FIR = Far Infrared Therapy. What is it? Think of it as the sun minus the bad stuff like UV light. FIR therapy mat. Think of it as a penetrating heating pad minus the bad stuff (EMF). Heating pads do provide warmth but only at the skin's surface. Heating pads also provide a high dose of electro-magnetic fields (not a good thing!).
Far infrared penetrates deeper into the body and therefore, can have a possible therapeutic value. The mats are designed to keep EMF exposurevery low. Most FIR mats contain various stones (jade, tourmaline, amethyst are common). This produces negative ions (with the positive effect of triggering an overall better mood, purifying the air and more).
FIR therapy has been shown to relieve back pain in minutes, reduce stress, restore energy, boost the immune system, assist in restful sleep and aid in detoxification. And who wouldn't benefit from any or all of these claims. I now use a jade/tourmaline FIR mat so that your reflexology experience with me will be even better!