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Thermotex™ is a convenient, portable therapy system that you can use at home, in the office, while driving or on vacation to provide effective temporary pain relief wherever and whenever you need it.

Thermotex™ produces infrared heating to provide deep penetrating warmth for temporary relief of acute and chronic pain.

These are only a few of the conditions for which Thermotex™ provides effective temporary pain relief. If you suffer from pain caused by a condition not listed, please contact us to see if Thermotex™ can help.

  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Back pain
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Golfer's Elbow
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hip pain
  • Hypertension
  • Lactic acid build-up
  • Menstrual cramps
  • Migraines
  • Muscle spasms
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Repetitive Strain Injury
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Tendonitis
  • Sciatica
  • Shoulder problems
  • Sinus problems
  • Spastic bowel
  • Sprains & Strains
  • Tendonitis
  • Tennis Elbow
  • Tension / Stress
  • TMJ
  • Varicose Veins
  • Whiplash
What does Infrared do?

Through the absorption of infrared thermal energy, tissues are safely and gently heated increasing blood flow within the treated area. Your body’s natural response to this increased temperature is to try to maintain a condition of homeostasis—a balanced environment or state of equilibrium throughout the body. To do this, your body responds with a rapid increase in blood flow to the area.
Thermotex™ is the natural approach to effective pain relief.

Conventional heating pads
Thermotex™ is a registered medical device with both Health Canada, and the US Food and Drug Administration.

Equine studies have shown therapy applications with thermal energy penetration of up to 2.36 inches. Heating pads, which provide topical conductive heat, only penetrate 2 - 3 mm. Depth of penetration substantiated in a study done by Dr. Ronald J. Riegel entitled "Thermotex Therapy System Infrared heating pad versus conventional heating pad and hot towel."

Thermotex™ infrared operates at temperatures of between 40C - 45C, versus heating pads that are often in excess of 55C. Our products will not burn or dehydrate the skin.
Pain medication therapy
Most pain medications simply disrupt the body's pain signals to the brain, masking the body's ability to recognize pain, rather than removing the source or cause of that pain. The effectiveness of Thermotex™ in reducing and controlling your pain will in most cases allow you to reduce your pain medication intake. Thermotex™ provides effective, non-invasive, non-addictive pain relief with no side effects.

Key Points of Infrared

 Infrared in electromagnetic spectrum – Natural absorption in the human body centers around 9 microns.
Depth of Penetration – 2.36 inches
Radiant vs conductive
Our product’s infrared energy produces relatively cool temperatures (40 C - 45 C). Won’t dehydrate or burn.
Heat Transfer and Electromagnetic Radiation

There are three phenomena through which energy can be transmitted: electromagnetic radiation, conduction, and convection. While all three energy forms are present in the application of Thermotex™ products the primary energy form utilized is electromagnetic radiation. Unlike conduction and convection, electromagnetic waves need no material medium for transmission. As with the electromagnetic radiant energy of the sun, which travels through the atmosphere to warm the earth, the radiant energy emitted by Thermotex™ products for therapeutic purposes, are emitted to and absorbed by the body in a natural process.

All of the components of the electromagnetic spectrum, regardless of frequency, also have in common the typical properties of wave motion. The wavelengths range from millionths of a centimeter to many kilometers. The wavelength and frequency are important in determining heating effect, visibility, penetration and other characteristics of the electromagnetic radiation.

Infrared Radiation
An understanding of Infrared ("IR") firstly requires an understanding of radiant heat. Radiant heat is also called infrared energy. Radiant heat is simply a form of energy that heats objects directly through a process called conversion, without having to heat the air space in between.

IR is the emission of energy as electromagnetic waves in the portion of the spectrum just beyond the limit of the red portion of the visible spectrum.

The infrared segment of the electromagnetic spectrum is divided into 3 segments by wave length, measured in microns or micrometers (one micron = 1/1,000,000 of a meter):

0.076 - 1.5 microns = Near Infrared (NIR);
1.5 - 5.6 microns = Middle Infrared (MIR); and
5.6 - 1000 microns = Far or long wave infrared (FIR).
The Human Body’s Energy Absorption Spectra
Our bodies radiate and absorb infrared energy through the skin at 3 - 50 microns with a concentration of energy output at 9.4 microns. The IR radiation of Thermotex™ products emit about one-third of its output in the MIR band width from 2 - 5.6 microns, for deeper penetration, with the balance of output in the FIR band, from 5.6 - 25 microns with that part of the output spread evenly around the 9.4 micron pivot point of peak human output. This distribution maximizes the higher penetration of the middle-band waves and combines them with the long waves that produce a resonant absorption amplification of healthy tissue output.

Specific Contraindications: (Do Not Use in Cases of)

Pregnancy, Adrenal Suppression, Hemophilia

Do not use Thermotex Systems in conjunction with liniments

Cautionary Notes:
Consult your health care professional before using Thermotex if you have any of the following:
Malignancy (including skin lesions)
Circulatory diseases
Using prescription drugs
Recent acute joint injury
Chronically hot or swollen joint
Implanted silicone or silicone prostheses
Metal implants
NOTE: These cautionary notes are a guideline only and not intended to replace a health care professionals advice. Should any negative reaction to Thermotex use occur, always discontinue use and contact your health care professional.

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