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Compression Garments: Who They’re For, What They Do & Why You Should Wear Them

In today’s health-conscious world, you probably already know that good circulation is critical to your overall health and body’s peak performance. Your blood circulation supplies oxygen to the brain and organs, right? If it’s not flowing with ease, a decline in your health will occur and a host of problematic symptoms will arise.

A result of unhealthy lifestyle habits, pre-existing circulatory conditions, poor disposition and physiological traits, poor circulation is one health concern you don’t want to leave unaddressed.

If you’re wondering what one of the most highly researched and proven treatments for boosting your circulation is, look no further than compression garments! With natural solutions on the forefront of everyone’s mind, it’s no surprise that people of all ages are sharing rave reviews on the benefits and effects of compression apparel.

Who can benefit from compression garments?

Research-based evidence shows that compression socks and leggings can help reduce the buildup of lactic acid and aid with muscle recovery. They are ideal for prolonged standing, sitting and long distance travel since they help aid in the prevention of spider veins and swelling.

Compression garments are ideal for those who:

  • Sit or stand for long periods of time
  • Are pregnant
  • Suffer from tired, aching, or swollen legs
  • Are overweight
  • Have circulation ailments
  • Have had surgery
  • Are performance athletes
  • I’d say they are the perfect prescription for tired, achy legs

What type should you choose, and why?

When deciding on the best compression garment for you, first consider any pre-existing health concerns or diseases, as well as your current lifestyle habits. You’ll also want to think about your everyday activities at home, work and play to determine the best fit for you.



Compression Socks help you perform faster for longer with less muscle injuries. If you’re an ultra marathon, triathlon or elite athlete, graduated compression socks are for you!

HOW THEY WORK: Performance compression socks consistently increase the stabilization of lower leg muscles and oxygen delivery. With targeted compression zones, they help decrease the risk of Achilles injuries, shin splints, blood clots and muscle fatigue. They also keep your feet dry and blister-free with anti-chafing materials, ensuring maximum breathability.


Medical Compression Socks offer all the same benefits of Performance Compression socks, with added enhancements that provide further support of the body’s circulation system and help ease symptoms of pre-existing health conditions. If you have been diagnosed with lymphedema, Raynaud’s, varicose veins or blood clots, medical compression socks would be the best choice for you.

HOW THEY WORK: Like Performance Compression Socks, Medical Compression Socks help manage pain and swelling in your legs, alleviating discomfort and improving blood flow.  They are designed to exert the strongest pressure at the ankle region, with compression gradually lessening as you move up the leg towards the heart. This helps improve blood flow greatly by enabling blood to circulate back to your heart quicker.

NOTE: Medical compression socks are covered under most extended health care plans when prescribed by a medical professional!


Compression leggings are ideal for wear during prolonged periods of standing, during and following athletic activities, and on those days that you need to add a little pep in your step! Along with being medically sound, they are also fashionable and functional for everyday use.

HOW THEY WORK: Similar to the functionality of compression socks, compression leggings 
are designed to optimize long term leg health by delivering an overall mild compression to the lower extremities. Advanced compression technology helps alleviate tired achy legs, reduces swelling and assists in the reduction of recovery time following athletic pursuits.

When it comes to fit, be sure to get measured for your compression garments! Find a handy online sizing wizard here or book an appointment for an in-person fitting with Lunatik Athletiks by calling 1-844-777-8884 today.


Experience performance and personality.

When you think of compression garments, you may be picturing the bland nude variations of your Grandma’s past. Luckily, the days of boring undergarments and compression apparel are long gone.

Compression socks now come in a variety of fun and funk-tional patterns to match your unique personality and style. Whether you prefer a more classic look, retro vibe or funkier style, you can find the perfect compression stocking for you.


Check out Lunatik Athletiks’ full line of compression socks and leggings here, and try them out for yourself!




Kelly Roth is the Founder/CEO of Lunatik Athletiks, a “Designer Compression” company in the medical and athletic market.

After completing Ironman Austria in 2011, the importance of a holistic approach to health and self care became very clear to Kelly. Caring for body, mind and soul with things that inspire us and bring joy to everyday living is the foundation that her company, Lunatik Athletiks, was built on. <

Each and every day, the Lunatiks team encourages and promotes preventative medicine while he


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