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Bio-mat Therapy Your Bio-Mat session is a profound healing experience that will address a wide range of common ailments including joint and muscle soreness, chronic neck and back pain, arthritis and inflammation, lymphatic tissue and blood circulation.

The radiant heat is produced by hot crystals that cover the surface of the mat, and there are settings to control the desired temperature of the crystals. The crystals are warmed by a flexible conductive heating plate, which was developed originally by NASA in order to safely warm space stations and other space vehicles.

One 15 Min Session | $19
Four 15 min Sessions | $69
One 30 min session | $29
Four 30 min sessions | $99

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Your Bio-Mat session is a profound healing experience that will address a wide range of common ailments including joint and muscle soreness, chronic neck and back pain, arthritis and inflammation, lymphatic tissue, and blood circulation.

The Bio-Mat is an FDA Class II Medical Device, approved for use on minor pain and for stress management. The Bio-Mat blends the Earth’s natural healing powers with medical technology utilizing 25lbs of certified natural crystal amethyst quartz crystals, Far Infrared light rays, and negative ions and passes rigorous EMF testing. 

Your Bio-Mat session is a profound healing experience that will address a wide range of common ailments including joint and muscle soreness, chronic neck and back pain, arthritis and inflammation, lymphatic tissue and blood circulation. 

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Bio Mat Therapy

HE BIOMAT: EXPLANATION OF TECHNOLOGY

The BioMat is very different from a standard heating pad. It does not contain heating coils or any point sources of heat, so it does not present the practical dangers associated with heating pads. It also has EMF protection built-in. And yet, the BioMat can transfer far more heat into the body, compared to a heating pad. This is because the heat transfer is radiant, not conductive. And since the heat is distributed evenly throughout the body, rather than just on the skin, there is great therapeutic value.

 

BENEFITS OF FAR INFRARED THERAPY

Supports Core Body Temperature
Enzymes are responsible for nearly every chemical and biological process in the body, and they are very sensitive to temperature.  A small decrease in temperature can cause a large decrease in the activity of an enzyme.  Many people have low body temperatures without considering if this could be related to other health problems.

 

Relieves Stress, Improves Mood, Promotes Relaxation
The BioMat is more relaxing than most other infrared therapy modalities because you can lay down.  We also recommend using headphones with ambient music to further the relaxing effects.  

  • To read a published study on the stress-relieving effects of the BioMat, Click Here
  • To read a more general scientific study, showing the anti-depressive and anti-anxiety effects of infrared therapy, using an animal model. Click Here 

 

Heals Soft Tissue
For brand new injuries that involve swelling, ice is usually the best treatment, in order to relieve swelling.  However, for existing injuries, such as strains or sprains, or other soft tissue injuries, heat is the best treatment. The BioMat allows you to deliver heat deeply to the injury site, rather than just on the skin.  It produces far infrared light without becoming hot to the touch, so you can use it very near to the injury as well.   Click here for a study showing rapid and improved wound healing, using infrared therapy.

 

Relieves Pain
Infrared therapy is known to relieve chronic pain.  Click here  for one interesting study, focusing on back pain.  However, many infrared devices offer no way to easily target that therapy on the affected area for long spans of time.  The BioMat produces a significant amount of far infrared light, without being hot to the touch.  So it can be used close to the body, and can be used in a variety of ways.  Infrared light offers a powerful and natural form of pain relief, with no unpleasant side effects.

 

Improves Circulation
Whole-body infrared therapy, also called waon therapy, can increase the temperature of the body, and improve circulation greatly.  The capillaries expand, and the hands and feet become warm, in the effort to shed excess heat.  This extra blood flow allows more nutrients and oxygen to reach the cells, allows wastes to be rapidly exported, and allows rapid drainage of accumulated lymph. Click Here for a study showing the circulation benefits of waon therapy.

 

Allows Artificial Fever
Hippocrates said that if had the power to produce a fever, he could cure all disease.  This is a bit of an overstatement.  But still, it’s amazing that even in his time, he understood the body uses fever to fight off disease.  It is possible to use the BioMat in order to raise body temperature in a controlled manner, by using the high settings, and putting a blanket over yourself.  This technique essentially creates a mild artificial fever.  There is a fascinating book by Dr. Nobuhiro Yoshimizu, called The Fourth Treatment for Medical Refugees, which describes this technique in detail, and the breathtaking results that were achieved.

 

Breaks a Sweat
Sweating is healthy, and it serves several important biological functions. Aside from cooling us off and unclogging pores, sweating allows our body to excrete accumulated toxic compounds. This study even finds that certain toxins are preferentially excreted through sweat. Going through life without sweating every day is unnatural, at least compared to the rest of human history. Of course, not everyone can exercise vigorously every day. But far infrared therapy does involve some of the same biological processes.

The first picture below shows a spectrogram of the light output of the BioMat. You will notice heavy concentrations of light at 6-8 microns and 10-14 microns of wavelength. By producing a mixture of far infrared and medium infrared light, the BioMat is able to deliver heat evenly at many depths in the body, up to 6 inches. Every infrared product on the market has it’s own light signature, or “color,” just like different light bulbs can have different colors. The therapeutic value completely depends on the type of light that is being produced.

The second picture shows the 17 layers of the BioMat. This design is the result of extensive product research, including many iterations of product development. Each layer performs an important function.

Far Infrared LightFar Infrared Light: This is the same phenomenon as visible light, but the wavelength is longer, so we cannot detect it visually. As the wavelength increases, the light can penetrate more deeply, transferring heat very efficiently. This is why sunlight warms us to our bones. If you hold a flashlight behind your fingers, only the red light can penetrate. This is because it has a longer wavelength than the other components of the light.

Negative IonsNegative Ions: These are air molecules that have an extra electron, hence the negative charge. They are abundant near large sources of moving water. Breathing these free electrons neutralizes oxidizing compounds (free radicals). They are an anti-oxidant! You may also notice benefits of mood and alertness, due to increased serotonin levels.

AmethystAmethyst: Natural crystals convert conductive heat into far infrared light very efficiently. Indeed, all infrared products rely on some kind of crystalline material for this reason, but some products use ceramic or graphite. Natural crystals have long been used for healing purposes, across many different cultures, and there could be a scientific basis for this practice, yet to be discovered.

We offer 2 types of sessions:

  1. Experience the Bio Mat by simply lying down for 15-30 minutes in a relaxing private room with soothing music.
  2. Take time out of your busy life to experience a 3-in-1 transformative and rejuvenating guided meditation session on the Bio-Mat! In this session you lay on the mat and listen to your choice of a 15 minute or 30-minute guided meditation session.

Our Certified Massage Therapists (CMT) are proud to include the extraordinary Bio-Mat healing therapy, complimentary with every massage session.

Contraindications

BioMat Medical Disclaimer:
“This information is not intended to cure, diagnose or treat medical conditions, nor is it a substitute for the product user’s guide. Please consult with a physician before beginning this or any other new health care program. Any information with regard to personal testimonies about Richway International’s products does not reflect or represent Richway International’s product claims. These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA.”

BioMat Contraindications:
It is always recommended to consult with a physician before use of the Biomat.

***Remember to stay hydrated while using the Biomat.***

Organ Transplants – Recipients who have had any type of organ transplant (Kidney, Heart, Liver, etc) should not use the Biomat. After an organ transplant, patients will need to take immunosuppressant (anti-rejection) drugs to help prevent their immune system from attacking, or rejecting, the new organ. The use of the Biomat’s Far Infrared Rays increases immune system function, which will tell your body to attack the new organ.

External Pacemaker – We recommend anyone who uses an external pacemaker that they should not use the Biomat.

Renal or Kidney Failure – We recommend anyone who has Renal or Kidney failure that they should not use the Biomat. The use of the Biomat increases circulation of the blood, which may increase the blood flow to the kidneys causing stress.

 

FAQ

Frequently asked questions about the Bio mat Therapy

How do I experience the Bio-Mat?
The Bio-Mat is on top of a massage table covered by soft foam. Clients lay on the massage table, cover up with a blanket and experience the warmth immediately. Some people notice the negative ions immediately and some people need more time to feel the negative ions. You do not notice the amethyst crystals, it is very comfortable, and not at all like laying on rocks.

What do negative ions do?
A lot of scientific research has been done about the benefits of negative ions as well as the problem we face with positive ion poisoning in our homes and offices, as well as the environment.

Negative ions give you a molecular level massage, changing the vibration of all the cells in your body. Negative ions are odorless, tasteless, and invisible molecules that are found in abundance in certain environments such as forests, waterfalls, and beaches. Once they reach our bloodstream, negative ions are believed to produce biochemical reactions that increase levels of the mood chemical serotonin, helping to alleviate depression, relieve stress, and boost energy, and boost the immune system.

Negative ions increase the flow of oxygen to the brain; resulting in higher alertness, decreased drowsiness, and more mental energy,” says Pierce J. Howard, PhD, author of The Owners Manual for the Brain: Everyday Applications from Mind Brain Research and director of research at the Center for Applied Cognitive Sciences in Charlotte, N.C.

Use with Caution:

Heat Sensitive MS – We recommend anyone with Heat Sensitive MS to use the Biomat with no heat and negative ions only. Anyone with other types of MS can use the Biomat at any setting.

Radiation Therapy/Chemotherapy – We recommend anyone that has currently received radiation treatments or chemotherapy to use the Biomat with negative ions only. Consult your physician before using the Biomat with any heat settings.

Brain Tumor – We recommend anyone with a brain tumor to use the Biomat with negative ions only. Consult your physician before using the Biomat with any heat settings.

Bypass Surgery – We recommend anyone who has undergone bypass surgery to use the Biomat on low heat only (95F-113F). The use of the Biomat increases circulation of the blood, which can cause normal blood vessels to expand. Some people who have gone through bypass surgery, experience discomfort since their blood vessels can’t expand.

Internal Pacemaker – We recommend anyone who uses a pacemaker to use the Biomat on low heat only (95F-113F). The use of the Biomat increases circulation of the blood, which can cause an increase in heart beat. Some people who use a pacemaker, experience discomfort since their heart beat is being controlled.

Diabetics – We recommend anyone with Diabetes to use the Biomat on low heat only (95F-113F). Diabetics’ skin is weak, which can cause low heat burn from the use of the Biomat. Once the skin is damaged, it may be difficult to recover.

High Blood Pressure (Hypertension) – We recommend people with chronically high blood pressure (hypertension) to use the Biomat with caution before and after use, and on low heat only (95F-113F). Sudden changes in body temperature and/or weather temperature may cause an increase in blood pressure.

Newborn Babies – We recommend parents with newborns to wait until their baby is at least 6 months old before using the Biomat on low heat only (95F-104F) or negative ions only.

Infants – We recommend that infants using the Biomat should use it on low heat only (95F-113F) and with adult supervision. If temperature is too high for the child, the temperature can’t be controlled without an adult. Please use with caution.

Pregnancy – We recommend women in their pregnancy to use the Biomat on low to medium heat (95F-131F).

Surgical Implants – Recipients of Titanium, Metal, Ceramic, or Plastic implants can use the Biomat. Surgical implants generally reflect infrared rays and are not heated by an infrared heat system. Anyone who experiences pain in those areas should check with their physician.

Silicon – Silicon implants may be warmed by infrared rays. While silicon may deform at very high temperatures (+392°F or +200°C), it should not be adversely affected by gentile infrared energy. However, it is advised that you consult your doctor before use.

Pain – Pain should not be experienced when using the Biomat. However, the infrared heat will go to areas of disease or discomfort so some people may perceive this as pain and others as a sensation. If pain is persistent, discontinue use.

Worsened Condition: If there are any worsened conditions when using the Biomat, discontinue use. Some temporary symptoms may occur, which can be attributed to the detoxification and healing process. For more information, please see the stages of improvement in Richway’s Ions and Infrared Rays booklet

 

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