- Last Updated: 03 June 2016 03 June 2016
I had always wanted a BioMat as I had heard many good reports over the years from people using it. For some reason, I thought it was about $3500 and never really looked into it like I now wish I had.
At the 2013 Physician's Round Table conference in Florida, I got the chance to try the mat for the first time. I was impressed and asked a practitioner friend to try it at the event as well. For that session, they did before and after darkfield blood analysis and after only a 15 minute session on the mat, the results were more than obvious. I was convinced and bought mine on the spot. Fortunately, they were less expensive than I originally thought at $1695 for the 7000 Professional model. Smaller models are also available.
According to BioMat.com, US FDA’s Medical Device 510K indications for use are as follows
- Relaxation of muscles
- Increase of local circulation where applied
- Temporary relief of:
- Minor muscle pain
- Minor joint pain and stiffness
- Joint paint associated with arthritis
- Muscle spasms
- Minor sprains
- Minor strains
- Minor muscular back pain
In addition to these indications, when you try the Biomat yourself, you may find that it:
- Reduces stress and fatigue
- Soothes and relaxes
- Supports the immune system
- Improves sleep (if associated with pain relief)
- Reduced inflammation (where applied)
- Increased tissue oxygen (due to increased circulation where applied)
- Provides such muscle relaxation that you may sleep better if you experienced occasional difficulty sleeping.
When I looked at the list, so many of these seem to be very relevant to those with the challenges I was facing with my own health issues at the time. While no one tool solves every problem, this is a tool that certainly appears to be a very useful one to have in the arsenal. The longer I use it and the more I get feedback from others, the more I appreciate the opportunity to have this tool as a part of my ongoing health focus.
Q: How is the Biomat different from FIR sauna?
A: In my opinion, these tools are complementary and neither replaces the other. I personally use my sauna less often than the Biomat given that it isn't always as convenient; and yet I do love my sauna as well. Plus, there are many benefits that I feel from the Biomat that I don't get from the sauna. I don't sweat as much with the Biomat as I do with the sauna, but I use the Biomat much more regularly and find it helps me to feel centered and calm. Bottom line is that I am grateful for both the Biomat and the sauna and don't see it as a one or the other proposition; it really depends on what your health goals and needs are. They are both great tools.
Q: Does the Biomat help me detoxify?
A: One doctor that I spoke to did a simple experiment using urine testing for mycotoxins before and after a Biomat session and found that the mycotoxins were higher in the after sample suggesting that the Biomat may help some people support detoxification from mold-related mycotoxins. This was very exciting information for me as I had lived in a moldy environment for years.
Q: Does the Biomat have the potential to help with Lyme disease?
A: I have personally had both Lyme disease and mold illness and found the Biomat to be a very useful health-supporting tool. That said, Biomat is not intended to treat any specific disease. No claims are made with regards to the Biomat and Lyme disease or any other disease or health condition.
Biomat User Feedback
"There are not enough positive things I can say about the Biomat. For the first time in years I can now sleep, I wake up feeling refreshed and ready to go. My joints and muscles don’t ache and my body is moving forward. I have a 14 year old cat with arthritis and cysts. After a couple months the cysts have diminished without surgery or medicine and his arthritis doesn’t seem to bother him as much. I like it so much that I now sleep on it every night and so does Frankie the cat. The Biomat has changed my life for the best. Recovery is all about sleep." - Mercedes Schlegel, Palo Alto, CA
"I purchased the Biomat over a year ago. It is the singular most effective tool I have for balancing my nervous system. My daughter, who also has Lyme, uses her Biomat for relieving anxiety and pain. She similarly feels this tool has been the most important in managing day-to-day symptoms. I cannot overstate how important and consistent this tool has been for both of us. We both use the Biomat at least several times a week, if not daily." - Stacy Shuman / Well Scent
"Hi Scott, the Biomat is great! I was completely sold on it after the 2nd day. I've noticed that pretty much everyone who tries it has great things to say about it. I had never heard of it until your posts but I've looked into it quite a bit since you first posted on it. This is probably my single most favorite product ever." - RM
"I just got a Biomat Mini. I unpacked it and layed on it for about 10 minutes without power. It seemed to kick up my immune system even with no power, and it seemed to clear my sinuses (weird!)." - BR
"The Biomat has shown another use! I have had my cat for 8 years. She was a starving feral when I took her in. In all those years, she has shown no affection for anyone, but she LOVES the Biomat! A few days ago while I was using it, she climbed up and settled down on my chest and gave me a kiss! So...it tames wild animals!" - KA
"I love the Biomat, Very effective for my lower back arthritis. Mostly, it’s the only thing that can relieve the pain. Severe pain, where even a small step hurts. After about 40 mins on high on the Biomat, I can get up and walk again." - AP
To learn more about the BioMat or to order your very own, click here.
NOTE: As with many modalities, a Herxheimer-like response can occur in some people. Generally, this can be managed by slowing increasing the duration of use and heat level over time. Some people may need to start using the mat with no heat initially and work up over a period of time. My experience has been that most people tolerate the mat very well, but many different tools can lead to a Herxheimer reaction in some people. It is important that one start slowly until your own personal tolerance has been identified.
Contraindications: Please review the known contraindications before using a BioMat.
NOTE: If you are a health professional, please be sure to select the correct option when ordering to receive the practitioner discount of $100.
Disclosure: I am a distributor for the Biomat as I have found it helpful personally and believe that others may benefit from it as well.
Note: Any information and personal testimonies above about this device do not reflect a medical claim.
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BetterHealthGuy.com is intended to share my personal experience in recovering from my own chronic illness. Information presented is based on my journey working with my doctors and other practitioners as well as things I have learned from conferences and other helpful resources. As always, any medical decisions should be made only with the guidance of your own personal medical authority. Everyone is unique and what may be right for me may not be right for others.