There has been a lot of interest in the use of amethyst, jade, and tourmaline stones impregnated into pads for the relief of pain as well for the treatment of other physical ailments.
The Healthy Line Company has created a combination amethyst, jade, and tourmaline heating pad that can ease muscle tension and provide other healthful benefits to the body.
It is called the Healthy Line Natural Amethyst, Jade, Tourmaline Stones Negative Ions/FIR/Far Infrared/Heat and Energy Therapy Healing Pad. In this article we take a closer look at this mat.
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Natural Amethyst Jade Pad Review
Model: Natural Amethyst Jade Pad
3 Key Features:
- You can lie on the pad (most less expensive heating pads you can not)
- Included is methyst, jade, and tourmaline stones that provide far infrared heat
- Many health benefits
Size: 72″ x 24″
Some of the positive benefits listed on the website are based on Asian medicine and can’t be verified through Western medical research.
It is said to relax the body and soothe the nervous system.
It treats several different kinds of blood diseases and increases metabolism so you have the possibility of being able to lose weight. The pad also has anti-fungal and anti-bacterial functions that rejuvenate the skin and soft tissue.
Who Should Use this Pad?
The pad can be used by anyone with aches and pains or anyone with health conditions made better through the use of negative ions and far infrared ray heat.
Far infrared ray heat is a type of heating that is supposed to deeply penetrate the skin, allowing for relief of deep muscle spasm. It is supposed to be better than a regular heating pad, which only heats up the skin above the muscles.
It is the jade in the pad that holds the far infrared heat and puts it into your tissues. There are thirty natural jade stones in the pad scattered beneath a thin mesh.
Who should not use the pad?
The Natural Amethyst Jade Padhas an adjustable heat controller that goes up to 160 degrees Fahrenheit. Women who are pregnant or those who cannot tolerate the highest heat setting should use the pad carefully or not at all.
Fortunately, the natural pad has lower heat settings that are more comfortable for a lot of people and can be used in pregnant women as long as they don’t use the pad on their pregnant belly.
What Is the Natural Amethyst Jade Pad Like?
The pad is heavy with crystals in it—about 18 pounds. This means it may be better to lie on the pad rather than putting your extremity or body underneath the pad. It is 72 inches by 24 inches so it extends from the top of your head to the tips of your toes and is about the average width of the body.
It is said to be fairly soft to lie on and can be used on the bed or couch as long as there is a nearby electrical supply to heat the stones up.
The pad is made of about 12-16 layers that keep the stones from shifting inside the mesh.
The amethyst and tourmaline crystals give off negative ions, which are designed to be healing for the cells of the body. The exact mechanism of how this works is unclear and there aren’t any research studies indicating that there are health benefits from receiving negative ions.
The controller has an LED display so you can set the temperature to whatever level is most comfortable for you. The company discourages you from turning the temperature on its highest setting for very long because this can be too hot for the body.
Lower settings are available and can be used for longer periods of time without difficulty.
The Natural Amethyst Jade Pad comes with a full USA warranty even though the pad is made in China. The warranty is offered by the Health Line Company that will replace any parts of the pad or the pad itself should it fail to work properly.
The warranty period is one year. It is considered to be an extremely high quality pad so it is likely that it won’t break during that time.
Features of the Natural Amethyst Jade Pad
The pad has the highest level of negative ions in it. A level of over 1500 is available on the tourmaline ceramic tiles and a level of 700 is available on the jade and amethyst crystals.
The FIR heat level depends on how hot you set the heating pad but the range is from 8-14 um.
While it heats up to 160 degrees Fahrenheit at its highest level, it is not recommended to lie directly on the pad at this level. Try using a towel or blanket between your body and the hot stones if you are using the highest heat level.
The high heat level can be concerning so the company has a warning that those who are pregnant, have heart disease, or blood diseases should talk to their doctor before using this form of therapy.
Indications for the Pad
The company that makes the Natural Amethyst Jade Pad lists several indications for the use of the pad.
These include helping those with heart disease, fatigue, inability to sleep, a poor immune system, infections, cancer, muscle pain, and soft tissue pain.
It provides heat therapy for neck and back pain, where the far infrared ray (FIR) heat can go deep into the tissues to relieve muscle spasm and aching pain.
The other indications listed for the pad include the treatment of stress, anxiety, bladder conditions, arthritis, cardiovascular conditions, and joint pain.
It is said to improve the circulation of the blood and improves the immune system, curing disease, and healing illness faster. It is also said to provide massage therapy when lying upon the pad.
Good to Know
According to the company that makes the Natural Amethyst Jade Pad, the actual product information may contain more or different information than is shown on the website for the pad.
Don’t rely on the information given in the website as it may be incomplete. The package labelling contains the directions for using the pad and will tell you more about how the pad works in terms of its negative ion and far infrared ray uses.
They advise that if you have certain blood diseases, heart disease or are pregnant, you speak to your doctor before investing in the pad. Most people, however, will have no problems using the pad and can safely use it as directed.