My name is Marcin Konieczny and I am the World Champion (cat. 45-49) in the Triathlon on the Ironman distance. I was really interested in lymphatic drainage equipment at the moment when such devices showed up at the expo before the competition. I consider massage (whether manual or pressure) as the basic form of regeneration after training. Back then, however, was the price.
The goal for 2019 was to break 2h30 'in the marathon. I was aware that running training would strain my legs to a much greater extent than triathlon training. My nature of work (I am a trainer, on average 80,000 km on the route to training places in Poland and abroad) made it impossible to visit physiotherapists on a regular basis. Hence the idea to purchase the WIC 2008M from Bardomed. A few months of 2018 and the entire 2019 showed me that the idea of massage is it.
As I got used to the device, I started to notice areas for improvement as well. The size, length of the sleeves, pressure force and, most of all, low mobility - these are things that do not interfere with everyday "home" functioning. In the case of trips, they can be a nuisance.
Then I received the "Care Pump MOVE6" device for testing.
Testing happened at the best possible moment. I was on my way to a climate camp. The MOVE6 that I took with me fit into my hand luggage, leaving a lot of space in the so-called "Cabin" for other things. This is one of its greatest advantages. The device itself is the size of a shoe box. Weight 2 kg (with cuffs and cables about 3 kg). Among the advantages of the device, mobility comes to the fore, resulting not only from the size and weight, but above all from the battery it is equipped with. 4 months of testing, in various variants (power and type of program), showed that the average battery life is 70 '. It is a great comfort to be aware that after training I can massage anywhere, without being tied to an extension cord or socket.
Another advantage is the ability to turn individual chambers on and off (I have 6 chamber cuffs) manually. There are times when local fatigue or slight trauma requires a "gentler treatment" of the site. The device allows the exclusion of a given place in the cuff from the massage. This is especially useful for me after long runs, when I want to rest, for example, for my ankles. Among the things that I use less (although it is also very extensive) are various programs that control pumping and relaxation of the ventricles. I admit without hitting - I did not read their meaning. Empirical, I came to the point that I like the "D" program the most and I only use it (even though there are 5 of them).
Another advantage is the pressure generated in the cuffs. They are long, so I happened to unfold them incorrectly (especially around the buttock) and then I felt exactly what it means that the device can produce 250 mmHg. They press goodly. The mentioned length of the cuffs (I am 173 cm tall) allows them to cover the entire leg, but also a piece of the gluteal muscle and the groin.
Being at home, I use the device while sitting with my loved ones and nobody complains about the noise. I have had massage sessions in public places (airport, beach bar) and nobody paid any attention to the fact that the device made noise.
If I look for the flaws, the only thing I found is the inability to track the duration of the program. The devices allow you to set sessions between 10 and 60 '. Especially in this longer episode, it would be nice to see how much time is left to the end