How To Use The Biomat

Using The Richway Amethyst Biomat

We'd like to offer some advice before you get started. The thing to always keep in mind is that on green, yellow, and orange settings you are detoxifying your body. It's an easy thing to forget. We mention this because everyone is different. Some people have high levels of toxicity, some don't. There is no exact formula for using the Richway Biomat for this reason. So the best advice we can give you is this: Stay hydrated and go slow at first. Start out on a low setting for fifteen minutes, get up for a couple of hours, and see how you feel. If you feel good after doing this a couple of times, bump up the time or temperature little by little until you reach the setting you are comfortable with. If you try detoxifying your body too quickly, you will feel it in your stomach. If that should happen, don't panic, that's just your body's natural way of telling you to go slower. If you build up to the time you want to use and use it on a consistent basis, you should be able to enjoy any setting for any length of time you desire after a couple of weeks, from a 20-minute nap to a full night's restful sleep.

You can also use natural fiber sheets or blankets to pad the Biomat to make it more comfortable and to drape over yourself to keep the heat in, although neither of these suggestions is necessary to enjoy the Biomat. The Infinity Power Pad is waterproof and can help with keeping sweat off of the Biomat (especially in a professional setting where multiple people outside the family are using it) and it allows the therapies to get to you better than regular quilts, blankets, or sheets. Also, the Quantum Energy Pad also allows for maximum treatment while providing cushy padding for comfort. Remember: Stay hydrated. Thanks for considering the Biomat!

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Setting Up Your Biomat

We're not going to over-complicate this process. When you get your Biomat, you will find it, the controller, and a cotton pad in the case. Take these three parts out and strap the cotton pad over all four corners and lay the Biomat in an environment where you can relax. Plug the controller into the Biomat. The connection that goes to the Biomat should be obvious. Then plug the other end of the cord into an appropriate electrical outlet. Your Biomat is now ready to use.

If you would like to use some more padding with the Biomat, we recommend adding a 100% cotton sheet or comforter. Synthetic materials have been proven to not be healthy for us to wear so heating them up while trying to get therapy is counter-productive. As long as you use a completely natural fiber, you can add padding to the Biomat and still get treatment.

However, to feel the heat the best, just use the cotton pad. If you are using the Biomat Professional in your practice, such as on a massage table, you can put the quilted cotton cover over the Infinity Power Pad 187 so that sweat stays off your Biomat Professional but your client and be more comfortable.

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Turning On The Biomat

MINI BIOMAT - The power button is on the face of the controller at the bottom. When the button is pressed, you should see the power indicator light (to the left of the power button) come on.

PROFESSIONAL/SINGLE/QUEEN/KING - You must first turn on the main power switch on the bottom side of the controller. Once this is done, you can push the power button on the face of the controller (bottom right).

First-Time Biomat Users

To start with the Biomat 7000MX, use a low setting to find your heat comfort level. This helps your body adjust to the heat and allows for the healing and detoxifying benefits of negative ions and far infrared heat.

To get the most out of your Biomat sessions, find a quiet area with a solid, flat surface, like a bed, wide sofa, or floor. Creating a relaxing environment is key for healing. Consider playing soft music and dimming the lights. Plan ahead to avoid disturbances - turn off your phone. Stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water before and after your sessions. While not required, it is suggested to cover your body with a cotton sheet or blanket during your Biomat session.

New Biomat users should start with short 15-30 minute sessions on lower heat settings. It is recommended to begin with the lights on the green or lower gold setting. These temperatures are also suitable for longer sessions, napping, or sleeping throughout the night. When using the Biomat, users may notice changes or differences in how they feel throughout the day. Starting slowly allows the body time to adapt. Take time to determine your goals and how to achieve them with Biomat sessions. Not everyone has the same goals or is in the same shape to begin with so part of using a Biomat is experimenting with different times and temperatures to achieve what it is they are looking for from infrared therapy.

It's helpful to remember Rome wasn't built in a day.  Depending upon your goal and how much change your body must go through to achieve it, you may see wanted changes in days or in months.  The key is to be consistent.  Make your sessions a regular part of your routine.  You may experience times when you feel tired or have an abundance of energy, or times when you feel sluggish or have clarity.  These ups and downs are normal as your body's pendulum swings back and forth trying to find balance.  Systems that are out of whack don't rectify themselves in a direct way most times.  The pendulum swings one way, then the other before finally settling somewhere in the middle.  Keep this in mind, be patient, be consistent, and your pendulum will eventually find its place.  

Temperature Settings

After your Biomat is turned on, you must set the desired temperature using the temperature up and down buttons on the computerized control panel. Once this is done, you can select a time duration by using the timer buttons. Now you are ready to use your Biomat. We recommend waiting ten to fifteen minutes to let it warm up but you don't have to.

*Remember to consult your health practitioner before using any medical device.



No Color

Session time: As long as you want.

At this setting, all you are experiencing is negative ions and amethyst healing. There are no far infrared rays or warmth.

Blue Settings 95° - 104°F (35°-40°C) 

Session time: As long as you want.


On blue settings, you are experiencing is negative ions and amethyst healing with low-level infrared light waves. These settings are good for:

· All night, every night use while enjoying regenerative sleep

· Long-term health benefits via accumulation by using regularly

· Relief from anxiety, wounds, stomach upset, headaches

· Low-level detoxification

· Regeneration at the cellular level

· Overall cooling of the body from hot flashes. Cools body temperature.

· Great for beginners. Detoxifying too fast, for some people, will cause stomach upset. It’s best to work up to higher temperatures and longer times.

Green Settings 113°-122°F (45°-50°C) 

Session time: 20 minutes to 1.5 hrs


On green settings, you get negative ion therapy, amethyst quartz, and mild infrared heat. These settings are good for:

Daily relaxation

· Athletic warm-up and rehabilitation

· Mild stress relief

· Temporary relief from pain

· Minor muscle pain relief

· Longer amounts of time

· Trying to balance blood sugar and blood pressure

· Allergy, asthma, and respiratory relief

· Mild detoxification

· Insomnia relief - Use the green settings for restful sleep.

· Professionals (chiropractors, massage therapists, physical therapists, acupuncturists, etc) to use during sessions for a value-added service.

Yellow Settings (Gold Settings) 131°-140°F (55°-60°C)

Session time: 10 minutes to an hour session


On yellow settings, you are experiencing negative ions, amethyst crystals, and deep infrared heat. These settings are good for:

· Deeper relaxation

· Increased blood circulation where applied

· Chronic stress, anxiety, and digestion problem relief

· Increased sexual vitality

· Deeper detoxification

· Higher level of pain relief

· Before sleeping to help with insomnia

· Deeper joint pain and muscle pain relief

· Back pain relief

· Relaxation of muscles

Orange Settings 149°-158°F (65°-70°C)

Session time: 10-45 minutes



On orange settings, you are experiencing negative ions, amethyst and high, sauna-like heat produced by the powerful delivery of far infrared rays. These settings are good for:

· High-level detoxification

· Maximum pain relief

· Maximum stress, anxiety, and depression relief

· Exfoliating skin

· Inducing weight loss

· Raising body temperature

· Toxicity cleanse

· Viral remedy

· Revitalize metabolism and nervous system functions

· Promoting normal organ functions

· Maximum immune system boost