The BioMat: Explanation of Technology
Far Infrared Light: This is light that is below the visible part of the spectrum. It penetrates several inches into most objects, transferring heat very efficiently. It is why sunlight feels warm. In comparison, heat transferred merely by conduction (a.k.a. contact) or convection (a.k.a air flow) does not heat an object deeply, or evenly throughout.
Negative Ions: These are particles in the air that have an extra electron. They are significant because bodies can be damaged by oxidative stress (a.k.a. free radicals), but breathing these free electrons neutralizes oxidizing compounds. Negative ions are an anti-oxidant! You may notice benefits of mood and alertness as well, due to increased serotonin levels.
Amethyst: This material was chosen primarily because it converts heat energy into far infrared light very efficiently, due to its crystalline structure. But it’s long use in the spiritual healing field, across different cultures, suggests it may have some more mysterious benefits as well. It has been called nature’s superconductor!
The BioMat is designed to emit light at wavelengths that have healing properties. Amethyst was chosen because of its unique light signature and conductive properties. When heated, it emits light at 8 and 12 microns of wavelength. This light, on the far infrared side of the spectum, penetrates deeply into tissues, increases circulation and metabolism, and relieves pain directly (see pictures below).
Cells are able to absorb more oxygen, export more acidic wastes, and repair themselves faster when metabolism is higher. The healing tools have been found to benefit the treatment of chronic pain conditions, as well as autoimmune conditions, including fibromyalgia, back pain, neuropathy, Lyme disease, and even arthritis.
Below are some informational pictures concerning infrared healing and Richway products.