How the Biomat Works

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How the Biomat works

The basics

Browse this list of frequently asked questions about the Richway Biomat range of products and the Alkal-Life Water Ionizer. If you don’t see the answers you’re looking for, please contact us for more information.

What are far infrared rays?

Far infrared rays are part of the electromagnetic light spectrum and are close to the light frequency of natural sunlight. However, far infrared does not contain any of sunlight’s harmful UVA/UVB radiation. The beneficial properties of far infrared light have received particular attention from the scientific community in recent years, although the first research conducted on this part of the light spectrum was undertaken by NASA decades ago. More recent studies suggest that far infrared light stimulates the production of healthy cell tissue, promoting faster, more complete healing processes. Far infrared therapy also encourages the elimination of cellular wastes and toxins. Today, health practitioners from a wide range of disciplines agree on the beneficial properties of far infrared technology.

What are negative ions?

An ion is a particle containing an electrical charge. An ion with a negative electrical charge is called a negative ion. Negative ions are considered to be integral to healthy cellular function. If there are enough negative ions inside and outside of the cell, the cell is able to absorb nutrients and eliminate waste product more effectively. Flooding the body with negative ions enriches it at the cellular level and encourages the elimination of toxins and oxidants.

How does the Biomat deliver far infrared rays and negative ions to the human body?

The Biomat stimulates ion channels by producing negative ions that deliver healing energy to the cells of the body. As well as delivering negative ions to the cells of the body, the Biomat produces far infrared waves by delivering pulses of energy through a patented carbon ceramic material called Japanese kurera super fiber. This material forms part of the bonded, multi-layer material at the base of the Biomat. The top layer of the Biomat is constructed of superconducting channels of pure amethyst, which allow the far infrared rays and negative ions to penetrate the body as far as seven inches. 

How do far infrared rays and negative ions affect the human body?

Far infrared rays and negative ions produce a wide array of positive effects on the human body. Negative ions activate the body’s entire cellular communication system by opening cell channels and allowing nutrients to enter more easily and wastes to be eliminated, purifying the body at the cellular level. Far infrared rays deliver deep warmth and stimulation to the entire circulatory, lymphatic, endocrine and nervous system to encourage healthy functioning. A healthy circulatory and lymphatic system delivers nutrients and oxygen to the cells of the body, and removes cell waste, while the endocrine system regulates hormonal uptake in our bodies, which controls everything from our mood, tissue growth and health to metabolism and sexual and reproductive functions.

How does amethyst quartz enhance ionic and far infrared ray therapy?

Amethyst’s healing properties have been acknowledged and celebrated for centuries by ancient scientists, healers and mystics. Modern science has confirmed the highly conductive properties of this remarkable mineral. Amethyst crystals offer the most consistent and powerful delivery of far infrared light waves, and ionic effects to the human body. Amethyst’s superconducting qualities have been shown to provide relief for:

  • insomnia
  • depression and anxiety
  • swelling and inflammation
  • body toxicity
  • low or imbalanced energy levels

What specific illnesses and symptoms can the Biomat alleviate?

Because the Biomat’s far infrared rays penetrate deeply into the body and address imbalances at the cellular level, it can be used to treat a wide range of health issues:

  • pain, stiffness, swelling and inflammation
  • arthritis and musculo-skeletal ailments
  • sprains, neuralgia, bursitis, muscle spasms
  • joint stiffness and soreness
  • age-related stiffness and pain
  • circulation issues
  • cardiovascular issues
  • toxin and oxidant buildup
  • immune disorders
  • tension, anxiety, insomnia
  • hormonal imbalances
  • lymphatic and endocrine problems

Can the Biomat be used during yoga and meditation?

The Biomat is a perfect addition to yoga practice and meditation, because it supports deep, delta-state relaxation, increases blood flow for improved mental conditioning, and provides a warm, soothing environment to facilitate improved mental peace and serenity.

Which Biomat product is right for me?

There are a range of Biomat products designed to be effective when used individually or together:

Biomat Professional: ideal for health care professionals looking for a way to extend and enhance their treatment options, or for home users who want comfortable full-body treatment. The Biomat Professional measures a full 6’5″ in length, allowing for full-length body contact and optimal results.

Biomat Mini: at just 17” x 33” inches and 8.2 pounds, the Biomat Mini is ideal for people who want to enjoy treatments at the office or on their travels, or who don’t have a lot of space at home. It works perfectly for the spot treatment of a specific problem area, or for treatments for children or family pets. It’s also the right size to be used in a medical spa or dental office chair, making it a perfect choice for health providers.

Biomat Pillow: the right choice for people who want targeted treatment of chronic neck and back pain, headaches, migraines and more. The Biomat Pillow is also an excellent complement to the Professional or Biomat Mini, providing stabilization for the vulnerable head and neck area. The pillow keeps the head cool during treatment, while delivering the benefits of negative ion therapy to this area.

Is the Biomat easy to use?

Although the Biomat is a certified medical device, it couldn’t be easier to self-administer calibrated treatment. The computerized control panel is intuitive to use, and comes with a simple set of instructions.

How does the in-home trial work?

Purchase your Biomat upfront. The day your Biomat is delivered, the seven-day trial period begins. During this period, you can use your Biomat as much as you like. We encourage you to test out different heat settings and different treatment types at various times of day to figure out what works for you. You can even try sleeping on it. This will give you a much better perspective and a greater amount of information to make a decision about whether you see the Biomat being a beneficial asset to you. If, on day six, you if you don’t love it for any reason, just give us a call and we will have a return authorization issued for you.

How often should I use my Biomat?

Your Biomat can safely be used every day. In fact, by using the Biomat several times a week or on a daily basis, you are helping to strengthen your immune system and keep your body in optimal condition. If you are sleeping on your Biomat or using it for extended periods of time, we recommend putting it on a lower heat setting.

Is the Biomat safe for children?

Your whole family can safely use your Biomat. This includes young children, the elderly and even family pets! The Biomat offers the same health benefits to people of all ages, and has therapeutic value for pets as well.

Can I sleep on my Biomat?

You can sleep for any length of time on your Biomat, from a 20-minute nap to a full night’s rest. Use of the Biomat will help regulate your sleep patterns and create a warm, soothing environment.

When will I start to see results from my Biomat?

Every person’s experience with the Biomat is different. Many people achieve immediate relief from pain and discomfort, and notice increased energy levels and vitality right away. Others may find relief from symptoms may com after a few weeks of use.

Does the Biomat come with a warranty?

All Biomat medical devices are constructed to the highest standards and protected by a three-year plus lifetime trade-in warranty at no extra cost. The product has been subjected to rigorous quality testing and is both a FDA Registered Class II Medical Device and ISO certified.