What is jade?


The term “jade” may refer to either of two metamorphic rocks made of different silicate minerals, nephrite and jadeite. Nephrite is somewhat softer, but less likely to break. East Asians have valued jade for centuries.




What are the benefits of jade?

In Chinese culture, jade was believed to protect the kidney, heart, larynx, liver, spleen, thymus, and thyroid, and generally to strengthen the body. It was also thought to be cooling. This may be why jade pads are very popular in Asian countries.


As a healing stone, jade is believed to radiate positive energies. When a jade pad is used without electricity in the summertime, its coolness soothes and relaxes. Because of its composition, it can help to relieve magnesium deficiency as well.



How does a jade mat work?

Jade and other elements (such as tourmaline, germanium, or ceramics) are heated to emit FIR (far infrared) rays that penetrate the body at a depth of 5.5-6 inches. This produces benefits from the skin to the deeper areas of the body. Jade is an efficient absorber of natural infrared heat and passes it along to the body gently and smoothly.


Heated jade also emits negative ions, which help to counteract electromagnetic radiation put out by electronic devices such as computers, cell phones, and microwaves. Since negative ionization happens quickly with jade pads, twenty to thirty minutes may be enough to produce results.



What are the benefits of a jade mat?

Jade mats can soothe pains, such as those from backaches, headaches, arthritis, or stiff joints. They relax muscles, relieve stress, improve blood circulation and flexibility, help lower high blood pressure, and relax the intestines. Flexible jade pads can be molded to areas of discomfort. Because they provide a cozy, comfortable feeling, they are excellent for recuperation from chills or the flu and for relieving joint pain from arthritis or rheumatism. Jade mats provide the best balance of value and performance.