Here are some suggestions/tips to getting the most out of your new Bio-Mat.
Watch the Setting Up Your Bio-mat video
Controller - Soft Touch Power On/Off and Temperature Up/Down. The controller has the most advanced I.C. Chip which cuts off Electromagnetic Waves. Instructions are included on operating your controller. When you plug the control box into the wall outlet and turn it on (I suggest using a power strip to protect your new biomat), check the control box to make sure the light comes on under the E.M.I. so you will block the electromagnetic waves. If the light doesn't come on, reverse the plug in the wall socket and it should come on. The controller plug end is snug so it may be a little tough to push the plug all the way into the bio-mat. The controller plug end should fit flush to the biomat plug end.
The top layer of the Amethyst Bio-Mat contains Amethyst crystals so it is not lightweight, please be careful and don't injure yourself when setting up the Bio-Mat. The ribbed side goes up, the smooth goes down. Use a 100% cotton sheet or 100% natural fiber material to protect the mattress pad that goes on top of the biomat. Also if it seems too hard, consider the Bio Mat Quantum Energy Pad, it evenly distributes your body weight and eliminates pressure points adding comfort to the use of the biomat.
You can sleep all night on your Amethyst Bio-Mat and enjoy the cumulative effects or use it on higher settings for deepest therapeutics. Green or lowest gold settings are best for sleeping. If the Biomat is turned on without a heat setting selected, it will still actively generate beneficial negative ions.
Start on a lower setting 15 min. to 1 hour session on your Bio-Mat
Start by creating a calm, tranquil and private space in a quiet room in your home. Some mellow, relaxing music can help calm the nerves and cover any outside extra noises that may interfere with your peaceful and healing atmosphere, headphones are an excellent way to shutout outside noises. You may want to turn off the ringer on your phone so you will not be disturbed. Drink water before and after each session as the infrared heat and sweating may cause dehydration. It is important to place the cotton pad (included with the Biomat) on top to ensure even heat. The higher the temperature is set, the longer it will take to reach it. Lying on the mat or covering it with a blanket while it is heating up may speed up the heating time. Cover up with a 100% cotton sheet and/or blanket. Start slowly. Begin with the lowest setting which is the low-heat, green setting in short 15-30 min sessions. Green or lowest gold settings are best for starting out, and for sleeping, or for longer time periods and allow your body to become accustomed to the changes it may undergo.
Start gradually, in small doses, and your body will become more accustomed to using these light energetics in the way your body's innate intelligence knows how to do. All settings are therapeutic and extremely versatile. Establish and focus on your own intent. Positive thinking, meditation and visualization can offer profound and cumulative benefits to the body, mind and spirit. When using the Bio-mat at higher temperatures (104'F and above), we recommend sessions of up to 40 minutes a day. The Bio-mat may be used at lower temperature settings at any duration of time.
A shower or bath is recommended after a sweat to wash away any toxins that may have been released and are on your skin.
Increasing your session
After using your Bio-Mat a few times and slowly increasing the temperature and length of time for your sessions, you may be ready to try a higher temperature for a deeper therapeutic session. You may want to cover up with a few towells and some heavier blankets to allow your body to absorb more energetics and induce healthy sweating which will draw out deeply-embedded toxins. The higher gold settings create deeply penetrating warmth and are great in 10 to 90 min sessions. The red settings create deep heat for maximum therapeutics in 30 min to 1 hour sessions for sauna-level effect.
Many Bio-mat users report dramatic benefits from incorporating half-hour power sessions or sweats 3-5 times per week on the highest red settings. This is much different than the sweating that results from ordinary heat saunas. Remember to listen to your body and continue with what you feel comfortable with. The lower settings over time can create similiar results as the higher settings as the effects are cumulative.
As with all healthy habits, consistency is key. Practice letting go on a daily basis and it will soon become natural and easy. A half-hour before bed can be ideal to prepare your body for deepest, regenerative sleep. As with starting any sort of health or fitness program you may want to consult your physician or health care practitioner first.
If the alarm comes on while using it or when you turn it on, unplug everything and try again. Make sure the connector that plugs in at the biomat is pushed all the way in, it should be flush with the connector. Still have an alarm? Call your distributor or Richway at 855-338-6410 for assistance.