When you receive your V-Mat, remove it from the brown satin carrying case which is provided for easy storage, protection and portability. Plug the device into the wall. Allow 10-20 minutes for the device to heat up. Place a towel or disposable paper over the device if you wish to protect the material. Lie back and allow the soothing far infra red light to ease away your cares. Recommended temperature setting depends personal preference. This is different for everyone. If it feels uncomfortably hot for you, reduce heat by twisting the dial. Not recommended to be left on all night. Use for 40 minutes before sleeping and switch off. The recommended exposure session is 40 minutes daily or as preferred. It is best to try various setting until you find one that is most comfortable for you. You will find instructions online
Do Not Use If you Have Silicone Implants Or Pacemaker
Please avoid usage if you have a pacemaker in place. Prosthetics are artificial devices that replace injured or diseased body parts. These devices can be worn on the outside of the body or surgically implanted. Prosthetics are made of a variety of materials and may serve a cosmetic or functional purpose, or both. If you have a prosthetic implant in your body including silicone implants or pacemaker, please check with your GP regarding its suitability to FIR.
Keep Hydrated and Do not apply creams or lotions during your treatment
Keep hydrated by drinking at least 1 pint of water before and after exposure to Far Infra Red Light Thermotherapy using the V-Mat Bio Amethyst Device. Lotions or creams may stain the V-Mat. It is best to avoid them as they will be removed by perspiration and may aggravate the skin.
Please Consult Your GP Regarding Safe Use of Your Medication With Far Infra Red Light Thermotherapy Those who are using the following medications should avoid exposure to Far Infra Red Light unless consent is offered by a physician in writing.
Steroids, corticocosteroids, diuretics, warfarin, aspirin,anti-histamines, barbiturates, and beta-blockers. Those who have been diagnosed with Addison's disease, lupus, MS, internal infections or are experiencing fever should avoid usage. A recent joint injury should not be exposed to Far Infra Red Light for the first 48 hours or until the swelling reduces. Menstrual flow may increase temporarily as exposure to far infra red light increases blood flow. Haemophiliacs and those with a diagnosed bleeding disorder should avoid usage. Some pain, dizziness and skin itchiness may occur. These are normally signs of detoxification. However, if pain or any symptoms appears to worsen, it is advisable to discontinue usage. If you have cancer or are under medical supervision from a doctor, please ask for their consent before using Far Infra Red Light Thermotherapy.
As with many treatments, it is recommended to avoid V-Mat Thermotherapy during pregnancy or breast feeding. Although exposure to far infra red light using the V-Mat Bio Amethyst Device may increase fertility by helping to remove the underlying conditions of toxification , poor circulation or low body temperature, it is not recommended to continue once pregnant.
It is advisable to cease all treatments for a number or weeks after surgery to allow wounds to heal. As the V-Mat increase circulatory blood flow it should not be used until all visible wounds are healed and stitches removed.