Safety Precautions

The Inframat Pro is a complex device with many safeguards in place to protect the user from any potential hazards. The more features the model has, the more layers it will include making sure that benefits are maximized and risks are eliminated. These layers maintain safety through heat regulation, EMF filtration, and much more. This page discusses in detail the aspects of the Inframat Pro that keep users satisfied and safe.

 

Far Infrared

It is easy to forget about the risks of something you cannot see. Far infrared rays are very beneficial for your wellness, but they must be used correctly to avoid any harm. It is important to understand where it comes from and how it works. The far infrared rays are released by the gemstones of your mat while it is being heated. The hotter you make the temperature, the greater the release of FIR will be. FIR is safe to receive in any dosage, but you have to pay attention to the heat because too much heat can definitely be the cause of some concerns.

 

  1. Overheating

This is the main concern when it comes to undergoing far infrared therapy; like all good things, you have to use it in moderation or things can turn sour. The heat from the mat that releases the far infrared rays has to be monitored by the user to determine what is appropriate for them. You have to find the level of heat you are most comfortable with. It is okay to push yourself out of the comfort zone every once in a while, in fact, it is recommended, but when you do, it should be for a short period of time only. High levels of heat will lead to excessive amounts of sweating. In elderly users, this can be a cause for concern because the functionality of sweat glands decreases with age. Overheating can lead to nausea, headaches, dizziness, fatigue, and more. It is important that you operate the mat at a responsible level to avoid such side effects. Parents should note that the internal temperature of children increases at a higher rate than adults. Be sure to monitor the state of children closely and consult your pediatrician before letting your child use the mat.

  1. Dehydration

High levels of heat cause the body to excrete sweat at a rate much faster than it is used to before. You are responsible for replacing the lost fluids to maintain proper levels of hydration. This requires a considerable consumption of liquids because you have to replace what is lost on top of what is typically required for the body on the daily basis. Dehydration is the cause of the #1 complaint when it comes to far infrared therapy, and that is headaches. If you are using your mat and you get a headache it is because you aren’t drinking enough water. If you get a headache, you should prematurely end your session to rehydrate, only then should you continue using the mat.

  1. Certain Conditions

Heat is a great healing force, but it is not for everyone. Depending on what ails you, a far infrared mat may not be suitable for your use. It is best to avoid FIR if you suffer from:

  • Eczema: the sweat caused from the heat can lead to a higher level of itching and agitation in those recovering from eczema.
  • Recent heart attack: If you are recovering from a recent heart attack you don’t want to put any extra strain on your heart with heat therapy.
  • Doctor Prescribed Medications: If you take a combination of medications, you should check with your doctor before beginning FIR therapy. Some medications, such as beta blockers, interrupt your body’s ability to sweat, which can lead to overheating.
  • Other diseases: If you have hypertension, hemophilia, diabetes, cancer, or multiple sclerosis your body’s ability to regulate its temperature may be disoriented, making FIR unsafe for you.
  • Silicone Implants: Silicone absorbs and retains far infrared heat. Those with silicone implants should consult their physician before use.

 

PEMF

As pulsed electromagnetic field therapy continues to rise in popularity as a natural approach to wellness maintenance, it becomes increasingly important to evaluate it for its safety and potential side effects. When used correctly, PEMF is an incredible wellness enhancing process. However, few know a lot about how it works, which means even fewer know about using it effectively.

So what is PEMF?

Pulsed electromagnetic field systems get their name from the fact that they produce magnetic frequencies from an electrical current. Since electric pulses can be found all throughout our bodies — from heartbeats to blood vessels — it is easy to draw the conclusion that PEMF systems can have an impact on the way our bodies function. On a cellular level, PEMF stimulates both tissue and molecules to improve overall wellness. Common exposure to PEMF comes from MRI machines. In fact, these machines have the strongest PEMF intensity humans are exposed to usually.

Understanding what it is doesn’t mean you understand how to use it. When it comes to PEMF there are two main topics of concern: exposure time and the level of intensity you receive its waves. There is a lot of scientific evidence and studies based around the effectiveness of PEMF for many illnesses. Almost unanimously, these studies show no evidence of adverse effects to human wellness.

Proper Exposure and Frequency

There are many PEMF devices on the market that utilize a wide variety of frequencies, intensities, and waveforms. Figuring out what is the most efficient can sometimes become a complicated process. Electromagnetic frequencies are measured in Hertz (Hz), and this measurement is in reference to cycles per second. Different cell types respond to different frequencies. In most cases, for therapeutic wellness effects, the human body is most compatible with lower frequencies. Both the Earth and the human body produce their own frequencies. As a result, HealthyLine mats with PEMF are all designed to produce a frequency of 7.8 Hz, mimicking the frequency the Earth emits.

This 7.8 Hz frequency is the most attuned to the biorhythm of the human body. It gets the best response rate that yields optimal results for maintaining wellness levels. Cellular communication tends to take place at lower levels of intensity, and therefore requires lower levels of energy to support and boost general cell function and wellness. HealthyLine PEMF also uses a pulsed sinusoidal wavelength to deliver its frequency. This waveform is one of many options out there. We chose it for our products because it tends to have a lower intensity that helps to enhance processes in the body.

Using PEMF

If you have a mat that includes the PEMF function, we recommend that you use it every day. Consistent use is required to produce notable results over time. PEMF is beneficial in diminishing electrical interference throughout the body to ensure that proper functionality is achievable. You can use PEMF for any duration of time, but 20 minutes is all that is needed to receive a full day’s worth of benefits. HealthyLine PEMF function is predetermined to cycle off after 20 minutes and then turn back on after 100 minutes. This is to ensure that you get the necessary exposure each day.

There is no such thing as too much exposure to PEMF. In fact, the more serious the issue, the longer you should use it. Longer sessions can help alleviate more serious problems at an accelerated rate. Direct the PEMF towards the pained area directly to get the results you want. If you are using the mat for general wellness maintenance, full body sessions are a must because they simplify the whole process.

Don’t stop just because you are feeling better. Suppressing your symptoms is good, but you still have work to do. Continuing your use of PEMF from this point will work to ensure that the cause of the problem is handled and that your wellness down the line is properly and efficiently maintained. In the cases of chronic illnesses, it is suggested that your continue PEMF therapy indefinitely as many of this are lifetime illnesses with no known cure.

When not to use PEMF

We recommend PEMF to all customers that want to have the most comprehensive wellness managing experience. In almost all instances, PEMF is a safe therapy to undergo, however, there are things to be aware of and certain situations that would cause you to have to avoid PEMF altogether.

If you have a pacemaker or any other electrical implants, you need to avoid PEMF because the magnetic field can potentially cause the device to malfunction or shut down. Additionally, if you have metal implants of any kind, be aware that high-intensity PEMF can cause flairs of pain due to excess stimulation of the nerves in surrounding areas.

It is recommended that you also avoid PEMF if you are pregnant. It is inconclusive if there is a risk for those that are pregnant, but it is best to be safe. It may be safe to expose yourself to low-level magnetic frequencies, but you should always consult your doctor before beginning.

It is not unheard of to experience some levels of discomfort as a result of using PEMF therapy and is magnetic waves — especially in cases where the user is prone to electromagnetic sensitivity. In most cases, continued use of PEMF will correct this pain as wellness levels are improved. Sudden increases in circulation, which is generally a good thing, can lead to a surplus in oxygenation levels that could potentially cause stress. This too should pass with continued usage of the PEMF.

One last thing to note is that magnetic therapy can potentially lower blood pressure and the heart rate, which is cause for concern in the elderly or others with blood pressure issues and other similar problems. The use of magnetic therapy could cause fainting in instances where these users change positions abruptly.

In almost all of these instances, adverse effects can be reduced or eliminated by changing the intensity of the therapy or by decreasing the size of the treatment area. Most cases occur when the whole body is treated at the same time. If you focus the PEMF on a localized region, the chances of it bothering the body are minimized.

If you have any other concerns when it comes to PEMF therapy based on your specific conditions, consult your doctor before beginning.

 

EMFs

When it comes to gemstone therapy mats, PEMF systems, and other devices like them, the acronym EMF is always at the forefront of concern. This is true for HealthyLine; it is true for Richway Biomat, and it is true for any other similar company. People want to know what precautions their prospective products are taking to eliminate risk and maximize safety.

EMFs: What are they and why should I care?

EMF stands for electromagnetic field and they are very common. There are both good and bad EMFs. Good EMFs are natural occurring — these fields have a frequency and intensity the human body has evolved alongside. It is attuned to our biorhythm and is good for human wellness. Bad EMFs are typically manmade — these can come from microwaves, cell phones, MRI machines, and other kinds of standard electronic equipment. On a more severe scale, EMFs can include ultraviolet radiation and gamma rays.

This kind of radiation is what makes people worried when using a device that produces electrical currents. It is well-known that prolonged exposure to harmful EMFs can amount to serious wellness concerns as they interfere with our internal electrical systems.

Continuous exposure to EMFs can result in:

  • Troubles sleeping
  • Increased Anxiety
  • Brain Fog
  • Weakened Immune System
  • Dizziness
  • Increased risk of cancer

 

The Inframat Pro and EMFs

One of the most common questions HealthyLine gets is, “Do your mats have EMFs?” HealthyLine can confidently say that the answer is no. Every current product that we have in our inventory is the result of constantly working to improve upon older models — each time making them more efficient and safe for customers to use.

The Inframat Pro is an advanced and complex device. The most basic models still include 14 internal layers that each have their own functionality that adds to the device overall. Each newer model incorporates more sophisticated layers — the most current models have 21. There are layers that regulate the heat temperature, layers that maximize negative ion and FIR output, and there are layers that enhance the durability of the mat.

There are a few layers specifically implemented to eliminate all traces of harmful EMF emission.

  • First, the internal heating wires are coated with durable silicone that minimizes the amount of EMFs released. This coating dampens the EMFs effectively and will not wear out.
  • Second, a copper mesh lining rests above the heating wires. In a sense, the copper mesh catches, traps, and eliminates any EMFs that may get through the silicon coating.

These two safety precautions effectively safeguard the user from any possible occurrences of EMF emission. You can use your mat worry free and reap all the positive wellness benefits.

You can view a video of an EMF test being performed on one of our mats below:

 

You can also view a video that compares the EMF emission of the Inframat Pro and a common electrical heat blanket below:

 

Using your mat properly

In this final section, let’s talk about some proper procedural approaches to ensure that you are using your mat both efficiently and safely.

You should always use a cover:

HealthyLine highly recommends that prior to sessions on your mat, you cover the surface with a towel or sheet. The reason for this is to prevent any damage from sweat, spills, or unforeseen accidents. It can also double as a layer between you and the hot stone surface if you think the heat is too much for you. HealthyLine produces a series of cotton-padded covers specifically for this purpose. You can use something you have at home, but the HealthyLine pads are also designed to provide an extra layer of comfort if you think the surface is too firm for you. The most important thing to note is that you must always cover the mat in its entirety. Never cover it partially or you could cause the heat sensors to malfunction. This error can create burns on the mat that could potentially damage it.

Choosing a temperature:

The temperature you use your mat at is typically going to be different on a person to person basis. It all comes down to what you are comfortable with and personal preference. However, finding what works best for you can be a case of trial and error. To help you find your ideal setting faster, here are some suggested temperatures to start with:

  • Begin at 37 °C, the average temperature of the human body. Gradually adjust from there until you find a heat setting you are comfortable with
  • 35-40 °C (95-104 °F) for overnight use
  • 45-55 °C (113-131 °F) for 2 hours or more
  • 55-65 °C (131-149 °F) for 30-90 minute sessions
  • 65-70 °C (149-158 °F) for 30-60 minute sessions