Remember when I said KAATSU can be used by virtually everyone, anytime, and anywhere? You can add “in water” to your definition of “anywhere”. Competitive swimmers have been using KAATSU for decades in Japan. In fact, Steven Munatones (current CEO of KAATSU Global) first encountered KAATSU at a swim competition in Japan. He saw a Japanese competitor sitting on the sidelines wearing KAATSU (for recovery between races). Steven’s a long-time swimmer but he’d never seen anything like it before so he asked the swimmer what he was wearing. That led to a conversation with the swimmer’s coach who then introduced him to Dr. Sato. The rest, as they say, is history!
Of course, you don’t have to be a competitive swimmer to benefit from KAATSU. You can use KAATSU during aqauafit classes, or while swimming laps in a pool, or even while swimming in fresh or salt water. The KAATSU C3 Air Bands have a valve that keeps the air pressure and the water out. To use your KAATSU Air Bands in water, simply disconnect the Air Hoses from the bands, and you’ll have up to 10 minutes of KAATSU time in the water.
Note: The KAATSU B1 air bands are NOT waterproof and can not to be used in the water.
Another Note: KAATSU Air Bands are NOT flotation devices.
Why Only 10 Minutes?
When KAATSU Air Bands are untethered from the compressor they are holding a constant level of air pressure. This is referred to as KAATSU Constant Mode. For safety reasons, it is not recommended to remain in Constant mode for more than 10 minutes. Since the KAATSU C3 compressor is disconnected from the Air Hoses while you’re in the water, it’s not possible to use the KAATSU Cycle mode which is the recommended mode for most people to use.
We’re often asked whether you can use KAATSU in water. So there you have it. The answer’s a clear yes! Lifeguards in Hawaii use it. Olympic swimmers use it. Aquafit afficionados use it. You can, too! Let us know how KAATSU Aqua works for you!