Traditional heating mats have nothing like Tourmaline Biomat. Although roughly the same size as a regular heating pad, and although it heats your body like a heating pad, those things are about all a Mat and a heating pad have in common. Heating pads get hot using ceramic coils that can catch fire, whereas a Biomat also gets warm but heats your body from the inside out so it never gets hot enough to cause fire. Heating pads don't heal; they just radiate heat that alleviates pain. The Mat serves the same function but also gives your body infrared ray and negative ion therapies, something a heating pad could never do.
Tourmaline mats are made with a modern technology that provides thermotherapy, infrared ray treatment, a anion rich environment and the gem stone therapy via Gem Stone "Tourmaline". Heating pads just radiate warmth. Biomats use New technology Heating which reduces electrical consumption 60% or more as compared to other electrical mattresses. Heating pads use a metallic coil to produce heating which consumes more electricity, and possibly causes fire. Tourmanium Mats use a special function that emit negative ions and transform positive ions into negative ions in the human body, which then gives strength and energy to the human body and relieve pain. Heating pads generate no negative ions. The reason people feel refreshed near the ocean or deep within a forest is due to an abundance of negative ions. Negative ions form naturally from the earth and when water dissolves into its elements. Biomat consists of 220 original high quality tourmanium stones which emit far infrared rays along with plenty of negative ions. This Mat (TCD) device is easy to use by anyone. You can lay on it, sit on it and fold it on your body parts or joints to get the relief from all type of pains diseases.