The BioMat emits light at several different wavelengths that are known to have healing properties. Richway and Fuji Bio Science conducted extensive research with different materials, and found that natural crystals such as amethyst and tourmaline produce a unique light signature that reaches far into the body. When heated, these crystals emit light at 8 and 12 microns of wavelength. This covers the medium and far infrared light spectrum, and is ideal for penetrating at all levels of the body. Infrared therapy improves circulation and metabolism, and relieves pain directly.
Tissues are able to absorb more oxygen and more nutrients, export more wastes, and repair themselves faster when metabolism is higher. There are numerous benefits of infrared therapy, even for people in perfect health. It has been found to benefit the treatment of many conditions, including mental health conditions. Almost everyone experiences chronic pain, soft tissue damage, or stress and anxiety at points throughout their life, so we believe that almost anyone can benefit from the BioMat
The 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.
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.
*Far 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 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.
*Amethyst: 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.