The Far Infrared Heat mat with Amethyst and Tourmaline Crystals from Charmed FIR Mats is a heating pad with many health benefits. If you suffer from aches and pains, this natural stone mat could possibly give you the pain relief you are looking for.

This amethyst and tourmaline mat have the benefit of providing you with far infrared ray heat that goes deep into muscles to improve blood circulation, relieve muscle spasm, relieve pain and help with healing.

I’ve tried a lot of different natural stone mats, so when the owner from Charmed FIR Mats offered to send me a heating mat to try out I happily accepted.

I’ve tried the mini FIR far infrared ray heat mat now for a couple of weeks, and below I share my thoughts on the mat.


Far Infrared Rays with Amethyst and Tourmaline Crystal Radiant Heat Therapy Pad Review

3 Key Features: 

  • This pad you can lay on. Most cheaper versions do not recommend you do that.
  • Includes all natural crystals, which create negative ions.
  • The stones also emit FIR far infrared rays.

From: Charmed FIR Mats

Size: 31 x 20 inches

Stones Included: Amethyst and Tourmaline

FDA Certified: Yes

Dry or Moist Heat: Dry heat


Why Use Natural Stones in a Heating Pad?

This heating pad uses natural stones, tourmaline and amethyst to deliver the heat. The mat includes about 6 1/2 pounds of stone.

The reason to use natural stone to deliver heat is that they naturally come with many health benefits when adding the heat the health benefits are increased.

Amethyst – has been known for having healing and calming effects. It has been said to be used for emotional issues, insomnia, increased blood circulation, help to detoxify the body and fight bacteria.

Tourmaline – has been said to promote healthy mood, improve circulation, support weight loss, help detoxify the body and reduce water retention.

Both of these stones emit FIR far infrared rays and negative ions. Why does that benefit us?

FIR far infrared ray heat – this kind of heat does not only heat the surface of your skin, it penetrates deeper into your body and can there for “work” at a deeper level.

Negative ions – negative ions are created naturally in nature, think of the calm after a storm, how everything seems still and pure, that’s the negative ions working. It will clear the air around us from bacteria, viruses, dust, pollen and more.


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Let’s UnBox

What is actually included in the package when you get your Charmed FIR mat?

  • The Charmed FIR Mat
  • The Controller
  • Carrying Case
  • Information and Owners Manual


How to Use the Amethyst and Tourmaline Crystal Radiant Heat Pad

This Far infrared mat is simple to use.  You simply plug the cord into the mat, make sure it’s tight it can be a little tricky to push in. Plug the mat it into your outlet, you are now ready to turn the mat on and start using it. You can either lay on the mat or place it on your back, although it contains the natural stones it’s comfortable to lay on. It can also be used on other parts of your body.

The Controller

This controller is very easy to use. You have pretty much two settings, heat settings, and time duration. Turn the mat on by pushing the on/off button then turn the dial to wanted heat setting. You have the option to set the heat up to 70 degrees Celsius, 158 degrees Fahrenheit.

The idea behind the controller is to set a heat level that is warm enough to relieve muscle aches and spasm but not so hot that you’ll sweat.

This product provides dry heat and moisture should not be applied to it.  The use of moist or dry heat is a matter of personal preference.

Time Duration with Auto-Off Feature

The device has an auto-off feature, that you can set from 1 to 12 hours. Simply push the timer button to the wanted time duration. The long time duration option of 12 hours means that the pad can be used during sleep if you do, make sure it’s at a low-temperature setting. The makers of the product feel that it is perfectly acceptable to sleep on it the entire night for the maximum in relief, make sure you read the instructions for use at night though.

Many sports medicine doctors feel that heat should be applied for no longer than 30-60 minutes at a time so you should ask your doctor whether or not you should use the heat for longer periods of time.

The Cover

The cover is yellow/tan in color and made from a soft polyester/cotton blend.  The second layer is a waterproofed fabric. The cover has a unique waffle design that makes it comfortable to lay on.

The soft cover also makes the mat somewhat flexible. It is possible to wrap it around a large limb like your knee.

It is not washable, but you can place a towel on top of the heating pad when using it to protect the cover.

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Tech Specs of the Amethyst Crystal Radiant Heat Pad

Size: The mat is 31 inches by 20 inches by  1 inch in depth—plenty large to encompass your whole back if that’s what is hurting and yet compact enough to be used just on your shoulders or neck.

If you are looking for a full-body mat they also offer that, which I must say I personally prefer.

Weight: It weighs about 8.5 pounds which make it a better choice to lay upon rather than have it placed on you. The natural stones make the mat heavy compared to the electric heating pad options.

EMF block: Yes, EMF block is included.

FDA Certificate: Yes the # is WZCTC706-20141008.


What Does the Heating Pad Do?

This heating pad provides you with the best kind of heat possible—far infrared heat, which goes deep into the body, approximately 4 to 6 inches.

This makes it ideal for back pain in which the muscle aches and spasms tend to be deep.  The heat is designed to relieve muscle spasm, which is the source of back pain in many people.

This FIR amethyst and tourmaline mat can also help with:

  • Improved blood circulation
  • Improve immune system
  • Pain relief
  • Getting rid of stiffness
  • Reduce stress
  • Help your body and mind relax


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My Experience Using the Heating Mat

Sitting in front of the computer long hours of the day, I get shoulder pains and some back pain. My right shoulder get’s achy and stiff but using a natural stone mat like this one from Charmed FIR mats help loosen up the muscles and give me relief.

I can definitely feel how the heat penetrates deeper into my muscles compared to when I was using an electric heating pad where I felt only my skin got warm.

Another great benefit from using a tourmaline and amethyst mat is that I feel relaxed, not only my body but my mind as well, it puts me in a relaxed and positive mood using it. Sometimes I just simply relax quietly, sometimes I listen to active meditation. Puts me in a great mood!

Another thing I noticed is that my immune system seems better. The kids are back to school and they usually bring home a few colds in the beginning of the year…

I guess the real test will be when the fall/winter viruses and bacteria are spread, will my immune system be better suited fighting those off after using a natural stone mat? We’ll see, I will keep you updated.


Medium Size Mat or Full Body Mat?

This heat pad is a medium size mat, it will cover my back.

I have tried many of the other full body natural stone mats and I must say I prefer a full mat that I can lay on, one that covers my whole body.

Charmed FIR mats do have a full body version mat so if you are like me and prefer the full-length mat I would see if that’s possible for you.


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Pros and Cons


  • You can lay on it.
  • It provides far infrared ray heat, which is good for deep muscle pain.
  • The mat emits negative ions.
  • Well made mat.
  • Comfortable.


  • It`s a little bit more expensive than a “regular” electric heating pad.


Customer Support and Warranty

The customer support for this device is good, with the promise that someone will respond to your request for help within 24 hours, seven days a week.

It comes with a 2-year warranty and has replaceable parts in case something doesn’t work.




Final Thoughts

The Mini Far Infrared with Amethyst Tourmaline Crystal Radiant Heat mat is a great device for those with pain or muscle spasm, who would benefit from far infrared ray heat. The negative ion benefits are many as well.

Talk to your doctor about the benefits of far infrared ray heat and see whether or not it would be beneficial for your aches and pains. If you are looking for a small natural stone mat, this Charmed Far infrared amethyst tourmaline crystal mat could be a great choice for you!

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