New wellness product alert!
We have been on the wait list for this one for months and couldn’t be more excited to receive the new PEMF mat by HigherDOSE. For those who don’t know, we’ve already had the Infrared Sauna blanket for over a year now and love to turn to it when we’re super achy with muscle and joint pain for some quick relief, or if we’re just in the mood for a good sweat sesh – the PEMF mat is something totally different.
We’ve pretty new to the concept of PEMF but I was recently reading about the technology (because reading about all things wellness is my favorite way to realize I just killed half a day ) and was instantly intrigued. The claims of what it can do are insanely impressive. The extensive list of really impressive potential health benefits for… sitting on a comfy mat and relaxing? Okay I need to try this….
Since we haven’t had the mat for very long, we can’t speak to the results yet, so this is more of an informative post about the technology of the mat and it’s potential benefits.
Okay okay, so what exactly is PEMF?
PEMF (pulsed electro-magnetic field) is a pretty amazing form of technology. Basically it sends low frequency, short bursts of waves of mild electrical magnetic current into your body which can aid healing at a deep level. (NOT the same type of electromagnetic waves in x-rays of course!) The magnetic field speeds up the ions in your tissues and this gets a variety of actions moving, chemical and mechanical. This actually works at a cellular level and all you have to do is relax and be. We understand that PEMF can also slow or stop the release of pain and inflammatory mediators which would be a game changer for us.
The mat also comes with the option of combining the PEMF technology with infrared heat which makes it even more appealing. Unlike the Infrared Sauna blanket, whose purpose is to make you sweat by infrared heat, the mat has a lower key approach to warming you up. It’s designed to be used frequently and for long periods of time, without working your cardiovascular system. And you’re not encased with the heat like the sauna blanket; you’re just laying or sitting or stretching or even sleeping on it.
The mat also utilizes negative ion therapy as it comes with a thick layer of 100% natural purple amethyst crystals in mesh fabric tubes across the entire mat, which are added in order for the treatment to be as grounding and healing as possible.
What are the potential benefits of PEMF?
- Increases Metabolism
- Increases Energy Storage
- Enhances Athletic Recovery
- Increases Cellular Elasticity
- Reduces and Eliminates Pain
- Increases Blood Circulation
- Increases Cellular Permeability
- Anti-Aging Effects & Better Sleep
- Increased Immune System Function
- Stimulates Cellular Replication
- Faster Healing & Stronger Bones
- Reduced joint pain and discomfort
- Provides support for the nervous system
- Supports healthy bone, joint, and cartilage function
- Can help alleviate symptoms of depression
Unlike the infrared sauna blanket, you don’t have to wear any special clothes while using this mat. I did read that when you start using it, you can experience the same mild detox symptoms you can get after a massage or cleanse or anything that gets stagnant things moving! Even if it doesn’t feel pleasant, that’s still technically good news. I know it sounds wild that seemingly non existent pulses can result in a range of health benefits, but this isn’t new technology. PEMF has been around for a while and it was originally used by NASA to maintain the health of astronauts in orbit! I plan to use the mat daily as it literally couldn’t be any easier. Something that’s helping my body while I sit or lay on it sounds beyond dreamy…… I will keep you posted with my honest thoughts!