To Amethyst or Not to Amethyst ?… That is the question.
Did you know that The Biomat use to be jade based???!!!???

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It’s true!!!!

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Evolution of the Biomat
The Jade Biomat that Richway made was the original infrared mat. However, while others may try to jump on the infrared bandwagon, Richway has continued to evolve and incorporate new technologies into the Biomat. They continually rely on new research and scientific studies to make improvements to the Biomat, which was the main reason they evolved from a jade based Biomat to the amethyst Biomat.
Jade was originally used in the Biomat as it has been the traditional healing stone of many Asian countries for centuries. Since Richway’s roots started in Korea, using this stone only made sense. Yet 3 years of extensive Research into why people were receiving benefits identified the source of its healing properties: Infared, Negative Ions, and Vibrational hertz Energy.
As their research team continued to explore ways to improve the product, they discovered that Amethyst Crystals were a better conductor of Far Infrared Rays, allowing the human body to use the light 200% more effectively. Richway also realized that the vibration of amethyst crystal is 32 million hertz, which is more in harmony with the human body (which is also around 32 million hertz) than Jade is (about 20 million hertz).
With Richway applying modern science to answer the “why it works,” they have validated what ancient people knew for thousands of years when they would use amethyst and jade to promote healing. Additionally, they were able to improve upon the Biomat by quantifying why amethyst crystals needed to replace the original jade design.

Purple Amethyst has been highly esteemed throughout the ages for its stunning beauty and legendary healing powers; as well as, its ability to stimulate, and soothe, the mind and emotions. It is a semi-precious stone in today’s classifications, but to the ancients it was a “Gem of Fire,” a Precious Stone worth, at times in history, as much as a Diamond.
It is a variety of Quartz found in many locations around the world, and forms as transparent, terminated crystals of all sizes in geodes, clusters and as long single terminations The presence of manganese in clear Quartz produces Amethyst, while additional amounts of iron vary the purple coloration. Amethyst ranges in hue from pale red-violet to deep violet, and may be transparent or opaque.
The name Amethyst derives from the Greek word ametusthos, meaning “not intoxicated,” and comes from an ancient legend. To the Hebrews, it was Ahlamah and to the Egyptians, it was Hemag.
In today’s world, Amethyst is still a remarkable stone known for its abilities to release negative ions and emit infrared energy in what is know as the “Vital Rays,” of 6-14 microns. Amethyst crystals inherent high vibrational frequency of 32 million hertz is also harmonious with the human body which is also around 32 million hertz.

Jade has been serving human kind across the globe for nearly 6,000 years. For primitive peoples in the British Isles, its toughness, and ability to polish and sharpen made it a favored stone for axe heads, knives and weapons. Indigenous tribes of Mexico, Central and South America, and New Zealand who carved it into masks and ritual artifacts, even cast it into wells as an offering for fresh and plentiful water. Jade has been the most highly esteemed stone in China throughout recorded history, and was valued for its beauty and powers of healing.
In scientific terms, Jade is the name shared by two distinctly different minerals – Nephrite, a calcium magnesium silicate, and Jadeite, a sodium aluminum silicate. Though they have different compositions, hardnesses, densities and crystal structures, both are exceptionally tough stones, similar in appearance.
In today’s world, Jade is still a remarkable stone known for its abilities to emit infrared energy in what is know as the “Vital Rays,” of 7-14 microns which is why Richway originally used Jade in the Biomat. Jade’s inherent vibrational frequency of about 20 million hertz. While good, it is a bit off when it comes to harmonizing with the human body which has a vibrational frequency around 32 million hertz.


Does Size Matter?

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When it comes to converting energy into infrared size does matter.Basically it comes down to science.


cube and surface area


Notice that the larger cube has less surface area for each cubic measurement of volume than the smaller cubes. For any given geometric object, smaller objects have a greater surface to volume ratio than larger objects of similar volume and surface design.

tumbled Jade disk

An equal volume of tumbled amethyst stone has a much greater surface area than a jade disk of similar volume. Because of this, once the much smaller amethyst stones are heated they will radiate infrared over a much greater area then a jade disk. This translates into more infrared energy being available for your body to absorbed and utilized.

Yet the biggest kicker is that even though there is more surface area producing infrared in the Biomat.  Richway has more gem stone per mat than any jade made , with the Professional size Biomat having 19lbs of amethyst . These two factors makes the Biomat the ideal choice for anyone who wants the best infrared, negative ion output, and vibrational energy available.