The name “tourmaline” is used for several different but related minerals that come in rich and varied colors. Tourmalines are piezoelectric—when they are heated, they produce an electrical potential (different electrical charges at opposite ends). They also emit FIR (far infrared) radiation and negative ions, effects that increase when heat is applied.
What are the effects of tourmaline?
As a healing stone, tourmaline is said to reduce intestinal and skin problems, support the exchange of oxygen in the blood, improve circulation, and help with diseases of the liver, skin, and autonomic nervous system. It is thought to improve the immune, endocrine, and lymphatic systems, heal insomnia, and stimulate regeneration throughout the body. Brown tourmaline is reputed to be an excellent grounding stone, aligning and protecting the etheric body. It is said to encourage community spirit and social commitment, heal dysfunctional relationships, and increase empathy and creativity.
How is tourmaline used in the mats?
Our tourmaline is a ceramic tourmaline, a special mixture of tourmaline powder, ceramic, and earth elements rich in negative ions. The ions in our tourmaline have been measured at a healthy 700-1500 negative ions per square centimeter.