Product Description: Thermotex Infrared Therapy Systems are a patented range of deep tissue infrared heat pads designed to relieve pain, promote healing and accelerate rehabilitation. Unlike conventional hot packs or heat pads that simply heat the surface of the skin by conduction, Thermotex safely delivers FAR infrared thermal energy beneath the surface of the skin. In studies the unique subcutaneous heat delivery mechanism of Thermotex has been shown to raise temperatures at depths of 6 cm beneath the surface of the skin after just 20 minutes of use.
Thermotex deep tissue infrared heat therapy delivers prolonged heat where it is most needed. This effectively increases blood flow into the targeted area to deliver nutrients, oxygen, and keep tissues healthy while eliminating waste and easing inflammation.
Thermotex Gold is a single element device ideally suited to heavily muscled areas of the back while sitting or lying down. Suitable for use on the upper or lower back.
Specifications: * Size: 15" x 16"
* Infrared Inserts: 1 (11.5" x 13.5")
* Power usage: 35 watts
* Covers: Face covers are 100% nylon and back covers consist of a 50/50 nylon-cotton blend.
* Covers are machine washable.
Warranty: Thermotex products come with a full 12 month parts and labor warranty.
Return Policy: In the event the unit isn't working out for you, you may return it within 2 weeks of purchase. You must contact our Customer Service Department for a return authorization number. Complete the return form that was sent with your invoice. Be sure to include any materials you received, such as the instruction booklet, as well as any parts that may have come with the unit. All units must be put in a separate box so that there are no shipping labels or writing on the original packaging. We suggest you insure the package and all return shipping charges are your responsibility. Upon its return, the unit will be inspected, and if it is in resellable condition we will credit you back less a 10% restocking fee.
In the event the unit is damaged or defective, please save all packing material and contact our Customer Service Department immediately for further instructions.
Additional Info: Control Setting:
All Thermotex systems come with a hi-low power setting. On the high setting, the micron range is 9.1089 to 8.7778 based on the range surface temperatures of 45c to 57c. On the low setting after full heat up, the micron range holds steady at 9.1376 based on surface temperatures of 44c.
It is important to note that the infrared energy radiates from one side of the pad only, with the hard side of the Thermotex pad placed towards the body. The padded side does not heat.
The infrared inserts are not flexible and should not be bent at any time. Use Thermotex for a minimum of 30-45 minutes (longer if required) on each area being treated. During the first two weeks, it is recommended that Thermotex be used twice per day, or 3 to 4 timers per day for chronic pain relief.
Begin treatment on the high setting for the first 15 minutes and on the low setting thereafter. All prolonged use of Thermotex must be on the low setting.
It is important to understand that the heat during treatments will not always feel the same, this is different for each individual and varying reactions will occur in the body depending on the stage of rehabilitation.
After you have been using Thermotex regularly, you may find that it does not feel as warm as it did earlier. There is nothing wrong with your Thermotex, it is a good sign and means that it is working well and you will be experiencing relief of pain. It is also normal to feel greater heat on one side of your knee than the other, or on one part of your body.