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Sequential compression device/air leg massager

Posted: Sat Aug 10, 2019 5:28 am
by Taco Bill
I bought a pair of leg massagers on Amazon about a month ago. I think they are definitely worth it. I was able to take a nap using them, which is something I haven't be able to do for years without medication. However, when it's really bad they kind of make it worse, especially if I use the highest setting. I've been experimenting with the settings and how long I use them. I read about one study where people had overall positive results. It's not a panacea, but definitely a nice tool to have in the box. I would like to try a medical grade one.

Re: Sequential compression device/air leg massager

Posted: Sat Aug 10, 2019 7:18 am
by ViewsAskew
Taco Bill wrote:I bought a pair of leg massagers on Amazon about a month ago. I think they are definitely worth it. I was able to take a nap using them, which is something I haven't be able to do for years without medication. However, when it's really bad they kind of make it worse, especially if I use the highest setting. I've been experimenting with the settings and how long I use them. I read about one study where people had overall positive results. It's not a panacea, but definitely a nice tool to have in the box. I would like to try a medical grade one.


Glad to hear!

Re: Sequential compression device/air leg massager

Posted: Tue Nov 05, 2019 12:11 pm
by Homestarmy
I recently (two weeks ago) began using a medical grade pcd and the results for me are life changing. I’ve slept longer, deeper, and better than I have in almost 30 years!

How I stumbled across this is a long story that I’ll tell when I’m not getting ready for work, but the short version is my boss recently had a knee replaced and was sent home with a pcd, which she loaned to me.

I understand that this may not work for everyone, but since you’re already having success with an over the counter solution, this may be an answer for you too.

Re: Sequential compression device/air leg massager

Posted: Fri Nov 22, 2019 7:17 am
by badnights
Please you guys, can you both tell us the brand and model of what you're using and where you bought them (amazon for tacobill). I have been ready to invest in those for years, but I can't bring myself to pay over $1000 for something on amazon that might not even work. And it seemed the amazon entries were inconsistent in some way, I can't recall exactly, but I wasn't sure which model or size I would be getting, and there seemed to be no way to specify.

Re: Sequential compression device/air leg massager

Posted: Fri Nov 22, 2019 9:09 am
by Homestarmy
Sure thing, my friend. Actually, the only reason I haven’t posted that information already is because I didn’t want to violate any board rules that I was not aware of. The product that I use is called the Manamed PlasmaFlow. It is medical grade and supposedly by prescription only, but I was able to obtain one without a prescription for $200. I bought a second set an eBay for $50. That set was used, but it was it looked completely brand new, And had less than an hours usage. I definitely recommend looking into, they have change my life.

Re: Sequential compression device/air leg massager

Posted: Fri Nov 22, 2019 9:11 am
by Homestarmy
Oh and one other thing, the only reason I’m awake at 4 o’clock in the morning to answer this at this point is because I had surgery on my left wrist and Tuesday and my current sleep patterns are screwed up which, I’m used to so it’s no big deal. But I have not had any symptoms post surgery using the device, and probably 85 to 90% of my maid Nights have been symptom-free since the middle of October when I first started using the device.

Re: Sequential compression device/air leg massager

Posted: Tue Nov 26, 2019 6:33 am
by ViewsAskew
What settings do you use?

Re: Sequential compression device/air leg massager

Posted: Wed Nov 27, 2019 12:29 pm
by Homestarmy
The unit I use doesn't really have settings, per say. there are two numeric counters (a bright blue light in the dark) that flank a power button. There are two functions (F1 & F2) but I don't really know what they do or how they differ. The default is F1, so I leave it there. One of the counters shows how many hours the unit runs from 00 - 99 then it resets. The other is a PSI counter that runs from 00 - 55.

Once powered on, the units inflate to 55 PSI, then deflate, repeating ever 20 - 60 seconds or so. I don't know how long a unit will last (I don't think they're made for that kind of use) but I have a spare set just in case the first set fails. It's been six weeks so far, and all is good!

Hopefully that info helps.

Re: Sequential compression device/air leg massager

Posted: Thu Nov 28, 2019 8:09 am
by ViewsAskew
Homestarmy wrote:The unit I use doesn't really have settings, per say. there are two numeric counters (a bright blue light in the dark) that flank a power button. There are two functions (F1 & F2) but I don't really know what they do or how they differ. The default is F1, so I leave it there. One of the counters shows how many hours the unit runs from 00 - 99 then it resets. The other is a PSI counter that runs from 00 - 55.

Once powered on, the units inflate to 55 PSI, then deflate, repeating ever 20 - 60 seconds or so. I don't know how long a unit will last (I don't think they're made for that kind of use) but I have a spare set just in case the first set fails. It's been six weeks so far, and all is good!

Hopefully that info helps.


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Re: Sequential compression device/air leg massager

Posted: Sun Dec 01, 2019 9:32 am
by badnights
Thank you :)