Common Question and Answers about the Infrared Amethyst BodyMat:
Can you put anything on top on the LifeMats PRO mats? Does it disrupt the benefits?
You may put anything that is a natural fiber on the LifeMats PRO mats. For example a cotton feather bed, sheep skin, cotton sheets, wool blankets, etc. This does not lessen the effects of the LifeMats PRO mats.
However, synthetic fibers such as polyester or foam toppers are not recommended as they can block some of the beneficial Far Infrared energy from penetrating your body. Synthetic fibers can also counteract and neutralize the negative ions emitted from the LifeMats PRO mats.
How long can I lay on it? How long is it safe for me to use?
You may safely lie on it indefinitely, as long as you are well hydrated and are keeping your head on a pillow (it’s best not to exceed 15 minutes without a pillow as you don’t want to overheat the head). It is best to start off slow (10 minutes to a half hour) on a lower heat setting for a couple days and work your way up to 1 hour + sessions on the higher settings. Eventually you may choose to sleep all night on the LifeMats PRO mats like we do, but it’s suggested to use a low heat setting. (If you fall asleep on a LifeMats PRO mat on a heat setting that is too high, you will likely wake up in a sweat, which can be uncomfortable, so best to be conservative and keep it low if you will be on it for a longer period of time.) There is no limit to how long you can be on a LifeMats PRO mat on a low setting. Treat the higher settings (high heat/temperature) as you would a sauna, being sure to drink lots of water and limit your time to 1 – 1.5 hours at a time since this setting usually stimulates a lot of sweating and detoxification. It is generally recommended to do the high settings once a day, but for deeper therapeutic uses, you may use it 3-4 times a day in 1 hour intervals.
Can I use it more than once a day? How long is safe to use it?
Yes, you may use it many times throughout the day. Some people enjoy using it for 15 minutes every few hours. I personally use a small mat that sits behind me and if I’m on the couch watching TV or working on the computer, etc. I turn mine on and enjoy it whenever I know I’m going to be sitting for more than 20 minutes. It is safe to use for extended amounts of time. It is important to ease into it, listen to your body, and drink lots of water because your body may be detoxifying during the process.
Can we combine it with other healing treatments?
The LifeMats PRO mats compliment many other modalities. Massages on a LifeMats PRO mat are astounding. A LifeMats PRO mat is also a great compliment to Rolfing, acupuncture, chiropractic, facials, manicures, pedicures, dentistry, energy healing, reiki, pain, etc.
What setting should I put it on for first time users?
A lower to medium heat setting is a nice first time experience. It is good to gauge how warm will be enjoyable for you and select your settings accordingly. Just power it on and enjoy the effects. As you select higher settings you are choosing how much far infrared warmth you want to experience. The high heat settings are like sauna settings, and can be used to detoxify and sweat.
Can I put my LifeMats PRO mat underneath my memory foam mattress?
No, you will block the benefits of the LifeMats PRO mat by putting it under your memory foam mattress.
Can I put it on top of my bed? Can I put it on my coach? On the floor? On a chair?
Yes, many people put their LifeMats PRO mats on top of their beds on a regular mattress. You can put it under your fitted sheet to integrate it into your bed. Some people place it on one side of the bed so they can alternate between the LifeMats PRO mat side and the regular mattress. You can also lay the LifeMats PRO mats on the couch or on the floor. If you wish to contour it into a chair, the LifeMats PRO Small mat is the best option, because the Large size is designed to lay flat, but the LifeMats PRO Small mat can bend. Put a natural fabric blanket in between a LifeMats PRO mat and a temper-pedic mattress.
Is it ok to check as luggage on a plane?
Yes, the LifeMats PRO Full mat weighs under 50 pounds so you may check it without and an over-weight charge. The LifeMats PRO Small mat will also work as a carry-on. Using a LifeMats PRO mat is a wonderful way to avoid jet lag.
Is it ok for my animals to go on it?
Yes, animals love the LifeMats PRO mats. If they are going to be on it for long periods of time, be sure to keep the settings on low or medium, as it can be difficult to monitor their hydration on the higher levels. If you are using it therapeutically for an animal and want them to be on the higher settings, consider using an oral syringe to get extra water into them during the process.
Is it ok for my kids to go on it?
It is wonderful for kids. It can really settle down and soothe a cranky child. It’s best to keep the LifeMats PRO mats on low to medium settings, and there is no limit to how long they can be on it. Be aware of not letting them sleep directly on it without a pillow for more than 15 minutes or so to avoid overheating the head. Encourage them to drink extra water to ensure they are hydrated. Sometimes when I feel they have had enough and won’t drink water I slyly turn it off and they continue to feel cozy.
Does it emit harmful EMFs? Is it like an electric blanket?
Some people worry about the correlation of Electro-Magnetic Field (EMF) frequencies and the LifeMats PRO mats. The LifeMats PRO mats are registered with the FDA. As such, the LifeMats PRO mats had to undergo numerous safety and performance tests, including electro-magnetic field safety. Electro-magnetic frequencies naturally exist in many things, even infrared rays. What makes an EMF harmful is when the hertz level is less than one million. The infrared ray is 20 billion hertz, which is not harmful. Since the LifeMats PRO mat is an electrical device, the manufacturer incorporated a feature into the mats that blocks 100% of the harmful EMFs caused by electricity. The AC current is transformed into a DC current before it enters the LifeMats PRO mats. Then the DC current pulses through a Kuare carbon ceramic super fiber. NASA discovered how to create Far Infrared material so that the astronauts could utilize the reflection of their own body heat to reflect with the ceramic kurare super fiber with Dc pulses. This proved effective in keeping the astronauts healthy, safe and warm in space. They released their patent to the public and we use that technique to generate Far Infrared rays.