Lis - Somerset

I found out about the Richway Amethyst Bio- Mat purely by chance! I was following somebody on Facebook who kept referring to this “amazing mat” and curiosity got the better of me so I Googled it. What I found literally changed my life!! I did lots of research into the Bio Mat and eventually found Karen at Crystal Abundance. She has been brilliant and supportive, I do not know if I would have taken such an enormous risk (financially) without her.

So…a bit of history about me!! Having always been susceptible to depression and anxiety since a teenager my latest down turn came about following the birth of my first child in June 2006. I had become very depressed and anxious, developing many OCD tendencies. I received treatment in the form of anti-depressants and cognitive therapy. Having picked myself up, in July 2008 I fell pregnant with my second child and this was really when everything began to spiral out of control! On Christmas Eve that same year my mother-in-law was diagnosed with the early stages of breast cancer. This was a complete blow to my husband’s family. A small operation and several weeks of radiotherapy and fortunately she was all clear. I have always been very fortunate in the help I received from my mother-in-law and greatly missed her presence during this time, especially as I was heavily pregnant with a toddler and still trying to work. My son was born in the April a week after my mother-in-laws treatment finished.

For 5 weeks the family were finally happy again until we took another blow that would have detrimental effects on the family forever. My father-in-law was diagnosed with terminal cancer, and died in the August. I rarely saw my husband or his parents during this time which was extremely difficult for me coping with a new baby, a toddler and the devastation I felt inside for what was happening to my father-in-law. It was unbearable to see the effects of this on my husband especially but also to see such a close family suffering such pain was beyond anything I have ever experienced in my life.

Over the next 2 years my emotional and physical health deteriorated rapidly and by January 2011 I couldn’t cope anymore. I was in so much pain all over my body and slept at every possible opportunity. I couldn’t think properly and was rarely responsible for my children on my own. Over the next few months I could hardly walk, dress myself and so doped up to the eyeballs on various prescription drugs that in all honestly it is really quite a blur. Having had numerous tests, scans and assessments I was eventually diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and my depression and anxiety were at levels I had never experienced before. I felt like a failure.

In April 2013, while on a family holiday in Cornwall, I took an overdose. I couldn’t manage to sit on the beach that day. It was too cold and I was in too much pain so I sat in the car. To reach a point where I felt so totally isolated from my family was unbearable and I wanted to be rid of the emotional and physical pain desperately. I didn’t want to die if I’m totally honest because I love my family more than anything in the world but I didn’t want to be conscious either. I didn’t want to be constantly reminded of my inability to cope with living. I called the ambulance myself and I will live with the guilt of my actions for the rest of my life. The only positive thing to come from this event was that following trips to psychiatrists, cognitive therapy and medication reviews I finally wanted to turn myself around. I wanted to live, enjoy my children and my husband.

In June 2013 my Richway Amethyst Bio-Mat finally arrived! I purchased the professional set and also invested in a massage table so that it was accessible at all times. I fluctuate between high orange setting and high red now that I am accustomed to it. I go on my mat everyday if I can, usually in the evenings when the children have gone to bed. I try to turn it on 15 minutes before I intend to use it so that I get the most from it. I usually spend about an hour to an hour and a half led on it. I have had to give up sitting and watching T.V. in the evening but it was worth it! I didn’t notice any massive effects from using my mat until the September. Up until this time it was mainly providing me with comfort and taking the edge off the pain.

Since September however my life has transformed! I am no longer in any pain or discomfort. I’m a lot more positive, happier and full of life. I have also lost (drum roll please) 5 stone!!!!!! My friends and family cannot believe the difference in me and what a dramatic difference there is too between me in April 2013 and me in April 2014. I also let my children go on the mat (high green) though I’m not in a routine of letting them on it regularly but that is my plan for the future. At the moment they go on it if they are having difficulty sleeping or feeling under the weather. The only other member of the family to use the mat regularly is my cat!!! He sneaks on every night when I’m on it and loves it!!!

I hope my story can be an inspiration to others!   


Avanti - London:

"After trying out my friend's biomat, I knew that I just had to have one. I did some research and quickly discovered that they could only be bought through a distributor so scoured the web to find one in Britain.

 As a psychic intuitive, when I saw Karen's photo I knew that she'd be the right person for me, and every interaction, and believe me there were many, have backed up my feeling. Karen makes you feel at ease about spending so much money on a product as she knows both the biomat and the delivery services so well. Beyond that she has acted with such integrity and compassion at every step of the way and I am now the delighted owner of a biomat which is completely changing how I feel in my body.

 I really can't recommend Karen highly enough. You can buy a biomat through many sources, but if you're in the UK and want to buy one in the easiest, least expensive way possible, the service that Karen offers is second to none."

N  -  Wrexham

Thank you from the bottom of my heart for introducing me to the Richway Amethyst BioMat.

A much loved friend was recently diagnosed with and extremely rare form of sarcoma which has yet to be identified. Sadly, she has been told that this is incurable. In addition she has a considerable volume of fluid on one lung which makes any form of exercise impossible. The physical pain and psychological and emotional distress arising out of the combination of these conditions were, as you can imagine, considerable and led to depression as an additional burden.

Having access to the biomat certainly afforded my friend some relaxation, something which had hitherto been impossible. It helped ease pain and allowed a degree of physical and mental ‘comfort’ which were otherwise not present.

It is obviously too early to say whether the biomat is having any effect on her sarcoma but it has provided her with periods of much needed rest and relaxation in an otherwise extremely stressful life.

Again, many thanks Karen. I will keep you posted on developments.

Pam - Wilmslow

 "Since I bought my own Biomat from Crystal Abundance just over a year ago. There is hardly a day that goes by that I don't lie on the mat. It rejuvenates me, helping me cope with insomnia and Rheumatoid arthritis. Thanks Karen for all your advice". 

Ann - Glasgow

“Thanks again Karen after sales very impressive, feels more like a friend than agent and you can quote me on that.”

Thank you to all my customers for sharing their BioMat experiences.  If you would like to share your BioMat story please let me know, sharing knowledge and experiences like thiscan be so empowering, inspiring and ultimately healing for everyone.  

Karen xx

Distributor Disclaimer:
This information is not intended to cure, diagnose or treat medical conditions, nor is it a substitute for the product User’s Guide. Please consult with a Physician before beginning this or any other new health care program. Any information with regard to personal testimonies about RichWay International’s products does not reflect or represent RichWay International’s product claims. These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. 

Rosie - Berkshire

"Just to let you know that it is now not uncommon to have a full nights sleep! It's a miracle after all those years! I continue in my happy, happy vein and am still raving about my BioMat and have trip wires up to stop anyone leaving until they get the full lecture!"

This was Rosie's initial feedback from just one week of using the Biomat:

"I will not be parted from my bio mat and it is staying here with me!!!!! Oh yes...

I have been sleeping...I repeat...I have been sleeping! (Climbs out on roof to hang flags out...) In addition to this I have started to notice some unexpected and very welcome improvements... For years I have had tinnitus. On about the 4th day of use I was pulled up in my tracks and stood stock still having realised that I might not have the ringing in my ears. When I concentrated I realised that there was still a hum but vastly muted from what it used to be.

In addition to this is my energy levels! I have a very large house and have been bouncing all over it rearranging furniture and hauling large pieces of furniture round and thoroughly enjoying the process. I am MUCH less irritable and am starting to view things in a much softer and kinder way. I am the Chairman of a national company and my staff are all delighted with their pay rises which I might not have agreed to were it not for my more benign attitude.

On top of that I just feel so much better and love getting into my bed for my 8 hour snuggle every night. My breathing is much improved and there is just a general feeling of well-being emerging...

I hope my sleeping may continue to improve gradually. Oh - and also I have had a pain in my left side for about 30 years and that has almost gone...

Expect more sales - I am becoming a bit Messianic over my bio-mat and have been known to be persuasive in the past...

I will keep you posted as things progress and you may use my testimony to share with others. All this after ONE WEEK's use..."

A - Wiltshire

I had heard about the BioMat a couple of years ago, and had managed to try it out a few times at holistic fayres and pamper evenings.  I was really impressed and had planned to get one for my practice, so started to save avidly for the professional set. 

A year later and after a personal trauma I became very unwell, mentally (depression, insomnia, anxiety, panic attacks), and physically (severe fatigue, constant: headaches, painful joints/muscles, nausea, digestive disorders, excruciating leg spasms, brain fog). The doctors wanted to dose me up with anti depressants and sleeping tablets, but being a health practitioner I refused to believe that, that was my only option.  I tried Reflexology, Kiniesiology, Meditation, etc, etc, they all helped, but nothing was long lasting. 

Finally I was diagnosed with severe ME/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, my career in the balance, I remembered the Richway BioMat, what did I have to lose..  I got in touch with Karen, who I'd made contact with 2 years prior, and she was brilliant, very helpful and supportive. 

The Parcel arrived and I unwrapped it with excitement.  The first night I used it, I slept straight through, the first time in a very long time.  When I woke up, I couldn't believe it, it felt like I'd slept in an oxygen tent, I felt light, alive and energised.  I have been using the BioMat most days now (almost 4wks), and have really noticed a difference in my quality of life! 

I'm pretty much Pain free now and definitely seem to have less brain fog.  I'm much happier in myself, everything seems to have settled down and I have much more energy!  Friends and family have really noticed the change and those who have tried the BioMat since have nothing but positive things to say about it.   It was a very dark 12 months, but now with the BioMat I can look forward to the next 12 months and beyond..!  Looking to get the smaller Mat for my dogs, who like to get their BioMat fix when ever I'm not on it, lol..

Ann – London:                                                                                                               

“I don't know what I would have done without your initial superb help, emotionally, physically and practically. I cannot ever forget that you lent me your own mat for that period of time and that you and your family put themselves out to drive all that way to meet me to hand it over. I do realise that by that time I had managed to be able to walk and travel a bit but when I first phoned you I had spent a long time in continued, excruciating pain and didn't know how I could ever get better. I managed with the greatest of difficulty to be helped to get to phsyiotherapy classes but often used to cry because I could hardly move into or from any position. I also had to take pain medication that seemed only to dull the pain for a short time no matter what I took. Lying on the mat was the most blissful experience. It was like lying on a hot rock in the sun and drifting off into complete relaxation. The heat seemed to match and counteract the pain although I didn't have it on particularly high! I think it must have allowed the muscles to relax their spasms and the blood vessels to expand and carry nutrients to those deprived areas. I'm not a medical person so I am just using some basic idea of how it might have worked. I lay on it every day. Gradually, I was able to move more freely and the core stability exercises became more achievable. The heat from the mat is quite different. It doesn't conduct heat like a hot water bottle and just heat or burn the part it touches. It's not like lying in a hot bath either. It radiates heat into the body like the sun and seems to nourish you and make you feel good. The mat also has amethyst crystals in it which make you feel balanced, physically and mentally even when you aren't using any heat. I knew that I didn't want to be without a mat when I gave Karen's back after a month.

I discussed the options with Karen. I knew that my back was still quite fragile. I'm not particularly young and would have to work hard to build up my core strength to protect those vulnerable areas. The Professional Mat is the best size because your whole body experiences the healing properties of the heat and the crystals. However, it was too heavy for me to move every time I wanted to use it and I had to ask for it to be moved. I also wanted my husband to use it as well. In the end I decided to opt for 2 of the mini mats. I can easily move one of those. I can also put 2 together if I ever need to have the full length. The very best option for me though, is that I can keep one to sleep on every night. My husband has this option also but hasn't so far used it. He uses it occasionally when he is watching television or reading because it fits easily onto a chair. Usually he uses it to relax if he has been gardening or has been too zealous in his exercise routine. For us, buying the two smaller mats gave us the best of options. The Mats are expensive. I looked into infrared technology using thermal cabins. They are equally expensive. You would need to research thoroughly because the sort of woods they use matter very much as some give off toxins through the resins. Also, there is the matter of resourcing the woods. You can easily have one in your house. If you live in a small terraced house like mine you could buy a small one. You would have to decide where to put it, though you don't always have to keep it in the same space. The disadvantage is you have to sit upright in the smaller versions. An advantage is that they are very cheap to run after the initial expense. For me the fact that I could move my Mat around the house as and when I wished, take it away with me on short trips when I visit friends or family ( not on aeroplanes!) sleep on it every night stretched out in absolute comfort was the most important consideration. It is also very cheap to run and uses the same infrared technology. I wouldn't have reached any of these conclusions if it hadn't been for the gentle kindness of Karen. If she hadn't lent me the mat in the first place I wouldn't have experienced its properties. It was only through her guidance and explanations of the benefits of this therapy that I came to appreciate it. I was in such pain that I didn't think anything would work and I didn't have any patience. Also, she asked me the right questions when I came to making a decision about what Mat would be right for me. So my decision was easier. For me having the Mat at difficult or stressful times is a great bonus. I don't have to try to remember to breathe correctly or practise yoga. I can lie on my Mat, relax and then be in the right frame of mind to do those activities and my body is warm, relaxed and ready to engage in them. Meeting Karen was a life enhancing moment. The Mats are out there, you can read all about them, maybe buy one, but unless you also have a Karen you'll miss out on vital first hand experience and knowledge. Karen is calm, never pushy, she explores your problem and your needs and then gives you an opportunity to try one out. I really don't believe that I would have got better so quickly if I hadn't been presented with the opportunities that Karen gave me. When the company sent me the wrong order for my two Mats she quickly sorted it out and I didn't have to worry about anything concerning delivery. The other always reassuring aspect is that she is always contactable and reliable. It was such a pleasure to do business with you Karen. Thank you!”


Heidi - Haverfordwest

"I have been using the Amethyst BioMat for a few days now and I really, really love it and highly recommend you booking a session with Karen Holloway, or even consider buying one... I felt the warmth and the energy being drawn to the parts of my body that needed healing... I went into a deep healing sleep and after only a few days use I have less stiffness and less joint pain... I feel lighter and brighter in myself.... Just amazing.. Thank you so much Karen"

Karen Holloway - Authorised Richway Distributor

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