Far infrared radiation is a natural process and is scientifically proven to gently and safely assist blood circulation. Helping to support healthy joints, soft tissue, maintain healthy blood flow, ease muscle tension, support recovery and aid in helping keep structures and functions sound.
Far Infrared Technology – Protechmasta products use a naturalistic ceramic infused lining that emits a safe form of Far Infrared radiation, also known as Biogenetic Radiation, to the horse’s body, this is then reflected from the horse’s body creating a natural black body effect. Far infrared radiation is a natural process and is scientifically proven to gently and safely assist blood circulation. Helping to support healthy joints, soft tissue, maintain healthy blood flow, ease muscle tension, support recovery and aid in helping keep structures and functions sound.
Every athlete knows the importance of warming up before exercise to reduce the risk of potential injury and our equine athletes are no different. Protechmasta products are the perfect tool to use before exercise to help prepare the horses muscles, tendons and joints, assisting in warm-up routine and helping to prepare the body for exercise.
How to reduce anxiety and pre-exercise stress for more productive work
The Protechmasta rug is designed to help and facilitate effective preparation of the working muscles, prior to exercise and reduce pre-exercise stress.
What is the importance of warming up for exercise?
Before you get on board you can kick start your horse's preparation for exercise and encourage vital blood flow to his muscles using the Protechmasta rug to make the body warm.
The heat generated from the increased blood flow makes connective tissue more flexible as it's extensibility will increase, allowing for improved suppleness and prevention of injury. It decreases joint stiffness, pain, and muscle spasms and reduces inflammation and the build-up of fluid in tissues (oedema).
*55% of Protechmasta customers feel their horse is more relaxed and less tense from using the range out of 886 survey entries, results from February 2021.
Improving movement for that extra mark
By using Protechmasta to improve blood flow and making the body warm, the heat generated from the increased blood flow makes connective tissue more flexible as it's extensibility will increase.
This will inevitably help with improved suppleness, decreasing joint stiffness, pain, and muscle spasms and reducing inflammation and the build-up of fluid in tissues (oedema) - all leading to an improvement in movement and better performance.
A way to enhance stamina
We have all heard of lactic acid build up which is the result of fatigued muscles not contracting efficiently. During exercise, the horse will breathe faster as the body attempts to transport more oxygen to the muscles but as the energy requirements are increased and the oxygen supply starts to deplete and glucose is broken down into an acidic substance called lactate - a build up of lactate causes the burning sensation in the muscle.
The key to enhancing stamina and helping to prevent the muscle burn in our horses when exercising is to boost circulation with Protechmasta Far Infrared technology. Improved blood flow provides optimum levels of oxygen to the muscles to help prevent fatigue and perform stronger for longer.
*80% of Protechmasta customers noticed an improvement in their horses ridden work from using the range out of 886 survey entries, results from February 2021.
Baseline scan showing thermal asymmetry in the left side sacroliac region spreading to the left hindquarter.
After 30 minutes of wearing the rug already showing a significant reduction in thermal asymmetry and improved circulation.
The inflammatory response (inflammation) occurs when tissues are injured by bacteria, trauma, toxins, heat, or any other cause. The damaged cells release chemicals which cause blood vessels to leak fluid into the tissues, causing swelling. A boost of blood flow around the body brings nutrients and fuel to cells and also takes away toxins, dead cells, and other unwanted debris which will help to reduce inflammation.
An example of using the Protechmasta rug to reduce inflammation in the hindquarters is shown above using thermography in an equine case study before and 30 minutes after wearing the Protechmasta rug that was used as an effective way to increase circulation.
The way blood flows around the muscles in the body has a big impact on how well they recover, since blood flow is what delivers the nutrients that muscles need to rebuild. Blood flow also takes metabolic waste away from the muscles, where it can be properly excreted from the body. After exercise it is important to restore the horses heart rate back to its resting rate and return it to pre-exercise conditions. This can be achieved by regulating temperature and therefore preventing potential heat stress, dehydration and tying up from cooling down too quickly. This ultimately will help increase longevity of the horse whilst maintaining optimal function and ongoing performance success.
*DISCLAIMER* Protechmasta may be used alongside established treatment methods; they are not a replacement for professional medical advice or treatment. Consult your vet if you are unsure.
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Clinical trial conducted by Sandie Chambers, Equine and HumanSports Performance Scientist
Sandie Chambers has studied both Human and Equine sports science. Having spent almost her entire career in Equine sports and as seasoned Equestrian, places Sandie at the top in Equestrian Fitness and Performance. Sandie has managed some of Europes leading Equine & Leisure facilities and having trained horses for a number of International Show Jumpers and Dressage riders, has built up an impressive record and reputation for achieving exceptional results with clients and equine's from all sorts of competitive and non-competitive backgrounds.
Here are some of the findings from an independent clinical trial conducted by Sandie Chambers from Equitherm -
* Post-exercise heart rate restored to resting rate quicker – showing significantly improved recovery rates, a sign of reduced exercise stress.
* Skin surface temperature stabilised pre and post exercise – which will help regulated temperature, reduce sweating and reduce the potential for heat stress, all of which are known to be performance prohibitors
* Inflammation reduced even after 30 minutes– promoting improved circulation, therefore, minimising the risk for injury and improved vascular health.