Regular price $47.00
Your Aches and Pains Can’t Escape the Back on Track Mini Blanket’s Gentle Heat, while our Mattress Overlay Provides Soothing Heat for a Restful Night’s Sleep
The Back on Track mini blanket is our most versatile product as it can be used for many purposes. If you suffer from neck pain, it can be rolled up and used as a neck rest. It can be wrapped around aching limbs, or positioned in your chair or bed to target other aches and pains. If seated for extended periods while working, driving, or confined to a wheelchair, it can be very beneficial as a lap blanket or comfort cushion. This ceramic blanket can also be put inside a pillowcase or used as a pillow overlay, and overall, can prove quite effective in promoting general relaxation.
Be warned however: Don’t let your pet cat or dog try it, because you won’t get it back!
The Back on Track Mini Blanket is 20" x 27" inches of soothing warmth. It’s our most versatile product because you can use it in so many ways. Made from our state-of-the art Welltex fabric that contains ceramic powder, the Mini Blanket works with your body to provide gentle warmth. The ceramic powder reflects your own body warmth and creates a soothing far infrared warmth, a well-recognized method used for improving blood flow and reducing inflammation. Here are just a few ways to enjoy the Back on Track Mini Blanket: Roll it up and use as a neck rest. Wrap around aching limbs. Position it in a chair or bed to target aches and pains. Use this Welltex ceramic fabric blanket as a lap blanket or comfort cushion while working, driving, or confined to a wheelchair. Use inside a pillowcase or as a pillow overlay. Whatever you do, don’t let your cat or dog find it because you’ll never get it back!
Colors: Black or Gray Machine washable up to 86°F or 30°C. Use normal detergents that do not contain bleach or fabric softeners. Air dry only, do not tumble dry. Back on Track products are not to be compared with magnetic therapy. The effectiveness of Back on Track’s thermal warmth therapy has been established by medical science.
How Back on Track Mini Blanket Works
By combining modern textile technology and traditional Chinese medicine which is supported by scientific studies, Back on Track has created a ceramic blanket that help people, horses and dogs achieve a more active and comfortable life.
Back on Track's joint and muscle support are all made of functional textiles with heat reflective properties. The textile is a synergy of ancient Chinese experience and modern scientific textile technology. During the manufacturing of polyester- or polyester fibers, the ceramic particles are fused into the fibers. When heated, the ceramic particles radiate a heat back towards the body. This reflected heat is long-wave heat radiation, which is also known as long wave infrared radiation.
How long do the Back on Track products work? Since the ceramic particles are melted into the threads they can never wash out, and our products will always be effective. Some of the first horse wraps we made are still going strong after daily use for over 10 years. If you have been using our products for a while, and feel you don’t see the same results as at the beginning, simply take a break for a couple of weeks and try again. While using our products the body can get used to feeling better, so you may no longer see an increased difference. After taking a break you will most likely see that difference again. If you have any questions please call us so we can help you answer any of your concerns.
It is well established and documented that long wave infrared heat radiation increases the blood circulation. The increased blood circulation in the tissues helps to relieve muscles tension and improves performance. One important property is the injury prevention effect, which you get when the protections are used for training and competition.
Heat energy can be transported in three ways: conduction (transfer), convection or radiation.
- When heat transfer or conduction occurs, the heat in a material spreads from one part of the material to another.
- Convection is the loss of heat when a heated liquid or gas (e.g. air) is displaced, carrying the heat with it. The insulating material in ordinary clothing and joint supports, for example cotton, wool and neoprene, is designed to prevent convection and thus retains body heat in the air outside the skin.
- Radiation occurs when a heat source emits heat radiation, where upon it collides with another surface and heats it. Back on Track's ceramic blanket works with radiant heat, the purpose of which is to avoid trapping the heat through insulation. This is so that the protection has a respiratory function, while heat energy in the body tissues increases.
People and animals radiate body heat, both at rest and in activity, however less heat is radiated when at rest. When a material is hit with heat rays, three things can occur.
- The rays can pass straight through the material, which is called transmittance. An example of this is when the sun's heat rays hit a glass plate. The majority of the heat radiation passes through the glass. You would feel this effect if you were to stand in a room with the sun shining through the window.
- The second thing that can happen is that the rays bounce on the material's surface and are reflected away, called reflectance. If all the heat is reflected the material will not be heated as none of the rays radiate through the material.
- The third that can happen is the material absorbs the heat rays, which is called absorbance. Radiated heat can have different wavelengths depending on the temperature of the heat source and the material. Radiant heat is usually within the range of what is called infrared radiation, which means wavelengths between 0.7 microns and 1 mm. A material absorbs different amounts of heat radiation depending on the wavelength of the radiation. This is called the material's absorption spectrum. The radiant heat absorbed increases the heat content of the material.
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 amount of radiation and the radiation wavelength varies depending on the heat source temperature and the emission spectrum of the heat source materials. Generally, one can say that the lower the temperature heat source is the longer the wavelength of the heat radiation.
When manufacturing the polyester and polypropylene fibers that the Back on Track ceramic blanket is made of, ceramic particles are fused into the textile fibers. 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.
Just like other materials, the body's tissues have their own absorption spectrum. The wavelength that the ceramic particles issue is absorbed in the cells. A signal is sent to the brain telling it that heat energy has increased, to which the brain opens up the veins. The absorption happens not only in the skin but also deeper down the tissue, which makes the veins wider not only superficially but also in the muscles and around the joints. The increased blood circulation in the tissues relieves muscle tension and strengthens the body's own ability to reduce inflammations and heal injuries. Our ceramic blanket is often used in cases where inflammation is part of the problem. Another important application is injury prevention, which you get when the protections are used for training and competition.
BRILLIANTK9 ERGONOMIC DOG HARNESS DETAILED FITTING GUIDE
FOR THE QUICK BRILLIANTK9 HARNESS SIZING GUIDE CLICK HERE
The AKC (American Kennel Club) currently recognizes 189 breeds of dogs, that does not include the number of non recognized breeds or mix breeds. We offer 20 fully adjustable sizes to ensure each dog gets the perfect fit. Other Harnesses are offered in 5 or 6 sizes, and no matter how adjustable, they do not fit the range of height, width, and length combinations. Poor sizing leaves dogs uncomfortable, causing rub spots or dogs backing out.
Tons of information below in both written format and video to help you with fitting a dog harness and understand how to properly use them.
Section 1 is How to Measure.
Section 2 is How to Get the Perfect Fit on a BrilliantK9 Harness.
1) Front Measurement - from the breastbone to the middle of the back.
2) Girth Measurement - the circumference of the dog at the middle of the back.
ONCE YOU HAVE YOUR MEASUREMENTS, SEE DOG HARNESS SIZE CHART (further below) TO FIND YOUR FIT
Please check out the About Us Page for more information on fitting a dog harness. If you're still not sure how to measure a dog for a harness, you can message us through Facebook Message on the upper right corner or use the Chat Feature on the bottom right of this page. Or you can email us at email@example.com with your dogs measurements, age, weight and a picture if you need any help with fitting a dog harness.
If your dog is a trim active dog, narrow bodied, or longer than tall, the Lucy Fit is the right option. If you have a bully breed with a shorter ribcage or a heavy bodied dog, then the Original Fit will work best. Please remember the harness is designed to fit looser on the dog, if the harness is too tight it will not work properly and it will cause the dog to be uncomfortable. Take into account the dogs coat - for heavy coated dogs measure over the top of the coat, the harness will need to float on top of the coat. If you are at the end of a size range then go up to the next size. If you are not sure what size to buy you can always chat or message us. Send a picture of your dog from the side with height, weight and age, and we will be happy to help you with fitting a dog harness properly.
DOG HARNESS SIZE CHART
Teacup: #1 Front, 5" to 6" - #2 Girth 9" to 13" - Breed Type: The tiniest of toys - Chihuahuas, Yorkshire Terrier, Papillons - Order Here
Toy - Lucy Fit: #1 Front 7"-9" #2 Girth: 11"-16" - Breed Type: Papillons, Italian Greyhounds, Miniature Pinscher, Griffon, Poodle, Toy Fox Terrier, Miniature Dachshund - Order Here
Toy - Regular Fit: #1 Front 6" to 7" - #2 Girth 12" to 17" - Breed Type: Chihuahuas, Yorkshire Terrrier, Toy Spaniel - Order Here
Oliver - #1 Front 7" to 8" - #2 Girth 13" to 19" - Breed Type: Papillons, Pomeranian, Yorkshire Terrier, Chihuahua, Chinese Crested - Order Here
Petite - Lucy Fit: #1 Front 8"-10" #2 Girth: 14"-18" - Breed Type: Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, Border Terrier, Toy Spaniel, Maltese, Manchester Terrier, Poodle - Order Here
Petite - Regular Fit: #1 Front 7" to 9" - #2 Girth 15" to 20" - Breed Type: Boston Terrier, Pug - Order Here
Callie - #1 Front 8" to 11" - #2 Girth 15" to 20" - Breed Type: Dacshund, Havanese, Japanese Chin, Maltese, Pekingese, Shi Tzu - Order Here
Stripper - #1 Front 8" to 10" - #2 Girth 15" to 21" - Breed Type: Sheltie, Mini Aussie - Order Here
Small - Lucy Fit: #1 Front 9"-11" - #2 Girth 17"-24" - Breed Type: Border Terrier, Shetland Sheepdog, Cocker Spaniel Basenji, Swedish Vallhund, Corgi, Miniature American Shepherd, Russell Terrier, Rat Terrier, Beagle - Order Here
Small - Regular Fit: #1 Front 8"-10" - #2 Girth 19"-27" - Breed Type: Boston Terrier, French Bull Dog, Pug, Bichon, Miniature Bull Terrier - Order Here
Tweener - #1 Front 10" to 12" - #2 Girth 20" to 26" - Breed Type: French Bull Dog, Bull Terrier, Staffordshire Bull Terrier - Order Here
Garminn - New Size #1 Front: 11" to 14" - #2 Girth: 18" to 24" - Between the Lucy Small and the Lucy Medium. Perfect for the petite Border Collie, Large Rat Terrier, Large Sheltie, Whippet - Order Here
Medium - Lucy Fit: #1 Front: 11"-14" - #2 Girth: 21"-29" - Breed Type: Border Collie, Belgian Malinois, Cardigan Welsh Corgi, Shetland Sheepdog, Greyhound - Order Here
Medium - Regular Fit: #1 Front 11" to 13" - #2 Girth 22" to 30" - Breed Type: Staffordshire Bull Terrier, Bull Terrier, English Bulldog, Australian Cattle Dog - Order Here
Ares - New Size: #1 Front 12" to 15" - #2 Girth 22" to 30" - Approximate Weight Range 30lbs to 50lbs - Breed Type: Perfect for the long round bodied Staffie, Pitbull, Australian Cattle Dog, or the larger all legs Border Collie - Order Here
Dixie - #1 Front 12"-15" - #2 - Girth: 23"-31" - Breed Type: Australian Shepherd, Australian Cattle Dog, Border Collie, Belgian Malinois, Dalmation, Golden Retriever, Labrador, Standard Poodle - Order Here
Large - Lucy Fit: #1 Front 13" to 16" - #2 Girth 25" to 34" - Breed Type: Boxer, Doberman Pinscher, Portugese Water Dog, Giant Schnauzer, Standard Poodle - Order Here
Large - Regular Fit: #1 Front 12" to 14" - #2 Girth 27" to 37" - Breed Type: English Bulldog, American Bulldog, American Staffordshire Terrier - Order Here
XLarge - #1 Front 13" to 17" - #2 Girth 28" to 39" - Breed Type: Great Dane, Bernese Mountain Dog, American Bulldog - Order Here
King - Special Order Only
Giant - Special Order Only
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for special orders or if you have any questions.
Section 2 How to Get the Perfect Fit on a BrilliantK9 Harness
The BrilliantK9 Ergonomic Dog Harness is designed differently than the majority of walking tools, such as collars, head collars and other harnesses. The BrilliantK9 Ergonomic Dog Harness keeps pressure off the neck, and allows freedom of front-end movement while limiting the dog’s effectiveness at pulling.
Collars are a common device used to walk dogs. The point at which the collar hits not only strains the spinal cord, but can also strain the vessels that connect to the nose, eyes and ears, which, in turn, will compromise a dog’s five natural senses. In addition, the pressure from a collar could irritate or damage the thyroid glands, which are also located on the anterior portion of the dog’s neck.
Other common devices used to walk the dog are head halters and harnesses. While head halters may be effective, they are not always the best option for a dog with anxiety issues or a previous neck injury. The majority of harnesses are designed based on a Schutzhund style, having the main points of the harness focus on the dog’s rib cage, shoulders, and upper body. When a dog pulls in a Shutzhund style harness, the dog drops its’ hind end in order to shift the majority of their body weight into their front end for more power. This hind end drop will stress the dog’s knees and hips, as well as its’ lower back. When all of their body weight has been shifted forward, the harness will put direct pressure on or around the shoulder blades, which will restrict movement, causing wear and tear on the muscles and ligaments in that area.
The BrilliantK9 Ergonomic Dog Harness derived its’ ergonomic design with the help of veterinarians, canine sports trainers, chiropractors, acupuncturists, along with agility World Team members and coaches. The harness was designed to allow freedom of movement while taking advantage of a dog’s natural pivot point. The saddle portion of the harness was designed to swaddle a dog’s back, keeping them calm and comfortable, making it great for the anxious or nervous dog. The non-water absorbent material will not retain water, making it useful for swimming and under water treadmill work. The chest strap of the harness is seated above the dog’s shoulder blades, but below the trachea, allowing free range of motion while keeping the neck free of pressure. The girth strap is seated just behind the last few ribs of the rib cage, and over the sternum, which is the natural pivot point of a dog. Thus, when the dog pulls, the girth lifts them upwards at their pivot point, limiting their effectiveness at pulling. When a dog is ineffective at pulling, it is apt to decrease or discontinue pulling.
The BrilliantK9 Ergonomic Dog Harness was designed with the dog’s best interest in mind, but the owners were not forgotten. The 15 sizes and 22 colors and patterns were created to keep both ends of the leash wagging.