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Olympic and Paralympic athletes around the world, professional athletes in the NFL, NBA, NHL, MLS and Major League Soccer, collegiate athletes in over 70 universities, military personnel and special operators in the U.S. Navy, Army and Air Force, firefighters, acrobats, business executives, professional motorcycle riders, disabled veterans, and aquatic athletes (surfers, paddleboarders, kayakers, swimmers and water polo players), and extreme athletes in mountaineering and channel swimming. But the largest market is aging Baby Boomers (i.e., people over the age of 55).
KAATSU presents a radically new paradigm in the exercise, rehabilitation and recover markets. KAATSU is safe, effective and efficient and can be done anywhere anytime. KAATSU enables us to exercise or rehabilitate at your office, in the comfort of your home, or while watching TV or reading a book. KAATSU has proven safe with over 20 million sessions in over 45 countries by people of all ages and from all walks of life.
You can tone or build your muscle, rehabilitate faster from injuries, and recover quickly and effectively from vigorous work and competition - with the KAATSU equipment. The handheld exercise-and-rehab equipment can be taken anywhere and be done anytime, dramatically increasing your time management and efficiency. After KAATSU is integrated into your lifestyle, you can restructure your daily life for the better. You can literally buy yourself more time and take efficiency to an entirely new realm.
KAATSU is patented automated pressure equipment that comprises of a handheld compressor and pneumatic, stretchable bands that are placed around your arms or legs in order to optimize blood circulation and hormonal production for health, fitness, rehabilitation, and recovery. The bands inflate and deflate based on patented algorithms that boost circulation, improve hormonal balance, and develop muscle tone in a time-effective manner with minimum of effort.
KAATSU is the original BFR (Blood Flow Restriction). The primary difference is that KAATSU does not use blood pressure cuffs or tourniquets that is designed to keep blood out of the limb. KAATSU's equipment is designed to modify the venous flow or the blood flow from your limbs back to your torso. Also, very importantly, KAATSU has a well-established proven safety record for over 20 years.
KAATSU is used in three primary areas: athletic performance, rehabilitation from injuries, and recovery from vigorous training or surgeries.
|KAATSU||Delfi||B Strong||Smart Cuffs||Normatec||Occlusion
|Automated Pneumatic Pumps with Elastic Bands|
|No Risk of Limb Occlusion|
|Customizable Pressure on Different Limbs|
|Ability to Untether from Device|
|Simultaneous Limb Use|
|Health and Usage Data Collection|
|Accessible Certification Program|
|Demographic Comparative Analyses|
|Seminal Peer-review BFR Studies|
|Follow-up Peer-review BFR Studies|
|Global Patents on Intellectual Property|
|Automated Progressive Pressure|
|Precise Pressure (down to 1 mmHg)|
|Proven Safe for Elderly|
|Enables Full-Range of Motion|
|Waterproof Bands when Untethered|
|Olympic and Pro Sports Adoption|
|Athletic Performance Applications|
|Family of Product Models|
SKU stands for Standard KAATSU Unit, a proprietary unit of measurement of the KAATSU Air Band's amount of compression on your limbs
KAATSU is a Japanese word written as ??. Its English translation is "additional pressure."
KAATSU CYCLE ?is the patented automated process of compression and decompression of KAATSU Air Bands, inflated repeatedly in gradually increasing amounts. Each Cycle includes 8 steps. The pressure can be personalized between 20-60 seconds of inflation, followed by 5-20 seconds of deflation.
The KAATSU Constant mode is when the KAATSU Air Bands maintain the same fixed pressure for up to 15 minutes. On previous models, this was known as the Training Mode.
A set is one complete KAATSU Cycle of 8 repeated steps of compression and decompression.
A step is a 30-second interval of inflation in the KAATSU Cycle mode. There are 8 steps in each set.
The Fixed Mode allows you to do repeated Cycles at the same pressure. The Progressive Mode allows you to do multiple Cycles that increases in pressure. THIS ONLY APPLIES TO THE B1 DEVICE.
KAATSU Air Bands should be place high on your upper arms, above your biceps and triceps, near your armpit, and below your deltoid muscles. There is no other place to safely place the KAATSU Air Bands on your arms.
KAATSU Air Bands should be place high on your upper legs, above your quadriceps and hamstrings, near your groin, positioned at a slight angle following your bikini/brief line. There is no other place to safely place the KAATSU Air Bands on your legs.
KAATSU Air Bands should be ?placed snugly, but not too tightly on your arms. One-finger tightness is generally best for most users. That is, you can place one finger between your arms and the bands. The skin of your arms should turn a slight pink or redness color when the KAATSU Air Bands are on. Immediately remove the KAATSU Air Bands if your skin of your arms becomes white, gray or blue, or you become lightheaded, or your hands get clammy.
KAATSU Air Bands should be ?placed snugly, but not too tightly on your legs. One-finger tightness is generally best for most users. That is, you can place one finger between your legs and the bands. The skin on your legs should turn a slight pink or redness color when the KAATSU Air Bands are on. Immediately remove the KAATSU Air Bands if your skin becomes white, gray or blue, or you become lightheaded, or your hands get clammy.
KAATSU Air Bands are made from neoprene and are used by swimmers and water polo players in the pool, and by surfers, kayakers, SUP paddlers, and rowers in the open water. People doing aquarobics and aqua therapy can also use in therapy pools.
In order to maintain your wellness and fitness, you can do a single session of 10-15 minutes per day in order to see benefits and results. But you can do repeated (2-3) sessions of KAATSU Cycles per day as you wish and as time permits. This is especially useful when KAATSU is used for rehabilitation and as an augmentation to traditional physical therapy.
NO. Do not simultaneously do KAATSU Cycle mode or KAATSU Constant mode on your arms and legs. This can be dangerous and introduces the risk of becoming lightheaded and fainting.
KAATSU Global is on the United States Federal Government General Services Agreement (GSA) schedule for sales to all U.S. Federal and U.S. Government entities. KAATSU products are considered U.S. operational equipment and are available exclusively to the U.S. and allied Armed Forces, first responders, vetted government contractors, emergency responders and officers.
The most commonly used CPT® (Current Procedural Terminology) medical codes used by physicians, health professionals, nonphysician practitioners, hospitals, outpatient facilities, and laboratories to receive reimbursement for KAATSU since 2014 include the following: