When you are ready to use the device…
The garments are zippered on, the machine is turned on, the timer and pressure are set Your pneumatic compression pump will begin compressing excess lymph fluid upward, chamber by chamber (see diagram)
In an eight-chamber leg garment and pump, the first and second chambers are the foot / ankle area, third and fourth are the calf area, fifth and sixth are the knee area and seventh and eighth are the thigh area. In the arm garments, the first and second chambers are the fingertip / hand area, third and fourth are the wrist / forearm area, fifth and sixth are the elbow area, and the seventh and eighth are the upper arm / axilla area.
* The compression sequentially moves the excess lymph fluid upward, towards the groin area In leg, and towards the shoulder / chest area in the arm.
*These are the areas of the body where we have an abundance of working lymph nodes. The excess collected lymph fluid then attaches to these nodes and vessels and are absorbed and eliminated from the body.