Therapeutic Ceramic Textiles


The science and synergy behind therapeutic ceramic textiles.

Therapeutic ceramic textiles are a synergy of ancient Chinese experience and modern scientific textile technology. During the manufacture of these textiles, ceramic particles are fused into polyester fibers. When heated, the ceramic particles radiate heat back towards the body. The reflected heat is in the long wave infrared radiation spectrum.

Heat energy can be transported in three ways:

1 In the case of heat transfer or conduction, the heat in a material spreads from one part of the material to another.

2 Convection involves a loss of heat when a heated liquid or gas (e.g. air) is displaced and carries the heat with it. Insulating material is designed to prevent convection and thus retains body heat in the air outside the skin.

3 Radiation occurs when a heat source emits heat radiation, whereupon it collides with another surface and heats it too. Back on Track’s products work by radiant heat.

A material has not only an absorption spectrum but also an emission spectrum. An emission spectrum essentially means that different materials radiate heat of various wavelengths within different temperatures. The selection of these ceramic particles is based on which absorption and emission spectrum they contain. The result is that when the ceramic particles absorb the body’s heat radiation, they expel heat of a specific wavelength, which is based in the long-wave infrared zone of the thermal radiation spectrum. It is well established and documented that long wave infrared heat radiation has a pain reducing effect and increases blood circulation. This relieves muscle tension and strengthens the body’s ability to reduce inflammations and heal injuries.

Back on Track was started in Sweden by Dr Erland Beselin. The USA branch opened in 2003 by Bo Lofvander, who has an extensive background in horses.