Frequently asked questions about the Bio mat Therapy
How do I experience the Bio-Mat?
The Bio-Mat is on top of a massage table covered by soft foam.
Clients lay on the massage table, cover up with a blanket and
experience the warmth immediately. Some people notice the
negative ions immediately and some people need more time to
feel the negative ions. You do not notice the amethyst crystals, it
is very comfortable, and not at all like laying on rocks.
What do negative ions do?
A lot of scientific research has been done about the benefits of
negative ions as well as the problem we face with positive ion
poisoning in our homes and offices, as well as the environment.
Negative ions give you a molecular level massage, changing the
vibration of all the cells in your body. Negative ions are odorless,
tasteless, and invisible molecules that are found in abundance

in certain environments such as forests, waterfalls, and
beaches. Once they reach our bloodstream, negative ions are
believed to produce biochemical reactions that increase levels
of the mood chemical serotonin, helping to alleviate depression,
relieve stress, and boost energy, and boost the immune system.
Negative ions increase the flow of oxygen to the brain; resulting
in higher alertness, decreased drowsiness, and more mental
energy,” says Pierce J. Howard, PhD, author of The Owners
Manual for the Brain: Everyday Applications from Mind Brain
Research and director of research at the Center for Applied
Cognitive Sciences in Charlotte, N.C.

Use with Caution:

Heat Sensitive MS – We recommend anyone with Heat Sensitive MS
to use the Biomat with no heat and negative ions only. Anyone with
other types of MS can use the Biomat at any setting.
Radiation Therapy/Chemotherapy – We recommend anyone that
has currently received radiation treatments or chemotherapy to use
the Biomat with negative ions only. Consult your physician before
using the Biomat with any heat settings.
Brain Tumor – We recommend anyone with a brain tumor to use the
Biomat with negative ions only. Consult your physician before using
the Biomat with any heat settings.
Bypass Surgery – We recommend anyone who has undergone
bypass surgery to use the Biomat on low heat only (95F-113F). The
use of the Biomat increases circulation of the blood, which can cause
normal blood vessels to expand. Some people who have gone
through bypass surgery experience discomfort since their blood
vessels can’t expand.
Internal Pacemaker – We recommend anyone who uses a
pacemaker to use the Biomat on low heat only (95F-113F). The use of
the Biomat increases circulation of the blood, which can cause an

increase in heart beat. Some people who use a pacemaker,
experience discomfort since their heart beat is being controlled.
Diabetics – We recommend anyone with Diabetes to use the Biomat
on low heat only (95F-113F). Diabetics’ skin is weak, which can cause
low heat burn from the use of the Biomat. Once the skin is damaged, it
may be difficult to recover.
High Blood Pressure (Hypertension) – We recommend people with
chronically high blood pressure (hypertension) to use the Biomat with
caution before and after use, and on low heat only (95F-113F).
Sudden changes in body temperature and/or weather temperature
may cause an increase in blood pressure.
Newborn Babies – We recommend parents with newborns to wait
until their baby is at least 6 months old before using the Biomat on low
heat only (95F-104F) or negative ions only.
Infants – We recommend that infants using the Biomat should use it
on low heat only (95F-113F) and with adult supervision. If temperature
is too high for the child, the temperature can’t be controlled without an
adult. Please use with caution.
Pregnancy – We recommend women in their pregnancy to use the
Biomat on low to medium heat (95F-131F).
Surgical Implants – Recipients of Titanium, Metal, Ceramic, or
Plastic implants can use the Biomat. Surgical implants generally
reflect infrared rays and are not heated by an infrared heat system.
Anyone who experiences pain in those areas should check with their
Silicon – Silicon implants may be warmed by infrared rays. While
silicon may deform at very high temperatures (+392°F or +200°C), it
should not be adversely affected by gentile infrared energy. However,
it is advised that you consult your doctor before use.
Pain – Pain should not be experienced when using the Biomat. However, the
infrared heat will go to areas of disease or discomfort so some people may
perceive this as pain and others as a sensation. If pain is persistent,
discontinue use.

Worsened Condition: If there are any worsened conditions when using the
Biomat, discontinue use. Some temporary symptoms may occur, which can be
attributed to the detoxification and healing process. For more information,
please see the stages of improvement in Richway’s Ions and Infrared Rays

Dermaplaning is a procedure that exfoliates your skin and gets rid of dirt
and vellus hair, better known as “peach fuzz.”.The exfoliation and hair
removal can leave your skin brighter and smoother. The treatment may
soften fine lines and wrinkles and ease hyperpigmentation, or uneven
skin tone. It’s also used to treat deep acne scars. How well it works really
depends on your skin type, tone, and medical history.
A great add on to any Hydro-Facial MD, fire and ice facial, and dermaplaning
is included in our custom facial!