I have great respect for medical, therapy, athletic, and fitness professionals. They provide a valuable service when it comes to keeping one fit and healthy. The guidance they provide can be crucial to the success of one’s health endeavours whether you’re looking to achieve your peak fitness or needing to rehabilitate from injury.
Some people think that modalities like KAATSU need to be used under the direct supervision of a fitness or health professional. I’m here to inform you that this is not the case. KAATSU is safe and easy to use and you don’t need to be in a clinic to access it. This is in contrast to many BFR (blood flow restriction) systems which are designed to be used under the direct supervision of medical or fitness professionals.
So Safe You Can Use It Unsupervised
One of the reasons KAATSU can be used safely at home is because it works in an opposite fashion to BFR. KAATSU protocols and equipment are designed to gently modify the venous flow of blood from the limbs back to the heart with minimal disruption to arterial inflow. The accepted definition of BFR is “a training method partially restricting arterial inflow and fully restricting venous outflow in working musculature during exercise” (reference). This occlusion of venous blood flow doesn’t happen in KAATSU, making it a much safer system to use. This isn’t just a theory. There have been millions of KAATSU sessions performed worldwide since 1973 and the number of reported side effects are few.
In addition, KAATSU’s automated protocols mean users can easily choose the level of compression that is best for them. After some initial guidance from a KAATSU Specialist, KAATSU users simply incorporate KAATSU into their existing workouts and lifestyles. While there are more specialized ways to use KAATSU for professional level athletes or for rehabilitation professionals, the average person is able to use KAATSU safely and effectively in the comfort of their own home without relying on a professional for supervision or guidance.
Because KAATSU can be easily deployed by the user, health and fitness professionals can recommend their patients/clients to use KAATSU regularly as part of their home-based training or therapy program. The KAATSU B1 keeps a cloud-based record of user sessions. Professionals who are overseeing KAATSU users can access a user’s session history to ensure the user is adhering to the specified program. KAATSU use between rehabilitation / training sessions allows people to enhance and accelerate their recovery / training progress.
KAATSU is designed to be used by virtually anyone, anywhere, at any time. Try it for yourself and see!