Amethyst Biomat Maryland

Amethyst bio mats utilize their mineral component and heat to enhance the body’s vitality through far infrared rays and negative ions. Amethyst bio mats can be used as treatments for chronic pain, injury, and overall wellness.

Amethyst Biomat

An amethyst bio mat is a padded mat filled with pockets of amethyst crystal stones. An amethyst bio mat can be incorporated as an integrative medicine therapy approach. The mat can be turned on, heating the stones.

The heated stones release negative ions and far infrared rays that penetrate your body. A safe and beneficial light wave treats the body, encourages healing, and stimulates the regeneration of nerves and muscle tissue. Amethyst bio mats can be used as treatments for chronic pain, injury, and overall wellness.

How It Helps

An amethyst bio mat provides many healing benefits for individuals to incorporate into their health regimens. The healing properties of the amethyst bio mat can be scientifically backed. When the mat is turned on and the crystals are heated, far infrared rays (FIR) are created. 

These rays can penetrate your skin to your muscles, nerves, blood vessels, and bones. The frequency of far infrared rays matches the frequency of natural sunlight. The added benefit of the amethyst-created FIR is that no UV radiation is produced (as opposed to the sun’s rays). 

When the far infrared rays are absorbed into the body, blood circulation is encouraged and blood vessels are expanded. This allows for more oxygen in the body to flow through the body and promotes the healing of injuries and diminishes inflammation in the body. FIR converts the light energy to resonate throughout the body.  

Due to the mineral properties of the amethyst stones present, negative ions are also produced when heated. The negative ions support the body’s inherent functions and accelerate cleansing processes on the molecular level. The pH balances in your body adjust, decreasing the acidity in your body.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Amethyst Biomat FAQ's

How does the Amethyst Biomat work?

The Biomat uses a combination of far infrared rays, negative ions, and amethyst crystals to penetrate the body and produce a deep, soothing heat. This can help to promote relaxation, reduce stress and anxiety, and support the body's natural healing processes.

What are the benefits of using an Amethyst Biomat?

Benefits of using the Biomat may include improved circulation, reduced pain and inflammation, enhanced immune function, and improved sleep quality. It may also support detoxification, improve skin health, and promote relaxation.

Is the Amethyst Biomat safe to use?

Yes, the Biomat is generally considered safe for most people. However, it is important to speak with a healthcare provider before using any new device, especially if you have any underlying health conditions or are pregnant.

How long should I use the Amethyst Biomat for?

The length of time you use the Biomat can vary depending on your individual needs and goals. Many people start with shorter sessions of 20-30 minutes and gradually increase the time as they become more comfortable.

What is an Integrative Medicine Approach?

Integrative medicine combines conventional medicine and alternative therapies to enhance a patient’s vitality, focusing on whole body wellness. An Integrative Medicine physician will address the root cause of your illness and not just treat the symptoms. By determining what the root is, you and your practitioner can devise a health plan to successfully treat the disease. At Shakthi, we take into account other factors in your life that may be preventing the root cause of your illness or disease from fully healing. We work closely with our patients to address their immediate health needs while developing a personalized wellness plan that encourages whole body wellness. You can learn more here.

What are the benefits of integrative medicine?

Integrative medicine’s biggest benefit is the fact it looks at the patient as a whole individual and addresses the root causes of illnesses by doing so. I went along with this though integrative medicine promotes a symbiotic and collaborative relationship between the doctor and the patient. This means that there is better communication. Another great benefit is that it utilizes every therapy possible to ensure that the patient gets the treatment that is perfect for them.


Where are you located?

We have two locations in Mount Airy and Elkridge Maryland.

Why is integrative medicine not covered by insurance?

Over the past decade or so, integrative medicine has been becoming more and more popular. Because of this popularity, there has been an increase in doctors that practice it. But even with all this popularity unfortunately insurance does not cover integrative health care. The lack of coverage from insurance companies is solely because integrative medicine often encompasses treatments that these health insurance companies degenerative treatments. Because these treatments like acupuncture, massage therapy, infrared sauna, and many others are all deemed alternative they are not covered.

What costs are involved? 

We offer two options:
• Yearly Membership
• A La Carte

How do I make an appointment?

You can expect your first visit with Dr. Rao and our team to be more comprehensive than anything you have ever experienced. Our practice is not a revolving door, we won't just visit with you for 5 minutes, hand you a prescription and send you on your way. You can expect the initial visit to last approximately 60 minutes. In that time, Dr. Rao will spend time with you, listen to your history, ask questions, hear your concerns. We put great emphasis on the listening and hearing part of the consult. It is vital in developing a strong doctor, patient relationship and is the only way we can help you get on the right path to healing. After your consult, we will order your testing. Depending on your specific needs a number of tests will be administered. Testing is tailored to each individual. Schedule Appointment Here.

What are five alternative medicines?

There are many different types of alternative medicines but many of them can fall under one of the five main alternative categories. These categories are homeopathy, eastern medicine, naturopathy, and Ayurveda. Within these five types so there are many variations and so choosing one that works for you all relies on what exactly you're looking to gain from choosing alternative medicines.

What does Shakthi Mean?

Shakthi (Shuk-thee) means Strength, Empowerment, and Agent of Change.

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At Shakthi Health and Wellness we offer a la carte and yearly plans that are more comprehensive and often cheaper than traditional insurance plans.

What To Expect

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Meet Our Doctors 

Our team is composed of board certified medical doctors who are highly knowledgeable in the practice of holistic integrative therapies. Our Specialized Health Care model provides patients with in depth consults with each appointment without the restrictions of time limits and jumping through insurance hoops. 

Jyothi Rao


Dr. Jyothi Rao has been practicing medicine for over 20 years. She received her Doctorate of Medicine (MD) from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey and completed her internship and residency at the prestigious New England Medical Center (Tufts) in Boston. Before opening Shakthi Health & Wellness Center, Dr. Rao practiced medicine in New York and Maryland.

Sudhir Rao


Dr. Sudhir Rao obtained his Medical Doctorate from St. George's University School of Medicine, and is the founder of Pain and Spine Specialists. Despite Dr. Rao's years of training focusing on traditional medicine, he developed a strong interest in Functional and Integrative Medicine to treat chronic illness with alternative methods after a personal experience with limitations in traditional medicine.

What Does An Amethyst Bio Mat Do? 

You may find yourself sweating while using the bio mat. Your increased perspiration encourages the release of toxins from the body through cellular waste. And while the health of the body’s cells is improved, metabolism is encouraged to function at a more optimized level. When your metabolism is supported, the cells can absorb nutrients more effectively and dispel toxins rapidly.  

The heated amethyst stones act as conductors for thermal energy, releasing negative ions. Negative ions are molecules with an electrical charge that can affect you emotionally and physically. Negative ions exist in “natural places'' such as naturally occurring minerals like amethyst. Negative ions promote cellular activation and renewal, improving your immune system and autonomic nervous system.  

Benefits of Amethyst Bio Mat Treatment

An amethyst bio mat treatment is a great alternative option to help with a multitude of different health concerns in particular those having to do with joint and muscle pain. The increased blood circulation allows for oxygen and nutrients to get to the afflicted sites in question quicker and can help reduce inflammation among many other things.

That improved blood circulation coming from the infrared rays raising the body temperature and causing your blood vessels to expand is just one of the many benefits. The raising of your body temperature also can help improve your overall immune system by kicking the immune system into drive and this could in turn strengthen and help detoxify your system of unwanted toxins.

The bio mat treatment is often used to help relieve pain. As the blood begins to flow more freely there are certain blood vessels that begin to dilate. This helps bring relief and healing to soft tissues and muscles that could potentially have been injured. Along with this the better blood circulation removes metabolic waste and helps bring nutrients to the muscles which are key to their recovery process.

This is also what makes this alternative treatment so useful when it comes to reducing the stiffness and joint pain that comes with musculoskeletal diseases like arthritis. The infrared light waves that the bio mat creates raises the temperature of blood which therefore causes you to sweat and your blood to circulate faster as we've said. This process helps you burn calories. 

The American Medical Association in their journal reported that one infrared bio mat session of about 30 minutes could potentially burn the same amount of calories as if you were jogging for that amount of time. This means that if you're someone who has mobility issues this could be a good way to help improve your metabolism and safely burn those calories.

As we've said, the warmth of the amethyst bio mat helps relieve tension in the muscles and this in turn can help reduce stress and even boost energy. The amethyst bio mat also produces negative ions which coupled with the infrared light waves penetrate into the skin and can help detoxify your body. This means that it removes impurities and that in turn helps your skin health greatly.

The creation of these negative ions also brings with it a ton of benefits as well. These negative ions activate minerals like calcium and sodium allowing them to circulate better because of that ionization. This could potentially help with blood purification and alkalization which will in turn help regulate your pH levels. 

This increase of negative ions in the bloodstream also helps improve communication between the cells and the body. This improves cell function and helps with the creation and repair of current cells in the body. 

The doctors at Shakthi Health and Wellness utilize this treatment alongside other traditional treatments to ensure you get an optimal result. The mixture of science and alternative practices makes this treatment a unique and truly integrative medical therapy.

Conditions That An Amethyst Bio Mat Can Treat 

An amethyst bio mat is an FDA-supported therapy approach for many different conditions. The healing benefits of regular use, backed by scientific principles, encourage bio mat therapy to enter more mainstream healthcare settings. The amethyst bio mat can provide complementary therapy (or in some cases as an alternative therapy) for various conditions. The utilization of this therapy can treat:

  • Joint pain and stiffness 
  • Muscle spasms 
  • Minor muscle pain 
  • Fatigue 
  • Poor circulation 
  • Pain associated with arthritis  
  • Chronic pain 
  • Low energy 

Many people can discover the healing properties of an amethyst bio mat for various phases in their life. For example, many athletes incorporate the bio mat as part of their recovery from training and injury. Others may use it as a supporting therapy for other health conditions they may be suffering from (poor sleep, chronic back pain, etc…).

Essentially, an amethyst bio mat encourages and supports the body’s natural functions to work in an enhanced way. These mats can provide pain relief, balanced pH levels, and restore hormonal levels. The utilization of an amethyst bio mat contributes to optimized health and vitality. 

Get Started

If you are interested in learning more about our Amethyst Bio Mat or would like to schedule an appointment, CALL Shakthi Health and Wellness Center today! Speak with our dedicated staff to schedule your consultation with Dr. Jyothi Rao and begin optimizing your body’s vitality. Call (301) 703-5067 and speak to our concierge staff today! 

About Us

We believe in practicing medicine that focuses on whole-body health. As integrative medicine doctors, we focus on the root cause of your condition with comprehensive treatments that heal the body rather than just masking the symptoms of your illness.

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Patient Testimonials

Patient Testimonials

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Susan Doyle

I started by seeing Dr. Sudhir Rao for my Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD) Syndrome. I had an accident in July 2010 that caused nerve damage in my ankle. After treatments and surgery, it spread up the entire left side of my body. The only way to describe how you feel is by saying you’re a human pinball machine ? you just never know where the pain is going to be that minute. I had asked about acupuncture because someone had told me that it worked for them. I was at the point of trying anything to lessen the pain because it was getting worse every day.

Anonymous Patient

I am actually a relatively healthy 50-year-old woman. I try to eat well and exercise, but I (like many) felt the creep of age in the form a subtle pounds and decreasing energy. Dr. Rao helped point me in the direction of the correct detox program for me (Core Restore!) as well as the supplements I needed to boost my metabolism and increase my energy! I still need to eat what works for me and avoid the things that don't, and I still have to exercise every day, but my clothes fit better and I have more energy!!

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Anna Smoot

I came to see Dr. Rao with symptoms of chronic fatigue, abdominal pains, depression, and weight gain. I had seen a couple other doctors and they had found that I had very high inflammation levels and over 15 food allergies/sensitivities. They wanted me to just take prescription drugs, but I wanted more than a quick fix. I wanted my health and my life back! When I scheduled the appointment, I was surprised how by helpful Kelly was on the phone. I didn’t know the details of my insurance coverage and Kelly offered to call my insurance for me. I’ve never had anyone at a doctor’s office do that before.

Debbie Helman

After visiting the Shakthi website and reading other patient testimonials, I was curious about the wide variety of treatments that were available. I have a very slow metabolism, was fatigued, had insomnia, back pain, and just didn’t feel as well as I wanted to in general. I had more allergic reactions and respiratory issues in the preceding months before coming to see Dr. Jyothi Rao. I had completed three courses of prednisone while under the treatment of my traditional doctor and was fed up with that cycle and was looking for another path.

- Debbie Helman

Linda J.

I was given the gift of Dr. Rao's integrative specialty care for Christmas in 2016. I didn?t take advantage of it until March of 2017. My mindset at the time was negative. I had heard about changing eating habits and I felt that I liked the foods I was eating and I was nearly 70, so why change now? After meeting with Dr. Rao and hearing her suggestions, I said I would take it one small step at a time and see what happens.

I was in the worst shape of my life

I was in the worst shape of my life with depression and anxiety. I had given up. Shakthi provided me with a manageable plan that included supplements, diet, and an exercise program that has transformed my body and given me a new outlook on life. Perhaps the most surprising outcome was learning how to be healthy and have a good relationship with my body. I am now more productive, energetic, and focused. The fog that had been clouding my thoughts has lifted.

- Shakthi Patient

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What To Expect

How Treatment Works

Our doctors and staff take time to get invested in your health and well-being. We've taken a step back from mainstream medicine and are challenging the norm. Everyone's healthcare needs are different. You are different. We believe patients shouldn't settle. Our practice is not a revolving door. We listen, and most importantly, we hear you.


Appointments are conducted on an as-needed basis. Patients can expect appointments to be more thorough and focused on their needs. As Integrative speciality care doctors, we see a limited number of patients which means each of our patients receives dedicated care without the concern of being “rushed” our of an appointment.

Diagnostic Testing

We offer patients scientifically backed health assessments to better understand the root causes of their health conditions. We evaluate any disruptions to your health and body to develop effective wellness plans to optimize your vitality. To learn more about the specific tests we offer visit this page here

Costs Involved

Patients receive personalized and tailored care in exchange for a flat fee. Overall cost will be discussed during your initial consultation. Each subsequent appointment will not need to be individually paid for. All patients receive unlimited access to their physicians which leads to better overall health and wellness.

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Mt Airy

2702 Back Acre Circle, Mt. Airy, MD 21771


6816 Deerpath Rd Elkridge, MD 21075

6816 Deerpath Rd Elkridge, MD 21075

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