, weekend warriors, people with physically-demanding jobs, and those looking for an easy way to improve physical wellness. Learn More >>

Rehabilitate Stronger with KAATSU

The rehabilitation process can be slow and frustrating. Whether you’ve undergone surgery, are recovering from an injury, face physical limitations, or experience minor aches and pains, you want to recover as quickly as possible.

Incorporating KAATSU’s non-invasive protocols into your rehabilitation and wellness regime can enhance your body’s natural healing processes, speeding your overall rehabilitation.

Who is this for? People recovering from broken bones, sprains and strains, or who are dealing with chronic conditions. Learn More >> 

How KAATSU Works

KAATSU AirBands apply moderate compression in short durations on the upper arms or upper legs. The pneumatic bands are controlled by the main KAATSU unit. This temporary and rhythmic compression leads to the safe engorgement of the limbs with blood. This causes a cascade of natural beneficial physiological reactions in the body.

Dr. Yoshiaki Sato, inventor of KAATSU, is the pioneer of Blood Flow Moderation training. KAATSU was tested for a decade on 7000 cardiac patients at Tokyo University Hospital and was found to be safe when used appropriately. KAATSU’s equipment and protocols makes it the safest product in its class.  Learn More >>

What Can KAATSU Help you Achieve?

  • Easily tone muscles in less time
  • Increase strength without heavy weights
  • Improve blood circulation without breaking a sweat
  • Improve agility and endurance by moving slower
  • Burn additional calories even when watching TV
  • Improve sleep and reduce the effects of jetlag
  • Reduce pain from sore muscles and irritated nerves
  • Reduce metabolic syndrome with minimal exercise
  • Strengthen bones without resistance training
  • Quicken recovery from injuries and surgeries

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