Intermittent Vacuum Therapy

Intermittent vacuum therapy (IVT) is a procedure used to treat venous and arterial problems, vascular complaints, and sports injuries. It should be possible to regulate venous reflux, increase lymphatic flow, and enhance blood flow to the muscles and extremities with the help of normal and low pressure.


The IVT treatment device encloses and affects the lower body of a reclining patient up to the ribcage in a cylindrical area. All of the legs are included. A lens at the device’s waist area serves to seal off the interior space. A vacuum pump within the cubicle alternately creates a normal and low pressure (ranging from -20 to -70 mbar). The items are listed as medical gadgets.

Operation mode

The creation of low pressure encourages blood circulation in the abdomen and lower body parts, which in turn stimulates arterial perfusion. As a result of this blood flow, the central line’s hypertension, stroke volume, cardiac output, and ultimately the arterial blood flow all decrease, although the compensatory mechanisms prevent this from happening completely. Pulse and peripheral vascular resistance increase in response to this alteration. Additionally, shear forces work and the sympathetic response of the heart is turned on. The body’s lower region experiences change in pressure, and the blood volume adjusts to those changes. The altered conditions of normal circulation encourage and improve the flow of oxygenated blood throughout the legs and lower limbs.


Depending on the indication, the typical treatment duration is between 5 and >15 applications (30-45 minutes). Connective tissue weakness, hyperacidity, cellulite, spider veins, and trauma (such as bruises or sports injuries, vascular disorders, edema, and ulcers) are just some of the indications. More indications can be found here.


During pregnancy
Venous thrombosis, thrombophlebitis, under 8 weeks, venous thrombosis.
Acute inflammatory diseases of the skin and subcutaneous tissues (furunculosis, pyoderma, abscess).
Pregnancy or very recent surgery on the abdomen
Dialysis day