History- two decades ago, when during economic changes Calvin and Jeanna Kim bought a jade mine for its jewelry value. The Kim’s then learned of a medical device company called Rich Way Korea which was using jade powder in the manufacturing of their medical mats. Calvin Kim who was struggling with health challenges of his own tried one of the jade mats and experienced the healing benefits first hand.
Who Originated it: In 1997 the Kim’s took full ownership of the company and named it RichWay International. After three years of research on the infrared, negative ion, and crystal technologies the BioMat utilizes it was discovered that the main benefit was not from heat from the infrared technology but rather from the “vibrational energy” that the infrared rays provided, they went on to further research the healthiest and most natural frequencies for Infrared Rays and Negative Ions.
How did it develop: From this the BioMat technologies were updates to include two types of infrared waves: “photon” and “phermo.” The research also involved the studying of the exact content of negative ions in our natural atmosphere, which led to the discovery of the healthiest source for the human body, the amethyst crystal. The energetic spectrum of Amethyst showed how similar the frequency was to the human body. In 2001 the single and queen sized Amethyst BioMats were released to the marketplace. The Amethyst crystals used are hand-mined and hand fed into each BioMat.
Where was it developed: In Korea by the RichWay International company
How to use in Practice: Lie down on the Biomat in a tranquil place, maybe play some calming music, but make sure there is nothing that will disturb you while you relax. Hydrate with water before and after each session. Use a all-organic (cotton) sheet or blanket to cover yourself.
Start slowly. Begin with low-heat, the green setting, in short 15-30 minute sessions. Green or lowest gold settings are best for starting out, sleeping and for longer time periods of time. Allow your body to become accustomed to the changes it may undergo.
You might want to cover up with a few towels or heavier blankets to allow your body to absorb more infared rays and induce a healthy false fever which can have healthy benefits for your immune system.
The higher gold settings create deep, penetrating warmth and are great in 10 to 90 min sessions for joint relief and can truly relax you. The red settings create deep heat for maximum therapy in 30 min to 1 hour sessions for sauna-level cleansing and metabolic waste removal.
Some of the numerous healing benefits from far infrared and negative ion technology, including:
Improved immune system function
Improved circulation and cardiovascular function
Increased metabolism and weight control
Easing of joint pain and stiffness
Stress and fatigue reduction
Improved skin health
The removal of bodily toxins and detoxification
Overall feeling of balance