Arch & Alex are proud to be the exclusive distributors in Australia of the award winning Protechmasta range of products, which include rugs, leg wraps, a poll pad and dog coats for our canine friends. The Protechmasta range of products use innovative infrared technology to gently increase blood flow, detoxify and promote healing.
Far infrared (FIR) which is alternatively called biogenetic radiation or biogenetic rays, is the part of Infrared (IR) which has the pure heating effect on cells due to marked sensitivity of our thermoreceptors. It penetrates up to 4 cm beneath the skin surface. Not only is FIR absorbed by the equines body but it is also emitted by the body in the form of black body radiation. Hundreds of threads in the Protechmasta products are blended with special ceramic powders that generate FIR and also reflect the FIR that the equine emits naturally back into the body. FIR has beneficial therapeutic effects as a result of local hyperaemia (excessive blood flow) and the positive heating impact which reduces muscle tension and, favourably, pain perception (due to increase of endorphin secretion), immunological reactions, acceleration of metabolism, and regulation of activity of autonomic nervous system in the aspect of controlling muscle tension. At the cellular level the mechanism of infrared radiation is based mainly on the interactions with water molecules.
the benefits to your horse
The waves are absorbed by water molecules which start to vibrate a little more than usual creating a gentle heating effect. This produces a ‘domino effect’ of benefits, starting with increased core and muscle temperature leading to a widening of blood vessels and enhanced circulation. This brings valuable oxygen and nutrients to the muscles and leads to faster removal of toxins like lactic acid and sulphur dioxide resulting in an increased metabolism, healthier muscles, improved disease resistance and fatigue relief.