Pekoe Wellness is now equipped with Biomats! Each treatment table boasts new equipment that we were approved to purchase using funds from the Great Streets Capitol Improvements Grant Program. So far patients have reported deeper relaxation during and after their treatments, some have reported compete resolution of an acute pain, and others have said they had a really good sleep that night. Most everyone reports that the experience is really neat, and we’re exited to report more benefits in the future!
Biomat Services Available at Pekoe:
1. The mat is already on your treatment table during your session. Your practitioner will discuss with you the ideal setting for your condition. Enjoy the enhanced treatment!
2. Some services allow you to add on an extra 15 minutes before or after your session for extra down time or a scheduled nap. Select Add-on service when booking your appointment. Some appointment slots do not allow for the extra time, and we apologize! Feel free to ask us at the front desk if you ever feel you would like some extra time on the mat and we’ll see what we can do.
3. You may schedule a stand alone session for either 30- or 50-minutes! Package discounts available.
Biomat Information in Depth
The Biomat is an FDA licensed medical device that combines state of the art Far Infrared light and Negative Ion technology with the healing power of Amethyst crystal.
Far-infrared or radiant heat (FIR) is part of the spectrum of frequencies/colors found in sunlight. It is a safe form of energy that heats objects by a process called direct light conversion. Radiant infrared heat warms the objects around it without affecting the temperature of the surrounding free air. All warm-blooded animals emit far infrared/radiant heat, a beneficial and essential form of energy that has the ability to penetrate, refract, radiate and reflect. The main source of IR radiation on earth is the sun. It emits 54% of its output as infrared (IR) radiation. Infrared radiation from our sun is further divided into near infrared, mid infrared and far infrared. (Two of the seventeen layers of this device protect against Electromagnetic wavelengths, so don’t fret.)
Far infrared heat is beneficial to people and their pets in many ways:
- FIR heat expands capillaries, stimulating increased blood flow, and aiding in regeneration, improved circulation and oxygenation.
- Far infrared heat speeds cellular metabolic rates by stimulating the activity of mitochondria, and triggering enzyme activity, therefore promoting the killing of many pathogens: bacteria, viruses, fungi and parasites. FIR energy strengthens the immune system by stimulating increased production of white blood cells (leukocytes) by the bone marrow and killer T-cells by the thymus gland.
- Far infrared heat promotes the rebuilding of injured tissue by having a positive effect on the fibroblasts (connective tissue cells necessary for repair) and it increases the growth of cells, DNA and protein synthesis necessary during tissue repair and regeneration.
- FIR energy relieves nervous tension. It reduces soreness in nerve endings and muscle spasms by heating the muscle fibers. It improves the balance of blood pressure, blood sugar, and nutrients in the cells, resulting in increased muscle strength, vitality and mental stability.
- Far Infrared heat strengthens the cardiovascular system by causing heart rate and cardiac output increases, and diastolic blood pressure decreases. NASA concluded in the 1980′s, that far infrared stimulation of cardiovascular function is the ideal way to maintain cardiovascular conditioning in astronauts involved in long space flights.
Enjoy more Science? Here’s a great study on the effects of the BioMat on stress reduction and reducing cortisol levels. Patients are reporting deep relaxation during treatments and really peaceful sleep that night.
Here’s a very interesting article from NIH about cancer cells and their intolerance to heat!
If you really look forward to your Biomat experience, or know someone who could benefit– ask us about options for owning your own! Different sizes and versions available (see price list!), from belt to travel size to Queen, or King bed!
Ready to order a Biomat for yourself or a loved one? Contact us at info(at)pekoedc.net
To Prepare for Your Biomat Treatment
*Make sure you’re drinking enough water the day of your treatment and plan to drink a lot the days following. The effects of the treatment can last a day or so after.
*Start with a 30 minute session and work up to the longer sessions. We do have package discounts available and we can discuss a safe treatment plan with you depending on your needs.
*Preferred clothing is loose, comfortable, natural clothing. You might sweat depending on the intensity level selected. Synthetic fibers can block some of the benefits of the treatment, and you want to get the most out of this.
*We do have some clean clothing to borrow if you forget. (Some items supplied by Lila Organics!! Delicious, comfy organic clothing for men and women.)
*Use the bathroom before your treatment. There will be robes provided if you need to leave the table during your session so you don’t get chilled.
*Please read the FAQ and Cautions & Contradictions listed above before your appointment. You might be quizzed, and you will be asked to sign a consent to treat for this special service!
Please feel free to ask sensible non-google-able questions, and we’ll add them to this page.