How does one choose which MediCrystal Mat to buy? What should one take into consideration?
- Which healing stone or combination is preferred.
Though all gems and ceramics generate FIR penetrative heat and ions, different stones have some special wavelengths.
Amethyst is the main and most valuable healing crystal. It is believed that the main advantage of amethyst over jade, tourmaline, and other stones is its ability when heated, to emit infrared rays in isolated diapasons, very compatible with the human body and with higher so-called bio-resonant properties, inducing energy vibration within the cells. The wavelength range of amethyst rays is 5-14 microns with 2 peaks around 6.7 and 12 microns.
Reiki and stone therapy experts see some other differences between different gems’ healing powers.
For example, tourmaline is pyroelectric and piezoelectric; it produces many more negative ions upon heat or pressure distortion.
Jade, bian, agate, garnet, other stones are believed to have special properties that may be useful for some conditions or purposes. I know that some customers experience great calming effects, sleep much better, and even get relief from migraines while sleeping on the non-powered amethyst pillow, using the natural heat of one’s head to warm the crystals. Other customers do not feel the same benefits even from the pure amethyst mats and prefer those with added jade or tourmaline. While amethyst is considered the main and is included in all mats, some customers prefer mats with different or mixed stones.
- If extra functions (Photon Red Light, PEMF) are necessary.
While the combining of functions can be great, the more systems integrated, the higher the probability of fault or shorter product life. We do our best to make the highest quality products, but these multifunctional mats are quite new and do not have as long a history of use, experience, and background as the classic FIR amethyst mats.
On the other hand, even if one of these functions stops working, you could still use the mat in its simple FIR heating mode the same as you would use the classic one. One should note that the classic mats without the extra functions may have a longer warranty.
- If the mat is to be mainly used for sleeping or therapy.
The classic mats without extra functions may be a better choice if both FIR crystal rays therapy and sleeping on low heat modes or an unpowered mat (during the summer) are anticipated. While the multifunctional mats provide more effects in short therapy sessions, they are less durable for sleeping on as they have more tiny parts inside, and it is not recommended to move around on them.
The mats with the ‘triangle’ design, V-mats, and those covered with suede or leather are softer than the mats with mesh fabric covering the tubes with crystals. The mats with disk shape stones affixed with mesh fabric have different reviews. Of course, you can adjust the hardness by putting some layers of pads, protectors (including those included with the mat), towels, or sheets on the mat. You can remove them one-by-one as the body gets used to the crystals’ pressure. But if you need the acupressure (similar to acupuncture) effects, the harder mats would work better. This is more relevant in the beginning. After a while, the body adapts to the pressure, and you do not feel the mat so much.
- Color and design.
You can choose that type of mat which is more appealing. You know how when we look at gems, we rely on our hearts to tell us which looks better. Some people like green stones; others feel better with purple.. it may be an inner subconscious feeling of what would work better, so it is great to choose.
- Size of the mat.
The Mini mats and belts (micro pads) are great for localized use when you need to apply healing crystal rays to some area of your body (back or legs most frequently) without causing the whole body to undergo hyperthermia. Of course, the Mini mat can still be used for high heat detox sessions with sweating, but it takes more time to influence the body in this way.
The Pro size is better for whole-body hyperthermia and is also a choice of professionals as it fits on a standard massage table.
The Midsize or Compact Pro (24 by 59 inch) is somewhere in the middle and works fine for people of regular body size.
All mats can be used for sleeping, but the Single or Double sizes work the best. Some customers use the Mini mat as a cover while laying on a bigger mat to be “sandwiched” between the two to achieve a higher degree of hyperthermia. Extra care and medical professional supervision may be recommended for such intensive sessions and detox procedures on high heat levels.
Most of our amethyst mats are not flexible; they are stiff and hard because of a high-density compressed cotton layer in the bottom of the mat, which insulates it and directs the heat upwards. This layer also protects the electronics inside the mat. If the mat has Photon or PEMF functions, it will be thicker and harder. In general, all mats are recommended to be used on a flat surface like a mattress, massage table, or even the floor.
The “softest” among the mats is the amethyst tourmaline Mini V-Mat.
But we also have completely flexible MediCrystal pads. They are thin and completely bendable. So, if you are going to use the mat on a chair or recliner, you should consider that most of the mats cannot be heated when bent or folded and therefore should be used flat.
You can bend almost all classic mini mats up to 90 degrees, but it is better to use MediCrystal Chair mats.