Healthy Wave Mat Review

This Healthy Wave Mat Review includes my special infrared mat and PEMF mat evaluation criteria and digs in to the PEMF therapy, infrared therapy, red light therapy, and the warranty, guarantee, certifications and pricing.

We also show you a list of PEMF research studies we found on Pubmed which the Healthy Wave Mat’s PEMF can closely replicate.

We found the Healthy Wave Pro PEMF mat to be the best PEMF mat back in 2019, however since then it has slipped to #2 behind its “younger sibling” the Healthy Wave Pro Multi-Wave PEMF Mat when it comes to PEMF therapy.

This is mostly because the Multi-Wave PEMF mat can closely replicate even more PEMF research studies than the Healthy Wave Pro PEMF mat can.

Both can only be found on the  Healthy Wave Mat website.

For the purposes of this review we’ll be considering the full sized Healthy Wave Mat PRO PEMF Amethyst Far Infrared Mat

Although the Multi-Wave mat is now the better choice for PEMF mats, for infrared mats in a competitive price range, the Healthy Wave PRO mat is still number 1.

Full Sized Pro PEMF Mat

Note that: in the above photo the pillow pictured is sold separately, it’s the Healthy Wave 5 Therapy Infrared, PEMF, Red light Therapy Pillow

If however you’re only interested in infrared therapy and aren’t interested in PEMF I would recommend checking out the Healthy Wave Soft Flexible Infrared Mat.

Table of Contents

Healthy Wave Mat Summary

The main defining feature of this Pro PEMF mat model is that it incorporates not only far infrared heat therapy but a full set of therapies including,

  • PEMF (pulsed electromagnetic field) therapy
    • selectable 1-30Hz frequency options
  • Far Infrared Therapy
  • Red Light Therapy, and
  • Negative Ion Therapy

As mentioned, this Pro model is now ranked second to its newer counterpart ranked as best PEMF mat for 2022, the Healthy Wave Pro Multi-Wave PEMF Mat.

Therapies

  • 1-30Hz frequency selections
  • Includes Schumann Resonance at 8Hz
  • Bi-phasic bursts of PEMF

Crystals

Scores

Price Range
• $109 – $2,495

Return Policy
• 90 Day Full

Warranty
• Mat – 1.25 Year Full & 5 Year Limited
• Controller – 5 Year

Sizes Available
• 7 Options

The Pro PEMF mat uses a combination of all 3 primary healing crystals, amethyst, jade, and tourmaline

This therapy & crystal combination really make this mat an all in one, holistic mat product for the latest mat therapies and at a far more affordable price than other mats offering only a single therapy such as PEMF, or far infrared and negative ion therapy. 

You can read more about infrared on our Benefits of Infrared page or Infrared FAQ, or more about PEMF on our PEMF Therapy page, or on the Healthy Wave Mat website.

One remarkable thing about the Healthy Wave Mat PRO is that it offers PEMF therapy (pulsed electro-magnetic field therapy) for a fraction of the cost of its competition, and with a relatively advanced controller offering 30 different frequency settings

Other health mats offering PEMF therapy start between $4,000-$6,000.

It’s important to make clear that only the Healthy Wave Mat PRO PEMF model incorporates all 4 therapies as listed above in addition to using all 3 primary healing crystals. 

Note: As of 2020, the new Healthy Wave Pro Multi-Wave PEMF Mat is available and also includes all 4 therapies, (and advanced PEMF).

The rest of the mat products offered all come with far infrared & negative ion therapy, but may only use 1 or 2 of the 3 healing crystals and may or may not include PEMF or red light therapy (phototherapy). 

If you happen to only be looking for infrared without PEMF, check out our page on the Healthy Wave Soft Flexible Pro Infrared Mat.

Just depends on the mat that is right for you!

You can see the whole collection on the Healthy Wave Mat website.

Why should you buy a Healthy Wave Mat?

You may be on this page because you found the Healthy Wave Mat was our number one recommended infrared mat, or because you’re learning more about Healthy Wave and their PEMF mat options.

Everyone makes their purchasing choices for different reasons, and I’m no exception to this.

Over the years through building this website, Health Mat Review, and ongoing recovery from a back injury, I’ve learned a lot about infrared and PEMF mats and still see things through the lens of my engineering educational background.

To better communicate my perspective on infrared (and PEMF) mats I came up with my main short list of criteria for evaluating these products.

I made two of these short lists of criteria, one for infrared mats, and one for PEMF mats.

Infrared List:

  • Infrared Mat Safety
  • Infrared Crystal Coverage
  • Does the infrared mat emit negative ions?
  • Does it work for you?
  • Does the warranty back the product up?

PEMF List:

  • PEMF Safety
  • Demonstrated in PEMF Research Studies
  • PEMF Flexibility & Custom Settings
  • Does it work for you?
  • Does the warranty back the product up?

My Infrared Mat Evaluation Criteria

Now to elaborate a bit on each point of the list of criteria, and to examine how the Healthy Wave Mat does on each point.

Infrared Mat Safety

Creating infrared heat emits EMFs (electromagnetic frequencies, there is debate on whether high frequencies are adverse to health), does the mat shield these EMFs?

Healthy Wave Mat – includes EMF protection on all products

Does the controller use a timer to turn off the heat? If a pillow or blanket is left on the mat while turned on at high temperature, it can potentially burn after an extended period of time.

Healthy Wave Mat – the controller is always on a timer, and temperature can be adjusted down to any level of comfort

Healthy Wave Mat PRO Controller with Timer Indicated

Infrared Crystal Coverage

Infrared crystal selection can be a preferential topic, but coverage is not, does the infrared mat provide even, and complete surface coverage of crystal and therefore infrared heat?

Healthy Wave Mat PRO Pictured with Crystals Indicated

Healthy Wave Mat – uses crushed high quality amethyst crystals in all their products across the mat’s entire surface providing complete coverage, even the ones using green discs of jade the crushed amethyst fills in the space around the jade still providing complete coverage

Does the infrared mat emit negative ions?

Infrared heat can be created in a few ways, however only certain crystals will generate beneficial negative ions when heated and emitting infrared heat, for example, ceramic infrared mats do not emit negative ions, amethyst and jade do.

Healthy Wave Mat – only uses crystals which emit negative ions, in all of their products, these include amethyst, jade and tourmaline

Does it work for you?

Most infrared mats come with a decent price tag, does the infrared mat product offer a return policy that has you covered if it turns out it isn’t the right product for you?

Healthy Wave Mat – offers a 90 day full money back guarantee, for me this is a big one because with an expensive product, how can you be certain before purchase that it’s the right one for you

Does the warranty back the product up?

Although there aren’t any moving parts to an infrared mat, there are components that can go wrong and break, most often, the infrared mat controller. Does the infrared mat product offer a warranty that gives you peace of mind around this for years after your purchase?

Healthy Wave Mat – comes with a 5 year extended warranty for the mat controller on all products, and 15 month full warranty and additional 5 year limited warranty on the mat itself. The 5 year warranty on the mat controller is big for me also because it is the most likely component to fail on any infrared mat.

There are many other details and factors one could and probably should consider before buying an infrared mat, but the ones listed above, from my perspective, are the meat and potatoes of it.

You can check out the Healthy Wave Pro Mat in the Healthy Wave store via this button here:

My PEMF Mat Evaluation Criteria

Now for my criteria when evaluating PEMF devices, and also the reason why I’ve made Healthy Wave Multi-Wave PEMF Mat my number 1 recommended PEMF mat, but here we’ll go through the same criteria for the Healthy Wave Pro PEMF Amethyst Infrared Mat.

If you’re only interested in the infrared therapy you can click here to skip ahead to the Healthy Wave Mat controller section or the Healthy Wave mat therapies section.

Note: the Infrared Evaluation Criteria above refers to all Healthy Wave Mat products, while the PEMF Criteria as follows only apply to the Healthy Wave Pro PEMF mat as reviewed on this page, check our review on the Healthy Wave Multi-Wave PEMF mat to see the same criteria reviewed for the more advanced PEMF.

PEMF Safety

Is the range of intensity and frequency known to be safe?

For PEMF safety I refer not only to whether a device is FDA registered, but also to the guidelines set out by the ICNIRP, the International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection. (Non-ionizing refers to electromagnetic radiation/fields with frequencies too low to ionize atoms or molecules, meaning too low to heat up body tissues, and PEMF falls into this category, read more on our page about High Intensity PEMF)

The ICNIRP created a helpful chart of frequency and magnetic flux density (ie. intensity), and I marked it up in green and red so you can see the levels of intensity in Gauss (instead of Tesla [T] like on the left axis of the chart).

The chart provides an easy visual way to see and contextualize the PEMF operating ranges of different devices.

ICNIRP Guidelines Chart with Gauss & Healthy Wave PEMF Range Indicated

Healthy Wave Mat PRO PEMF Mat – operates at 3 Gauss intensity and from 1-30 Hz, which as I’ve indicated by the blue/green “Healthy Wave Pro PEMF Range” line, falls right into the safe range per the ICNIRP chart above.  What I like about this is that, I know regardless of what PEMF settings I use, I’ll be in the safe and therapeutic range of PEMF therapy, while being free to explore 30 different frequencies for different times of the day, or just to see which seems to work the best for me.

Demonstrated in PEMF Therapy Research Studies

Are there PEMF research studies which show positive health benefits within the operating frequency, intensity and waveform of the PEMF device?

Healthy Wave Mat PRO PEMF Mat – yes there are actually PEMF research studies using the same frequencies and same/similar intensities to the 3 Gauss and 1-30 Hz provided by the Healthy Wave Pro PEMF mat. I put the list we found right here below for you, it’s also further down on the page in the section, PEMF Research Studies within Healthy Wave PRO Frequency Range. I found this list of studies while doing my first review of PEMF literature on our page, What is the Best PEMF Therapy, and subsequently I’ve added to it while building my new review of PEMF literature which includes 355 PEMF studies.

PEMF Research StudyFrequency (Hz)Intensity (G)
Targeting Mesenchymal Cells with PEMF Potential to Treat Rheumatoid Arthritis5 Hz0.4 Gauss
PEMF Promotes Osteogenesis in Bone Defect Repair15 Hz0.5 Gauss
Effects of PEMF & Swimming on Rat Sciatic Nerve Injury2 Hz3 Gauss
Effects of PEMF on Functional Index of Injured Sciatic Nerve in Rat2 Hz3 Gauss
Circadian Rhythm Influeces Promoting Role of PEMF in Sciatic Nerve Regeneration2 Hz3 Gauss
Evaluation of Cyto & Genotoxic Effects of PEMF on Mesenchymal Cells5 Hz4 Gauss
Exposure to PEMF Protect Structural Integrity of Cila Harmed by Cigarette Smoke16 Hz2.82 Gauss
Effects of PEMF on a Murine Osteosarcoma (Cancer) Cell Line10 Hz4 Gauss
PEMF for Peripheral Blood Circulation in People with Diabetes12 Hz5 Gauss
PEMF Regulate Osteocyte Apoptosis15Hz5 Gauss
Effect of Long Term PEMF on Osteoporosis12 Hz3 Gauss
Physiological & Molecular Effects of PEMF on Human Neuronal Cells (NASA STUDY)10 Hz0.2 Gauss
Stimulation of Sciatic Nerve Regeneration with PEMF2 Hz3 Gauss
Enhancement of Functional Recovery after Crush Lesion to Sciatic Nerve with PEMF2 Hz3 Gauss
PEMF Effects on Osteogenesis of Mesenchymal (Bone) Stem Cells7.5 Hz1.3 Gauss
Stimulation of Osteogenic (Bone Marrow) Differentiation in Human Osteoprogenitor Cells by PEMF15 Hz1 Gauss
Review of PEMF Mechanisms at a Cellular Level15 Hz1 Gauss
Effects of PEMF on Osteoblast (Bone Marrow) Cell Activities15 Hz1 Gauss
Optimization of PEMF for Arthritis Management5 Hz0.04 Gauss
Low Frequency, Low Intensity PEMF Anti Inflammatory Effect5 Hz0.04 Gauss
Osteoblast (Bone Marrow) Cells Responsive to Low Frequency PEMF10 Hz0.06 Gauss
PEMF Improves Osteogenic Differentiation of Human Osteoblast Culture16 Hz0.06 Gauss
Low Frequency PEMF Cause Anti-Oxidative Mechanism in Human Osteoblasts16 Hz0.06 Gauss

PEMF Flexibility & Custom Settings

Is the PEMF device flexible with frequency, intensity and waveform allowing people to find their own preferred PEMF settings? No two people are exactly alike, does the device offer that flexibility?

Healthy Wave Mat PRO PEMF Mat – offers 30 different frequency settings for the PEMF

Healthy Wave Multi-Wave PEMF Mat provides 2 PEMF waveform types, 5 levels of PEMF intensity, 3 levels for pulse duration in addition to 30 different frequency settings (this is why I recommend the Multi-Wave as the best PEMF mat)

I go in to more depth explaining the following chart on the Healthy Wave Multi-Wave PEMF review page, but to help communicate my perspective I’ve included it here also.

The chart you’re looking at is from my latest project (still underway, this is a teaser chart) which includes 355 different PEMF studies with different frequency and intensity configurations.

Each dot on the chart represents a PEMF study, the dots location vertically references its intensity and horizontally references its frequency.

The color indicates if the study indicated positive (green), neutral (gray), or negative (black) results.

It is a log chart meaning each line is 10x the line next to it, in other words if a dot is one line away from the next, it’s intensity or frequency is 10 times greater than the dot one line over.

Chart Shows 355 PEMF Intensity & Frequency Settings (in Log Scale) from our PEMF Research Database (Copyright Health Mat Review 2022)

This chart is relevant to include here to show you why I think PEMF flexibility and custom settings are an important factor in any PEMF device.

It’s clear to see that countless different PEMF configurations are technically possible, and that positive results can be possible from a wide variety of PEMF configurations.

This is also the reason I tend to be skeptical of any brand that says their particular PEMF signal is the “best”, having seen hundreds of studies show positive results like seen above.

This is why my PEMF evaluation criteria starts first with PEMF safety, and next, flexibility. Knowing what a wide range of PEMF configurations can produce positive results, I want a PEMF device which offers me some flexibility within a safe range to find what PEMF settings work best for me.

Healthy Wave Multi-Wave PEMF Mat operates only within the safe range as indicated on the ICNIRP chart in the PEMF Safety section, while giving flexible PEMF settings for frequency, intensity, drop off rate, and waveform. This is why it is my number one recommended PEMF mat, we know it’s safe at every setting and it offers a wide range of options for you to explore what PEMF set up is best for you.

Does it work for you?

PEMF products are expensive, what kind of return policy is there? Are you out of luck if you don’t find it helps after a month or two? Or are you covered in case it’s not the right fit.

Healthy Wave Mat PRO PEMF Mat – offers the same, standard, 90 day full money back guarantee that comes with all Healthy Wave products. For me this is again a big one, especially for people who may still be a little on the fence about such a big investment.

Does the warranty back the product up?

Most PEMF devices are pretty expensive, so does the warranty match up?

What you should know is that the PEMF controller is the most complex part of the device, meaning the most likely to fail.

What kind of controller warranty does the PEMF device have?

Healthy Wave Mat PRO PEMF Mat – comes with the same, standard, 5 year extended controller warranty and 15 month full warranty and additional 5 year limited warranty on the mat itself. Again, for me, the 5 year controller warranty is a big deal because it’s the part most likely to wear out in any PEMF device. (this is because of the heat it generates turning on and off transistors to control the PEMF)

Now that we’ve gone through the real “meat and potato” reasons of why the Healthy Wave Pro PEMF Mat is my top recommended infrared mat, and looked at how it stacks up in my PEMF mat criteria, hopefully this conveys the basis of my thoughts on this product.

Now lets take a look at how to operate the Healthy Wave Mat by checking out its’ controller, before getting into even further details of the therapies including the infrared and PEMF.

Check out the Healthy Wave Mat store here,

Healthy Wave Mat PRO Controller

The Healthy Wave Mat PRO controls its’ therapies via the Healthy Wave controller pictured here.

In the background you can see my Healthy Wave far infrared, PEMF, red light therapy pillow; a nice addition for the neck while using a Healthy Wave Mat or even on the couch.

You can see the controller is quite straightforward to use, buttons for 

  • Temp
  • Time
  • PEMF
  • Photon (red light therapy)
  • and plus minus + –

You simply click twice on the temp, time or PEMF which makes it blink and you use the plus minus to change the setting whether temperature, time (duration of the session) or PEMF frequency.

healthy wave mat pro controller
Healthy Wave Mat PRO Controller

The Photon button, which refers to the red light therapy lights, is simply an on/off button controlled with one click, and as with the other therapies can be off, or on, in addition to using the far infrared and PEMF simultaneously or one at a time.

In the next section we’ll review each of these therapies in the Healthy Wave PRO mat in closer detail.

Healthy Wave Mat Therapies

Far Infrared Heat (FIR)

Healthy Wave Mats make themselves stand out by using a unique combination of crystals which is unlike any other mat. The Healthy Wave Mat PRO mat utilizes a combination of the 3 main crystals known to generate the far infrared heat therapy.

The temperature can be fully controlled and there are even other mat variations such as Chakra mats, and chair mats available.

Far infrared heat therapy, like far infrared saunas, are one of the best ways to improve circulation in the body.

What Crystals are Used?

Each crystal produces a slight variance in the far infrared light spectrum generated. 

Using this combination of the 3 covers the spectrum of what is available in far infrared heat therapy from the current known most beneficial crystals used in far infrared mats, amethyst, jade, & tourmaline.

far infrared heat blood flow depiction

Which Crystal is Most Effective?

There are many arguments on the web of which crystal is the most effective, amethyst, jade or tourmaline. 

Make your own judgement on this or find a mat using a combination of the ones you think will be best for you. 

To date there has been no empirical evidence produced to demonstrate one crystal type as significantly better than another although amethyst produces a wavelength which is closest to that of the human body.

Is there EMF Protection?

As with other top brand mats on the market, the full list of products include EMF protection (electromagnetic frequency)

This is the randomized electromagnetic fields frequency produced by our everyday electronics producing excess positive ions and created by the electricity running through them and found in all far infrared heat mats. 

Spending an hour or two on a far infrared heat mat you want to ensure the mat you purchase includes EMF protection technology.

You may be thinking, what is the difference between EMF’s and PEMF? It’s a good question, they are both electromagnetic fields, but it is the VERY high frequency and erratic nature of EMF’s that makes them better to avoid. PEMF (depending on the device) offers earth based frequencies, like the Healthy Wave Mat Pro PEMF for example.

Negative Ions

The Healthy Wave Mat PRO PEMF model used to, in the past, use a total of 4 healing crystals, now the combination of the 4 is only available in the Healthy Wave Multiwave Mat. The current PRO version includes 3 healing crystals, the amethyst, jade and tourmaline.

Of these 4 previously used, 3 are used to optimize the negative ion generation process. This is the combination of the amethyst, jade, and tourmaline crystals (currently in the PRO version) along with a lesser known 4th called obsidian.

Negative ions are what make use feel so rejuvenated when we are near the ocean, rivers, or other bodies of water. Read more on the Benefits of Negative Ions.

Our everyday lives are over encumbered by positive ions which are emitted by all electronics, the typical household has an excess of positive ions in the air at any given time.

What Is Obsidian Crystal?

The obsidian is known as a grounding agent for negative energies in its surrounding area. 

It does not actually contribute to the production of far infrared heat (FIR) or negative ions but it has long been known as a healing stone, drawing all physical and mental negativity towards its jet black color.

As mentioned above, the obsidian crystal is now only available in the Healthy Wave Multiwave Mat, and not in the standard PRO mat reviewed on this page.

amethyst jade tourmaline crystals for far infrared and obsidian

What Produces the Negative Ions?

Each of the crystals amethyst, jade and tourmaline all produce negative ions, some to a greater extent than the others. 

There are many reputable sources providing review or reports that one crystal has better ion producing properties than another, but finding a combination of what you think are the most effective can be a way to avoid this argument.

How Many Negative Ions are Produced?

In the Healthy Wave Mats, (used all in combination in the PRO model), amethyst crystals produce 1500 negative ions per square inch using 3 grades of amethyst, jade crystals produce 700 negative ions per square inch, and tourmaline produces up to 1500+ negative ions per square inch.

Check out the Healthy Wave Mat website to see the different mat & crystal options.

Healthy Wave Mat PRO Therapies

The following therapies are included only in the Healthy Wave Mat PRO, and Multi-Wave (to see a full product list visit the Healthy Wave Mat website)

PEMF (pulsed electro-magnetic field therapy)

PEMF is quickly becoming better known in the health markets. 

Pulsed electromagnetic field therapy is a way in which magnetic frequencies can be applied to the body lending energy to the electrons of the molecules in your cells, restoring their potential & increasing their healing ability. 

You can read more about PEMF on a number of pages on our website including, PEMF Therapy, What is the Best PEMF Therapy, Natural Earth Based PEMF, Benefits of PEMF, and is High Intensity PEMF Safe?

Soon we will have also published a review of the database of PEMF research we’ve put together of 355 studies to compare their intensities and frequencies. The teaser of that you may have seen above under my PEMF Evaluation Criteria section.

Is there any PEMF Research out there?

Yes, many studies are freely available on the PubMed website.

We did an in depth review of the available research on the most relevant PEMF studies we could find on the PubMed website here on our page, What is the Best PEMF Therapy?.

As mentioned above, my new project for readers of Health Mat Review will be a review of 355 PEMF studies comparing their frequencies and intensities and providing a way for you to search through the database yourself.

Between the first project on the What is the Best PEMF Therapy? page, and working on the current of 355 studies, I’ve put together a list of similar frequencies to those available with the Healthy Wave PRO in the next section, or click here, PEMF Research Studies within Healthy Wave frequency range.

What kind of PEMF is Used in Healthy Wave Pro PEMF?

There are a number of variables which can be applied in PEMF, including frequency, strength, & waveform. 

The Healthy Wave Mat PRO PEMF technology features the following parameters,

  • Frequency: selectable 1-30Hz settings
  • Strength: 3000 Milligauss or 3 Gauss
  • Waveform: Sinusodial, bi-phasic

Any waveform could be used, but this sinusodial waveform is the closest to that of the Earth’s natural magnetic field, and therefore the most comparable with the human body’s natural biological rhythms. 

This Sinusodial waveform type also happens to be the the most commonly tested waveform we’ve seen in our reviews of the PEMF research we’ve seen thus far.

The resonance frequency of the Earth is known as the Schumann frequency and centers around 8Hz, one of the available frequency settings with the Healthy Wave Mat PRO. Read more on Earth based PEMF on our page, Earth Based PEMF.

Earlier versions of the Healthy Wave Mat PRO as you may have seen on this website previously, had only a single frequency for the PEMF therapy and this was set to 8Hz, because it is the closest to the Schumann resonance frequency of the Earth. 

Healthy Wave appears to continually develop their products and the PRO mat was no exception, now offering the more advanced PEMF controller as it currently is with 30 selectable frequency settings, including the Schumann band at 8Hz (and even more advanced with the Healthy Wave Multiwave mat).

The Healthy Wave Mat PRO generates this waveform through multiple PEMF “bursts”, this will take the cells of the body through a full magnetic field polarity cycle (reverse polarity).  

Most PEMF studies have found reverse polarity to be effective & it is also found commonly in the majority of PEMF devices available today.

The above PEMF specifications apply to the Pro PEMF model however there is now a new PEMF mat available with even more advanced PEMF settings, the Healthy Wave Pro Multi-Wave PEMF Mat (for those looking for a versatile PEMF device designed based only on modern PubMed research).

The following is a table of PEMF research studies we found in the extensive review of PEMF research we’ve been doing for this website.

These studies in particular can be closely replicated by the Healthy Wave Mat Pro PEMF by changing the controller’s frequency setting anywhere from 1 to 30Hz and at 3 Gauss intensity is very close to many in the table.

The Multi-Wave with adjustable intensity and multiple waveforms can closely replicate even more studies as you can see on the Multi-Wave review page.

PEMF Research Studies within Healthy Wave PRO Frequency Range

PEMF Research StudyFrequency (Hz)Intensity (G)
Targeting Mesenchymal Cells with PEMF Potential to Treat Rheumatoid Arthritis5 Hz0.4 Gauss
PEMF Promotes Osteogenesis in Bone Defect Repair15 Hz0.5 Gauss
Effects of PEMF & Swimming on Rat Sciatic Nerve Injury2 Hz3 Gauss
Effects of PEMF on Functional Index of Injured Sciatic Nerve in Rat2 Hz3 Gauss
Circadian Rhythm Influeces Promoting Role of PEMF in Sciatic Nerve Regeneration2 Hz3 Gauss
Evaluation of Cyto & Genotoxic Effects of PEMF on Mesenchymal Cells5 Hz4 Gauss
Exposure to PEMF Protect Structural Integrity of Cila Harmed by Cigarette Smoke16 Hz2.82 Gauss
Effects of PEMF on a Murine Osteosarcoma (Cancer) Cell Line10 Hz4 Gauss
PEMF for Peripheral Blood Circulation in People with Diabetes12 Hz5 Gauss
PEMF Regulate Osteocyte Apoptosis15Hz5 Gauss
Effect of Long Term PEMF on Osteoporosis12 Hz3 Gauss
Physiological & Molecular Effects of PEMF on Human Neuronal Cells (NASA STUDY)10 Hz0.2 Gauss
Stimulation of Sciatic Nerve Regeneration with PEMF2 Hz3 Gauss
Enhancement of Functional Recovery after Crush Lesion to Sciatic Nerve with PEMF2 Hz3 Gauss
PEMF Effects on Osteogenesis of Mesenchymal (Bone) Stem Cells7.5 Hz1.3 Gauss
Stimulation of Osteogenic (Bone Marrow) Differentiation in Human Osteoprogenitor Cells by PEMF15 Hz1 Gauss
Review of PEMF Mechanisms at a Cellular Level15 Hz1 Gauss
Effects of PEMF on Osteoblast (Bone Marrow) Cell Activities15 Hz1 Gauss
Optimization of PEMF for Arthritis Management5 Hz0.04 Gauss
Low Frequency, Low Intensity PEMF Anti Inflammatory Effect5 Hz0.04 Gauss
Osteoblast (Bone Marrow) Cells Responsive to Low Frequency PEMF10 Hz0.06 Gauss
PEMF Improves Osteogenic Differentiation of Human Osteoblast Culture16 Hz0.06 Gauss
Low Frequency PEMF Cause Anti-Oxidative Mechanism in Human Osteoblasts16 Hz0.06 Gauss

How Does PEMF Work?

The cells of the human body each all have their own small electromagnetic field and these small fields tend to be in the range of 0-30Hz.

Overtime with aging and stress, the energy levels of the cells of the body can drop off.

PEMF works to re-energize the cells of the body restoring them to their fully functional higher energy levels. This promotes the miraculous power of the cells of the human body to heal themselves by bringing them back to full energy levels.

The magnetic field of the Earth itself is highly varying and has its fundamental resonance frequency around 7.83Hz which as we mentioned is referred to as the Schumann Frequency. The intensity of this magnetic field of the Earth is low and in the of 30-60 microTesla, or 0.3-0.6 Gauss.

There is a lot of research and discussion around what the most effective frequency, waveform, & intensity levels are for PEMF fields. 

Thus far most the evidence we’ve seen points towards the range of 0-50Hz as the most effective for frequency, 1-10 Gauss as the most effective strength range, and hasn’t yet demonstrated one waveform as more effective than another. This is the therapeutic area of PEMF and has been shown to provide better oxygen delivery to the cell and improve circulation and can even help reduce inflammation. 

As you may have read above in the PEMF Safety section of my PEMF Mat Evaluation Criteria this range of PEMF also stays in the safe range of the ICNIRP chart.

This is one point which I like in particular about the Healthy Wave Mat PEMF, is that all of their PEMF devices operate in the safe range of ICNIRP chart, meaning you can test out different PEMF frequencies worry free.

What Else to Know?

What we’ve seen so far in our review of the PEMF literature is that although we may see positive results from both low intensity and high intensity PEMF studies, high intensity does not appear to yield any better results

According to the ICNIRP chart (seen in the section above on PEMF Safety) we should also be careful of high frequency or high intensity PEMF because it may lay outside the range considered as safe for exposure.

For this reason I like PEMF devices which only operate in the safe range of the chart, and give you flexibility to try out different frequencies and configurations, like the Healthy Wave Pro Mat and the Multi-Wave Mat.

A 20 minute session of PEMF is recommended once per day to receive the benefits of the therapy. 

A longer duration is not harmful (while we should still consider safe operating ranges per the ICNIRP guidelines), but also not necessary as you will receive the maximum benefits of PEMF in just a 20 minute period.

In the Pro PEMF mat you can turn on and off the PEMF at any time, and use it with or without the far infrared heat therapy activated. 

One important thing to note is that individuals with pacemakers and pregnant women should not use PEMF therapy.

If you’re interested in trying the PEMF configurations from some actual research studies, see our list above of PEMF Research Studies within Healthy Wave Mat PEMF Frequency Range.

Red Light Therapy - Phototherapy

Phototherapy, also known as red light therapy is a therapy that has been in use since the 1970’s and has been acknowledged as a pain relief method by the FDA and other international organizations. 

It’s a therapy which is typically only found in mats in a higher price bracket than the Healthy Wave Mat PRO and typically with less reputable brands. You can see the comparison page on our website here (coming soon).

What is Red Light Therapy?

Red light therapy goes by a number of names and is also known as “low level (laser) light therapy”, “phototherapy”, “photon light therapy”, and as “cold laser therapy”. 

It is similar to far infrared therapy in that it is generated through a light waveform, however with phototherapy the waveform is much shorter than far infrared and subsequently you don’t feel the same level of heat from it.

healthy wave mat photo therapy red light therapy
Red Light Therapy shown on the Healthy Wave Medium Size Mat

What kind of Red Light Therapy is Used?

With the Healthy Wave Mat PRO the waveform is in the range of 660 nanometres, and is visible as red light. 

This is because as studies have shown the most effective bandwidth of phototherapy is between 633 and 830 nanometres.

To be effective photon light therapy must be used directly on the skin as a short waveform of light does not penetrate body tissue to the depth in which far infrared light does.

What does Red Light Therapy do?

Adenosine triphosphate (ATP) is the natural chemical in everyone’s body necessary for cellular regeneration. 

The production of ATP in the body is stimulated by the presence of nitric acid, and when the photons of low level light therapy are absorbed by the skin of the body, the body system forms this in to ATP stimulating nitric acid. 

The presence of this ATP allows the formation of newly regenerated cells which are able to destroy old cells which in turn further increases detoxification of the body.

healthy wave mat pro pemf far infrared photon negative ion mat
Red Light Therapy in the Pro PEMF Mat

Why Include Red Light Therapy?

The reason phototherapy is included the Healthy Wave Mat PRO is that phototherapy can magnify the effects of the mat’s other therapies and improves the far infrared heat, negative ions, and PEMF therapy. 

Overtime this can contribute to a greater overall well being and phototherapy can do this being completely non-invasive and without any adverse side effects on the body.

See the full list of phototherapy mats available here on the Healthy Wave Mat website.

Prices & Mat Sizes

The Healthy Wave Mat line of mats has numerous different sizes available. 

On their website you’re able to select a mat by size as well as even call in to their centre to get assistance in picking just the right mat for you. 

Their website also has numerous categories of mats to help you find what you’re looking for, categories include, crystal type (amethyst, jade, tourmaline), size of mat, body area (for instance belt mats, shoulder mats etc),  among others.

Considerations

Make sure to consider the weight of the mat which you are choosing

Far infrared heating mats using any kind of crystal will be heavy, crystals are as heavy as a stone remember! The weight of each kind of mat is listed under the product description on the store website. 

You will likely also want to consider what your intended use of the mat will be, will you be travelling with it? Or will you have one for home use and one for travel use? Every Healthy Wave Mat comes with a mat carrying case for convenience and mobility.

Most Popular Products

While Healthy Wave has a wide variety of models available, the most popular are still the original PRO PEMF mat and the new Multi-Wave PEMF mat.

Personally I like my smaller PEMF infrared Heat pad for use on the couch, as shown below, and I’ll list a few other models of interest here including an infrared only model, and one for pets!

Our Recommended Top PEMF Mat

Healthy Wave Mat Pro Multi-Wave PEMF Amethyst Far Infrared Full Size – 74″ x 28″ – $2,495 (see Multi-Wave review page)

  • As reviewed on our website and including all therapies as reviewed on this page

Our Recommended Top Infrared Mat

Healthy Wave Mat PRO PEMF Amethyst Jade Tourmaline Photon Far Infrared Mat – 74″ x 28″ – $1,499 (see product page)

  • As reviewed on this page with all therapies listed above

Other Popular Models

Healthy Wave Soft & Flexible Infrared Mat

Healthy Wave Soft Red Light PEMF Infrared Heat Pad

  • $499
  • This is actually one of my personal favorites, it can wrap around your leg or back easily while on the couch or wherever you may find yourself. Good value including PEMF as well, previously this was only available as an infrared option

Healthy Wave 5 Therapy Red Light, Infrared, PEMF Belt

  • $449
  • Easy to use belt wrap including all the therapies, even PEMF. Great for desk work.

Healthy Wave PEMF & Infrared Mats for Dogs & Cats

  • $499 – $749 
  • PEMF & infrared therapy for your furry friends, don’t worry about their claws, this mat is designed for those!

Mats by Size

With such a variety to choose from, I resized the following photos to be more proportionally correct to help you navigate the whole range of Healthy Wave Mats.

Certifications, Production, Distribution

Certifications

The Healthy Wave Mat line of far infrared & other health therapy mats like some other mats is cleared with the FDA.

This means that these products fall into a category of device classified by the FDA as approved for sale in the USA. The FDA issues the 510(K) form as their method to approve these type of devices. Read more about the 510(K) form here on the FDA website.

We’ve found this brand to be safety conscious and offer warnings in their products use where they are due, including for pregnant women, and for individuals using a pacemaker (especially these 2 types of people and the use of PEMF therapy).

Distribution

The Healthy Wave Mat company is USA based and excellent management along with strict quality control are apparent when their mats are examined close up.

For individuals concerned with the quality of the far infrared mats on the market, these products make a good option with their 90 day 100% money back guarantee.

The majority of mats offer between 0-30 day money back policies and we have not yet found one which offers 100% money back after the first 7 days.

Distribution is processed through warehousing in the USA making for excellent delivery times and easier returns for repairs in warranty situations.

Warranty & Guarantee

With this brand the warranty is a bit more straightforward that when purchasing other mats.

This is due to the fact that they are an individual supplier of a product and not an MLM (multi-level marketing) style company with many re-sellers all providing various levels of support for the same product.

Guarantee

All of the Healthy Wave Mat products come with a 90 day trial satisfaction guarantee, the mat may be returned for any reason in the good condition and receive 100% of your money back. However the purchaser does pay the return shipping cost.

The majority of other mats on the market do not offer such a lengthy money back guarantee and also charge return shipping. Check out this information for yourself on the Shipping Info page. 

Warranty

There is a full 1.25 year (15 month) USA warranty on all products, many competing products actually charge for repairs under their “warranty policies”. 

The exception to this is the Healthy Wave Multi-Wave Mat which comes with a 2.25 year (27 month) USA warranty.

This means within the first year (within 2 for the Multi-Wave), if there is any issue or problem with the mat the mat will be replaced free of charge with shipping paid for by Healthy Wave (not just a free repair). 

This provides assurance that you wont be stuck with a “lemon” product as you’ll have the mat replaced with a brand new mat if there is any problem within the year.

One really unique thing provided with all products is a  full 5 year full extended warranty on their mat controllers

The mat controllers are the most complicated component of any far infrared, PEMF or health mat and are therefore more prone to failure than any other part of the mat. 

This 5 year extended controller warranty is an awesome value add for anyone looking to own their mat long term

Many other far infrared mat brands will charge $100 or more for a replacement controller. Keep in mind that warranty is only held for the original purchaser of the mat and will not be held if it’s been resold, as with other brands of far infrared & health mats.

Past the initial full warranty where shipping is covered and there are no costs to you, there is a 5 year limited warranty on all Healthy Wave mats where you will pay for the shipping, and depending on which year of the limited warranty, a 10% to 30% deductible to receive a replacement mat. Not bad for a little extra peace of mind.

Where to Buy

The Healthy Wave Mat is designed by USA based company and can be purchased on their store’s website. 

On their website you’ll find out more info, see customer reviews, and see the full product line offering of far infrared, negative ion, PEMF (pulsed electromagnetic field therapy), red light therapy and multiple crystal therapy mats. 

You can check out their site and the Healthy Wave Mat PRO model here on the Healthy Wave Mat website via the pink button below! 

I’m always improving the information on our website and if you have something you would like us to provide or include please leave a comment or get in touch on the Contact Us page!

Testimonials

below are some Healthy Wave Mat testimonials as imported from their website:

Broken Back

I crushed to 2 vertebrae in my lower back from a serious fall over 2 years ago so I suffered from a low level chronic pain all the time but would get a lot worse if I tried to do anything like vacuuming or bending over. Since using my Healthy Wave Mat PEMF I have no back pain at all although it will flare up if I attempt to do too much lifting. As long as I lay on the mat for 20 minutes/ day I feel great. When I skip 3-4 days in row I can start to feel the old pain creeping back in which is a good reminder to get back on the mat.
Susan B.

Lyme Disease

Hi, my name is Rebecca. I've struggled with my health for over 40 years now. After being diagnosed with chronic late stage Lyme disease in 2005 I realized Lyme was what had been making me sick for so long. I had a variety of diagnoses during that time, including fibromyalgia and depression. Over the years, my pain levels increased while my energy and zest for life all but disappeared. I tried everything from supplements to alternative body therapies, diets, and IVs to name a few but eventually my symptoms returned. I was recently introduced to the small Healthy Wave PEMF mat and I'm thrilled to say I've noticed a significant decrease in pain along with an increase in energy and well-being. What a change! I'm thrilled with the results. Normally I just try to get through each day as best I can. I water walk in the pool but that's the extent of my physical exercise. I just don't have the energy to walk a lot or work out at the gym. I spend 30 minutes, 2-3 times a day on the mat. It's really helping to reduce my body pain and give me more energy. For so many years now I have struggled with interrupted sleeps, waking up tired and staying that way all day. I'm now getting restorative sleeps which is huge for me. I highly recommend this mat. I have a small one that I can use lying down or sitting up. This has been the best investment I've ever made in my health. Do I still experience the ups and downs of chronic pain? Sometimes but using the mat regularly ensures that I'm able to function at a higher level on a daily basis and enjoy more of my life. I LOVE MY MAT.
Rebecca K.

Rheumatoid Arthritis

I have purchased an amethyst PEMF mat with the laser lights for about one month. I first tried the mat at my massage therapist's clinic, I lay on it for about 2 hours. That evening when I was home, I realized my body felt so good and my energy level was way up. BTW, I've been suffering from rheumatoid arthritis flare up for about a year, my energy level can be so low that I sometimes find it an effort even talking on the phone. So I was very impressed what I got out of it. I was determined that evening to buy one right away. I bought one that same week, the first night I got it, I lay on it for 2 hours before bedtime. That night I had the most amazing sound sleep that I never had in the whole year while suffering from the flare up. I was so impressed and happy I finally get some good deep sleep. I've continued using it and keep getting the benefits. I'd highly recommend it to anyone.
Alice Auyeung

See more testimonials like these on the Healthy Wave Mat website.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a Healthy Wave Mat?

A Healthy Wave Mat is a combination infrared and PEMF therapy mat sold by the brand Healthy Wave. Healthy Wave mats are usually around the size of a yoga mat, but they are heavier because they’re made with up to 14lbs of amethyst & other crystals. Healthy Wave is known for having advanced PEMF therapy available in their Multi-Wave model and for providing 30 adjustable PEMF frequencies in all their PEMF models.

Does Healthy Wave Mat PEMF Really Work?

The short answer is yes, Healthy Wave Mat PEMF really works and we can say this because of the PEMF research studies available showing positive results. We list on this page a number of research studies using PEMF configurations which can actually be replicated by the Healthy Wave Mat’s PEMF by choosing the correct frequency on the controller. The Healthy Wave Multi-Wave Mat is even able to replicate the configuration of the PEMF signal they used in the Nasa PEMF study.

How often can I use the Healthy Wave Mat?

You can use the Healthy Wave Mat as often as you like, really, but be sure to keep hydrated while using the infrared heat. Healthy Wave suggests using your mat for 30 minutes twice daily. For the PEMF therapy at least 20 minutes per day is typically recommended, but there is no harm in using it for longer periods of time. If you’re going to use the mat for a long extended period of time just be cautious that you do not have the temperature set too high, it can get pretty warm!

Is the Healthy Wave Mat FDA approved?

Yes the Healthy Wave Mat is a FDA registered Level 2 Medical Device, this means it has been cleared by the FDA as safe for sale in the USA.

Is the Healthy Wave Mat on Amazon?

Healthy Wave Mats are not sold on Amazon and can only be purchased on the official Healthy Wave Mat website. Purchasing through the official Healthy Wave website gets you a 90 day return period, extended warranty, a free mat cover and customer service highly knowledgeable in PEMF therapy and about the mats due to their involvement in the product development and clinical testing of the products.

Read more frequently asked questions about the Healthy Wave mat on their website, Healthy Wave FAQ.

8 thoughts on “Healthy Wave Mat Review”

  1. Saludos!
    Quisiera saber si ustedes tienen videos de entrenamiento y manual del uso de equipo en el idioma español.

    Gracias,

    Dra. Lilia Otero

    Reply
    • Hi Lilia!

      Unfortunately we’re not aware of any Spanish language instruction manuals.

      However you could use Google Translate on the manuals available on the Healthy Wave Mat website!

      Thanks for the comment!

      Reply
    • Hi Michelle!

      hopefully in the future there will be more clinics and centers advertising that they have a Healthy Wave Mat that you can try and test out.

      However for now you could make use of the 45 Day 100% Money Back Guarantee that the Healthy Wave Mat offers.
      (EDIT: OCT 2021, Healthy Wave now offers a 90 day 100% Money Back Guarantee)

      This way you could test out the Healthy Wave Mat for a whole month (EDIT for 2.5 months) and still have time to return it and get 100% of your money back. (just remember you’ll pay for the return shipping cost, which oddly enough is far less than the rental cost of any other mat)

      Good luck!

      Reply
    • Hi Daniel,

      depends on what size of mat you’re looking for. Check under our Prices section just a little further up on this page or on the Healthy Wave website!

      Reply
    • Great question Bobbie,

      As long as you’re within the 45 day return window then it will just cost you the shipping fees to send the mat back. That’s it! No restocking or other fees.
      (EDIT: OCT 2021, Healthy Wave now offers a 90 day return window on their products)

      Reply

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