Setting your Biomat really depends on what you are using it for. If set on low the FIR is very high but the conductive heat (near infrared) is very low and won't heat up the core body temperature. When the mat is set to the highest temperature, the long far infrared wavelength shortens and the mat mostly gives off a lot of near infrared. If turned up half way, you get more of a full spectrum with the mid infrared. You get a little less far infrared and a little less convection but you get a wider spectrum. It can heat your core temperature very slowly. A lot of people heat the core up real quick and once they reach their level then turn the mat to low.
When setting up my Biomat, I put a blanket on top to hold in the heat especially when the mat is on low. Having it on low with a blanket holding in the heat can be just as intense as setting the temperature up high but not capturing the heat. When the heat is turned up high and there is no cover the room air doesn't become heated.
Note: When the mat is heated high, it feels hotter on the skin but on low, the wavelengths heat the body deeper.
Setting your Biomat with the Quantum Pad
If using the Biomat Quantum pad I always turn the temperature of the mat 2 degrees higher than if only having the cloth that comes with it on the mat. The Quantum pad take all the convection heat out and isolates the far infrared. It heats me more deeper in my body instead of just on my skin. Even if I set the mat on its highest level I don't feel it gets too hot as the convection heat dissipates in the cushion.
Call me if you want guidance on setting up your Biomat and best ways to schedule your session timing based on the results you want. I promise you that. Call 1-303-500-3207. Ask for Chris or Sandra.