Biomat 7000 mx Review – 8 Criteria to Consider Before Purchase

Healing Properties
3 Therapies 60%
Ease of Use
Some Information/ Instructions 80%
Warranty
7 Day Trial Period 40%
Starting Price
$1695 40%

Total Rating

  • Includes Far Infrared Heat, Crystal and Negative Ion Therapies
  • 7 Day Trial Period (Money Back Guarantee. 3 Year Manufacturer Warranty on Mat From Richway
2.3/5

Featured in our Best Far Infrared Mat Reviews, Biomat is perhaps the most famous healing mat in the world. Established in 1997 Biomat is owned by Richway who own other health related products such as the Alkal-Life Water Ionizer, Bio-belts, Detoxi Salt and more. In this article we review the Biomat 7000mx mat.

The Amethyst Biomat 7000mx is the most popular line in the Richway Biomat family and has been the benchmark for healing mat companies for many years. It was also one of the first crystal mats that has research and development that is NASA approved. It has also has been the subject of several research studies for Evaluating Thermotherapy , Effects of Repeated Thermal Therapy for Patients with Chronic Pain, Biomat Skin Temperature Test Protocol and Far Infrared Radiation and its biological effects and medical applications.

What is a Biomat and Who is the Biomat 7000mx for?

The Biomat 7000mx crystal mat can be used for personal use or professional use if you have a health practice. It is ideal for people who have a pain point or pain points throughout their body. Common uses for the Infrared Biomat are:

biomat 7000mx review

  • For muscle pain
  • Muscle spasms
  • Stiffness and joint pain
  • Various different strains
  • Arthritis and associated joint pain
  • Muscular back pain
  • Muscle Relaxation
  • Increased Blood Circulation

There are also claims from practitioners that they have found it has helped with their patients stress, improves sleeping patterns and reduces inflammation.

For what you get the Biomat is a decent product but unfortunately it’s MLM (Multi Level Marketing) business structure inflates its price. That is that it uses direct sales strategies to encourage their existing distributors to recruit new distributors by paying the existing distributors a percentage of their recruits sales

Where it Rates

While the Biomat crystal healing mat did make it into the Top Far Infrared Mats, it is no longer the best product nor does it even have the best price. If you look at the table you can see that both the Healthy Wave Mat and Erearda Mat have eclipsed the Biomat in all of our categories.

Far Infrared Mat Healing Properties Ease of Use Warranty Starting Price Total Rating
Healthy Wave Mat 5 Healing Properties




5 Points
Very Clear Instructions




5 Points
-45 day trial satisfaction guarantee
-1 Year Warranty (Optional 5)

4 Points
Starts at $680.00




5 Points
Healthy Wave Mat Full Review



9.5/10
Ereada Mat 5 Healing Properties




5 Points
Clear Information and Instructions




5 Points
-30 Day Money Back Guarantee
-1 Year Warranty



3 Points
$990.00





4 Points
Ereada Compact Pro Mat Full Review


8.5/10
Biomat 7000mx 3 Healing Properties


3 Points
Clear with Instructions


4 Points
-7 Day Full Return Policy
-3 Year Warranty

2 Points
$1695.00



2 Points
Biomat Full Review


5.5/10
 

Healing Properties: The Amethyst Biomat only features three healing properties compared to the 5 done by Healthy Wave and Ereada.  What the Biomat therapy is missing is the fact that it has not come up with PEMF technology and Photon Light Therapy. The three healing properties that this amethyst mat does have is not as impressive as the top pick. Healthy Wave Pro Mat Includes more Crystal Therapy varieties to choose from.

Ease of Use: Biomat does include an ample amount of instruction but lacks the full depth information done compared to the other top mats.  In a few pages Biomat repeats itself with the same benefits worded in different variations. What I did like though is the fact that it linked to Peer Reviewed research done by doctors and it shows it’s Safety test reports which means that it had some criteria it needed to pass before the product could be sold to the general public.

Warranty: The 3 year warranty on manufacturing is among the best but it’s 7 day return policy is exceedingly harsh in our opinion. Most  companies have at least a 30 day money back guarantee so that the customer has time to acclimate to their product. How the Mat affects the person depends on each individual’s unique reaction to the mat.  For some people the pain relief is instant while others it takes weeks to start feeling a difference. In our mind they are not doing themselves much benefit with such a short money back period.

Starting Price: This is where biomat lost the majority of its points simply because there are better mats out there at a better price! Take the #1 rated mat and it’s starting price is $1015 cheaper! As mentioned above in detail the inflated price is due to the fact that they have to pay their distributors a handsome price for referrals. As a result they have to charge the paying customer more money. This may have been a great model from them 10 years ago, while being one of the first movers but now they have a lot of competition in that space that offer better products at a much more reasonable price.

How it Works: Do Biomats Really Work?

 

Far Infrared Heat Therapy

Far Infrared Heat Therapy is made possible by heating up of the amethyst and tourmaline crystals in the 7000mx and produce FIR wave lengths of 6.5-12 microns which penetrated the mid to upper range of the body.

In this particular scenario the biomat does not have the best Far Infrared Heat Therapy because it uses a maxium of two different healing stones. It is loosing out on potentially high negative ion conductors like Jade which produces negative ions both when heated (1,500) and not heated. Mats like Healthy Wave use four different types of crystal therapy to deeply penetrate the body through multiple layers that go further than the biomat.

Negative Ion Therapy

neg ions

The negative ions produced from the biomat 7000mx are a by product from the Far Infrared Rays. The Far Infrared rays are produced by tourmaline and amethyst to a lesser degree. In the past biomat used to have alternating rows of tourmaline and amethyst but not Biomat uses a TOCA layer. TOCA (Tourmaline Catch Power) layer is made of an ionized fabric layer and uses powered tourmaline. How much of an effect this had made on the negative ion count remains to be seen. One would draw the conclusion that there is not as much tourmaline in the newer models than the older models as the newer models use the layer of ionised fabric WITH tourmaline. Tourmaline is the most conductive stone the produces the most negative ions.

Crystal Therapy

crystal therapy

Other mats such as the Healthy Wave Mat give you the ability to get all four crystal therapy stones or the ability to choose ones you want included in your mat.The Biomat uses a combination of two different types of crystals. The Biomat 7000mx relies on amethyst and tourmaline crystals for these two types of therapies to come to fruition. Other Biomat models only have amethyst in them so be wary which mat contains which crystals. The Biomat 7000mx (now called the Amethyst Biomat Profesional) features 17.63 lbs of amethyst with each stone bring aproximatly 5-12 mm in length.

My Amethyst Biomat 7000 MX Review

I pressed a little bit about what I thought on the Biomat vs Healthy Wave mat but I’ll go into more detail about what I thought after trying the Biomat 7000 mx.

I found the amethyst Biomat Benefits less effective than the Healthy Wave Mat in strict terms of healing capability. When trying both mats I tested them both for a half hour period at a medium temperature setting. In these cases I used it right after I played some pick up hockey. Often times coming back from the rink my back gets sore because I make stretching movements to retrieve the puck I would not otherwise make. This would trigger deep pain in my lower back that I would normally have to kknead out with a message ball.

The Biomat 7000mx was comfortable to lay on and it did give me temporary relief of back pain for the first few hours. Unfortunately my back pain would start nagging me after that first hour had passed. Compared to the Healthy Wave Pro Mats that had two more different kinds of crystals (Jade an Obsidian). This madeNegative Ion, Far Infrared and crystal therapy more effective., Healthy Wave also gave me two other therapy options found in PEMF and Photon Light Therapy.

I did some research and I found out that some of the crystals that are missing from the biomat are actually some of the bigger negative ion conductors. Jade is able to produce more negative ions in both heated and non heated environments.

In terms of the controller I actually liked Biomats setup as the controller looks more modern and is in a tablet form which I found was a nice touch. I had no problems with it and thought it was user friendly but I have heard other people have problems with it saying it either did not work or it was glitchy. You will have one year to replace this controller otherwise you have to pay $270 if it is outside the warranty period.

The biggest issue that I underlined is that the Biomat runs on the multi-level marketing model which means that the price is jacked up for the customer. Compare the Biomat 7000mx price of $1695 to The Introductory Healthy Wave price of under $700 for the same types of therapies.

Biomat Sizes

Besides the Biomat 7000mx there are a range of 5 different sizes you can choose from (Excluding the Biobelt)

biomat

The Professional Biomat (7000mx)

This is the full length mat that is the best biomat out of all the biomat products. Because of it’s size you get more negative ions and the benefits from far infrared heat.

Specifications:  28” x 74” x 1” – $1,695

Amethyst King Biomat:

An outdated Biomat that includes mostly amethyst Crystal composition

Specifications: 70.87 x 78″ x 1″ – $4,000

Amethyst Queen Biomat:

An outdated Biomat that includes mostly amethyst Crystal composition

Specifications: 55.12”  x 78″ x 1″ – $3,500

Amethyst Single Biomat:

An outdated Biomat that includes mostly amethyst Crystal composition

Specifications: 39.37”  x 78″ x 1″ – $2,600

Amethyst and Tourmaline Mini Biomat

Specifications: Size 33″ x 17″

Amethyst Weight: 2.4 lb / 1.2 kg

Tourmaline Weight: 2.2 lb / 1.0 kg

Total Weight: 8.2 lb / 3.8 kg

The Mat and Controller

mat layers
Photo by: http://www.bio-mat.com/layers.htm

Biomat 7000mx comprises of 17 layers of construction and weighs 11.11 kg/ 24.49 lbs. The most important layer in the mat is amethyst layer which is the majority of the weight of The mat at 8 kg/ 17.63 lbs and 5- 12 mm of thickness throughout the biomat.  It’s temperature ranges from 35- 70 C / 95- 158 C

The Controller

I will say that the Biomat has the most advanced looking controller of the healing mats and has the following features on it. It features a full screen indicator which is easy to read and interpret.

EMF Interception Light: Indicator lights up to show the active reduction of electromagnetic waves

FIR Indicator: indicates when Far Infrared Heat Therapy is being implemented, the light comes on when you first set the temperature and turns off when the temperature is reached. From there an EDN light will begin to flash

Alarm Light: A light will flash if there is any malfunction within the device, often times it is connection related.

Other lights include the Temperature Indicator, Temp up, Temp Down and the Power Switch

Certifications

The main Certifications that matter is ones that are certified by the FDA.  The FDA is the go to governing body when it comes to medical devices for consumers, patients health professionals and scientists.

There are two different types of forms that you can fill out for the FDA. “ Certified by FDA” and Approved by FDA.  Certified by FDA requires minimal testing and all that is really needed to to have a form filled out called a 510 (K) Class online form. “Approved by FDA” a product and medical device must go through rigorous testing. This is for higher risk products that is not entirely necessary for something like healing mats.

Where things become interesting is that the 510 (K) form is for an older product, not the 7000mx which is their flagship product. What they have done though, is they made a EMF and EMC Saftey Saftey Test Report.

Warrany and Guarantees

Biomats return policy is not very good compared to the Top Rated Mat, it even more confusing by the fact that it’s tiered. Here it is in full:

RETURN INQUIRY FALLS WITHIN QUALIFIES FOR

0-7 days from date of delivery 100% refund*

8-14 days from date of delivery 70% refund*

15-30 days from date of delivery 50% refund*

31+ days from date of delivery no refund*

In my humble opinion 7 days for a 100% refund is harsh, especially if it take some time to start feeling the Mat work. The 7 Day 100% Money Back guarantee falls behind all of the mats that all have at LEAST a 30 day guarantee.  There is however, a 3 year warranty on defective materials which is the best offered of the other reviewed healing mats.

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