What Is The BioMat?

The BioMat is a “pad” which lies on top of a massage table or your home mattress. It converts electricity through a computerized control panel, produced by Texas Instruments, into Far Infrared Rays (FIR), nature’s invisible light. FIR was discovered by NASA to be the safest, most beneficial light wave. It penetrates 6-8 inches into the innermost recesses of the body, stimulating healing and regeneration of nerves and muscle tissue layers.

The BioMat also produces Negative Ions, nature’s energizer, which deliver a molecular level massage. This accelerates and deepens all healing and cleansing processes. It balances pH by decreasing acidity and is considered the “Master Power Switch” which activates the body’s entire cellular communication system, making every body function work better!

These two components are transferred through Amethyst Quartz channels which cover the entire BioMat’s surface. Amethyst Quartz is natures Super Conductor, scientifically found to offer the steadiest, most powerful delivery of healthy far infrared light waves and the highest vibrational frequencies into the body. It is known to be a powerful detoxifier, assisting in releasing its user from addictions such as alcohol, food and substance abuse, as well as hangovers and toxic residues. It also produces naturally occurring far infrared waves.

This technology is being used in spas and professional practitioner's offices all over the world. Physical therapists, chiropractors and acupuncturists are realizing the benefits for their clients. Boeing and Microsoft have placed them in their buildings for employees to use. So start today by being proactive about your health and well being. A good nights sleep or a mere 25 minute nap on the BioMat, can go a long way to ensuring that the years ahead of you will be healthier, enabling you to be more active and enjoy life’s journey to it’s fullest!

Workman’s Comp, Health Savings accounts and Flex Spending may cover the expense for the Bio-Mat. Typically a letter from a health care professional is required.

USFDA 501K medical device certification #K072534
Japanese Ministry of Welfare medical device #BG1030097
Korea FDA medical device #10-151-3

BioMat promotional video from Richway

BioMat Warranty is one year.

What Are Far Infrared Rays?

Far Infra Red (FIR), also refered to as Long Wave Infra Red, is found in sunlight which penetrates deep into the core of the body, warming from the inside out. Unlike a heating pad that uses harmful electricity warming from the surface inward to the body. Some of the health benefits of the FIR are:

• Detoxifies and eliminates microorganisms
• Burns calories and controls weight
• Improves circulation for tissue repair

• Increases immune function
• Promotes relaxation and deep sleep
• Relieves joint and muscle discomfort

Normal cells can handle temperatures of up to 116°F, but cancer cells cannot withstand heat above 109°F. Dr. Yoshimizu states “Thermotherapy is required in order to change the body into a curative state.” When the inventor of thermotherapy, Dr. Frank T. Kobayashi, implemented thermotherapy in large hospitals, 70% of end stage cancer patients became better after the treatments.



The RichWay Bio-Mat™ uses Japanese Kurare Carbon ceramic (Patent 1386560),and has electrical consumption of 60% less as compared to other electric mattresses.


Case Study of Blood Purification from Amethyst Far Infrared Rays by FujiBio Richway

On the left in slide one is a photo of Turbid Blood. ‘Blood turbidity’ occurs when the blood is polluted and turns acidic, too sticky or too thick. When the blood is polluted or over-acidic, the cells will not be able to obtain the nutrients they deserve, and when the cells do not obtain sufficient nutrients, they will quickly age to death. When there is massive death of cells, human body will suffer all sorts of pathological changes.

On the right is a photo of a blood sample from the same person after using the BioMat for only 30 minutes. You can see that the Turbid Blood with coagulated red blood cells was changed to healthy blood suitable to carry oxygen.


Here is a sample from a test run by Alive and Well Naturally
BioMat High Heat Session 158°F For One Hour

The images below are from a gal in her mid-40s who eats healthy. In the before images we can see Rouleau as well as acid. The acid bubbles that we are seeing in the before pictures are typically found in someone who worries. After one hour on the BioMat at the highest heat 158°F, we can see a significant reduction in the acid as well as the Rouleau.


Case Study of an Increase in Blood Circulation in ONLY 14 Days


These are thermal images of a 72 year old client who has neuropathy and lack of circulation to her right leg. Neuropathy is damage to nerves of the peripheral nervous system, which may be caused either by diseases of/or trauma to the nerve or the side effects of systemic illness. The Mini BioMat was placed under lower legs for 24 hours a day for 14 days, most of which she spent in bed. During that time the client did experience some discomfort and tingling, but had more mobility and increased circulation. On the 14th day she was pulled off the BioMat for 24hrs before these pictures were taken on the 15th day.

Increase Immunity by Raising Body Temperature


One degree Celsius raise in body temp will increase immunity enzyme activity by 40%. If your body temperature drops to less than 36°C, there will be difficulty in your autonomic nerve system and immunity will be greatly decreased.

Cancer cells thrive in low body temp environments.

Every day your cells are divided about two billion times. 'Around 3,000 to 6,000 cancer cells are created each day in healthy people. Even though these cancer cells are made, the immune cells inhibit the growth of cancer cells and prevent tumor masses from growing within our body.' (p46 Fourth Treatment Book)

A healthy properly functioning immune system will seek out and destroy all cells that don't assist in performing normal physiological activities. Your body needs to be at a minimum of 36°C for more than 3,000 essential enzymes to function properly. If your body drops below even by 1°C enzyme activity is decreased by more than 50%.

Cancer Cells are Vulnerable to Heat


The above graph is from Harvard University, they found that cancer cells are vulnerable to heat above 42°C (107.6°F) and Dr. Yoshimizu draws the line at 109°F from his research. With about 1 degree separating their research the most encouraging part of the finding is that healthy cells are not destroyed until they reach 116°F.

Excerpts from "The Fourth treatment for Medical refugees"

"It wasn't until the late 1960s that thermotherapy in cancer patients finally began. Actual clinical trials were started in the mid-1970s when the National Cancer Institute of the USA held a national symposium on thermotherapy and radiation for cancer patients. During this symposium, the NCI announced that thermotherapy showed promising effects on cancer that did not respond to radiation treatment. At this time, radiologists began to take an interest in thermotherapy.

Even though a cancer cell's DNA is damaged due to radiation and chemotherapy treatment, it is able to repair itself. However, at 42°C or higher, its repair functions decline, causing the cancer cells to become more vulnerable to other treatments. Even though cancer cells may show heat resistance in the first phase of thermotherapy, their resistance will become weaker as the treatment cycle recurs.

Therefore, it is important to perform thermotherapy repeatedly. In addition, synergistic effects may be achieved when thermotherapy is combined with radiation and chemotherapy. With thermotherapy, only 10-20% of the normal chemotherapy dosage is needed to treat cancer. In addition, combining other immune reinforcement therapies along with these treatments may be effective as well."


Heat Shock Proteins

The FIR encourages your body to secrete Heat Shock Protien (or HSP), which will strengthen your immune system. HSP is a protien that which your body secrete to protect cells from heat and plays an important role in producing endorphins and enhancing your immune system.

Heat shock proteins function as intra-cellular chaperones for other proteins. They play an important role in protein-protein interactions such as folding and assisting in the establishment of proper protein conformation (shape) and prevention of unwanted protein aggregation. By helping to stabilize partially unfolded proteins, HSPs aid in transporting proteins across membranes within the cell.

Some researchers speculate that HSPs may be involved in binding protein fragments from dead malignant cells and presenting them to the immune system.


In these thermal images we can see some areas of concern expressed in bright red. The protocol this woman followed included BioMat thermotherapy. We can definately see changes in those areas as a result of the hyperthermia treatment. Heat Shock Protiens are playing an important role in strengthening self healing power by enhancing the the immune system.


'Client’s thermal images display hyperthermic thyroid, hormonal imbalance, lymphatic congestion to the right lower medial breast, abnormal vascular growth to upper right breast.'

'Client’s three month follow-up shows over all improvement to the breast tissue. No hormonal signatures, lymphatic congestion to the right lower medial breast is clear; showing no signs of congested lymph, the vascular growth to both the upper left and right breast has significantly improve, and the BioMat was one of the key therapy's involved in her improvement.'


What Are IONs?

In order to have a healthy life in our modern day society, we cannot ignore the effects of “IONS”. There are many IONS in the air we breathe, and the percentage and number of POSITIVE IONS and NEGATIVE IONS change depending on the time and place. An ION is a particle which has electricity. An ATOM is the smallest particle that exists in the composition of any material. It is the basic element of the nucleus.

Negative IONs Are Found In Nature


Negative IONs are generated in large quantities in clean natural environments. The ideal places to feel the impact of negative IONs in nature are found at waterfalls and in pine forest.

The freshness in the air is a result of the negative IONs.


In a regular room with windows there is approximately 150 ion/cm3. (per cubic centimeter)
(60 second sample time, closed room, with a temperature of 25°C, and humidity of 35%)

Near a river there is approximately 600 ion/cm3, near a waterfall (half the size of Niagara): approximately 3000 ion/cm3, and near a large Tourmaline stone there is approximately 500 - 2000 ion/cm3.

158°F on the BioMat creates 1200/cm3 and at the 120°F setting 1800/cm3

Creating higher ions at the lower 120°F setting and lower output at the higher temperature of 158°F was determined through RichWay R&D experiments. It was determined that these were the optimal settings relative to the heat for the best integration of both FIR and Negative Ions.

Why Are Negative IONs Important?

Many studies of the relationship of the ION (especially the O (negative) ION) to our health have been made by professional researchers who agreed that our health is dependent on the amount and quality of IONS in the air.

On the subject, the world famous A.D. Moore (a Professor at Michigan University) stated the following:

• Most people agree that if we can control the amount of IONS in our everyday life, it will have a positive effect on our health.

• Breathing air with a certain type of ION can be helpful as a medical treatment such as healing a wound.

Negative IONS are found everywhere in the air and are a major element that provides energy to the human body. The human body consists of billions of cells, and each is enclosed by a cell wall. This cell wall performs many important roles, and one of these are to absorb nutrition and eliminate waste material.

The function of the entire cell (including the cell wall) will be normal if there are enough negative IONS within the cell and the negative IONS outside the cell. The reverse will be true if there is a lack of negative IONS and too many POSITIVE IONS within a cell; thus, absorption of nutrition and elimination of waste material will not be done effectively. Therefore, it can cause adult diseases like hypertension, arteriosclerosis, cerebral apoplexy and cancer.

Other afflictions caused by an improper number of IONS in the body include anemia, allergies, infirmity, climacteric trouble, shoulder pain, lumbago, rheumatism, neuralgia, and headaches. Additionally, habitual constipation, gastroenteritis, hepatitis, kidney trouble, unbalanced autonomic nerve, insomnia and can even detract from our appearance. Too few negative IONS in our body can cause many diseases and have a dangerous effect on our health.

You feel pain when your brain detects electrical signals of positive IONs. Negative IONs generated by the BioMat will be absorbed into your body through your skin and your breath. They will facilitate cellular metabolism, enhance vitality, reduce pain and distrabute various nutrients throughout the body. They will also cleanse blood and have a tranquilizing effect. Negative IONs are good for recovering from fatigue.

Delivery Method Of Negative IONs Matters

The Negative Ions delivered through the Bio-Mat are brought directly to the body through the skin’s surface via conduction. This greatly differs from ambient air ions delivered through popular negative ion generators used for air cleaning. NASA reported that only 25% of the people tested with ambient air ionic systems were clearly affected.

The direct conduction of negative ions from the BioMat however, allows for an immediate response and change in the body’s electrical field for 100% of the people. Cell channels are activated for a rapid return to the body’s optimal physiological state.


The BioMat Does Not Produce Ozone!

The owners of RichWay (the people that created & developed the BioMat), explained that the distinction between negative ions as produced by air 'purifiers' and the Biomat is a difference in voltage.

There are 2 different types of negative ion creation: high and low.

Air purifiers create IONs using a very 'high' voltage, usually well over 5,000 volts of electricity. And above this threshold of 5,000 volts, lots of ozone is created as a by-product. The Biomat uses 700 volts to create negatively charged IONs in the Kurare Carbon ceramic layer. The BioMat uses very low amperage (0.001 amps) as well. So the BioMat creates the smallest electrical signal possible (this also means low EMF's) and is still able to generate 'low voltage' negative ions.

How Does the BioMat Create Negative IONs?

There are two places that the BioMat creates Negative IONs. The first is by using Tourmaline, a crystal that naturally emits negative IONs and increases output when exposed to heat as well as pressure. (Tourmaline also produces natural FIR)

The other is the negative ION generation layer inside the BioMat.

Interested in reading more about Infrared Rays and Ions?
FujiBio - IONs and Infrared Rays


The BioMat reduces stress hormones by 78%

Here is the abstract from the experiment: 12 subjects were tested before and after using the Biomat for one hour daily over 3 months period using 3 different biofeedback devices and blood cortisol levels to measure stress reduction. Far Infra Red/Negative Ions Amethyst Biomat reduces Stress by 78% as validated by Pre and Post Biofeedback Brain Scans as well as fating blood test to measure the stress hormone cortisol. The core of Biomat technology is a combination of far infrared ray, negative ion effects and the conductive properties of amethyst channels. These three powerful health stimulators are combined in a single, easy-to-use product with remarkable healing properties.

Dr. Grant - Measuring Stress Reduction Using Far Infrared Ray Medical Device - BioMat for 12 Subjects.


Construction Of The BioMat

The construction of the BioMat does NOT use any LATEX components only silicone. Therefore persons suffering with a latex allergy will not be impacted from these mats.

Here are some resources from the US government that indicate positive results with thermotherapy:

The effects of repeated thermal therapy for patients with chronic pain

A new treatment for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Hyperthermia in Cancer Treatment


Disclaimer from Richway: Do not miss reading about the BioMat as follows: The Biomat is not a device to cure cancer or any other disease. The BioMat does not claim any medical benefits and does not claim to cure any disease or medical condition. It does not claim any diagnosis or treatment and only claims the statements in the Medical Device of the FDA's regulation. Specific medical advice should be obtained from a licensed health care practitioner. Any information and personal testimonies about the Biomat does not reflect the BioMat's claim.

Legal Disclaimer: Information provided is for informational purposes only and is not a substitute for professional medical advice.  You should consult a medical professional regarding any health concerns or before making any lifestyle changes.