The Biomat’s Healing Benefits
When you get treated in our practice, you’re usually experiencing the Biomat but don’t know it. It’s the heat emanating from the massage table, which is Far Infrared (FIR), and generates negative ions via electric current, which has been shown to have healing effects. Let’s look at some of the facts and you can decide for yourself.
What is Far InfraRed heat? It’s the heat you feel when you are out in the sun. The reason why cats like to lay in it. Far InfraRed is kind of heat that permeates deep into your bones and feels so soothing.
Does Far InfraRed heat do more than simply provide a moment’s simple pleasure?
• FIR expands the capillaries, which increases blood circulation
• FIR relaxes muscles, reducing pain and tightness
• FIR improves lymph flow, which boosts immunity and reduces inflammation
• Removes toxins by inducing a light sweat (this last one’s a stretch- we don’t turn it up so high that you break a sweat)
If you want more information on far infrared, check out this Well-Being Secrets blog post.
What is a negative ion? Going back to high school science, it has to do with charges on the molecules in our body, that we’re made up of a lot of water (hydrogen) and that negative ions produce a positive and healing effect by increasing available oxygen to the body. Positive ions have a free radical effect (highly damaging) whereas negative ions have an anti-oxidant effect (very healing).
The Biomat also has amethyst quartz crystals embedded in it for structural support and conduction of heat.
Note: Japanese studies show benefit at high temperatures, and research on ionic activity in the human body and the therapeutic effects of infrared heat in ongoing.
We also use FIR heat lamps so you receive those benefits each time.