I have had my Bio-Mat for over 10 years now. It was a $1,500 investment is providing the best experience for my clients healing. I absolutely love this mat! This mat is a combination of 40 pounds of small amethyst crystals, infrared heat, and negative ions. My experience is the bio-mat increases the effectiveness of my sessions and allows my clients to go even deeper into their healing. Allowing clients relax more which can lead to letting go of old holding patterns and traumas. Plus it is not just a heating pad! It is an US FDA’s Medical Device 510K indications for the use of:
- Relaxation of muscles
- Increase of local circulation where applied
Temporary relief of:
- Minor muscle pain
- Minor joint pain and stiffness
- Joint pain associated with arthritis
- Muscle spasms
- Minor sprains
- Minor strains
- Minor muscular back pain
Negative ions are abundant by waterfalls, ocean beaches and during thunderstorms. “Negative ions increase the flow of oxygen to the brain; resulting in higher alertness, decreased drowsiness, and more mental energy.” I noticed this when I was hiking along the waterfalls on the way to Half Dome in Yosemite. It was one of the hardest hikes I’ve ever done yet I felt so energized! Negative ions can also produce an biochemical reaction that increases levels of serotonin helping alleviate depression and relieve stress. Salt rocks lamps have also been shown the add negative ions to the air and help with allergies. However, many things we add to our how such as air conditioners reduce negative ions in the air.
Infrared Heat was created by NASA and does not just heat the skin but goes 6 inches into he body. “Infrared light is delivered to the site of injury or inflammation at certain wavelengths, promoting cell repair. The key characteristic of infrared light is its ability to penetrate even the deep layers of the skin, providing better pain relief.” Infrared heat has many other benefits such as supporting the immune and cardiovascular system. The temperature range of the bio-mat is from 80 to 160 degrees. So it can be a sauna on the table! However, unless otherwise requested I keep the mat at a comfortable 120 degrees.
Forty pounds of amethyst makes the bio-mat heavier than my massage table! After many stones were tested the amethyst was shown to increase the benefits as a conductor to the infrared heat and negative ions. Amethyst is also said to be a meditation stone which assists in inner peace, healing , and transformation. It is personally one of my favorite stones and I also have a piece under the table as a center of the selenite crystal grid I created around the room.
Other benefits of the BioMat:
- Reduces stress and fatigue
- Soothes and relaxes
- Supports the immune system
- Improves sleep (if associated with pain relief)
- Reduced inflammation (where applied)
- Increased tissue oxygen (due to increased circulation where applied)
- Provides such muscle relaxation that you may sleep better if you experienced occasional difficulty sleeping.