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414 W Bakerview Rd.

Suite 110
Bellingham, WA 98226

Phone: 360-223-3696

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Possible Health Benefits of Using an Infrared Sauna

Regardless of how a sauna is heated, or the humidity level, the effects on the body are similar. When a person sits in a sauna, their heart rate increases and blood vessels widen. This increases circulation, in a similar way to low to moderate exercise depending on the duration of sauna use. Heart rate may increase to 100-150 beats a minute while using a sauna. This may bring some health benefits, including:

Easing Pain

Increased circulation may help reduce muscle soreness, improve joint movement, and ease arthritis pain.

Reducing Stress Levels

As the heat in a sauna improves circulation, it may also promote relaxation. This can improve feelings of well-being.

Improving Cardiovascular Health

The reduction in stress levels when using a sauna may be linked to a lower risk of cardiovascular events. Sauna use may also be associated with lower blood pressure and enhanced heart function.


A few simple precautions to have sauna safety are important for healthy people and heart patients alike.

  • Avoid alcohol before or after your sauna.

  • Don't overdo it; 15 to 20 minutes of a sauna is a reasonable time limit for most folks.

  • Cool down gradually afterward. Although some cultures advocate a plunge into cold water, it produces considerable circulatory stress and should be avoided.

  • Drink 2 to 4 glasses of cool water after each sauna. Above all, listen to your body.

  • Don't take a sauna when you are ill, and if you feel unwell during your sauna, head for the door. A cool head is the best way to keep your hot sauna safe and enjoyable.


If you need to release stress by relaxing your muscles and enjoying soothing Far Infrared Ray heat, simply lying on the BioMat promotes a feeling of well-being for a healthier mind and body. The 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 pain associated with arthritis

  • Muscle spasms

  • Minor sprains

  • Minor strains

  • Minor muscular back pain

Many individuals may find relaxing their muscles helps them relax body and mind as well. When you try out the BioMat risk free for 7 days, you may find in addition to the US FDA’s medical Device 510K Indications for Use the BioMat:

  • 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.

We are proud to offer you the “Richway Amethyst Bio Mat” Far Infra Red (FIR) therapy, or Thermotherapy. Three times more powerful than the Infra Red Sauna, used by NASA, tested and researched Internationally it has been confirmed that diverse healing is triggered by FIR when the body tissue temperature is gently increased – from the inside out. Once the body is at its prime temperature, all the chemical / systemic processes of the body can function optimally. The “Richway Biomat” increases and maintains the core temperature for many hours even after the session.