How often should I use my BioMat?
Your BioMat can safely be used every day. In fact, by using the BioMat several times a week or on a daily basis, you are helping to strengthen your immune system and keep your body in optimal condition.
Is it ok to put it on the high setting the first time I use it?
Many people think highest is best. This is not necessarily the case with the Biomat. Starting in the and lower golgreen d range is a gentle way to begin exploring the benefits of the Biomat.
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 regulate your sleep patterns and 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 pain and discomfort, and notice increased energy levels and vitality right away. For others, it will take a few weeks before the deep-penetrating treatment begins to bring relief from symptoms and an overall feeling of well-being and contentment.
Is it ok for my kids to go on it?
It is wonderful for kids. It can really settle down and soothe a cranky child. It’s best to keep them on the green and low gold settings, and there is no limit to how long they can be on it. Be aware of not letting them sleep directly on it without a pillow for more than 15 minutes or so to avoid overheating the head. Encourage them to drink extra water to ensure they are hydrated.
Is it ok for my animals to go on it?
Yes, animals love the Biomat. If they are going to be on it for long periods of time, be sure to keep the settings on the green or low gold settings, as it can be difficult to monitor their hydration on the higher levels. If you are using it therapeutically for an animal and want them to be on the higher settings, consider using an oral syringe to get extra water into them during the process.
Can the BioMat be used during yoga and meditation?
The BioMat is a perfect addition to yoga practice and meditation, because it supports deep, delta-state relaxation, increases blood flow for improved mental conditioning, and provides a warm, soothing environment to facilitate improved mental peace and serenity.
What is the difference between a Bio-Mat and a heating pad?
Unlike an electric blanket, the Bio-Mat does not get hot when it is turned on. However, if you lie down on it, it warms the inside of your body and the part of the pad making contact with your skin gets warm. When any part of the pad gets higher than the selected temperature, the sheet current is cut off by thermal sensors distributed throughout the pad. It comes with an external control box where the AC is converted to DC and you can also adjust the desired temperature of the pad.
Does it emit harmful EMFs? Is it like an electric blanket?
Some people worry about the correlation of Electro-Magnetic Field (EMF) frequencies and the Biomat. The Biomat is registered with the FDA as a medical device with 510k status. As such, the Biomat had to undergo numerous safety and performance tests, including electro-magnetic field safety. Electro-magnetic frequencies naturally exist in many things, even infra-red rays. What makes an EMF harmful is when the hertz level is less than one million. The infra-red ray is 20 billion hertz which is not harmful. Since the BioMat is an electrical device,the manufacturer incorporated a feature into the mats that block 100% of harmful EMFs caused by electricity.
How do I avoid getting dehydrated while on the Biomat?
Ideally, drink a big glass of ionized water before. Regular water is ok too. Sip water during your session and drink extra water after your session. In the event that you forget to keep hydrated, you may notice you feel anxious on the Biomat. If that happens, it is best to take a break from the Biomat for a day or two and drink lots of water (lemon juice squeezed in water is great too) so you can rehydrate.
How long can I lay on it? How long is it safe to use it for?
You may safely lie on it indefinitely as long as you are well hydrated and keeping your head on a pillow (the amethyst/tourmaline pillow is recommended.)
It is best to start off slow (10 minutes to a half hour) on the green setting for a couple days and work your way up to 1 hour + sessions on the gold settings. Eventually you may choose to sleep all night on the Biomat on a low green setting. (If you fall asleep on the Biomat on higher than green, you will likely wake up in a sweat, which can be uncomfortable, so best to keep it on the green if you will be on it long-term.) There is no limit to how long you can be on the Biomat on the green and low gold settings. Treat the higher settings (high gold and red) as you would a sauna, being sure to drink lots of water and limit your time to 1 – 2 hours at a time since this setting usually stimulates a lot of sweating and detoxification. It is generally recommended to do the high settings once a day, but for deeper therapeutic uses, you may use it 3 -4 times a day in 1 hour intervals.
Can I use it more than once a day? How long is safe to use it?
Yes, you may use it many times throughout the day. Some people enjoy using time. It is important to ease into it, listen to your body, and drink lots of water because your body will be detoxifying during the process.
Can we combine it with other healing treatments?
The Biomat compliments many other modalities. Massages on the Biomat are astounding. The Biomat is also a great compliment to rolfing, acupuncture,
chiropractic, facials, manicures, pedicures, dentistry, energy healing, reiki, pain etc.
Can I put my Biomat underneath my memory foam mattress?
No, you will block the benefits of the Biomat by putting it under your memory foam mattress.
Can you put anything on top on the Biomat? Does it disrupt the benefits?
You may put anything that is a natural fiber on the Biomat. For example a cotton feather bed, sheep skin, cotton sheets, wool blankets, etc. This does not lessen the effects of the Biomat.
However, synthetic fibers such as polyester or foam toppers are not recommended as they can block some of the beneficial Far Infrared energy from penetrating your body. Synthetic fibers can also counteract and neutralize the negative ions emitted in the Biomat.
Can I put it on top of my bed? Can I put it on my coach? On the floor? On a chair?
Yes, many people put their Biomats on top of their beds on a regular mattress. You can put it under your fitted sheet to integrate it into your bed. Some people place it on one side of the bed so they can alternate between the Biomat side and the regular mattress. You can also lay the Biomat on the coach or on the floor. If you are wanting to contour it into a chair, the Mini Biomat is the best option, because the bigger sizes are designed to lay flat, but the Mini Biomat can bend.
Does the Mini Biomat work the same as the larger Biomats? Can I get the same benefits?
Yes, the Mini Biomat has exactly the same settings as the bigger Biomats. You can get the same benefits. The main advantage of the larger models is that
they will cover the entire body, which may be useful for certain therapeutic purposes.
Can more than one person go on it at one time?
Yes, you may share the Biomat with others, and with pets too.
Can I wash the cotton pad cover?
Yes, the white cotton cover is washable. You may additionally cover the Biomat with a cotton sheet or a towel when you do the sauna setting. There is
also a waterproof cover available for the Mini Biomat and the Biomat Professional.
Is it ok to check as luggage on a plane?
Yes, the Biomat Professional and accessory pillow weighs under 50 pounds so may check it without and an over-weight charge. The Mini Biomat will
also work as a carry-on. Using the Biomat is a wonderful way to avoid jet lag.
iBiomat resources are not intended to cure, diagnose or treat medical conditions, nor intended to substitute for the product user’s guide. Please consult with your doctor before initiating this or any new health care program. These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA.