How an Ion Detox Foot Bath Works
The process of an ionic detox foot bath is actually quite simple. We start by filling a tub with warm water. Salt is added to the warm water to improve conductivity. Then we place an array into the tub to produce a gentle electrical current. This direct current breaks the water into positively charged hydrogen ions and oxygen gas, or negatively charged hydroxide ions and hydrogen gas, depending on the settings we choose.
When the machine is turned on, the patient might notice a slight tingling sensation in the feet. That’s because our bodies are made of water and electrolytes, and they allow the current to travel through the body. This current causes the tingling sensation as it works like a catalyst to boost the body’s own natural detoxifying abilities.
By the end of a 30-minute session, the water changes color. The color change is caused by the oxidation of the metal plates in the array and the ions reacting with solutes in the water. An ionic foot detox is more effective than other foot detox modalities because the electrical current actually travels throughout the body and stimulates lasting detoxification effects. Other modalities offer similar relaxation benefits, but the effects don’t last, and they can only remove toxins close to the surface of the skin.
The Benefits of an Ionic Detox Footbath
The primary benefit of an ionic detox footbath is that it enhances the body’s own natural detoxification abilities. This allows the body to remove heavy metals and other toxic elements from the body more efficiently.
Assisting the body’s natural detoxification process results in:
A stronger immune system
A reduction in chronic pain and inflammation
Prevention of chronic disease
Relief from the symptoms of chronic illness
Potential weight loss
Increased energy and focus
Enhanced lymphatic drainage
Better skin health
Fewer headaches and migraines
Improved circulation and heart health
An overall feeling of relaxation and improved mood
A reduction of swelling in the feet and ankles
Improved digestion and nutrient absorption
Often, when we are working with a patient to boost their immune system, their progress can become stalled due to the body’s inability to remove toxins efficiently. If toxins are allowed to build up, the patient’s immune system suffers, inflammation increases, and the body reabsorbs the toxins it can’t get rid of. By supporting detoxification and boosting circulation, we can ensure that the patient’s lymphatic system does not become blocked. This allows the body to push out any residual toxins, resulting in improved overall health for the patient.
Who can benefit from an ion detox foot bath?
Just about anyone can benefit from an ion detox foot bath to boost their overall health. In our experience, patients who suffer from chronic pain, illness, migraines, and fatigue experience the most dramatic improvement.
Ionic footbaths are also beneficial for those suffering from skin conditions, fungal or yeast infection, and digestive issues. This treatment also works well as an accompaniment to other therapies, such as IV therapy and colon hydrotherapy.
Are there any risks?
Side effects are very rare. However, some patients may experience mild nausea or dizziness after their treatment. You should always let your practitioner know if you have any health conditions or take any medications, just to be safe.
Patients with open sores on the feet should not have a detox footbath.