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An Introductory Guide to What Pressotherapy Treatment Is

Having chronic pain stiffness can often entail feeling fatigue and muscle cramps on a regular basis, and it can be difficult to deal with day to day. Aside from being unable to move and function, your body can’t maintain proper health and wellness either due to accumulating toxins.

It can be tough to find a solution that will stick and allow you to break away from that cycle of pain. However, Pressotherapy presents itself as an ideal treatment that can truly help with the effects of chronic stiffness. Keep reading to learn more about what Pressotherapy is.

What Is Pressotherapy?

Pressotherapy refers to a massage treatment that activates and stimulates the lymphatic system in our body. The lymphatic system is a network full of vessels and nodes that carry different elements throughout the body, such as oxygen and white blood cells.

In terms of purpose, the lymphatic system is responsible for circulating nutrients around the body and flushing out toxins, which is imperative for proper blood flow and detoxification. Thus, Pressotherapy can be good for sorting out chronic pain.

What Is Pressotherapy Like?

Pressotherapy is just like any other massage that is non-invasive, but what sets it apart is how the pressure is applied. Instead of hands-on treatments, Pressotherapy makes use of air compression to carry out the lymphatic drainage massage.

Essentially, a person will have to wear a bodysuit that inflates and deflates to put calculated pressure on different body parts. Pressotherapy usually goes from 30 minutes to an hour, focusing mostly on the lower portion of the body. It also covers lower, middle and upper body with revolutionary and state of the art technology imported from Italy. The Pressotherapy is proven 10x more effective at Lymphactive drainage than manually!

What Are Some Pressotherapy Precautions?

The main thing to remember before Pressotherapy is to have an empty bladder before the session. That bit of precaution prevents muscle or abdomen cramps and contractions from occurring during the massage treatment, so try your best to avoid heavy meals.

It’s the same case for the period after Pressotherapy, as patients are encouraged to hydrate and eat healthy meals. Processed carbohydrates should be off the table as well to keep your meals light for the first few days after a massage session.

Who Should Try Out Pressotherapy?

Pressotherapy is recommended to anyone above 18 years of age and patients experiencing chronic stiffness. Pregnant women are discouraged from trying out Pressotherapy until after they’ve given birth.

Heart patients, people with osteoporosis, and those who are suffering a joint dislocation are also advised against Pressotherapy. There can be risks of friction when it comes to using air compression after all, so it’s best to look for alternative treatments instead.

How Does Pressotherapy Benefit You?

Pressotherapy’s number one benefit is providing pain relief as it instantly relaxes muscles during and after the whole compression treatment. It reduces any swelling or stiffness in the body, as well as the general aches that a person may normally experience.

Alongside that, some people report getting more toned skin and losing weight. This body shaping is because Pressotherapy does encourage lymphatic drainage. Pairing Pressotherapy sessions with a good diet and physical activity can lead to great results.

Interested in Trying Pressotherapy?

Learning more about Pressotherapy treatment can be quite exciting, but nothing tops the experience of it. If you’re interested in body pain relief and improving how toned or slim your body is, it may be time to book an appointment.

Interested in trying pressotherapy? The Burick Center for Health and Wellness provides Pressotherapy treatment and other dramatic biological interventions in Mechanicsburg, PA to improve your life and well-being. Contact us now!

Customer Testimonials:

Christine Ann P:

“After my first treatment my sinus congestion and headache were gone!  It was extremely relaxing and therapeutic.  Best and most effective treatment I’ve had in years.”

Jay M:

“I travel 75% for my work, I tried the treatment for my lower back pain from driving.  That was three weeks ago and the lower back pain was gone the day of the treatment and hasn’t returned.”

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Burick Center Staff MemberTracy Koval

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Tracy joined the Burick Center for Health & Wellness in June of 2016 to help patients by managing various aspects of the office. Tracy brings more than three decades of medical office experience as the former office manager of a multi-specialty group and also works on a part-time basis as a Patient Service Rep at a local urgent care center.

Tracy’s favorite part of working in a medical practice is the opportunity to make a difference in someone’s life by helping them navigate through the maze of health care. She loves being part of the dynamic team at the Burick Center.

Tracy likes to spend time with her family. She has two sons, Mason, who is living and working in Philadelphia as a Sr. Analyst for a marketing firm, and Spencer, who works at Hershey Entertainment & Resorts.

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Burick Center Staff MemberRena Geesaman

Patient Coordinator

Rena Geesaman is a Registered Medical Assistant who enjoys providing attentive and caring client service. She is very happy to be part of the Burick Center team where patient care is our number one focus.

Her goal is to do everything within her power to ensure every interaction leaves you feeling well cared for and perhaps even delighted.

Rena volunteers by serving as board treasurer for Carlisle Christian Academy. She also helps facilitate a program at River of God Church for single, pregnant girls which provides practical, emotional and spiritual support.

Outside of the office Rena enjoys hiking, traveling, tending to her flower beds, hosting meals on their back deck, enjoying time with dear friends, loving on her little dogs, and best of all spending time with family. Being fairly new grandparents, she and her husband Don are always happy to share pictures of their little grandson, Lucas. Feel free to ask! She considers herself amazingly blessed!

Burick Center Staff MemberDr. Peter Lu


Dr. Peter Lu trained and worked in New York City for 15 years and recently moved to central PA. He studied pre-med at Brooklyn College and attended medical school at SUNY Downstate in Brooklyn. Thereafter he worked in the inner city hospitals of New York City, and lastly had the honor of caring for people with his sister in Stamford, Connecticut.

Dr. Lu greatly appreciates open lines of communication as it pertains to questions you may have about your ailment and how acupuncture could help in the healing process. His intention to address your needs to the best of his ability.

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Lee has had the sincere pleasure of working in the Greater Harrisburg area for over 20 years. She relocated to Harrisburg in 1990 after completing her undergraduate degree in Nutrition Pre-Med at Cornell University. Lee received her first Master’s Degree from Shippensburg University. Her second Master’s Degree, as well as Doctorate, were both from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine.

She uses a Cognitive-Behavioral approach to guide her work with clients across the lifespan. She strongly believes research has shown that changing your thoughts does change your life. Her primary focus with clients is to reduce symptoms by assisting clients to achieve skills they can utilize in their professional, academic, and personal lives.

Burick Center Staff MemberHeather Motter

LMT, Massage Therapist and Back Desk Coordinator

Heather Motter joined the Burick Center team in 2018. A graduate of YTI Career Institute, Heather prides herself on using her highly developed skills to maintain the balance between mind and body. As a licensed massage therapist, she specializes in Medical Massage, Lymphatic Drainage, Trigger Point Therapy, and Oncology Massage.

Heather has a vast amount of experience working with a variety of patients. From a simple relaxation massage to a patient dealing with chronic pain, Heather is able to facilitate treatments uniquely designed for each patient’s individual needs.

Heather insists that massage is not just a relaxation luxury. Instead, her philosophy is that massage helps lead to a healthier, happier lifestyle. She encourages everyone to take the time to meet with her to develop a care plan to enhance their overall wellness.

Heather is a resident of Carlisle, where she resides with her fiancé, two sons, and four dogs. When she’s not at work, she can be found outside working on her back yard oasis, or volunteering at Speranza Animal Rescue.

Burick Center Staff MemberFelicia Miller


Felicia Miller is a Registered Dietitian and Licensed Dietitian Nutritionist who provides nutritional counseling and education to patients of the Burick Center for Health & Wellness.

She takes the science of nutrition with her extensive knowledge of food and coaching skills to create an easy-to-follow actionable plan for her clients to follow.

Recognizing that there are multiple components to creating a successful wellness plan, she looks at the whole person – their concerns, lifestyle, personality, family, and career. Listening to her patients allows for Felicia to find the root cause of their issue and not simply the symptoms.

“Being healthy goes beyond diet, food is just one of the pillars of a happy, healthy person.” Felicia goes beyond the traditional diet education- she coaches and supports her patients as they learn how to make changes in their day-to-day life.

“I’m passionate about whole foods and healthy living I strive to inspire you to make positive food and lifestyle changes – at any age.”

Burick Center Staff MemberAshley Weibley

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Ashley is a nurse at Burick Center for Health & Wellness. Her nursing philosophy is one of holistic care. She is a patient advocate committed to clear communication, education and applying critical thinking and decision-making skills to help patients achieve better outcomes. She enjoys providing the highest quality nursing care in a respectful, healing environment. She has a personal commitment to life-long learning through formal education and hands-on experience. She appreciates that compassion along with innovative care is what the Burick Center for Health & Wellness is all about.

Ashley has an Associate’s Degree from Harrisburg Area Community College and a Bachelors Degree from Penn State University.

She is married and has twin boys, She enjoys spending time with her friends, family and pets. She has owned and shown Quarter Horses all of her life and continues to compete in her spare time.