Meet Norma

What is it?

Norma, or better known as NormaTec, is a high-tech compression massage for warm-up/pre-workout and recovery/post-workout. Whether from a long run or heavy leg day in the gym, NormaTec speeds your recovery and feels great!

  • Reduce soreness
  • Recovery faster
  • Don’t let sore legs prevent you from achieving your workout goals

How does it work?

Created by a physician bioengineer to enhance blood flow and speed recovery, the NormaTec PULSE Massage Pattern employs three key techniques—pulsing, distal release, and gradients—all to maximize your recovery. The system includes customizable session times and compression zones.


Instead of using static compression (squeezing) to transport fluid out of the limbs, NormaTec Pulse Technology uses dynamic compression (pulsing).

The pulsing action more effectively mimics the muscle pump of the legs and arms, greatly enhancing the movement of fluid and metabolites out of the limbs after an intense workout.


Veins and lymphatic vessels have one-way valves that prevent fluid backflow. Similarly, NormaTec Pulse Technology uses hold pressures to keep fluids from being forced in the wrong direction.

Because of this enhancement, instead of tapering pressure off, the system can deliver maximum pressure in every zone.

Distal Release

Because extended static pressure can be detrimental to the body’s normal circulatory flow, Sequential Pulse Technology releases the hold pressures once they are no longer needed to prevent backflow.

By releasing the hold pressure in each zone as soon as possible, each portion of the limb gains maximal rest time without a significant pause between compression cycles.


No marketing BS here. These are real statements from your fellow Rivet members.

“Norma is such a giver! She’s full of air most of the time but uses it so wisely.” – D

“I only used it for 15 minutes, but when I stood up it felt like I’d been foam rolling for an hour! She’s like a recovery filled hug for your legs ?” – Sarah G

“Norma was our backseat massage therapist! Always there when we needed her.” – Kim W

“I was skeptical but I’m now a believer. Simply amazing!” – Robert L