Feel free to browse this list of the most frequently asked questions about the BioMat range of products and the Alkal-Life Water Ionizer. If you have further questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us for more information.
What are far infrared rays?
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 particular attention 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.
What are negative ions?
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.
How does the BioMat deliver far infrared rays and negative ions to the human body?
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.
How does amethyst quartz enhance ionic and far infrared ray therapy?
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.
What specific conditions and symptoms can the BioMat treat?
Because the BioMat’s far infrared rays penetrate deeply into the body and address imbalances at the cellular level, it can be used to treat a wide range of health issues.
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
Can the BioMat be used during yoga and meditation?
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.
Which BioMat product is right for me?
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.
Is the BioMat easy to use?
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.
How does the in-home trial work?
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 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.
How often should I use my BioMat?
Your BioMat can be used every day.
Is the BioMat safe for children?
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.
Can I sleep on my BioMat?
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.
When will I start to see results from my BioMat?
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.
Does the BioMat come with a warranty?
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.