Richway's Single Sized Biomat is a healing “pad” which lies on top of your home twin or single sized mattress. It converts electricity through a computerized control panel, produced by Texas Instruments, into Far Infrared Rays (FIR). FIR were discovered by NASA to be the safest, most beneficial light waves and increases blood circulation (where applied) in the human body. Infrared therapy, also known as thermotherapy, results in increased tissue temperature.1 Thermotherapy also increases blood flow which makes healing tissue easier on the body by providing nutrients, protein and oxygen where the healing must occur. Studies have shown that a one degree Celcius rise in tissue temperature is associated with a ten to fifteen percent increase in local tissue metabolism.2 This increase in tissue metabolism helps healing by eliminating metabolic byproducts of tissue damage and supplies an environment for repairing the tissue and supporting a healthy immune system.
The Biomat also produces Negative Ions, or anions, are negatively charged molecules that have more electrons (-) than protons (+). When we travel out of our cities and into nature (mountains, waterfalls, oceans, forests) and we notice the "fresher" air, what we are really smelling are an abundance of negative ions in the air. In 2013, a report on the effects of negative ions was published that discussed the positive effects of negative ions on human health and physiological functions.3
Far Infrared Rays and Negative Ions are transferred through Amethyst quartz channels that cover the entire Biomat’s surface. Amethyst Quartz is nature's super conductor, scientifically found to offer the most reliable, powerful delivery of healthy far infrared light waves and the most vibrational frequencies into the body. Throughout history, Amethyst has been known to be a great detoxifier, assisting in releasing it's user from addictions such as alcohol, food and substance abuse, as well as hangovers and toxic residues. Biomats for a healthier life!