Infrared Technology: What is it and how can it help?

Infrared Technology: What is it and how can it help?

Horse infrared therapy, also known as thermal therapy, is a non-invasive treatment that uses infrared light to promote healing and relieve pain in horses. This innovative therapy has gained popularity in the equine industry due to its numerous benefits and effectiveness. In this blog post, we will explore the science behind horse infrared therapy and current products.

What is Horse Infrared Therapy?

Horse infrared therapy products involves the use of nano nylon filaments containing minerals that are infused within the fabric, reflecting heat and lost energy back into the body.  This penetrates deep into the horse's tissues, promoting blood circulation and stimulating cellular repair, triggering a series of physiological responses that aid in healing and pain relief.

Infrared technology graphic

What are the Benefits of Horse Infrared Therapy?

Horse infrared therapy offers a wide range of benefits for horses, including:

  • Pain Relief: Infrared therapy can help alleviate pain associated with various conditions, such as arthritis, muscle strains, and tendon injuries.
  • Improved Circulation: The therapy promotes blood flow, which enhances oxygen and nutrient delivery to the horse's tissues, aiding in the healing process.
  • Reduced Inflammation: Infrared technology has anti-inflammatory properties, helping to reduce swelling and inflammation in injured or inflamed areas.
  • Accelerated Healing: By stimulating cellular repair, infrared therapy can speed up the healing process of wounds, swelling, and injuries.
  • Relaxation and Stress Relief: The warmth generated by the therapy can have a calming effect on horses, promoting relaxation and reducing stress.

Infrared Rug: "My mare absolutely loves this rug! I use it pre & post-exercise and within a few minutes of me putting it on she relaxes and starts to snooze, so it clearly feels really good to her. It looks very smart, fits her beautifully and does a good job of wicking away sweat/water post exercise. I can't use it for the suggested 4 hours a day but I use it for at least 30 mins before and after riding and she clearly feels the benefit of that. One happy horse and therefore happy owner!”

Infrared Boots: "These were purchased to help with the healing of a wound after a major operation 6/7 months ago and the last couple of inches were taking a lot longer to heal. The boots have helped generate the new skin on this area and we are hopeful that all will be well within a few weeks. So far they deserve the 5 star rating.”

nano-tec boot wraps

How Can Horse Infrared Therapy Be Applied?

Horse infrared therapy can be applied through products such as boots, leg wraps, and rugs. The duration and frequency of the therapy sessions should be built up over time. We advise using the Nano-Tec Infrared therapy rug and boot wraps for half an hour to an hour a day for the first week, and gradually build up to four hours a day for optimum treatment. These products can be left on for up to 12 hours. 

Rug technology

Horse infrared therapy is a valuable tool in equine care and rehabilitation. Its ability to promote healing, relieve pain, and reduce inflammation makes it a popular choice among horse owners and professionals in the industry. If you have a horse with an injury or chronic condition, consider exploring the benefits of horse infrared therapy with the guidance of a qualified equine professional.

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