Here are some frequently asked questions. If you have further questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us for more information.

Far infrared rays are part of the electro-magnetic light spectrum and are close to the light frequency of natural sunlight. However, far infrared does not contain any of sunlight’s harmful UV/UVB radiation. The beneficial properties of far infrared light have received particularattention 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. Today, health practitioners from a wide range of disciplines agree on the beneficial properties of far infrared technology.

At Acu-Na Wellness Center, we chose the Biomat over other FIR saunas because we believe that you should not heat the head. This is common belief in Asian medicine and Ayurveda medicine. Many times you need to leave the sauna prior to getting the internal body temperature increased because your “head” tells you to leave. When using the biomat in conjunction with a space/mylar blanket, you can get a good sweat on for a longer period of time, while laying down relaxed without heating your head.

Plus, scientists have discovered that FIR through amethyst crystals organized the FIR into a geometrical pattern with higher bio-campatibility. Further studies have indicated that during thermotherapy, or hyperthermia, the body is exposed to higher temperatures which causes a significant increase in skin microcirculation, skin temperature and core temperature. Inducing an artificial fever can provide benefits to your immune system as a type of immune cell, or lymphocyte, called CD8+ cytotoxic T-cell, helps destroy infected cells.

An ion is a particle containing an electrical charge. An ion with a negative electrical charge is called a negative ion, and this type of ion is now considered to be integral to healthy cellular function. The negative ions delivered directly to the body through the biomat are 75% more effective than air ionizers as reported by NASA.

The BioMat stimulates ion channels by producing negative ions that deliver energy to the cells of the body. The topmost 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. View an illustration of BioMat layer technology.

Amethyst’s healing properties have been acknowledged and celebrated for centuries by ancient scientists, healers and others. Now, 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.

EMP (Electromagnetic Fields) is a term used to describe the invisible electric and magnetic fields radiating away from man-made alternating electrical current. EMF radiates from all electrical appliances in the home or office such as computers, televisions, copiers, printers, refrigerators,etc.

The Biomat EMF Interceptor acts in the same way as a lightning rod by safely conducting the EMF energy away to the ground. With this feature, you can effectively reduce exposure to EMF for yourself and your family.

Because the BioMat’s combination of amethyst crystals, far infrared rays, negative ions, and EMF interceptor, it can be used to treat a wide range of health issues. These complementary technologies deliver powerful results.

The BioMat products are made possible by three complementary technologies that work synergistically to deliver powerful healing treatments. The first of these technologies first came to light when two gifted scientists, Dr. Erwin Neher and Dr. Bert Sakmann, discovered that ion channels exist in our body cells that are capable of stimulating the cells and altering the cell membranes to allow cells to communicate with one another. These ion channels essentially act like “pores” in the cells, letting external stimuli deep into the centre of the cell. They are even capable of stimulating new memory traces in the brain! Neher and Sakmann revolutionized the field of cell biology and received the Nobel Prize in 1991 for their discovery.

US FDA’s Medical Device 510K indications for use:

• 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

Other benefits found from the BioMat:

• Reduces stress and fatigue

• Soothes and relaxes

• Supports the immune system

• Improved sleep (if associated with pain relief)

• Reduced inflammation (where applied)

• Promotes relaxation by application of heat

• Promotes restful sleep for those with occasional sleeplessness

Yes, the BioMat is a perfect addition to yoga practice and meditation, because it supports deep, muscle relaxation, increases blood flow for improved local circulation where applied, and provides a warm, soothing environment to facilitate improved mental peace and serenity.

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. 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 minor muscle pain or targeted muscle relaxation in the area where they would lay on a pillow. 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.

Yes, even though the BioMat is a certified medical device, it is very easy to self-administer calibrated treatment. The computerized control panel is intuitive to use, and comes with a simple set of instructions.

The way the 7 day trial works is that you purchase the BioMat, and the day that your mat arrives starts the 7 day period. This way you will be able to try the BioMat as much as you like, you can test out different heat settings and experience the difference on each, you can spend as much time as you want on the BioMat, and also at different times of day (you could try sleeping on it). This will give you a much better perspective and a greater amount of information to make a decision about how beneficial the BioMat will be to you. If on day 6 you don’t love it as much as most people who try it do, just give us a call and we will have a return authorization issued for you.

Your BioMat can be used every day. Daily use would surely help you improve your health and well-being as you navigate through your busy full life.

Your whole family can use your BioMat , including 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. Please check the contraindications page for further information. Anyone with a medical diagnosis should check with their doctor.

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 create a warm, soothing environment.

Every person’s experience with the BioMat is different.  Many people achieve immediate relief from certain pain and discomfort, right away.  For others, it will take a few weeks before the deep-penetrating treatment begins to bring relief.

Yes. All BioMat medical devices are constructed to the highest standards and protected by a 3 Year Limited Warranty / Lifetime Trade-In Option. The product has been subjected to rigorous quality testing and is both a FDA Approved Class II Medical Device and ISO certified.