Matsana was developed as a green, cost effective and efficient alternative to traditional yoga mat cleaning processes.
Buellton, CA (PRWEB) March 22, 2012
Matsana (matsana.net), a leader in chemical-free mat sanitizing, announced today that it has launched an innovative new fitness mat cleaning machine designed to kill 99.9% of the bacteria and fungus that accumulate on exercise mats used at gyms and yoga studios. Utilizing a sufficient amount of high power germicidal ultraviolet light (UV-C) at a controlled distance, the machine destroys the DNA of many kinds of microorganisms including E. coli and Staphylococcus Aureus without any harmful residue or damage to the mat. The machine disinfects a mat in about 20 seconds, making it the fastest and most thorough method of mat disinfection available.
According to Matsana Founder John Burnaby who also designed the machine, Matsana was developed as a green, cost effective and efficient alternative to traditional yoga mat cleaning processes. “The mat cleaning process can not only be time consuming for studios and gyms who wipe down mats and hang them to dry, but the quality of the cleaning process is dependent on available employee time and attitude. In about 20 seconds for a standard yoga mat, Matsana sanitizes both sides of the mat so it’s not only good for your health, it’s also good for business.”
The Matsana machine guides each mat through a high-intensity UV-C light chamber, exposing both sides to concentrated germicidal light that kills microorganisms by destroying their DNA. Unlike manual UV light wands with, small, weak lamps, Matsana controls both the intensity and exposure time to the light, as well as distance from the mat, ensuring that every square inch of each mat is treated and harmful organisms are destroyed. The machine is able to process most mats up to 26” in width and ¾” thick.
“Personal mats that come in direct contact with public floors and our bodies should receive the same kind of routine hygienic practices that we afford our mouths, hands, bodies and clothing. It’s not being germophobic, it’s being respectful of others and ourselves in a shared exercise environment,” said Burnaby. “Matsana users can place their faces on their mats with absolute confidence and peace of mind.”
Evaluations by California-based Applied Microbiological Services (AMSLabs.com) substantiated the effectiveness of the Matsana Ultra-Violet Yoga Mat Sanitizer, confirming that 99.9% of Staphylococcus Aureus and E. coli bacteria were killed on one pass through the machine. E. coli was chosen as one of the challenge bacteria because it has a higher tolerance to UV light than the average bacteria or virus. In spite of E. coli’s resistance to UV, Matsana eradicated the bacteria. AMS Lab Director, Daniel Duron, stated, “Even though this challenge included a highly concentrated amount of organisms present on a small surface, the Matsana U.V. Yoga Mat Sanitizer was able to destroy over 99.9% of the organisms with one pass through.”
U.S.-Based Green Solution:
Matsana was designed and produced in the U.S. by yoga enthusiasts for yoga enthusiasts who sought a “green” way of cleaning mats. In addition to leaving no harmful residues, Matsana has a long design life and is energy efficient, requiring around $0.20 of electricity for a full 10-hour day. The machine is almost 100% recyclable and does not contribute to recurrent waste streams or recurrent fossil fueled shipping of consumable products.
To inquire about lease and purchase options, contact Matsana at info(at)matsana(dot)net or call 805.686.3072.
Based in Buellton, Calif., Matsana was founded in 2010 by John & Laurie Burnaby, yoga enthusiasts who recognized a problem and created a revolutionary solution. Matsana's goal is to offer a simple, effective and inexpensive method of sanitizing yoga mats for yoga studios and fitness centers through the use of UV-C light. For more information visit: http://www.matsana.net.