Now that I’m getting into my 50’s the reality that I’m not a twenty-something anymore is become that much more apparent. Never mind the graying hairs. It’s the realization that minor aches and pains are more noticeable after my favourite activity, which is kendo (Japanese fencing). Fortunately, I have KAATSU to help me recover.
Even when playing with skilled practitioners, and even when you’re a relatively skilled practitioner, kendo can beat you up a little. Sometimes players miss the armour and you get struck in the arm, body, or leg by a shinai. You can collide with other players with force. All of these things require your muscles, tendons, and ligaments to support your body during kendo but afterwards there may be some aches and pains that make themselves known.
I find KAATSU helps me with the recovery process. The engorgement and subsequent flushing sensation of the KAATSU Cycle is comfortable and I feel so much better than I did before my KAATSU session. Since my kendo sessions are in the evening I use KAATSU after my shower so I can head straight to bed afterwards to allow my body to recover overnight.
The increase in microcirculation that KAATSU provides is why KAATSU is such a good recovery tool. It helps increase blood flow in the capillaries that reach deep into the tissues. The KAATSU Cycle helps the body clear metabolic waste, and helps bring oxygen and nutrients to your hard working cells. KAATSU doesn’t require you to be tethered to one spot while you’re recovering, so you can use it while walking around, while being driven home from a game or practice, and otherwise stay mobile.
I think KAATSU’s effectiveness, comfort, and convenience makes KAATSU a clear choice for those who need to recovery from physical activity. Whether you’ve been out playing hockey, doing Crossfit, kendo, or any other physically challenging activity, KAATSU can probably help you recover faster. If you’re interested in giving it a try, please let me know!