How Deep Heat mats work
How Does My Amethyst Far Infrared Mat Work?There is no simpler way of acquiring improved health than sleeping or sitting on a far infrared mat. There is no better way to help your horse – loosen tense muscles, warm up cold stiff joints and prepare for an event – whether a lesson or show ring.
The body is designed to heal itself, and it does a really great job when we give it what it needs!
For improved health, you can start by using the amethyst mat for 20 – 30 minutes before you retire or as you wake up. This is especially useful to warm up stiff muscles/joints! Or during the day, simply put it over the back of your chair while you work. It takes no time out of your schedule, and your body will love you for it.
Both negative ions and infrared heat go into the body through the thick layer of natural amethyst crystals immediately under the mat's surface covering . Amethyst crystal refraction organizes the far infrared light and negative ions into patterns with the highest bio-compatibility and healing effects.
When used at higher temperatures, far infrared therapy can create a false fever in the body with its deeply penetrating heat from four to six inches into the body. A fever stimulates the immune system into producing more white blood cells, antibodies, and a protein called interferon, all of which work to protect your body against harmful microorganisms.
All animals use fevers to strengthen their immune system when they are ill.
By definition, a fever is simply any elevated temperature, which is higher than what is normal for you. Just a one or two degree increase can produce very healing effects. Fever also increases the metabolism.
Amid this increased activity, your circulation is increased, stimulating natural detoxification, thus increasing your metabolism.
The deeply penetrating heat is very relaxing and soothes stressed muscles and reduces pain and inflammation.
On a neurological level, the horse learns how to relax more deeply and quickly as they get used to feeling the negative ions and comforting heat.
This is a different heat than a heating pad. This is a penetrating heat that will not dry out the tissue, but rejuvenate and relax.