How The Biomat Works


Richway Amethyst Biomat Professional

The Richway Amethyst Biomat is an infrared therapy mat, also known as an infrared heating pad, that emits far infrared rays by heating amethyst, nature's most powerful producer of far infrared radiation. It uses patented heating system based upon heating panels developed by NASA to provide warmth for its astronauts in space stations and shuttles. These heating panels evenly distribute heat across the mat and warm the amethyst crystals above them. Far infrared radiation (FIR) is a type of natural light that is invisible to the human eye and has been proven to have many health benefits. The long far infrared light waves produce a warming, vibrational energy at a cellular level in the form of radiant heat. Amethyst naturally emits far infrared rays. However, when the amethyst is heated, these beneficial light waves become 200 times stronger and have the ability to penetrate 6-8 inches into the human body, producing health benefits such as improved blood circulation, the relaxation of muscles, and pain relief. Other therapeutic benefits include: restful sleep, improved digestion, metabolism and energy boosts, reduced inflammation, quicker healing from sports injuries and accidents, weight loss, and improved immune function.

The Biomat also produces negative ions, which are negatively charged atoms that also provide many health benefits, such as relief from depression, anxiety, stress, and more.  These ions purify the air around you while you use the Biomat and also act as antioxidants, which scavenge free radicals from the body cells and may prevent or reduce the damage caused by oxidation, including cancer and heart disease. Nobel Prize-winning researcher Bert Sakmann made a groundbreaking discovery that revealed the presence of ion channels within our body cells. These channels play a crucial role in facilitating communication between cells by modifying the cell membranes and allowing the exchange of information. Functioning as gateways, these ion channels enable external stimuli to penetrate deep into the core of the cells. The Biomat, through the production of negative ion therapy, effectively activates these ion channels, providing cells with a burst of energy that can address a wide range of health issues.

The Biomat is a FDA-approved medical device and the only infrared therapy device to be FDA-approved for specific conditions, including temporary relief of minor muscle pain, joint pain, stiffness, arthritis-related pain, muscle spasms, sprains, strains, muscular back pain, muscle relaxation, and temporary increase of local circulation.

Amethyst Crystals

Amethyst is a type of quartz crystal that is known for its healing properties. When heated, amethyst emits infrared radiation, which increases blood circulation and promotes the relaxation of muscles. It can also relieve pain, reduce stress and anxiety, and promote restful sleep. Amethyst emits far infrared rays due to its unique crystal structure. When heated or exposed to sunlight, the atoms in the crystal vibrate, generating electromagnetic waves that fall within the far infrared range. 

When combined with far infrared rays and negative ions, the amethyst crystals in a Richway Biomat create a powerful healing environment.  The Biomat's entire third layer (see 17-layer construction of the Biomat) consists of channels filled with high-quality natural amethyst. A flexible conductive heating plate, originally developed by NASA for safely warming space stations and other space vehicles, is used to warm the crystals.

Far Infrared Rays

Far infrared rays are a type of electromagnetic radiation that is emitted by the sun and other sources, such as amethyst, exponentially when heated. Far infrared waves are invisible to the naked eye, but their effects can be felt by the body. When far infrared rays penetrate the skin, they increase circulation, stimulate the immune system, and promote detoxification.

The Amethyst Biomat is a registered medical device because it has been verified that it generates far infrared rays with enough strength to penetrate 6-8 inches into the human body. The far infrared rays produced by the Biomat are directed through the amethyst, making them 200 times stronger than normal, and are projected into the user.  A calming, healing feeling of gentle warmth begins in the gut and radiates outward, encouraging the dilation of blood vessels, increasing blood flow, raising body temperature, and promoting detoxification, reducing inflammation, and improving the immune system.  The Amethyst Biomat is FDA-approved for joint pain, muscle spasms, back pain, minor strains, muscle pain, and arthritis pain, as well as for muscle relaxation and increased circulation (where applied).

Negative Ions

Negative ions are molecules that have an extra electron, giving them a negative charge. They are found in nature more abundantly than inside cities because that's where they are made, particularly near waterfalls, oceans, and forests. Pollution kills negative ions, so the more of them there are in the air we breathe, the better. Negative ion therapy has a range of health benefits, including improving mood, reducing stress and anxiety, and boosting energy levels. When negative ions are combined with far infrared rays and amethyst crystals, they create a healing environment that can help to improve overall health and well-being.

The Amethyst Biomat has a layer called the TOCA layer that is made of tourmaline, a natural emitter of negative ions, that, when heated,  produces a healthy dose of negative ions, which are nature's energizers.  Negative ions stimulate ion channels which provide a molecular-level massage by increasing the speed of cellular communication and thus cellular activity.  This allows for wastes and toxins to be discarded quickly, thus improving the immune system. The oxygenation of body tissues can be improved by negative ion therapy. This helps to relax muscles and improve sleep quality.

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The Biomat: The Construction of healing perfection

The Biomat's 17-layer construction.  Each layer is explained in text: Unique Innovation in Bio Technology.  The Biomat's 17 layers consist of: 1. Surface material: Silicon urethane with cotton. 2. Waterproof layer. 3. Amethyst layer for transferring natural infrared rays. 4. Hyron cotton layer for thermal insulation. 5. TOCA layer for natural negative ions. 6. Nano copper fabric layer. 7. Quantum energy layer (peach and grape seeds). 8. Copper fabric for electromagnetic interception. 9. Carbon fiber layer for electromagnetic interception. 10. Fiberglass layer. 11. Thermal preservation layer. 12. Silicon and teflon reverse currency heating layer with EMF interception. 13. Nonwoven fabric layer. 14. Aluminum layer for reflection of infrared rays. 15. Nonwoven fabric layer. 16. Thermal protection layer. 17. Bottom material: High quality cotton with brass pattern.


Low-level non-ionizing EMF is emitted by all electronic devices. In the 1990s, with the rise of cellular phones and other electronic devices, studies were done to see if the electromagnetic fields generated by such devices were harmful to our health. The conclusion of those studies showed a very weak correlation between low-level non-ionizing EMF and childhood leukemia, but other than that, it was concluded that there is no risk to our health.

That being said, better safe than sorry. So Richway has gone to massive lengths to make sure that when you are lying on a Biomat, you are protected. If you refer to the image above, you will see that Richway has two layers of the Biomat dedicated to preventing them from ever getting to you. If you refer to the image below, you will see that Richway has also put a safeguard into the Biomat's controller. The EMF interceptor in the controller conducts the harmful EMF waves into the ground before it ever leaves the Biomat. This cutting-edge technology is unique to the Biomat so you can feel completely safe using it.


The Biomat 7000mx controller's features include a timer, temperature controls, a far infrared ray indicator, an alarm light in case of malfunction, and an EMF interception light. The Biomat controller has an advanced IC chip that protects you from electromagnetic field waves. Unlike conventional electric heating pads, Biomats do not heat up to the temperature set. The Biomat, even on higher temperature settings, will feel warm, but not hot. Far infrared rays permeate the tissues of the body and warm you from the inside so the temperature setting is for the temperature you want to feel internally. This is why Biomats have never been a fire hazard like heating pads and electric blankets.

Biomat 7000mx controller with functions explained in text: Temperature  Indicator (Celsius), temperature up, temperature down, soft touch power switch, alarm light (this light will appear if there is any malfunction. If so, check connections to ensure they are secure.  Contact the dealer if you are experiencing any issues), F.I.R. Indicator  (Far Infrared Ray) ( This light indicates when far infrared rays are electrically produced.  This light will come on when you first set the Biomat's temperature.  Once the Biomat has reached the set temperature, this light will turn off and the E.D.N.I. light will begin to flash), E.M.F. Interception Light (This lights up to indicate the active reduction of harmful electromagnetic waves).

25 Years of Research, Development and Innovation: the Richway Amethyst Biomat