I have found the perfect mix of ancient China and modern L.A. bling, after a 30-minute session on our new Amethyst (as in gemstone!) Far Infrared mat.
F.I.R, as we’ll now call it, can come in the form of saunas, light therapy, and gemstone mats. The mat is the safest (and least sweaty) way to deliver the many benefits. I did a little research and found this:
“ Far-infrared rays produce the “warm energy” that exists in all living things and have powerful positive effects on human wellness. When combined with amethyst, its effects are even more significant. That’s because Amethyst, when heated, naturally emits negative ions. Negative ions are created naturally all around us every time a molecule breaks apart, typically due to sunlight, radiation, and moving air or water. Natural environments like the beach, the forest, and the mountains are abundant in negative ions. We often feel the effects of those negative ions immediately, by way of improved mood or increased energy after spending time in nature.”
It feels blissful. Imagine receiving acupuncture on the warm sand at the beach, but without the mess (or the sunscreen!)
Here’s how it works: the F.I.R temporarily creates a false fever in the body which stimulates the immune system to produce more white blood cells, antibodies, and a protein called interferon. (I know that my immune system can always use a boost.)
Just an increase of one or two degrees can produce very healing effects. Be sure to drink plenty of fluids to rehydrate afterward.
Your circulation is increased, stimulating natural detoxification, thus increasing your metabolism. The deeply penetrating heat soothes stressed muscles, reducing pain and inflammation. Sleep is improved, as well.
That’s good news! Everyone who has tried it says that they feel peaceful, light, and energized after the acupuncture sessions on the mat.
If you are a fan of the Korean spa and all of the interesting saunas offered there, such as the jade sauna and the salt room, this might be just the experience you’re seeking. Please note that these sessions must be reserved in advance so that we can heat the mat for you. Let us know when you’re ready!