What Is KAATSU?
KAATSU is a safe and effective form of exercise, rehabilitation and recovery invented in Japan in 1966.
Patented pneumatic equipment enables your arms and legs to modify venous flow which leads to a cascade of positive physiological effects.
KAATSU is supported by decades of extensive research at top academic institutions, specific protocols proven over millions of users in 32 countries, and patented procedures in sports, exercise, rehabilitation and wellness activities both in the water and on land.
KAATSU is a Japanese word and trademarked term where KA (加) means "additional" and ATSU (圧) means "pressure".
BFR stands for Blood Flow Restriction and one of the fastest growing trends in the physical rehabilitation and fitness markets. BFR was the generic vernacular used for KAATSU in the first peer-review papers on KAATSU that were published in the scientific journals of the 1990s. While BFR is not medically accurate because KAATSU does not occlude any arterial flow and only slightly modifies the venous flow in the limbs while under pressure, the acronym BFR quickly caught on among trainers, therapists, coaches, athletes, physicians, academic researchers and sports scientists for its brevity and ease-of-understanding. As the market grew, the seminal work by Dr. Sato, his patented invention, and the word BFR became the inspiration and model for all companies that follow KAATSU Global.
Benefits Of KAATSU
As a non-impact exercise, KAATSU enables effective, efficient rehabilitation and eliminates muscle atrophy.
KAATSU leads to HGH secretion that helps create lean muscle mass and stronger bones.
KAATSU leads to the production of Nitric Oxide to help maintain and improve vascular elasticity.
KAATSU improves the metabolism and delays the aging process for individuals of all ages.
HGH creates increased energy levels and exercise performance.
Depending on what your goals are, there is an optimal KAATSU application for you. Whether you are looking for a quick injury recovery, are stiving for that extra athletic edge when you perform, or simply want to preserve your youth and maintain muscle tone, there are specific protocols for you.
"KAATSU is a game-changer for injured people...it cuts down the recovery time by half."
- Stephen McCain, Olympic Gymnast
USA Olympic Nordic Combined Skier
Peter Lansbury, PhD
Harvard Medical School Professor of Neurology
North Shore (Oahu, Hawaii) Lifeguards
High School Football Coach and Personal Trainer