F.A.Q.

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Recovery Boots: FAQ

What is the SOP for athletes?

Athlete uses Recovery Systems a part of their recovery regimen, managing discomfort or muscle soreness from training, by improving their lymphatic and circulatory systems. It’s one of the modalities they use to aid their recovery, other than sleep and nutrition. 

 

Endurance Athletes (with no medical indication)

  1. Short training session (e.g. 90 mins swim/ 60 mins run/ 90 mins easy cycle):
    • 20 to 30 mins recovery on Mode B (Sequential)

       

2. Intensive training session (e.g. run of 90 mins or shorter interval session/ more than 90 mins hard or hilly bike ride/ 2 hours swim):

    • 40 to 60 mins recovery on Mode B (Sequential)

       

3. Frequency and timing of recovery session: 

    • 1 session a day is good, 2 – 3 sessions a day for those under heavy training load will enhance recovery
    • Many people fall asleep during a session as the bodies parasympathetic system is activated (neurological recovery) so the last session before bed is likely to improve sleep quality
    • Weekends are a great time for 60-min recovery sessions

4. Warm-Up:

    • 10 to 20 mins before an event, this is a great idea in cooler climates where it may be otherwise difficult. Our muscle oxygen data has shown that in 8 to 10 mins on Recovery Systems is the equivalent of a 30-min warm-up

       

5. Pressure Recommendations: 

    • Higher pressure isn’t necessarily better; blood volume varies based on the size of the person and other factors
    • Black Max Pro recommended settings between level 4 to level 6 to start off with, and then adjust the intensity level according to your comfort level as the treatment progresses
    • Leg cuffs – you should never be uncomfortable on your feet and legs, 140 to 180 mmhg in pressure should be comfortable for most users
    • Arm and Torso cuff – should be no more than 120 mmhg in pressure

* These are guidelines only for athletes and sportspersons.

What is the SOP for medical users?

Medical conditions and application may vary from case to case, please consult and follow your medical practitioner’s recommendation and guidelines before using it.

Is Recovery Systems designed for daily use?

Yes, many athletes and customers are using Recovery Systems once daily or a few sessions a day.

When to use it? What pressure? How often? How long should I use?

Recovery Systems can be used any time, most treatments are between 20 to 30 minutes, at your preferred pressure level, longer if required and multiple times a day if required. 

Can Recovery Systems be used for a warm-up?

Yes, our data has shown that 8 to 10 minutes as warmup on our Recovery Systems will bring your muscle oxygen up to a point that would normally take 30 minutes to reach. 

See the graph below, the biggest boost in muscle oxygen activity occurs in the first 8 to 10 mins treatment on Recovery Systems. 

What are the recommended pressure levels and treatment times?

A general rule of thumb for athletes is to set the pressure based on their comfort levels. For medical cases, please consult your medical practitioner for a recommendation as the pressure level should be adjusted to the individual’s level of comfort, tolerance and response to treatment under medical guidance. 

There is also no standard consensus on the frequency of treatments. Depending on the individual situation, treatment duration of 30 minutes to two hours and the frequency could be 1 to 4 times daily based on the needs. Before bedtime often promotes sleep quality.

How to use it?

All our models are user-friendly and simple to use. Simply follow these 4 simple steps:

  1. Plug & Connect – Plug the control unit into the power source (except our Black Max Pro which is our battery version). Connect the cuffs hose connector into the control unit. 
  2. Sit and Zip – Find a comfortable sitting or lying position, slip into the cuffs and zip them up.
  3. Set & Start – Select your preferred treatment mode, timer and pressure level, then Start.
  4. Rest & Relax – Relax and enjoy the treatment. Read a book, sip your coffee or look at your phone. Or even taking a short nap while using it.

Also, you may adjust the pressure levels and duration in the midst of treatment.

What happens if I fall asleep when using it?
How do I clean it?

The cuffs are easy to maintain and clean, simply wipe with mild antiseptic soap and water solution with a damp cloth. 

Connecting the Duo connector

Recovery Boots: How It Works

What is Intermittent Pneumatic Compression? How does it work?

In simple terms, it’s an active compression to speed up the body’s natural healing process by flushing out the bad stuff and bringing in the good stuff for faster healing and recovery.

While using our Recovery Systems, your legs or limbs are enclosed in a cuff. The cuff fills with air and squeezes the legs, much like a blood pressure cuff. Then the cuff deflates and relaxes. This inflating and deflating process repeats over and over during the treatment cycle. The compression helps move blood through your veins towards your heart. It also promotes the natural release of substances in your body that help prevent clots. Between compressions, the leg cuffs relax, and oxygen-rich blood continues to flow in the arteries of your legs. 

What are the benefits of using Recovery Systems?
  • Increase circulation
  • Accelerates removal of metabolic waste, help muscles recover by ridding them of lactic
    acid build-up
  • Speeds up muscle repair from training
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) Prevention
  • Speeds up recovery, healing and gains from sports training and competition
  • Can be used pre-workout as an effective warmup, and post workout to help muscles
    recover, heal and improve faster than rest or massage.
  • Relieves swelling caused by conditions such as DVT, diabetes, lymphoma, edema and
    other circulatory issues. (Please consult your medical practitioner first)
How does Recovery Systems promote athletes recovery and also reduce swelling for individuals with swelling conditions?

We designed our products for athletes for home use with the Intermittent Pneumatic Compression technology which employs the inflating and deflating of air that fills the leg cuffs that enclosed the legs. The repeated process of squeezing and releasing of the leg cuffs speed up the elimination of swelling which is a classic symptom post workout. 

Aside from faster removal of waste products and delivery of fresh nutrients for faster healing and recovery, it also improves joint awareness, movement efficiency, and more importantly a reduction of soreness, getting you ready for action again, sooner. Most importantly, the recovery process can be done any time at the comfort of your home. 

Read more about How It Works here

What happens to legs and arms after using it?

Most people describe that their limbs feel lighter, fresher, well recovered and ready to go again.

What are the medical conditions our products used to manage?

Management for individuals with DVT, lymphoma, post orthopedic, pre and post-natal and chronic venous insufficiency.

What are the contra-indications?

Do not use the products without first consulting your medical practitioners if you know or suspect you may have the following conditions:

  • Deep vein thrombosis (DVT)
  • Pulmonary embolism (blood clot) or edema
  • Inflammation of the skin (e.g.: cellulitis, erysipelas)
  • Thrombophlebitis
  • Acute infections
  • Ischemic vascular disease
  • Severe peripheral neuropathy
  • Congestive cardiac failure
  • Wounds, lesions, or tumors at or near the site of application
  • Bone fractures or dislocations at or near the site of application
  • Other related issues and complications
What are the main treatment modes in Recovery Systems, the difference between the Mode A and Mode B?

Mode A – Peristaltic treatment, one chamber/zone of the cuff will inflate and deflate at a time as it progresses up through its cycle to all chambers. Commonly used for medical treatment and management.

Mode B – Sequential treatment, each chamber/ zone will inflate and stay inflated as it progresses through the cycle to all chambers before deflating all chambers at the same time. Commonly used for athlete recovery treatment. 

Mode A and B are the main clinically proven treatment modes. Some of our models offer additional modes which are variations of mode A and B to give different massage options. 

Does Recovery Systems use ice or cold air in its treatment?
What is the difference between compression garments and intermittent pneumatic compression therapy employed by Recovery Systems?

Static compression garments offer a limited increase in blood flow and have limited effectiveness due to their static nature. With Recovery Systems, the pressure of the squeeze and release function is around 10 times that of static compression, greatly influencing blood flow and the associated healing. It utilizes intermittent compression to speed up the body’s natural recovery process, providing quicker recovery times than traditional solutions alone, including compression socks, massage, or rest.

Uses of our products improve recovery, rehabilitation, mobility, and maintenance of the athlete’s peak condition.

Read more about How It Works here

What is the difference between a sports massage and intermittent pneumatic compression therapy employed by Recovery Systems?

With the squeezing and releasing motion that travels up and down your limbs simultaneously, the coverage using Recovery Systems is more than what you’ll receive from a massage. No masseur can massage both of your legs or limbs at the same time, which makes Recovery Systems a highly effective form of recovery. 

Also, you can use it at home, you don’t have to make an appointment or travel to a massage center. You can even share within your family, it’s shareable and affordable. It’s definitely good value with affordability and portability, more than what massage can offer.

Recovery Boots: Product Series

How many models of Recovery Systems are there available today?

We have 4 models under the Recovery Systems family, namely

  1. Black Max Pro
  2. Blue Max
  3. Black Max 2
  4. Mini Max 
  5. Super Boots (for equine)

Find out more about our Product Family here

What cuffs are available for Recovery Systems?

We offer multiple cuffs options for targeted treatment of different areas under our product series; they are leg cuffs, arm, torso, hip & glute and pants.

How to select the right model for me? Which is best for me?

We offer a range of models to cater for different preference, needs and budget. 

Here’s a selection guide to help you select the right model:

1. Functionality – Are you a pro-athlete, weekend warrior, sports team, clubs, family or organization or frequent traveler?

If you want the sharing capability of 2-to-share, you may select the Blue Max and Black Max Pro models. 

Black Max Pro is a battery version with a universal voltage power adaptor, which means you can travel to any country for competition or work without the worry of the voltage restriction.

2. Portability – Where do you think you want to use it at?

Black Max Pro is our battery version which is very popular due to its portability, travelling with the recovery is a breeze.

Our Mini Max can be used on plane installed with power plug, its leg cuffs are knee-length, so you don’t have to be sitting at the business class to enjoy in-flight comfort. It can be used as DVT prevention during long haul travel.

3. Purpose – Which areas do I want to treat?

Treatment always starts with the legs, our standard sets all comes with the leg cuffs. If you like to treat other key muscle groups, you can select our higher range model which offer more additional cuffs options, such as Blue Max or Black Max Pro.

4. Affordability – What is my budget?

Our range of models comes with different price points to meet the different budget needs. It starts from S$750 for our Mini Max, followed by our budget version Black Max 2.

Who uses Recovery Systems? Who are your customers?

Our products are widely used by professional/ elite athletes, Olympic gold medalists, world champions, Rugby World Cup referees, weekend warriors and fitness enthusiasts from all sports. In addition, we have individuals with medical conditions using our products for treatment and management of swelling conditions, following their medical practitioner advice and guidelines. So it’s beneficial to everyone, not just athletes.

What sets Recovery Systems apart from competitors? Why choose us? How is Recovery Systems different from other products?

Recovery Systems offers a range of models with different price range and functionality to satisfy individuals of different activity levels, from elite athletes, weekend warriors to those expected to be on their feet for extended period of time at work. Even those suffering from swelling conditions will benefits from using them. Our standard system comes with a pair of leg cuffs and a carry bag, which starts from S$750. 

Recovery Systems provides a 2-year warranty for our premium models and 1-year warranty for our budget and travel series. In addition to legs recovery, there are options for arm, torso, hip and glutes recovery for more targeted treatment areas. 

Recovery Systems continues to innovate to both meet the standards and needs of compression recovery in terms of design, functionality and at an affordable price point. 

  • User-friendly control panel
  • Made to the highest standards FDA certified  
  • Innovative and thoughtful DUO systems to have 2 people to sharing 1 machine concurrently
  • Wide range of compression intensity levels to suit all preferences and comfort
  • Multiple treatment modes to suit different protocols and preference.
  • Good Value for Money – offering price in reach for most people from our range of products, from budget model to premium battery model. 
  • Dual-voltage for Black Max Pro and Mini Max – convenient for travel
  • Specially designed air chambers to provide an adaptive and conforming fit for more effective result.
  • Customizable zone setting – deactivation of individual air chamber for optimal comfort or targeted treatment
  • Easy to change the settings mid-session
  • Durable and high quality TPU fabric for maximum comfort and dynamic compression
  • Multiple cuffs options to treat different areas
  • Cuffs are easy to put on and remove
  • Cuffs are easy to clean for good hygiene and skin care
Where can I try them?

There is a list of resellers on our website or you can contact us at [email protected] to organize a try out. 

Where can I buy them?
You can buy through our website or authorized resellers here
Can I rent Recovery Systems?
How does the Rental and Option to Purchase work?

A security deposit of the full price is charged at the start of the rental period. 

If you opt to purchase the product at the end of the rental period, all the rental fees paid towards the equipment rental will be used to offset the full price of the Recovery Systems. To say, it’s actually a risk-free rent-trial period for serious customers who want to test the products and experience for themselves before buying.

However, if you opt out of the purchase option, the balance of security deposit less the rental fees incurred for the rental period will be refunded, provided that all items are returned in good condition.

For more information, please read our Rental Agreement and Rental Policy

How do I add the Duo Connector to the Black Max Pro so two can share?

Please see the below video for instructions

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Bio Mats

Indications for Use
Recovery Systems bio-mat, our Qi Mat series, a brilliant combination of five recovery modalities - Pulsed Electromagnetic Field (PEMF), Far Infrared, Negative Ion, Heat and Red Light therapy (or Photon Light therapy). These therapies have been proven, PEMF and Far Infrared have been used for decades) to enhance recovery, detoxification, wound/injury healing, boost mitochondrial health, nerve regeneration, nutritional uptake, and naturally raise human growth hormone (HGH) levels. Great for promoting mental and physical wellbeing.
The Qi Mat harnesses all key technologies and different types of crystals and stones in one single mat. This allows you to choose virtually almost any type of PEMF signal to suit your needs perfectly. Additionally, it contains three high-quality copper PEMF coils, 12 or 24 (depending on the mat model) red therapy lights, Amethyst crystals, Tourmaline crystals, and Jade crystals. The large size 150 x 60 cm mat is big enough to cover most of the body, and the medium size is big enough for most people to lay down half their body on the mat. For example, when lying down, this mat can cover the entire area from your shoulders to lower back or you can stretch your legs out on it to target them instead.
Recovery Systems Qi Mat FAR INFRARED

The possibility of forgetting about the dangers of things that are not visible is very likely. In this case, Far-infrared provides certain benefits that all centre around the user's general wellness; The gemstone from your mat releases the "far infrared" rays when heated. The release of FIR increases with every temperature rise.

We feel a ripple effect from within our skin during sunny days, especially when coming into contact with the sun due to the infrared rays invisible to the human eye. Plants use these rays as it is difficult to photosynthesize and even feed without them. Plants and humans are dependent on FIR. However, while one is essential for the food chain, the other benefits because it helps improve general wellness, not to mention the warm feeling it creates in the human skin or, better still, body. There have been countless discoveries on how best to utilize FIR for the benefit of the human body.
As you may know, there is a growing trend away from medication and towards natural remedies. This is why FIR infrared therapy has some immense benefits, as it can do a couple of things for you. However, we have some of the benefits that you might find worth needing. Some of the benefits are:

Benefits

1. FIR Improves Overall Wellness: One of the benefits is that overall wellness is greatly improved, especially for chronic pains relief and boosting mood. Over the years, chronic pain patients have been treated using thermal therapy. At the university of Nishi Kyushu, Japan, researchers found how infrared sauna heat therapy could make people function and overall wellbeing. So, in essence, FIR eliminates tension and brings about a more relaxed body and mind, void of stress.

2. FIR improves detoxification: Another benefit of FIR therapy is that it helps lymphatic cleansing and detoxification. As you know, poor blood circulation allows toxins to accumulate. FIR facilitates the elimination of fats, chemicals, and toxins from the blood. Lastly, FIR is a safe, drug-free tool for detoxification, and it is more effective than conventional heat or the steam sauna.

3. FIR helps with wound healing: FIR therapy can heal a wound at a rapid rate. Some clinical, scientific studies carried out in Japan made it more compelling how FIR could heal wounds without having to depend on skin temperatures or even blood flow changes. One interesting thing to know about FIR regarding wound healing is that DNA synthesis, cell growth, and protein synthesis are duly supported. FIR will also accelerate the recovery from burns, skin breakouts, and even skin problems.

4. Blood circulation and skin complexion are improved: Far-infrared supports healthy lung function. Plus, capillaries are expanded, which stimulates oxygen and regeneration, increased blood flow, and lastly, circulation. In addition, there are skin benefits when the sebaceous glands are activated. The pores are being displaced through the skin, hence making way for brighter and clearer skin.

5. Recovery from Minor pains and stiffness because of FIR: FIR treatment has been credited in various ways that can benefit one's health and general quality. Interestingly, there are two main ways that it is made possible. They are Infrared mats and Infrared Saunas. In the case of Infrared mats, convenience and, therefore, repeatability of treatment is highly beneficial for chronic or day to day recovery of stiffness and joint pain. Mats can also be slept on to facilitate the speedy recovery overnight. Mats trump Infrared saunas due to the convenience and repeatability of home use: inflammation and joint pain.

6. FIR Can provide comfort for chronic fatigue patients: Aside from minor pain relief, People dealing with chronic fatigue syndrome can witness an improvement in the quality of their life because of FIR therapy. There has been much research on how efficient FIR can be to those with Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), and all the findings point to FIR therapy on dramatic improvements for CFS patients. Not in the least of these improvements is the ability to sleep pain-free.

Recovery Systems Qi Mat PEMF

PEMF has continued to witness a steady increase in popularity due to its natural approach to wellness maintenance, which is a fundamental reason to know its possible hazards and safety measures. PEMF, when appropriately used, is a top-notch wellness-enhancing process; however, only a few are aware of how it operates, which further means that even a lesser number know how to use it effectively.

Definition and Insight into what PEMF is:

Pulsed electromagnetic field systems, as they are so-called, produce magnetic frequencies from an electrical current. It is no new information that electric pulses are present throughout the human body, from heartbeats to blood vessels. Therefore, one can easily conclude that PEMF can impact bodily function. PEMF, on a cellular level, are capable of stimulating both molecules and tissues in other to improve general wellness. MRI machines are known to be a common source of PEMF exposure, plus they also have one of the most vigorous PEMF intensities to which humans are usually exposed.

While it is necessary to know what it means, it is also essential to understand its application method. There are two main topics of concern to note about PEMF: exposure time and the level of intensity you receive its waves. There are numerous studies and scientific evidence based on the effectiveness of PEMF for various illnesses, and these studies don't show any evidence of side effects or hazards to human wellbeing.

For More on PEMF here

https://www.recoverysystemssport.com/pulsed-electromagnetic-field-pemf-therapy/

Appropriate Exposure and Frequency

There are numerous PEMF devices available on the market that utilize various waveforms, intensities, and frequencies. It can be a complex process, especially when trying to determine which is the most efficient. Electromagnetic frequencies are usually measured in Hertz, and different cell types generally respond to the other frequencies. In some instances, the human body is generally with a more reduced frequency, especially for therapeutic wellness effects. However, both the human body and Earth can produce their frequencies, which is why Recovery System mats are made to create a frequency of 7.8 Hz, which mimics the frequency the Earth releases.

The 7.8 Hz frequency is mostly in tune with the human body's bio-rhythm. It receives an efficient response rate which in turn provides accurate results for maintaining wellness levels. Cellular communication usually occurs at a more reduced level which is why it needs lesser energy levels to aid and increase general cell function and wellness. PEMF Recovery systems also use a sinusoidal wavelength in other to deliver its frequency. This waveform serves as one of the numerous options available. One of the reasons why it was chosen for our product is because it has a more reduced intensity, which enhances processes in the body.

How to use PEMF

If you own a mat equipped with the PEMF function, it is advisable to use it daily. Using it consistently will bring about notable results over time. PEMF is advantageous, especially in lowering electrical interference in every part of the human body to ensure proper functionality. PEMF can be used for any time duration; however, 20 to 30 minutes is required to attain a full day's worth of benefits. This is a way of ensuring that users receive the necessary exposure daily.
You can never be too exposed to PEMF; it has further been established that the more chronic the issue, the longer the user is required. Their extended sessions aid in alleviating more severe problems at a much faster rate. By directing the PEMF towards the affected area to get desired results. Full body sessions are necessary, especially when using the mat for general wellness maintenance, as they simplify the entire process.
Even if you are feeling better, you don't have to stop. While it is beneficial to suppress your symptoms, there is however still much work to be done. Continuous use of your PEMF from this point will aid in ensuring that the reason for the problem is handled and for the efficient maintenance of your wellness down the line. In situations of more severe illnesses, it is advisable to continue with PEMF therapy indefinitely as many of them are terminal illnesses.

PEMF test here to show the presence of the beneficial PEMF frequencies:
https://youtu.be/K8EbMIqcDHw

Recovery Systems Qi Mat - Photon (Red light therapy)

The applications of different medical techniques continue to evolve and one of the most intriguing applications recently has been the use of photon light therapy. Although different light wavelengths such as infrared have been used to treat autoimmune diseases and muscle tension, photon light seems to have more benefits.

Research shows that different body tissues can absorb energy from distinct wavelengths, and since photon light has a shorter wavelength, it cannot be used for the same treatment as infrared light. To properly understand the medical benefits of photon light, it is essential to understand what exactly photon light is.

What is Photon Light Therapy?

Photon Light Therapy, (AKA Red Light Therapy or RLT), is a therapeutic technique that uses red light visible to the eyes to treat different skin issues. Compared to infrared rays, photon lights have a shorter wavelength of 660 nanometers and are typically used to treat issues underneath the skin.

Essentially, the skin cells readily absorb the energy, which is then transformed into nitric oxide. This process also stimulates the formation of adenosine triphosphate (ATP), which promotes the regeneration of cells. Hence, improving the growth of healthy cells within the body. Photon Light Therapy also promotes detoxification by catalyzing the synthesis of protein and collagen in the mitochondria. Thus, supporting apoptosis (scheduled cell death) and reducing any unusual cell growth or mass.

Aside from these benefits already mentioned, other incredible benefits have been proven by different studies.

Benefits of Photon Light Therapy

With photon light therapy being a non-invasive therapeutic method, there are so many benefits that you should explore. Below are a few ways this therapy can benefit you.

It can Improve the Results of other Procedures

One of the many benefits of photon light therapy is that it can enhance the results of different therapeutic procedures. The energy from photon light therapy is easily absorbed by the body and can stimulate the cells better than any medication. Hence, giving you better control over toxins and other harmful agents at a molecular level.

For instance, adding photon light therapy to processes like FIR and PEMFR can give you the best results compared to doing both alone. The negative ions alongside either of the treatments will strengthen your body's immune system to protect it from many toxins.

It Can Help Improve Skin and Acne

The skin cells can absorb the energy of photon light quickly and easily; hence it is no surprise it's being introduced in skincare. Many studies have reported the energy from photon light can improve the skin's texture and complexion and reduce skin-related issues such as acne. For instance, in a study where individuals with acne vulgaris were tested with photon light therapy, about 85% showed a 50% reduction of lesions in two months.

Within this group, 20% of these individuals saw a 90% reduction in acne and after three months, 70% had all their acne disappear. 20% were unresponsive, and this is an impressive treatment.

It Improves the Chances of Better Wound Recovery

Photon light therapy has also been found to improve the recovery of wounds in animals. So far, the studies have been conducted on mice and rats that are diabetic. Diabetes is a disease that usually causes wounds to heal slowly; however, research has shown that photon light speeds up the recovery process significantly. Primarily, the absorption of light by the skin cells has been reported to increase the synthesis of collagen after two months.

Collagen aids cell regeneration and is necessary for wound healing. The results that have been achieved have shown that there is a potential for photon light to help diabetic patients with wound healing in the future. However, the process is still in the works.

It May Help with Symptoms of Depression

Depression and other mental health-related diseases are undoubtedly one of the most significant issues in society today. According to Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), over 6% of Americans deal with depression, and these are just the diagnosed cases. Managing depression usually entails therapy sessions and some medications administered by a professional. However, there is an ongoing study of how photon light therapy might affect the brain and help in alleviating the symptoms of depression.
According to a clinical study of 10 students exposed to photon light treatment on the head for two weeks, 6 students showed a reduction of symptoms on the Hamilton Depression rating scale. Also, 7 of these 10 students showed a decrease in symptoms on the Hamilton Anxiety rating scale.

SAD also released a trial where 20 patients were treated with light therapy for 2 hours. The results showed that the green light was more effective in reducing depressive symptoms. These results depict the potential for using photon light therapy to treat patients with depression and anxiety. However, the results are still inconclusive, so it is advisable always to seek help from experts if you deal with depression or other mental health issues.

It May Improve Minor Motor Function and Nerve Regeneration
The last but not the least benefit or potential application of photon light therapy is in restoring motor function and improving nerve regeneration. There are so many clinical studies in the works; however, one study showed an improvement in the motor function of rabbits. Photon light therapy was administered to rabbits with a stroke six hours after it yielded. The results showed an improvement and a potential for the normal motor functions of the rabbits to be explored.
Aside from the motor functions, light therapy is also being tested for nerve regeneration, especially in the spinal cord and face. Although there has not been a positive result so far, experts are optimistic it will yield soon.

Photon light therapy is a non-invasive therapeutic option that is valuable for the treatment of skin issues and the improvement of other healing processes. With a potential for other therapeutic purposes such as wound healing, reducing depression, nerve regeneration, and so much more, photon light therapy is worth investing in and incorporating into your therapeutic journey.

Photon (red light therapy) tested at production: https://youtu.be/2Pko9iSvIEc

Recovery Systems Qi Mat - Negative Ions

Ever gone to a beach? Remember how you closed your eyes, and all seemed well with the world? What about your last climb on a mountain and the adventure to a fall? Remember the tranquillity? It is not a coincidence that there are negative ions at work! Apart from the slow-down and relaxation you get from getting away from your routine, negative ions on the beach and mountains make you feel good. Nature is an excellent energy source. Naturally occurring elements (like water, air, sunlight, radiation from the Earth) produce invisible negative ions that help improve your health and all-around wellness.

What are negative ions?

An atom or molecule which loses or gains one or more electrons are referred to as an ion. Ions electrically charge a neutral atom or molecule. Positive ions occur in atoms and molecules that have lost one or more electrons, while negative ions occur in atoms and molecules that have gained one or more electrons. An example of a negative ion is an oxygen molecule O2 that has gained one more electron to form O2-.

The air that we breathe has a balance between positive and negative ions. However, in natural spaces like the beach, waterfalls, mountains, the extra rush of water and air releases free electrons that bind to the oxygen in the air and create negative oxygen ions. Other sources of negative ions include thunderstorms. A shower is an artificial source of negative ions, as the colliding of water particles during a heavy stream produces extra electrons that bind with the air. Negative ions calm and refresh the body and mind.
Technology, noise, artificial light, clutter, waste, smoke, and many other things reduce negative ions in the air. When negative ions are reduced, positive ions take root. Unlike negative ions, positive ions are harmful and toxic to our bodies. Positive ions in the air spread diseases, airborne viruses. Most of our living and working spaces do not have sufficient negative ions, so positive ions are prevalent. Positive ions cause headaches, migraines, stress, inability to relax, and a general decrease in energy and mood.

There are very many tremendous health benefits of negative ions, some of which are.

● Cleans air and aids breathing

Positive ions in the environment cause pollution and contaminate the air. Negative ions bind to positive ions in the air to neutralize their effect and clear the air. There is also a decrease in toxic components, dust, smoke, pollen, and airborne diseases with negative ions. Clean and fresh air reduces your chances of contracting an airborne illness, as well as improves your overall health and wellbeing.

● Aids breathing

The cilia in our trachea function to filter out foreign particles and airborne diseases from the lungs. Negative ions assist the cilia by filtering out the foreign particles before it gets to the cilia. The less work the cilia must do, the easier breathing is. The easier it is to breathe, the cleaner oxygen gets to the organs of the body. Symptoms like cough, sneeze, wheeze and throat irritation are eliminated. They also reduce and neutralize triggers and allergies in people with respiratory conditions like asthma. In an environment with negative ions, seasonal outbreaks like the flu are less prevalent.

● Helps with rest

The benefit of sleep on the body is critical to health. The average adult should to sleep for at least 8 hours per night. Adequate sleep and rest renew the body for daily tasks and prevents stress. Research shows Negative ions improve sleep and aid proper rest. Negative ions improve the production of serotonin, which improves the ability of the body to rest and refresh. A well-rested body is a healthy body, able to perform activities of daily living and still have enough energy for fun.

● Improved brain functioning

Extended use of modern technology (like your phone, computer, iPad) produces electromagnetic frequencies that are dangerous for health. These frequencies are leading causes of headaches and migraines. The electromagnetic frequencies also cause mental exhaustion and reduce focus and attentiveness. Negative ions reduce the effect of electromagnetic frequencies and optimize brain functioning. Negative ions also reduce headaches and migraines. A 16-week study by the Surrey University showed up to 78% reduction in headaches when an artificial negative ionic emitting machine was installed in the Norwich Union company. Concentration, alertness, and increased performance in tasks are also seen in environments with sufficient negative ions. Negative ions also increase blood flow and oxygen to the brain, improving fast reasoning and enabling problem-solving skills. The use of negative ion emitters in hospitals increases the healing rate in patients with brain conditions and improves cognitive functioning in other patients. The overall effect of negative ions enhances brain functioning.

● Improve physical functioning

Negative ions increase blood oxygenation in the body and aid the distribution of oxygen to different organs. An adequate supply of oxygen to parts of the body like the brain and muscles improves the body's physical functioning. Studies show that negative ions also increase the body's tolerance for exercise and aids physical performance without fatigue. Negative ions also reduce illness and stress that affect physical functioning.

Other health benefits include a positive mood and a happy state of mind.

The benefits of negative ions are instantaneous and immediately bring relief. The relaxing effect is like no other. So, visit nature, sit by a beach, climb a mountain, and take a trip to waterfalls. Inhale the air and take in as many negative ions as your body needs. When you cannot afford a break, take a shower and use artificial negative ion emitters. You are sure to feel good and healthier. Maintaining optimal health at all times and preventing illnesses is a duty you owe yourself. Take good care of your health by increasing your exposure to negative ions.

Recovery Systems Qi Mat Amethyst

Well-known for its beauty and striking purple colour, Amethyst is a semi-precious variety of the mineral quartz. Although this gemstone can be found worldwide, it is most common in Brazil, Uruguay, and Zambia, where it is manually and carefully extracted by hand from underground geodes.
Traces of Amethyst used for wellness maintenance are can throughout history, from the ancient Greeks and Romans who wore the stone to ward off intoxication and maintain clarity of mind to the ancient Egyptians who carved amethyst stones into amulets to protect themselves from harm.
Also, Early Christians considered the gemstone a symbol of purity and spirituality, utilizing it as an aid for wounds, fatigue, and fevers. Most tales share a general, consistent idea about Amethyst: balancing mental, physical, and spiritual wellness levels.

What is Amethyst?

Amethyst is a variety of Quartz
6th Anniversary gemstone.

Amethyst Associations
Chakras - Third Eye Chakra, Crown Chakra
Birthstone - February
Element - Air, Water
Vibration - Number 3
Typical colors - light slightly pinkish violet to a deep grape purple

Healing with Amethyst

Amethyst is a natural tranquillizer; it relieves stress and strain, soothes irritability, balances mood. It is known to have cleansing and healing properties. Amethyst has had good results in the treatment of drugs and other asddictions. Amethyst calms, creates mental focus and stimulates the mind, and promotes healthy sleep.

Other benefits of Amethyst are metabolism and hormone boosts, strengthens the immune system, reduces pain. Detoxifies the blood of dead or dangerous cells as well as assisting with healing recovery and of the respiratory tract, skin conditions, cellular disorders, and digestive tract diseases.

HOW DOES THE AMETHYST WORK?

You must be wondering, "how does amethyst produce these healing and soothing effects?" well. It does this through two natural processes: beneficial ion emission and the release of far-infrared radiation, two therapies found in nature and necessary to maintain the quality of human life.

Ions, in a nutshell, are molecules that have positive or negative electrical charges. Negative ions are natural occurrences around us every time a molecule breaks apart, typically due to sunlight, radiation, and air or water in motion. Negative Ions are in natural abundance at the beach, the forest, or mountains; we are surrounded by negative ions that positively affect us physically, mentally, and emotionally. Therefore, we instantly feel an improvement in mood and energy efficiency after spending some time in nature.

When heated, Amethyst naturally emits negative ions, thus, boosting your wellness levels to assist the body in removing toxins and deliver oxygen and nutrients into the bloodstream.

WHAT ARE THE EFFECTS OF THE AMETHYST GEMSTONE?
The warm energy of Far infrared rays is common to all living things. We can experience this on a sunny day, where we can feel far infrared rays in the form of deep, internal warmth. Amethyst's emits far infrared rays intensifies its benefits because far-infrared rays naturally have significant positive effects on human wellness; so, when combined with the amethyst stone, its effects are amplified in numerous ways;

1. It boosts Blood Circulation

Good circulation is vital to the bodies wellness; thus, heated Amethyst pressed against the skin helps to improve circulation were applied so that oxygen and vital nutrient uptake can be improved to vital organs. Far-infrared radiation plus heat cause the body temperature to rise, expanding the blood vessels, leading to a temporary increase in circulation and heart rate.

2. It Helps Maximize Relaxation and Comfort

Amethyst has a well-documented history of being a soothing stone; many have sought out the stone for its natural abilities to relax the mind and body. The amethyst gem has such a positive effect on the body because it produces a steady stream of far infrared rays when it encounters heat—this includes body heat. Amethyst, when heated, emits far-infrared rays that have a calming effect on the body, which helps moderate and lower stress and tension.

It is often combined with meditation to maximize the user's comfort and relaxation, giving the mind and body wellness benefits.

3. Assists in Stiffness and Tension Relief

There are two reasons why the Amethyst is beneficial for loosening up muscles; First, the heated stones are in contact with the body. This heat and the FIR penetrate deep into the body up to 20cm into the body it releasing deep penetrating far-infrared radiation. In this way, the FIR from Amethyst is what separates it from standard heat therapy.

Heating any stone can provide tension relief on the surface—like a hot stone therapy session at the spa. However, Far-infrared rays go much deeper than ordinary stones, below the skin's surface to penetrate into the tension and stiffness that lies within and is often hard to treat with most other methods.

Amethyst is a game changer vs takes heat therapy, offering the body a tension-relieving experience unlike more conventional means.

CONCLUSION

You do not need to be a therapy specialist, gem guru, to understand the exceptional healing capabilities of the Amethyst stone. Simply experiencing the Qi Mat will surely quell any doubts you may have about this gem, just like it has done for hundreds (maybe thousands) of years.

Recovery Systems Qi Mat Gemstones

Gemstones can either be organic matters, minerals, or even rocks selected for how attractive they are. This attractiveness is being refined and polished to bring about human adornments or decorations. It is important to note that Gemstones and crystals are different from each other. For a start, Gemstones are aesthetically appealing and are available in all kinds of shapes and colors.

At the same time, crystals are mostly substances of smaller pieces that are formed into crystalline structures.

Interestingly, Gemstones are classified into two categories. They are Precious and Semi-precious. These classifications are to make some specific stones be above others. Precious stones are not only durable and rare but also very beautiful. On the other hand, Semi-precious Gemstones are not fully endowed like precious stones, as they have just a few of those qualities. Despite all these known qualities, Gemstones have been around for ages as they are a sign of wealth, and they are indeed one of the most natural materials ever to grace the Earth.

As earlier mentioned, Gemstones have been around for centuries as they have a wide range of history. Gemstones are known for a lot of names. Some prominent names are Healing stones, crystals, healing crystals, mood stones, and others. Gems have served a lot of purpose down the years, and that has not changed one bit.

Gemstone in Egyptian History

In Africa, ancient Egyptians are one of the first cultures to utilize Gemstones, dates back to 4000 BC. At that time, ancient Egyptians started putting different Gemstones varieties like the Amethyst and carnelian into jewelry. They crafted these pieces into beaded necklaces. Many people feel that ancient Egypt's Gemstones and jewelry are some of the most important creations. Ancient Egyptians wore jewelry as protection, social status, and enhancing a person's appearance.

There are different Gemstones in ancient Egyptian history. However, the one which had more value was the lapis lazuli. This stone was perceived to be used by Cleopatra as an eye adornment. The lapis lazuli had religious importance attached to it, even as it has a dark blue luster. Archaeologists found pieces; jewelry made from lapis lazuli upon discovering king tut's tomb around 1925.

Gemstones in Chinese History

In ancient China, Jade (nephrite) was known as the most precious stone. This stone was like a symbol of moral integrity and purity. This stone was carved into countless objects being that it had magical qualities and was very much durable. Most times, by just the thought of Jade gemstones, the mental picture that comes to play is its beautiful green complexion.

In a similar fashion where we have the lapis lazuli in ancient Egypt, Jade was highly regarded as it was perceived and viewed as an imperial gem for those of higher authority. Most higher authorities gave it much regard because of the notion that once worn, it would eliminate or divert negatively and evil that comes across the wearer. Jade plaques were worn on imperial rulers who died to prevent decay on their bodies. In this present generation, Jade is still a well-recognized gemstone in the Chinese culture, and it is still popularly known in most parts of the world.

Gemstones in Ancient India and Hinduism

In India, they were the primary suppliers of gemstones across the world for over 2000 years. India has maintained a legacy spanning 5000 years as having some of the best jewelry pieces due to its cultural history. There are large reserves of diamonds and other precious and semi-precious.

Gemstones in the Kashmir and Golconda regions.

Gemstones are believed to have spiritual powers and are somewhat related to the planets in Hinduism. Gemstones were perceived to have magical powers. Hence, they were used in Ayurvedic medicines after being crushed into powder form, which is still used today. In addition, they are very much used in the body to heal the seven chakra points. Artisans used faience, agate, and other semi-precious materials like steatite and decorating them in various patterns and dots.

Gemstones in Ancient Greece and Rome

The Greeks had a Gemstone cocoon, the power of both Gods and Goddesses. Before their soldiers engaged in any battle, they smeared crushed hematite powder, as this invariably led to them having additional strength. Gemstone and its use date back to 1600 BC.

Many Greeks at that time believed that they could not be intoxicated when drinking from amethyst vessels. The name "amethyst" in Greek work meant not intoxicated. This was why it was prominently used, especially the amethyst Gemstones.

The creation of the name "amethyst" was said to have sprung up after a conflict between the god of wine, Dionysus, and the goddess Artemis. The Romans carried the mantle and were conversant with the Amethyst. The Romans did make use of gemstones, but it was mostly to carry out decorations and ceremonies.

Philly the elder in his book, Natural history, was able to classify gemstones after travelling far and wide to easily detect them on the evidence of their sizes and color. However, his classification was incorrect, but that was indeed just the first attempt as it led to future classification systems.

Gemstones in Modern History

Gemstones witnessed a rise in its use, as more celebrities, politicians, and more prominent individuals in society were all keen on using one. The use of Gemstones gave a wealthy and fashionable impression among the higher class. However, it does not stop as people felt compelled to use it due to its spiritual and religious purposes. Gemstones, as well as crystals, had high demands. This quest to find them (gemstones) was what led to colonialism. Many European nations were motivated to locate not only natural resources but also gemstones amongst other valuable treasures. In recent times, Gemstones have served different purposes, spanning from health-related benefits to beautification and the healing of the mind.
Gemstones are being used for a variety of things, Such as – FIR,

We feel a ripple effect from within our skin during sunny days, especially when coming into contact with the sun due to the infrared rays invisible to the human eye. Plants use these rays as it is difficult to photosynthesize and even feed without them. Plants and humans are dependent on FIR. Because far-infrared rays naturally have significant positive effects on human wellness; so, when combined with the amethyst stone, its effects are amplified in numerous ways, including.

1. It boosts Blood Circulation

The Far-infrared supports healthy lung function. Plus, capillaries are expanded, which stimulates oxygen and regeneration, increased blood flow, and lastly, circulation. In addition, there are skin benefits when the sebaceous glands are activated. The pores are being displaced through the skin, hence making way for brighter and clearer skin.

2. It Helps Maximize Relaxation and Comfort.

Amethyst has a well-documented history of being a soothing stone; many have sought out the stone for its natural abilities to relax the mind and body. The amethyst gem has such a positive effect on the body and when heated it produces a steady stream of far infrared rays which, aside from minor pain relief, greatly relieve chronic fatigue syndrome and improve in the quality of their life because of FIR therapy. There has been much research on how efficient FIR can be to those with chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), and all the findings point to FIR therapy on dramatic improvements for CFS patients. Not in the least of these improvements is the ability to sleep pain-free.

It is often combined with meditation to maximize the user's comfort and relaxation. Amethyst gemstones boost your overall wellness as it helps provides balance in the mind and body.

3. Assists in Stiffness and Tension Relief

There are two reasons why the Amethyst is beneficial for loosening up muscles; Hots stones are in contact with the body releasing deep penetrating far-infrared radiation up to 20cm into the body. FIR is the game changer where Amethyst separates itself from the traditional approach to heat therapy.

In addition, it would interest you to know that there is an element of Gemstones in our mats and products at Recovery Systems. As said countless times, Gemstones have therapeutic benefits which are helpful to individuals, and that is why we give them an utmost priority.

Our customer's wellness is important to us; we are delighted to provide them with this holistic approach to better health.

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Contraindications

The following may not be a full list of contraindications but if you have any existing conditions, it is always recommended to consult with your healthcare professional before using the Recovery Systems Qi Mat.

Organ Transplants

Recipients of any type of organ transplant (kidney, heart, liver, etc.) should not use the Qi Mat. After an organ transplant, patients will be on immune suppression medications to prevent organ rejection. PEMFs may stimulate or activate a more aggressive rejection process by stimulating the immune system.

External Pacemaker/ Cochlear Implants/ Intrathecal Pump

Anyone who uses an implanted electrical devices like pacemakers, cochlear implants, intrathecal pumps, etc. should not use the Qi Mat. The magnetic field may interfere with the functions of the devices.

Pregnancy/ Expectant Women

Pregnant women should not use the Qi Mat.

Newborn Babies/ Infants

Newborns and infants should not use the Qi Mat.


Use with Caution

Medications

Anyone who is currently taking prescription medication should consult their healthcare professional before the use of the Qi Mat. The use of the Qi Mat's far infrared rays may interfere with certain medications or some medicines may impair the body's natural heat loss mechanism or cause the body to be more prone to heat stroke.

Medical Treatments

Anyone who is undergoing any medical treatments, radiation or chemotherapy should consult their healthcare professional before the use of the Qi Mat.

Cardiovascular Diseases/ Hypertension/ Hypotension

Anyone with cardiovascular disease, hypertension/ hypotension or other similar medical conditions should consult their healthcare professional before the use of the Qi Mat.

Internal Pacemaker/ Defibrillator

Anyone who uses an internal pacemaker and/or defibrillator should consult their healthcare professional before the use of the Qi Mat.
In general, infrared heating pads have not been shown to interfere or damage pacemakers/defibrillators. However, there may be a small chance of causing interference occasionally. Use the Qi Mat with no heat and negative ions only.

The use of the Qi Mat increases circulation of the blood, which can cause an increase in heartbeat. Some people who use a pacemaker, experience discomfort since their heart beat is being controlled. If you are experiencing continued discomfort, discontinue use immediately and seek medical attention. For persons with a defibrillator, do not lay the Qi Mat directly over your device.

Fever

Anyone experiencing a high fever should use the Qi Mat with no heat and negative ions only.

Joint Injuries

Anyone with fresh or recent wounds/ trauma or (acute) joint injuries should use the Qi Mat with no heat and negative ions only. Injuries should not be heated within the first 48 hours, as joints that are hot or swollen may respond poorly to heat. This is also to avoid exacerbating any inflammation.

Insensitivity to Heat

Anyone with diseases or conditions associated with a reduced ability to sweat or insensitivity to heat should use the Qi Mat with no heat and negative ions only.


Immobility/ Physical Disability

Anyone with difficulty moving or changing positions while seated or in bed should use the Qi Mat with low heat only (35°C - 45°C) or with negative ions only, for no more than 8 hours per day. Persons with generally poor health or weakness, paralysis, injuries or illnesses that requires bed rest or wheelchair use, sedation, or coma are more at risk for bedsores (pressure sores) or possible low heat burn. Qi Mat should be used under the supervision of the guardians only.

Certain Ailments

Anyone with the following ailments should use the Qi Mat with no heat and negative ions only.

It is advisable not to raise the core temperature for persons with the following conditions: Adrenal Suppression Disorders, Addison's Disease, Adrenal Insufficiency, Systematic Lupus Erythematosus, and Multiple Sclerosis (MS).

Recent Medical Conditions

Anyone with recent stroke, aortic stenosis, myocardial infarction, heart attack, unstable angina pectoris or other similar conditions should use the Qi Mat with no heat and negative ions only.

Brain/ Other Tumor

Anyone with a brain or other tumor should use the Qi Mat with no heat and negative ions only.

Bypass Surgery

Anyone who have undergone any bypass surgery should use the Qi Mat with no heat and negative ions only.

Diabetics

Anyone with diabetes should use the Qi Mat with no heat and negative ions only. Diabetics' skin is weak, which can cause low heat burn from the use of the Qi Mat. Once the skin is damaged, it may be difficult to recover.

Surgical Implants

Recipients of titanium, metal, ceramic, or plastic implants can use the Qi Mat. Surgical implants generally reflect infrared rays and does not perceptively interact with static magnets or PEFM. Safety precaution is not to lay with joint replacements in direct contact with the mat. Anyone who experiences discomfort or pain in implants areas should decrease the temperature and duration of the session, or use with no heat and negative ions only, turn off the PEFM function.

However, some joint replacements and other metals may be warmed by infrared rays or react to PEMF, it is recommended that they consult their healthcare professional or implants manufacturer before the use of the Qi Mat.


Silicon Implants

Silicon implants may be warmed by infrared rays. Silicon used in medical implants is known to melt at over 200 degrees Celsius / 392 Fahrenheit, so it should not be adversely affected by infrared rays. However, it is recommended that they consult their healthcare professional and implants manufacturer before the use of Qi Mat.

Others

It is not recommended to use any part of the heating area of the mat directly on your head. Our brains do not have the same efficient cooling system as other parts of body does. Use a pillow as a barrier between your head and the mat if you plan to sleep on it.

If you use heating creams or balms, liniments, salves or ointments that contain heat-producing ingredients, you should not use them with the Qi Mat so as to avoid burns. Please consult your healthcare professional before the use of the Qi Mat.

If you have any pre-existing or history of any conditions that may be cause for concern, consult your healthcare professional if the Qi Mat is suitable for you.

Pain

Pain should not be experienced when using the Qi Mat. However, the infrared heat will go to problem areas or discomfort areas so some people may perceive this as pain and others as a sensation. Stop using the mat if any pain is persistent; discontinue use.

Worsen Condition

Stop using the Qi Mat if any known conditions worsen while using.
Do note that some temporary symptoms may occur, which can be attributed to the detoxification and healing process. For more information, please check our website www.recoverystyemssport.com.
EMFs

 

Recovery Systems Qi Mat and EMFs

A common question we get regarding Recovery Systems is "Do your mats have EMF?" the answer is "no" every product in our arsenal is the result of meticulously ensuring they are not just more efficient, effective and also safe for customer's use.

Please see Zero EMF test results here : https://youtu.be/ceaEA2QlK54

Potential of Overheating

One primary concern to note, especially when undergoing far infrared therapy, is "overheating," similar to the good things of life; it is essential to use it in moderation, or it may result in an adverse effect. The user must monitor the heat from the mat, which releases the far-infrared, to determine the suitable heat level. While it is necessary to note the level of comfort that is comfortable for you, it is beneficial and recommended every once in a while to push yourself out of your comfort zone. Still, when doing so, it should only be for a limited period. Increased heat levels usually result in excessive sweating, especially for elderly users; it could bring about particular concerns due to the functionality of sweat glands which reduce with age. Overheating could result in fatigue, dizziness, headaches, nausea, amongst others. To avoid such side effects, it is essential only to operate the mat at a responsible level. Parents and guardians should also note that compared to adults, the internal temperature of children tends to increase at a much higher rate. This is why it is essential to closely monitor the state of children and communicate with a paediatrician before allowing them to use the mat. It is highly recommended to stay hydrated while using the Qi Mat.

 

Usage & Tips

1. Drink plenty of water before and after use. Fluids help flush any toxins released during the session. Proper hydration also promotes all effects improving detoxification caused by sweating.

2. If you use the mat at higher temperatures, your body may lose hydration faster than usual. Only sleep on a mat with lower heat settings. Extended use at high temperatures may result in dehydration.

3. You should cover the mat with a mat protector or towel to protect it from sweat and to protect your body from direct contact with hot gemstones. A cover does not reduce the effects of FIR, negative ions or PEMF. Using a cover helps to heat up the gemstones faster.

4. Before use, you may preheat your mat. Turn the mat on and set your desired temperature. Cover the whole mat with the optional foil blanket or any other material that would prevent heat from dissipating.

5. The mat may take 15 to 30 minutes to be heated up, depending on the temperature set.

6. The controller may get warm when the mat is on the highest heat level or if several functions are activated altogether for a long duration. However, if the controller gets too hot or if you notice any smell, please turn off the mat immediately.

7. Start the first few sessions with a low temperature and short sessions for a period of time. Increase the temperature and duration gradually as your body adapts to the effects of the mat. Pay attention to how you feel at different temperature settings, and know-how to adjust it for the next session.

8. You can use your mat every day with low and medium settings. At high temperatures, use with caution, and you should not have more than one session per day. Use a mat with proper hydration and in accordance with the manual.

Recommended Temperature Settings

Heating the gemstones in the mat naturally releases far infrared rays and negative ions. Adjust the strength of your exposure by adjusting the temperature of your mat. As a general rule of thumb, the higher you set the mat temperature, the shorter your session should be.

Begin with 37°C, the average temperature of the human body. Gradually adjust the temperature until you find a comfortable level. The gemstones used are natural heat conductors, they get hot quickly and release their heat into the air.

35 - 40°C:
• Suitable for those who are heat sensitive and good for prolonged and overnight usage
• Promotes better sleep
• Provides mind and muscular relaxation
• Promotes cells regeneration

45 - 50°C:
• Good for cycles of 2 Hours or more, suitable for after training or strenuous sports activities
• Provides temporary relief of joint pain, stiffness and minor muscle pain
• Provides muscular relaxation and a temporary increase in blood circulation. Comfortable temperature for the average person.

55 - 60°C:
• Good for cycles of 30 - 90 minutes
• Provides temporary relief of joint pain, stiffness and minor muscle pain
• Provides muscular relaxation and a temporary increase in blood circulation.
• Provides profound relaxation and helps to reduce stress, tension and anxiety.

65 - 70°C:
• Good for cycles of 30-60 minutes
• Provides sauna level cleansing and detoxification of cellular waste with the effect of far infrared
• Improves blood circulation and speeds up body's own natural repair mechanisms due to far infrared heat

Program settings

Heating Timer Button (5 options): Press it to set the heating timer:

0H = Heating ON no timer (Default 12 hours)/ 1H = Heating ON 1 Hour

4H = Heating ON 4 hours/ 8H = Heating ON 8 Hours/ Heating OFF

Program Button (5 options): Press it to select the desired program:

1P = Photon & PEMF (Photon ON for 30 minutes -> PEMF ON for 15 minutes)

2P = Photon & PEMF in 8 auto program loops (Every loop is Photon ON 30 minutes then OFF 30 minutes -> PEMF ON 15 minutes then OFF 45 minutes)

3P = Photon ONLY (30 minutes)

4P = PEMF ONLY (15 minutes)

“-“ = Photon & PEMF OFF

Maintenance and Cleaning

1. Cover the entire mat with the mat protector, blanket or towel to protect the body from direct heat and to protect the mat from sweat.

2. Wash the mat protector, blanket or towel regularly.

3. Before cleaning the mat, turn off the mat by pressing the Main Power Button on the controller and then disconnect the controller plug from its power outlet.

4. Do not use any detergents, flammable chemicals or solvents such as benzene, thinner or aggressive cleaning agents on the controller or mat, as they may damage the controller and the mat.

5. Do not wash the controller or mat with water.

6. Do not put the controller or mat in a washing machine or dryer.

7. Do not get the mat wet. If you accidentally spill something onto the mat, clean the surface of the mat with a dry cloth. Let it completely dry before using it again. Then test it on high heat for an hour before laying your body on the mat. Remember that ironing the device is strictly prohibited.

8. To wipe off dirt and dust, use only a slightly wet cloth to clean or may use a vacuum to remove any dust from the surface of the mat.

9. To completely self-clean and disinfect, leave the mat with protectors on high heat for 1 hour each week or set the mat on a high heat for 10 minutes after each use to allow moisture to evaporate.

10. Do not leave your mat unattended while it is powered on.

11. To fold the mat, disconnect the controller power plug from the power outlet, then unplug from the mat's power port. Next, fold the mat inward at predetermined places. All mats with additional functions such as PEMF or Photon Red Light or large sized are rather firm, try not to bend a firm mat in unusual places. Mat will last longer if it is folded and kept properly.

12. To store your mat and controller, make sure the mat has cooled down before placing them in the bag provided. Keep the mat in a dry and ventilated place.

Warranty Information

The Warranty covers defects in materials and workmanship in the Recovery Systems-branded controller, mat, attachments and other accessories (collectively, the "RS Product") for a period of 1 year from the date of delivery.

Only the original purchaser or customer of the RS Product is covered under the warranty. Or the person who is registered with Recovery Systems via the online Warranty Form or the physical Warranty Card is covered under the warranty. This Warranty is not transferable to subsequent purchaser or owner of the RS Product.

The warranty applies if you purchased your RS Product with Recovery Systems online, with Recovery Systems authorized dealers or resellers.
Warranty registration is to be submitted to Recovery Systems within 14 days of purchase via the online Warranty Form or the physical Warranty Card.

This Warranty does not apply to any non-RS branded products, even if packaged or sold with RS Product. Authorized dealers and resellers, other than Recovery Systems, may provide their own warranties to you – please contact them for further information. Recovery Systems is not responsible for damage arising from failure to follow instructions relating to the product's use and guidelines.

This Warranty does not cover abuse, misuse, natural disaster, insufficient or excessive electrical supply, ordinary wear, fading, failure to follow instructions and improper maintenance. Recovery Systems shall not be liable for any incidental or consequential damages as a direct result of negligence or misuse.

In the event of any such defect occurring during the warranty period, Recovery Systems will, at its sole option,

a) rectify the defect by repair or by replacement of the applicable part or component that fails or proven to be defective using new or refurbished parts, without charge for parts and labor; or

b) replace the product with direct replacement, new or refurbished product, or then current design or with a similar product with a functionally equivalent replacement product as deemed by Recovery Systems.
If Recovery Systems repairs or replaces your RS product, the repaired or replaced RS Product will continue to be warranted for the remaining time of the original warranty period or ninety (90) days from the date of replacement or repair, whichever provides longer coverage for you.
Please refer to our website www.recoverysystemssport.com for the full Warranty Policy.

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Equine Recovery Boots FAQ

What is Intermittent Pneumatic Compression? How does it work?

In simple terms, it’s an active compression to speed up the body’s natural healing process by flushing out the bad stuff and bringing in the good stuff for faster healing and recovery.

While using our Recovery Systems Equine Super Boots – E series, the horses legs are enclosed in a wrap. The wrap fills with air and squeezes the legs, much like a blood pressure cuff. Then the wrap deflates and relaxes. This inflating and deflating process repeats over and over during the treatment cycle. The compression helps move blood through the veins towards the heart. It also promotes the natural release of metabolic waste. Between compressions, the leg wraps relax and oxygen-rich blood returns delivering fresh nutrients to speed up recovery.

Who uses Recovery Systems? Who are our customers?

In our equine market, Super Boots – E series are widely by leading stables, polo clubs and owners.

As for our athletic market, our Recovery Systems products are widely used by many professional/ elite athletes, Olympic gold medalists, world champions, Rugby World Cup referees, and weekend warriors and fitness enthusiasts from all sports. Our products are also used for injury rehabilitation including treatment of ligament, tendon, muscle and other conditions.

Do you have testimonials for Recovery Systems?
What are the benefits of using Recovery Systems Equine Super Boots – E series for my horses? (applies to all disciplines)
  • Eliminates lactic acid accumulation faster.
  • Increased blood flow enhances dynamic flexibility and movement efficiency.
  • Improves performance by increased blood flow for faster recovery time between events.
  • Reduces strains on tendons, joints and ligaments.
  • Reduces recovery time post training, racing or even.
  • Faster healing recovery and gains from training.
  • For horses that are slow to warm up or injury prone, Super Boots – E series give a great blood flow boost prior to training.
  • Injury rehabilitation – anytime you can increase blood flow you accelerate healing.
  • Super Boots – E series promotes sleep/rest quality – it is very common to see horse falls asleep or dozes off during treatment and needless to say improving sleep greatly promotes recovery.
What are the contra-indications?

Do not use the product without first consulting your veterinarians if you know or suspect your horse having the following conditions:
Pulmonary embolism (blood clot) or edema
Inflammation of the skin (e.g.: cellulitis, erysipelas)

  • Thrombophlebitis
  • Acute infections
  • Congestive cardiac failure
  • Wounds, lesions, stitches or tumors at or near the site of application
  • Bone fractures or dislocations at or near the site of application
  • Other related issues and complications
How does Recovery Systems Equine Super Boots – E series promotes recovery and reduce swelling?

We designed our products with the Intermittent Pneumatic Compression technology which employs the inflating and deflating of air that fills the leg wraps that enclosed the legs. The repeated process of squeezing and releasing of the leg wraps speed up the elimination of swelling which is a classic symptom post workout.

Aside from faster removal of waste products and delivery of fresh nutrients for faster healing and recovery, it also improves joint awareness, movement efficiency, and more importantly a reduction of soreness, getting the horse ready for action again, sooner. Most importantly, the portability of battery powered Super Boots – E series means it can be done any time, any place.

Can I use Super Boots – E series to manage and improve injuries of my horse?
Yes. Regardless of the discipline, Super Boots – E series will treat and relieve the symptoms of the most common ailments and challenges of the lower limb including –
 
  • Limb swelling, stiffness and soreness
  • Forelimb swelling and trauma
 
The increase in blood flow has a positive effect on healing and recovery. For injuries, please consult your veterinarians first before using it.
What result should I expect from Super Boots – E series on my horse?
What are the main treatment modes in Recovery Systems Super Boots – E series, the difference between the Mode A and Mode B?
Mode A - Peristaltic treatment, one chamber/zone of the wraps will inflate and deflate at a time as it progresses up through its cycle to all chambers. It’s commonly prescribed for rehabilitation.
Mode B - Sequential treatment, each chamber/ zone will inflate and stay inflated as it progresses through the cycle to all chambers before deflating all chambers at the same time. It’s commonly used for recovery from training, racing and event, as well as warmup.
Does Recovery Systems Super Boots – E series use ice or cold air in its treatment?

No. Ice or cold air slows the circulation and delays recovery.

In addition, immersing in cold water post-workout can actually hinder muscle recovery, reduced long-term gains in muscle mass and strength. Cold water reduces blood flow to the muscles, inhibiting muscle cell recovery. Cold treatment is mainly used for trauma treatment rather than day to day recovery.

What is the difference between static compression garments and Super Boots – E series intermittent compression?

Static compression wraps produce around 20 mmhg of pressure and offer a limited increase in blood flow as they and have limited effectiveness due to their static nature. With Recovery Systems, the pressure of the squeeze and release function is around 10 times (200 mmhg) that of static compression, greatly influencing blood flow and the associated healing.

Here’s how they work - 2 phases

1: Squeeze Phase
Recovery Systems use a variety of treatment modes to effectively mimic the body’s natural recovery, greatly enhancing the movement of fluid and waste out of the limbs after an intense workout of competition. The active compression helps move blood through the veins towards the heart. The continuous squeeze or compression phase from the lower limbs to upper limbs lasts around 1 minute effectively keeps the fluid moving in the right direction. The pressure is around 10 times that of a static compression wrap and of course it’s moving the blood actively rather than a static squeeze.

2: RELEASE Phase
The release phase of around 20 seconds is between compressions, the leg wraps relax, and oxygen-rich blood continues to flow in the arteries of the legs. Essentially, it speeds up recovery by accelerating the transport of fresh nutrients back to the muscles to speed up healing, recovery and gains. It is a great solution for warmup, recovery from daily training and rehabilitation.

Is Equine Super Boots – E series designed for daily use?

Yes, Super Boots – E series can be used once daily or multiple sessions a day as required.

Can the legs wraps be used on front and hind legs?

Yes, the pair of leg wraps can be either used on the front or the hind legs.

What is the SOP for Super Boots – E series for my horse?

Here are suggested Treatment Times, Frequency and Pressure:

Treatment Time

  • Warmup before track work - 10 mins (particularly for injury prone horses or horses that are slow to warm up)
  • Recovery after track work - 10 to 30 mins

Frequency

  • All treatment frequency - 1 to 4 times per day
  • Injury rehabilitation - 1 to 4 times per day, at 10 to 30 mins each session (please consult your veterinarians before using)
  • Evening time treatment can improve sleep quality
  • Travel/transport – using the super boots on your horse during transport will help with keep your horse fresh and ready to go at your destination.

Pressure

  • Starting the pressure at level 1 (the pressure controller has 4 levels) to get the horse used to the compression initially and then increase gradually during each recovery session.
Is Super Boots – E series easy to use?

Yes, Super Boots – E series is user-friendly and simple to use. Simply follow these 4 simple steps:

  • Wear & Secure – Place the leg wraps around the legs, from knee to hoof and secure with the velcro flaps. Ensure the tubing is over the withers in order to reach the other leg (or loins if hind legs are being treated).
  • Connect & Attach – Connect the tubing to the controller. The attendant may attach the controller to the tubing Y connector, if hands-free is preferred. Or the attendant may hold onto the controller, sling over the shoulder or wear around the neck.
  • Set & Start – Turn on the controller, set your preferred treatment mode, timer and pressure, then start
  • Rest & Relax – Let the horse relax and enjoy the treatment, While you attend to grooming, meantime the horse is likely to take a short nap.

Also, you may adjust the pressure levels and duration in the midst of treatment.

What sets Recovery Systems apart from competitors? Why choose us? How is Recovery Systems different from other products? What are the main advantages of using Recovery Systems?

Recovery Systems, has a proven track record for delivering cutting-edge, world-class intermittent compression therapy systems for the medical and athletics markets. Capitalizing on our success, we are leveraging our knowledge and expertise to transform the equine industry with the design of Equine Super Boots – E series.
Recovery Systems continues to innovate to both meet the standards and needs of compression recovery in terms of design, functionality and at an affordable price point.

  • User-friendly control panel
  • Light weight yet powerful
  • Convenience of battery power
  • Ruggedized water resistant case for the controller
  • Wide range of compression pressure to suit all treatment preferences and comfort
    2 treatment modes to suit different protocols and preference
  • Good Value for Money – good value given the benefits, advanced features and functionality, durability and portability with the external rechargeable battery pack
  • Dual-voltage charger for international travel and usage
  • Specially designed air chambers and strong velcro fasteners to provide an adaptive and conforming fit for more effective result
  • Easy to change the settings mid-session
  • Durable and high quality TPU fabric for maximum comfort and dynamic compression
  • Wraps are easy to clean and remove for good hygiene and skin care
How many ways can I buy of Recovery Systems Super Boots – E series?

We currently offering –

  • Single unit purchase – a set comes with a pair of leg wraps, controller, external rechargeable battery and a carry bag
  • Stable pack purchase – buy at a bundle of 5 sets and gets 1 set for free.
Can I rent Recovery Systems Super Boots – E series?

Yes, monthly rental with an Option to Purchase is currently available in Singapore and New Zealand.

To enquire, please contact us at [email protected].

For more information, please read our “Rental Agreement” and “Rental Policy”.

Does Recovery Systems have a reseller program or ambassador program?

Yes, we have launched both of our Reseller and Ambassador Program.

For more enquiry and discussion, please email at [email protected].

What are the warranty periods for Recovery Systems Equine Super Boots – E series and what does the warranty covers?

Our Standard 12 month warranty covers defects in materials and workmanship for all our products, including controller, internal or external battery, attachments and other accessories such as the leg wraps.
However, it does not cover damage caused by the horse (e.g. chewing the cables, please muzzle horses that have this tendency.

For more information, please read our “Warranty Policy” below.

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Payment & Shipping

What form of payment do you accept?

We accept credit cards and PayPal for orders on our website. We also accept bank transfer and international wire transfer.

How do I pay with PayPal?

If you choose to pay through PayPal, you’ll be redirected to a secure PayPal page and then back to Recovery Systems to confirm the order. 

You may be able to pay with a card via PayPal without a PayPal account. Here’s how:

Click Check out with PayPal and you’ll be redirected to PayPal. Instead of choosing to pay with your PayPal account, select Pay with Debit or Credit Card.

You’ll be prompted to fill in your billing and credit card information.

Enter your email address so PayPal can send you a receipt.

Click Continue to return to Recovery Systems. Your payment isn’t sent until you click Submit order on Recovery Systems.

PayPal places restrictions on how often you can use their Guest Checkout feature. If you run into any trouble or have any questions about PayPal’s Guest Checkout, please contact PayPal directly.

Do you offer instalment plan?
Do you charge sales tax?

No, we do not charge sales tax.

For international shipping, any applicable value added tax (VAT), Goods and Services Tax (GST) and other import taxes will be calculated and determined by the local customs based on the merchandise total and displayed on your order confirmation. Our shipping agent will liaise with you on the local tax payment method to the local customs.

Where do you ship to?

We ship internationally with our shipping specialists, DHL and FedEx to deliver globally with tracking services.

For international shipping, the customer has to be responsible for any applicable value added tax (VAT), Goods and Services Tax (GST) and other import taxes which will be calculated and determined by the local customs based on the merchandise total and displayed on your order confirmation. Our shipping agent will liaise with you on the local tax payment method to the local customs.

What is your delivery time?

Domestic Shipping

Upon receiving your order and payment online, Recovery Systems will process your orders within two (2) working days. You will receive an order confirmation by either email or phone. Once the products are packed, we will contact you to confirm on the preferred delivery date and time. 

Recovery Systems partners with a few local courier companies for Singapore domestic delivery. Our local customer enjoys free shipping in Singapore for purchase S$500 and above. Otherwise, a flat delivery fee of S$20 shall be paid by the customer.

International Shipping

Upon receiving your order and payment online, Recovery Systems will process your orders within three (3) working days. You will receive an order confirmation by either email or phone. Once the products are packed, we will provide you with a tracking number which provides real-time, detailed progress of the shipment. Recovery Systems uses DHL and FedEx as our international delivery partners, or we may appoint other freight companies from time to time. Transit time is normally within 5 working days. International shipping fees and local custom duties and tax shall be paid by the customers.

For international shipping, any applicable value added tax (VAT), Goods and Services Tax (GST) and other import taxes will be calculated and determined by the local customs based on the merchandise total and displayed on your order confirmation. You have to make any local tax payment to the local customs or liaise with our shipping agent on the payment methods.

What are your shipping charges?
The shipping charges will be computed at Checkout.

Returns & Warranty

Will the cuffs tear, rip and pop easily?

Highly unlikely, our cuffs are made of a highly durable medical grade thermoplastic urethane (TPU) fabric and components. That being said, we won’t recommend users to abuse it.

Do you provide 100% Money-Back Guarantee?

Yes, we are confident with our products that we offer a 14-Day Money-Back Guarantee for all our customers. If you are not satisfied with our Recovery Systems products, you may return them to us within 14 days from the date of you received the products for a full refund. You will be responsible for the return shipping charges and do note that shipping charged incurred are not refundable. 

For details on our Return Policy, please click here

What are the warranty periods for all Recovery Systems products?

What does the warranty covers?

Our Standard Warranty covers defects in materials and workmanship for all our products, including control unit, internal battery, attachments and other accessories such as the leg cuffs, hip & glute cuff, arm cuffs, torso and pants cuff.

For more information, please read our Product Warranty Policy

Do you offer Extended Warranty beyond the Standard Warranty?

Yes, Extended Warranty may be purchased on the day of purchase of Recovery Systems product, for an additional period of 1 year from the date of expiry of the original Standard Warranty.

It covers defects in materials and workmanship for control unit only, beyond the standard limited warranty period.

For more information, please read our Extended Warranty Policy