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Categories: Equilibrium Massage and Magnetic, Horse Massage, Massage Mitts and Heat Pads, Massage Products

Massage Mitt Hotspot

£135.00

Target, soothe and relax your horses hardworking muscles with comforting heat and massage in this lightweight, hand-held mitt.

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Let your horse relax with the Hotspot heat pad for horses.

Offering comforting heat and massage options, the Hotspot heat pad soothes and relaxes your horses hardworking muscles.

  • The choice is yours – pick from heat and 2 different types of massage.
  • Tailor the massage with 3 different strengths.
  • Fits into your daily routine with a 10-minute programme.
  • There’s no muscle you can’t reach.
  • Battery operated to take it with you wherever you go.
  • Contains 1 x Mitt Hotspot, 1 x Storage Bag, 1 x Equilibrium Battery, 1 x Equilibrium Charger.

Plus – the Hotspot heat pad is not just for horses! You can use it on yourself too!

What inspired the horse Massage Mitt Hotspot Heat Pad for horses?

With the Massage range already helping horses worldwide, it seemed only natural to add the next best thing – heat! Not just a heat pad, we’ve added different types of massage so you can really tailor the session to your horses needs and preferences.

How can Massage and Heat benefit horses?

Our horses work hard for us with a lot of pressure being put onto their muscles through exercise.
Massage and heat are two simple ways in which we can help support healthy muscle function in our horse.
Massage

Performance depends on freedom of movement, full flexibility and an absence of musculoskeletal pain, all of which can be improved using massage (Gellman, 1998).
These factors also contribute towards keeping your horse comfortable and happy in general too!

Benefits of Massage include:

  • Helps maintain healthy blood and lymph circulation.
  • Soothes tired muscles.
  • Supports recovery after exercise.
  • Promotes relaxation.

Heat

Using heat is a great way to help sensitive horses who may find massage too much. Heat is non-invasive, gentle and well accepted with many associated benefits.
Research suggests that tissue temperature needs to increase by at least 3 to 5°C from the resting temperature (Bockstahler et al, 2004). However using something that is too hot could cause discomfort and even damage to the tissue.

Did you know?

The NEW Massage Mitt Hotspot has been tested to increase skin temperature by 8.7°C on average?

Benefits of Heat include:

  • Helps maintain good oxygen supply to muscles.
  • Encourages muscle relaxation.
  • Increases flexibility.

Using the equine Massage Mitt Hotspot Heat Pad:

Getting Started

A full charge of the battery can take up to 12 hours. The charger indicator light with be red when charging. It will turn to green once the battery is fully charged.
Open the base of the Hotspot heat pad by using the red tabs. Plug the connector into the battery and then you’re ready to go!

The Hotspot will run approx. 10 x 10 minute heat and massage sessions from a fully charged battery (based on the high massage setting). To prolong the life of your battery, please disconnect when not in use.

Choosing your setting

To select the desired massage setting, press the relevant button once for low, twice for medium and three times for high. Pressing it for a fourth time will turn the Hotspot heat pad off.
Your can turn heat on/off by simply pushing the button once.

LOW – this is best suited for a relaxing massage:

  • After exercise.
  • On a day of rest.
  • For a sensitive horse.
  • When introducing the Hotspot for the first time.

MEDIUM – this is best suited for general maintenance and everyday use:

  • For a pre-exercise warm up.
  • General maintenance massage.

HIGH – this is best suited:

  • For horses who prefer a more intense massage.
  • Those with thicker coats.
  • Horses who are a bit overweight.

Use cyclical massage for your horse if you are holding the Hotspot heat pad still. This is useful when targeting a specific area.
Use continuous massage for your horse if you are moving the Hotspot heat pad over larger areas. This allows each sweep to deliver the same massage.
Use the heat for your horse on its own for a gentle session to aid healthy circulation. This is ideal for sensitive horses or those returning to work. Heat is also perfect to help warm up muscles prior to stretching your horse.

For the ultimate session, use heat and massage together! This is best suited when holding the Hotspot heat pad in one area or sweeping it over a smaller area.

Using the Heat function

Using heat will draw more energy from the battery than massage. When your battery no longer has enough power to run heat, all icons on the control panel will flash and turn off. You will still be able to use massage for a while after this happens. To use heat again, please fully recharge your battery.

Who is the Massage Mitt Hotspot Heat Pad for?

All horses and ponies could certainly benefit from the Massage Mitt, including those

  • At rest/retirement.
  • In work from hacking to competition. This includes horses returning to work or retraining.
  • For older horses.
  • Horses on box rest, standing in for long periods of time or on limited turnout.

How do I care for the Massage Mitt Hotspot?

The Massage Mitt Hotspot just needs a gentle wipe down with a damp, clean cloth if the material gets scurfy. For Battery and Charger care, please see their safety instructions included in the packaging.

Other products in the range.

Pair with the Massage Pad for an all over massage.

Caution! Do not use on the following (for humans and horses):

  • Open wounds, new injuries, or new swelling (for the first 48 hours).
  • Where there is suspected infection or malignant tumours.
  • Burn injuries or deep vein thrombosis.
  • Over the abdomen if pregnant.
  • Circulatory problems, causing hypo or hyper sensitivity to heat.
  • Active bleeding, bruising or haematoma.
  • Bony areas such as the wither, point of shoulder or hip.
  • Do not apply more than 2 consecutive cycles of heat in one spot.

Size Guide

Length Width
26cm 16cm
Length 26cm
Width 16cm

If you need any more help or advice on sizing please get in touch –  tel: +44 (0)1442 879115 or email: info@equilibriumproducts.com

FAQs

Replacement batteries and chargers for the Equilibrium Massage Pad, Mitt Hotspot and Massage Mitt can be ordered & purchased directly from our website. Please note these will not fit the older Navy Mitt, if you have one of these please contact us for help.

Store the Massage Pad, Mitt Hotspot or Mitt  somewhere dry and safe inside the sports holdall it comes with. Avoid extreme temperatures to prevent damage to the battery and disconnect the battery. Please ensure the product is clean and dry before storage.

The Massage Pad, Mitt Hotspot and Massage Mitt were developed to provide a superficial (surface) massage to maintain the horses’ well being. This was proven in our tests by showing an increase in back flexibility and overall relaxation. The Massage Pad was not developed to replace the manual techniques of a qualified physiotherapist or massage therapist. Only a trained professional should carry out a massage to your horse that is able to reach the deeper muscles.

Delivery, returns, exchanges and guarantee

Delivery charges are calculated based on the location of delivery, weight, and value of the order. Standard charges are:

For parcels up to 20kg: UK Delivery

  • Economy 4-6 Working Days – £3.95 or FREE for orders over £25 (UK Mainland only. Excludes Highlands, Northern Ireland, and Islands)
  • Next Working Day Delivery, Orders placed before 2pm – £5.95 (UK Mainland only. Excludes Highlands, Northern Ireland, and Islands)
  • For orders over £99 – Free Next Day Delivery
  • Scottish Highland & Islands Royal Mail 2nd Class Signed For. For orders up to 2kg – £3.95 (weight variable)
  • Scottish Highlands & Islands Standard 4-6 Working Day Delivery for orders up to £75 – £9.95 (weight variable)
  • Scottish Highlands & Islands Standard 4-6 Working Day Delivery for orders over £75 – £7.95 (weight variable)

We hope that you are happy with your products, but if you aren’t, we do understand that sometimes when buying online that items may not be as expected, you may need a different size or you might have just changed your mind!

Our policy lasts 30 days. If you are unhappy with your purchase, you may return or change your product without reason within 30 days of the delivery of the goods. This policy does not affect your statutory rights.

In order to receive a refund/exchange:

• your item must be clean, unused and in the same condition that you received it.
• your item must be in its original packaging.
• your item must be returned to us within 30 days from receipt of your order*.
• you must fill out the online returns form before returning your item, and include your name, order number and address inside your return package.

All Equilibrium Products are covered under a one year guarantee, except for Equilibrium Massage products which are guaranteed for 2 years. The guarantee is valid with proof of purchase, either email, card receipt or shop receipt, from the date of purchase, providing the product is used and cared for in accordance with instructions. The guarantee is not transferable to another person.

If you find the product faulty during the guarantee period, and you have bought direct from Equilibrium Products please contact us, we will be more than happy to arrange a refund or replacement. If you have bought your product elsewhere please contact the company you purchased it from.

The following are specifically excluded from the terms and condition of the guarantee:

  • Damage caused by misuse, accident, negligence or improper handling of the product or not used in accordance with instructions
  • Normal wear and tear.
  • Any modification made by the purchaser to the product or any repairs other than by an authorised agent.
  • Damage resulting from incorrect maintenance according to the instructions of use (e.g. stored in damp/wet conditions, washed on too hot a wash).
  • The guarantee is only valid if the correct Equilibrium Therapy Multi Plug Charger and correct Equilibrium Therapy Battery are used, the mains charger attachment appropriate to the country of use must be used. The guarantee is invalid if used with an adapter.
  • Damage caused due to the use of the product on voltage other than that stamped on the product.