The Science of The Bio-Mat
Laser55 uses the Bio-Mat to synergistcally enhance the Infrared Laser Lipo effects. We have found that the Bio-Mat greatly enhances our Laser55 sessions. Made with 17 layers of space-age materials, combines state-of-the-art far infrared (FIR) light and negative ion technology with the healing power of amethyst. The Bio-Mat is a revolutionary healing tool, ideal for anyone interested in improving their overall health and well-being. As an FDA-registered medical device, the Bio-Mat:
- Improves Circulation and Cardiovascular Function
- Improves Immune System Function
- Relieves Pain
- Burns Calories and Controls Weight
- Eases Joint Pain and Stiffness
- Reduces Stress and Fatigue
- Improves Skin
- Removes Bodily Toxins and Assists in Detoxification
Infrared is the light energy we get from the sun that makes us feel warm. The Bio-Mat is different from other infrared or negative ion generating devices and is the original far infrared mat. The Bio-Mat uses NASA technology to generate far infrared waves, using special compounds of alumina and silica, which can convert any normal energy into infrared rays very efficiently at room temperature. Japanese Kurare super fiber is used in the construction to generate far infrared.
Human Infrared and the Vital Rays
The human body both sends and receives infrared. The body emits infrared wavelengths between 3 and 50 microns with the greatest output around 9.4 microns, which happens to be the resonant frequency of water. (1 micron = 1 millionth of a meter) Within the infrared spectrum, in the 6-14 micron range, are rays known as the “Vital Rays.” These rays have been shown to be most beneficial to the body.
The vital rays are the rays emitted by the Bio-Mat, as the infrared passes through the amethyst crystals. The amethyst modulation of the infrared is what makes the Bio-Mat so unique. It creates soothing, and deeply penetrating warmth that the body craves.
The Bio-Mat is a unique medical device producing both far infrared as well as generating medium “Human” infrared. According to NASA research, Human infrared normalizes a variety of important physiological functions, especially glandular functions. This Human infrared feature of the Bio-Mat makes it different from any other infrared device on the market. Far infrared rays penetrate six to eight inches into the human body. These rays not only benefit the skin and muscle tissue on the surface of the body, but penetrate into deeper tissues. The far infrared penetrates into the lymph glands, blood vessels, nerves, and key organs. The rays optimize the health of these tissues in a number of ways. Scientists propose that among the waves within the energy spectrum coming from the Sun, far infrared waves are by far the safest and most beneficial electromagnetic energy available for the human body, directly affecting all metabolic and cellular functions.
The Bio-Mat also delivers negative ions, which energize the body for optimal health. The negative ions delivered through the Bio-Mat are delivered directly to the body through the skin’s surface via conduction. This greatly differs from ambient air ions delivered through negative ion generators. The direct conduction of negative ions allows for an immediate response and change in the body’s electrical field for all people, assisting them to achieve an optimal physiological state.
When negative ions are applied to the body, the calcium and sodium circulating in the blood are ionized. This increases the blood’s pH and has an overall alkalizing effect on the body. Proper blood pH is essential for optimal health. It has been noted that negative ions applied to the body are helpful at regulating blood pH.
When the amount of negative ions in the blood increases, there is an increase in inter-cellular communication. Cellular metabolism is facilitated, and as a result there is an increase in cellular nutrient uptake and cellular hydration. In addition, cellular waste materials are efficiently excreted. With the increase in cellular metabolism, an optimal cell function is rapidly revived.
Indoor environments, city living, automobiles, exposure to electronic devices, EMF’s (electro-magnetic fields), and environmental pollution all result in increased positive ions in the body, tilting the ratio of ions towards the positive. This results in a physiological imbalance, which may have detrimental health consequences. Too few negative ions in the body can cause a number of diseases. Some of the health problems associated with an imbalance of ions in the body include: anemia, allergies, shoulder pain, lumbago, rheumatism, neuralgia, headaches, kidney problems, imbalanced autonomic nervous system function, insomnia, and fatigue.
The Bio-Mat is further enhanced with gemstone-quality amethyst crystals, known since ancient times for their calming and healing effects. The “Amethyst Effect” is a change in infrared light when refracted through amethyst crystals. Scientists experimented passing far infrared light through a variety of substances, including various gems, glasses, and plastics. Amethyst was found to be the only substance which clearly changed the spectrum of infrared light. According to scientists, waveforms mimicked patterns similar to the human voice. Crystallography shows far infrared refracted through amethyst crystals organizes far infrared into geometrical patters with higher bio-compatibility. Korean researchers propose that addition of the amethyst allows for greater increase in the utilization of the light by the human organism.
Health Benefits of the Bio-Mat
1. Improves Circulation & Cardiovascular Function
Far infrared waves raise body temperature, warming the blood and expanding the blood vessels. There is an increase in peripheral blood flow and volume, resulting in improved circulation and heart function.
2. Improves Immune System Function
Far infrared ray’s deep heat raises body temperature, inducing an artificial and healthy fever. As the body works to combat the “fever,” the body’s immune system is activated and strengthened. Combined with the detoxification of harmful toxins and waste products, one’s overall health and resistance to disease are greatly improved.
3. The Bio-Mat Relieves Pain
The deep heat of the far infrared helps peripheral blood vessels dilate, bringing relief and healing to muscles and soft tissue injuries. Increased blood circulation carries off metabolic waste products and delivers oxygen-rich blood to oxygen-depleted muscles, so they recover faster.
4. The Bio-Mat Burns Calories and Controls Weight
As one relaxes in the gentle heat of the far infrared, one’s body is actually hard at work, producing sweat, pumping blood and burning calories. According to a Journal of the American Medical Association report, a single far infrared session burns as many calories as rowing or jogging for 30 minutes.
5. The Bio-Mat Eases Joint Pain and Stiffness
Far infrared heat therapy is widely used to treat patients suffering from many kinds of arthritic and musculo-skeletal disorders. In addition, it has been proven effective in the treatment of sprains, neuralgia, bursitis, muscle spasms, joint stiffness and many other musculo-skeletal ailments. Stiffness, aches and soreness that come with aging are reduced or eliminated using far infrared.
6. The Bio-Mat Reduces Stress and Fatigue
The gentle warmth of the far infrared rays helps to sooth nerves and relaxes tight or knotted muscles. The end result is reduced stress and improved energy.
7. The Bio-Mat Improves Skin
The Bio-Mat’s far infrared and negative ions penetrate the skin deeply, helping detoxify impurities from the skin and lymphatic system. In addition, exfoliation is greatly enhanced by the far infrared, rapidly removing dead skin cells. Increased circulation draws the skin’s own natural nutrients to the surface, rejuvenating the skin’s health and appearance.
8. Removes Bodily Toxins and Assists in Detoxification
Far infrared helps to detoxify the body in several important ways. Increased blood circulation stimulates the sweat glands, releasing built-up toxins and waste. Daily sweating can help detoxify the body as it rids itself of an accumulation of potentially carcinogenic heavy metals, alcohol, nicotine, sodium, sulfuric acid, cholesterol, and uric acid. In addition to causing the body to sweat, far infrared is capable of removing toxins via several other bodily systems.
Laser55 of West Hartford is one of very few weight loss spas utilizing the Bio-Mat in New England.