There are some things you should know before you consider buying the Richway Amethyst Biomat®, which I will cover in this comprehensive Biomat® review.
(note: it’s the Richway Amethyst Biomat® and not Ridgeway Bio mat, people sometimes hear the company name incorrectly)
First you need to know that the Biomat® is a registered trademark and name of a product. Richway is the only company that makes a Biomat®. Other manufacturers will use the term Biomat in their marketing to confuse you. Richway has been making the Biomat® since 1997, and has a reputation for creating high quality products. Other manufacturers are taking advantage of the brand recognition and using the name in their marketing, making it difficult for consumers to know if they are looking at an authentic Biomat or not. You can learn more about how to spot the differences between the Biomat and other Far Infarared mats here.
Be careful!! Sometimes well-meaning resources can have some incorrect and misleading information on basic product information like crystals in the product. They have a lot of great information in their article, so it seems good. To understand the correct information, you can simply check Richway’s website for the truth about things like their controller (not a tablet), the crystals, and FDA.
Also watch for:
It’s hard for consumers, because you’re looking for accurate, honest information. And there is a lot of misinformation on the internet. Just because it’s on the internet, that doesn’t mean it’s true.
Like any proactive consumer, you will find the correct information as you do your research.
In addition to reading below, I encourage you to visit Richwayusa.com for the most current and up to date product information about the Biomat®.
Let me share with you my personal product review of the BioMat®, plus explain some basic information about the BioMat® and Richway.
My name is Jennifer and I’m passionate about wellness.
I truly believe that it is up to each of us to take control of our health. I started exploring natural therapies in 2002 and began working with a naturopath in 2003, and I’ve added other complimentary health modalities to my health team/toolkit along the way.
Being a Mom, focusing on natural rememdies is really important to me. I don’t like chemicals and prefer natural treatments over medications.
I’ve worked in the wellness industry since 2008. I’ve attended public wellness events, I’ve even attended industry tradeshows where health food stores discover new products to carry in their stores. I’m always learning about new wellness tools and resources. I remember visiting a booth at the Natural Products Expo in Boston a few years ago, where a company was selling a brightly coloured kids drink, and the marketing for the product resembled a favourite classic children’s toy, but the ingredients were crap (I’m not even sure why they were at this show). When they discovered I had a wellness site, they wanted me to review their product. I simply walked away- their product was not in integrity with wellness choices I make.
There is A LOT of information about wellness out there.
So many different points of view, and information sources. It can be really overwhelming. It is important for you do you your own Biomat review – checking all of the product information, making sure you’re learning from resources who actually know about the product. The Richway USA website is a good place to start.
Some people can provide misleading information to try to take advantage of people, especially people who are not well and who are desperate for something to make them feel better. And that really disappoints me.
I do my best to provide safe and accurate information, especially about the Biomat. I’m not here to sell something– I’m here to provide information so you can make an informed decision.
In fact I’ve had conversations with people where I’ve talked them out of getting something because I didn’t think it was the best investment for them, there was something that would work just as well, or better for their needs.
I have been representing the Richway products since 2008 as a Distributor, also known as an Independent Sales Associate (note, I am not affiliated in any way with any other Infrared Mat companies).
You can “meet” me in the video on this this page 🙂 or feel free to call me or email me.
Below is some of my Biomat® story, as well as answers to the most Frequently Asked Questions about the Biomat® (FAQs)
I first tried Richway’s Amethyst BioMat® back in 2008 at a wellness show. I was tired from walking the show floor and after just 20 minutes of lying down on the BioMat® I felt refreshed, it reduced my fatigue. And I noticed I slept really well that night.
I tried it again at an information session the following week, and also noticed I slept really well again. I was getting up lots through the night because my kids were young, so getting a deep sleep without feeling drowsy the next morning was priceless.
At this point I would typically tell you more about my personal experience, however, to ensure compliance with the US FDA and FTC I can’t share all the details. I can tell you that it has helped me and my family with:
It’s helped my son recover from sports injuries and my 80 year old mother recover from a day of playing in the garden or shovelling snow. I can tell you is that it helped me in a big enough way that it inspired me to want to feel that way every day, so I bought a mini BioMat®.
I have personally witnessed the health transformation in people using the Amethyst BioMat®. I have seen an injured colleague of mine go from looking stiff, finding it difficult to move, to walking with more ease within 24 hours of using the BioMat®. By using the Biomat®, she relaxed the muscles that were injured which allowed her to do some gentle stretches which speeded her recovery.
I have received many letters, notes and hugs of gratitude from people with various health issues after using the BioMat®. My son uses it regularly when he’s strained muscles in sports. It brings me such joy to know I am helping people on their journey to good health.
I have since learned a lot about crystals and the incredible qualities of Amethyst crystals. They tend to resonate with most people and it is often the first crystal people are drawn too as they learn about stones and crystals. Since 2008 I have developed an affinity and appreciation for crystals having accumulated a small collection of 50 different stones.
As you review the Biomat® crystals for each of the products, it’s clear to see what is contained in each model. You can see the crystals in the Professional Biomat® and the Mini Biomat® in the video below.
The Professional, Single, Queen and King size Amethsyt Biomats contain:
The Mini Biomat® (seen below) contains:
Here’s a close up of the crystals in the Professional Biomat® and the Mini Biomat®. I took this picture when I filmed the video linked above.
The Biobelt contains:
When you order a Biomat®, you receive:
The Mini Biomat® temperature range is 104F-158F (40C-70C).
The Professional, Single, Queen and King have a temperature range of 95F-158F (35C-70C).
Below is a video for how to use the Professional Biomat® controller, there are several buttons to adjust the temperature up and down. As you can easily see there are not any tablet like screens to maneuvere, simply buttons to push to adjust the temperature and timer. You don’t nee to know how to use a tablet to use the Biomat. Here’s a video with how to use the Biomat Controller:
The Richway Biomat is a FDA approved Medical device. Richway is committed to providing safe products for the public to use. I
n January 2013 Richway was contacted by the FDA as there was an issue with the procedures in manufacturing process of the Biomat. There were no safety concerns about the product itself at that time. The FDA requires certain procedures to be followed to ensure products are produced safetly. Richway changed their procedures to be compliant with the FDA Richway made the updates required by the FDA.
If the Biomat® was not FDA compliant, then the Biomat® would not be available any more- the FDA simply wouldn’t allow Richway to sell it.
It is important that you know that the Amethyst BioMat® is NOT for everyone. You can see more on this list of safety precuations from Richway. For instance, if you are pregnant , you should seek your doctor’s advice before using the Amethyst BioMat®.
It really varies. I have had many people try the Biomat® at wellness events, and they notice a shift in how they feel after just 5-15 minutes. I have noticed that people who have pain tend to notice a difference right away. In some instances, it take several weeks or months for the healing that happens on the inside (with the help of the deep penetrating far infrared rays) to be noticeable on the outside.
I have had some people try it and enjoy the warmth, but they didn’t have a health issue they wanted to address, so they didn’t want to make the health investment at that time. And I honour that.
Chances are, if you are reading this article, you have health issues you want to get relief from.
You can contact me and I can help you determine whether or not the Biomat® may be a good fit for you.
If you are interested in trying the BioMat®, here are a few opportunities to consider, so you can do your own Biomat review:
TIP: Easiest way to try the Biomat® in the United States:
Here’s one more tip for American’s who are considering purchasing the BioMat® but want to try it first: If you can’t find a distributor closeby to rent the BioMat® from or to try a session, consider buying a BioMat® anyway. Richway has an amazing return policy- they will give you a full refund if you return it within the first 7 days of receiving it.
So, when you order the Biomat® if you end up not liking it, you will only have paid out the cost of shipping the BioMat®. To explain further, when you buy the BioMat you pay for the product and shipping; and if you don’t like it, they refund the value of the BioMat 100%. That means that you will be out of pocket the cost of shipping only, which is the same or cheaper than renting the BioMat for a week.
The Biomat® will ship from one of the locations listed on Richway’s marketing materials:
The best size to get is the size that you can most easily use in your lifestyle. Take time to review your needs and how you will use the Biomat®. You can download the Biomat size guide and I’ll take you through a series of questions to help you understand the best size of Biomat® for your needs.
You cannot purchase the Biomat from Richway directly.
Some websites appear to be the “Official Biomat® website,” but they are simply authourized Independant Sales Associates (ISA), like me.
All Sales Associates must charge the price specificied by Richway. All orders are shipped from their distribution centres (that is also how you know you are getting a new product).
If you decide to buy a Richway Amethyst BioMat®, I suggest that you get to know the representative who is selling the product line. Buy your BioMat from someone with impeccable customer service. For instance, I always check in with my clients that have purchased a BioMat® to see if they have any questions and ensure they are enjoying it. I also help my clients to get the right size of BioMat® for their needs. In fact I’ve been representing the BioMat since 2008 and in all of those years, I have only had 2 people return their BioMat, because they bought the wrong size.
I have received several phone calls and emails from people who have not heard back from the person they ordered their BioMat® from.
Because I believe in the integrity of the Biomat®, I have helped those individuals get the answers to their questions when their representative didn’t respond. Don’t misunderstand me, Richway International stands behind their product. They are a member of the Better Business Bureau and have been acknowledged in the business community for their high standards. The problem is that not all people who sell the Richway product line operate at the same level of standards as Richway does. In closing, I sincerely believe that the Richway Amethyst BioMat® has made a huge difference in my life and in the health of my family, friends and clients. However, each individual is different. Just because one health tool worked for one person, it doesn’t mean it will help someone else, so if you can, try the BioMat before you buy it.
As you review the Biomat® information, I invite you to contact me if you have any questions. It would be an honour to help you on your road to good health. The short video above provides an overview of the difference between the Mini BioMat® and Professional Biomat®.
You can find more BioMat videos on my You Tube Channel