Top 25 questions - Using the Richway Amethyst Biomat
Should I eat before or afterwards when using the Biomat?
I always wait about 1.5 to 2 hours before beginning an intense session, especially if I am going to heat my core 3 degrees. If I am going to do a "far infrared isolate" session and not sweat, then I eat before and it doesn't affect my session.
When is the best time to use the Richway Amthyst Biomat?
I like to use it very early in the morning or before bed time but as long as it doesn't take away my sleep.
How long is a 30 minute session? Does it start when I get on the mat while my core is heating up or once my core is heated?
Once I break a sweat, that is when I start counting how long my session is. If it took 20 minutes to break a sweat and then I lay on the biomat for 30 minutes. The session is 30 minutes, not 50 minutes.
How many sessions per day should I use the Richway Amethyst Biomat?
One session is usually good for most people but for those that are working on a specific therapy then two sessions are permissible. If aiming for 3 sessions per day, for those usually in some dire situation or doing a 7 day detox, this is good but extra precautions and protocols I find should be taken.
What if I don't sweat on my Biomat?
Some people don't sweat the first 2-4 sessions. This is normal for many people. These are people that haven't sweated in a really long time. Over time, most people become more effective at regulating their body temperature under heat. I would not stay on longer if my heart beat is over 30% of my resting pulse rate if I had a medical issue. Normally this is fine.
Do I really need to aim for my body core temperature to go to 103F?
Fat and Cellulite deposits that are holding body wastes and acidic heavy metals start releasing at around 100.5 degrees. Cooking the body higher should just increase the rate although it is much more uncomfortable. As the fat is broken down into a water soluble solution in the body it can be released. I strongly urge people to look into rebounding. Remember, release then remove, release then remove, not the opposite.
Can I lay down on towels on my Biomat? Will the far infrared go through it?
Yes, far infrared rays especially the amount generated on a Biomat, will penetrate clothing and several layers of towels. I used to have 3 towels on my Biomat to absorb my sweat. Now I use their water proof cover and I get much hotter. Conduction heat like walking on the hot sand at a beach. Conduction heat on the Biomat travels much faster in the body when its amethyst on skin, rather than amethyst then towels then skin.
Is it good to stretch on the Biomat once the muscles are hot?
I would say no. Many people get extended flexibility from the far infrared heating up their muscles. The range of motion when greater, the reduced stiffness and the increased flexibility the Biomat can give, can make problem areas seem like they are gone. Many people over stretch as it doesn't hurt like it does when stretching a cold muscle. By knowing what you are doing it will help avoid these ligament tears and over stretching muscles. It can be very dangerous to stretch paste the safety point when you don't know it.
I have the flu. How long should my sessions be?
When I get the flu, I go on my mat 2-3 times per day but only keep my core temperature higher 20 minutes. I don't want to drain all my energy I need for healing my cold. Hyperthermia is good as long as it is done right. I want to strengthen my immune system, not run it down by over doing my sessions. I usually get rid of my cold in a day or two when I first get it if I follow the protocols I've learned.
What should I do right when I finish a session on my Bio mat?
I always relax and cool down until my body stops perspiring. I don't immediately get in the shower. I don't want to trap toxins in my skin that need to be released at the last part of my session.
How often and when should I stay in my sauna 7 hours, or 18 hours. Which is better?
Please listen to the interview with the owner of the clinic in California. I have 7 interview videos you can watch. I can send the link. She is a PHD and she talks about this in detail.
I am listing the top questions people ask me.
I first want to say that most people I meet that have chronic pain and can't get rid of their infections alway have a low body tempuerature. It is hard to get rid of chronic infections when the body temperature is low to start with.
Question #1 - How long should I use the Biomat for?
Most beginners to the Biomat will find that 7 days is long enough but those that have more time to do a deeper cleanse might aim for 20 or even 30 days. I mean every day using the Biomat on full spectrum. I believe it is better to do it over a longer time. Many people will want to take it gradual and others have no choice but to do it gradual. Doing it over 7 days is too rapid for some people and those people can have very uncomfortable symptoms.
#2 How do I know the Biomat is even working?
It is not fun doing a detox. Nearly everybody thinks its gonna be relaxing. Once people go through that cleansing crisis they will know what I am talking about. Most of the toxins coming out of the body are coming out of the fat where they are doing very minimal damage to the organs. When the body detoxes, the toxins come out of the fat and can overload the body and put it into a crisis. Once people overdo a session on the Biomat faster than they can eliminate. I mean pulling more waste out of the fat than their liver can metabolize. For the next 3 to 5 hours all these toxins are circulating in the body. A good sign the person is not prepared to do this detox just yet is when after the session their break wreaks and the person feels nauseaous or even has a headache. Other people can get bumpy skin or a bad rash. It is when these symptoms persist is when someone needs to talk to someone who knows what they are doing.
#3 How long should I use the Richway Biomat for?
Those that I coach I always say to start for 10 to 30 minutes after their core temperature is raised to their desired temperature. It usually takes people about 2 to 3 weeks to get to 30 minutes to 60 minute sessions.
#4 How often should I do this?
Depending on what other protocols are being taken, once session per day is good or if someone wants to be more aggressive they can do 2 Biomat sessions per day. It takes many people about a year to fully detox when using it every other day. Many people I would recommend to use it every day once a day and others every other day but doing it twice per day on those days.
#5 Should I wear clothes
Yes if laying on it without a waterproof cover. Clothes don't blocks as much near infrared but the far infrared is easily blocked with clothing.
#6 Should I shower before my session?
Yes, this opens up all the pores. I would make sure I have a good shower filter. There are a few brands of shower filters I really like. Based on how bad your water is you might not need the best one.
#7 Should I take a cool shower right after my session?
No. I lay down for about 10 minutes to let my core temperature settle down to normal body temperature. The cold shower might be good for skin tone but by letting the body re adjust and not getting up immediately to shower lets the body finish sweating out whatever it can and let the lymph capillaries do its thing.