I use the calming Amethyst Biomat during sessions in my Toronto studio. The Biomat contains 28 pounds of amethyst crystals. Long Wave Infrared Rays filtered through the crystals not only warm our bodies, but they stimulate various bodily functions.  Far infrared light is widely used in Asia for its impressive healing qualities.

Health benefits of far infrared light include:

* Relieve pain
* Deep cleanse skin
* Reduce stress and fatigue
* Improve the immune system
* Help improve blood circulation
* Remove toxins and mineral waste
* Burn calories and controls weight
* Relax muscles and increase flexibility
* Strengthen the cardiovascular system
* Ease joint pain and stiffness (without toxic side-effects)
* Burn hundreds of calories without hours on the exercise bike or treadmill

More details on some of the health benefits of Far infrared rays:

Better Circulation and Increased Energy

The Biomat emits FIR energy that is absorbed by human cells, causing a physical phenomenon called “resonance”. Thus the cellular activities are instantly invigorated, resulting in a better blood circulation and an overall improved metabolism.

Weight Loss

FIR  heat therapy can aid in weight loss by speeding up the metabolic process of vital organs and endocrine glands resulting in substantial caloric loss in a FIR sauna or Biomat heat session.

Cardiovascular Health

FIR increases heart rate and blood circulation, crucial to maintaining one’s health. The heart rate increases as more blood flow is diverted from the inner organs towards the extremities of the skin, without heightening blood pressure.

Speed Recovery from Injuries

For injuries, FIR generated heat stimulates vasodilatation of peripheral blood vessels, bringing oxygen to joints and extremities, speeding the healing of sprains and strains, thus relieving pain and reducing the time it takes the human body to recover from an injury.


The quicker metabolic rate causes extra toxic waste products to be purged from the body through the skin, during perspiration. The skin is often referred to as the 3rd kidney, because it is believed to be responsible for eliminating 30% of the body’s waste.

Stress Reduction & Relaxation

FIR  heat treatment loosens muscle tissue creates an overall relaxing effect.

Improved Immune System

By creating an “Artificial Fever”, FIR heat has a positive effect on the immune system. Often misunderstood, fever is a natural healing response of the body. The function of the immune system is increased naturally during a fever, while virus and bacterial growth is slowed, weakening its hold. This helps the body ward off invading organisms. A FIR heat treatment in the early stages of a cold or flu has been known to stop the disease before the symptoms occur.

For more information on the Biomat you may visit its makers at Richway international : http://www.therichwaybiomat.com/bio-mat.html