Why Detoxify with an Ionic Detox Foot Bath?
Our modern environment leaves us exposed to more contamination causing imbalance than any other time in history. Stress, toxins, heavy metals, foods we eat and electromagnetic pollution from mobile phones and computers leave most of us out of balance which can leave the mind & body feeling depleted. Our blood, tissues and organs all act like filters. As you expect filters need regular cleaning so do our bodies. In fact our body is the number one expert at detoxifying however we don’t recognize what our bodies need for this process. A combination of clean water, clean chemical free natural foods in moderation, exercise and mental relaxation is a fantastic start. However in a modern lifestyle we tend to get stuck in achieving this. When we haven’t been detoxing naturally we become more and more toxic which can lead to all sorts of problems mentally and physically.
Single Treatment – $39
Package of 3 – $29*
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What is an Ion Spa Detox?
An Ion Spa Detox treatment is a 30 minute invigorating footbath. Your feet are placed in a warm clear water bath. The array initiates a small electrical current in the water delivering a gentle treatment of ions while you relax and enjoy.
During the treatment bio energy is created in the footbath, water being a perfect medium to conduct the treatment just like a thermal spring allowing the body to recharge naturally.
Symptoms such as hormonal imbalances, flu-like aches and pains, poor nutrient absorption, constipation, weight gain, poor digestion, flatulence, fatigue, excessive mucus, poor concentration, headaches, edema, memory disorders, depression, inflammation of joints and muscles, skin problems, bad breath and strong body odor are al associated with toxic build-up in our bodies.
Diseases such as Chronic Fatigue, Allergies, Fibromyalgia, Thyroid Diseases, and Cancer, to name only a few, have been directly linked to environmental toxins in the body. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) estimates that there are more than 20,000 chemicals that our bodies cannot metabolize. The toxic substances that can’t be removed from our bodies are stored in our fat cells and organs, causing an epidemic of modern diseases and obese patients around the world.
Our modern world mandates the need to make healthy choices. The Ionic Detoxification system helps to eliminate toxins and give the body a boost. It is a positive step to sustaining good health. Through proper detoxification, we can significantly reduce the accumulation of toxins, prevent diseases, slow down the aging process and enjoy a disease free, longer and healthier life. Amongst all of the detoxification methods in practice, the Ionic Detoxification Foot Spa, is probably the best method.
The Theory Behind the Ionic Detoxification System
The technology of the Ionic Detoxification system has been in development for several decades. The induction of alternating positive and negative ion charges during the same treatment is based on a process called “Iontophoresis.” The FDA approved Iontophoresis as a healing modality in 1970.
The field of Electro-Therapeutics was experimented with in the early 1720’s. By 1833, Dr. Bernard Raymond Fabre-Palaprat, a French physician, successfully demonstrated that potassium iodide, (blue in color), introduced into the skin via a negative battery terminal on one arm, would travel to another area of the body attracted by a positive pole. This opened up a whole range of possibilities in using electrical currents to stimulate, transfer, and administrate fluids and specific compounds inside the body. At that time, it was not understood how fluids were transferred through cell membranes, but in 2003, the Nobel Prize in Chemistry was awarded to two American scientists, Peter Agre and Roderick MacKinnon, for their discovery of an ion channel system within cell membranes that generates an electrical signal to allow certain nutrients and fluids to pass through the membrane.
This channel system maintains the balance of the bioelectrical distribution of nutrients and waste products in and out of the cell. All of the symptoms of aging and degenerative diseases are in one way or another associated with poor hydration within the cell. This diminishes the cell’s ability to repair itself and eliminate toxic waste.
When cells dehydrate, they bunch up, fusing their membranes together and eliminating important surface areas for these ion channels to work. Over time, the body becomes more and more toxic and unable to transfer vital nutrients needed for repair or cell replication.
The “boost” or energy the body receives from the ion water module (array), which sits down in the water during a treatment, allows this amazing detoxification process to occur.
As water is ionized it is split into H+ and OH- ions (and sometimes into H3O+ and H2O2 ions), similar to the way water cascading over a waterfall becomes ionized. These ions are then able to enter the body through the 4,000 large pores of the feet. Then the circulatory and lymphatic systems transport the ions throughout the body.
These ions neutralize oppositely charged toxins in the cells that are normally slow to exit the body. In this way, all the body’s organs, including the liver, intestines, kidneys, lungs, skin, and immune system, can become energized and stimulated to function optimally. The body then rids itself of these toxins through its normal processes of urination, defecation and sweating.
When the body is able to eliminate toxins and metabolic waste, then inflammation, edema, and swelling all decrease, allowing the body to repair itself and reduce pain within muscles and joints.
Health Benefits of Ionic Detoxification
In a 2009 survey, 126 users of ionic detox systems were asked what specific health benefits they or their clients received from using ionic detox foot bath systems. Their answers included: pain relief (42), including less joint stiffness, fewer headaches, less knee pain, less foot pain, less general muscle pain and more, increased energy (29), improved sleep (23), improved digestion (10), toxin reduction (9), decreased swelling (9), circulatory system improvement (9), reduced weight (8), skin improvements (8), emotional improvements (5), respiratory improvements and much more.
Ionic detox has been known to:
- Remove toxins, free radicals and body waste products that can cause health problems (In an Aug. ’04 study by Carlos A. Lopez-Moreno, MD, there was a significant deposit of urea, creatinine and glucose in the foot basin in 12 patients with chronic illnesses.)
- In a 2008 study by Center for Research Strategies (crsllc.org), 31 participants underwent ionic detox two times per week for 12 weeks. The amount of aluminum and arsenic in their blood was measured before and after the 12 weeks. The average blood aluminum level decreased by 46% from 79.8 ppb (parts per billion) to 43.1 ppb. The average blood arsenic level decreased 24% from 4.6 ppb to 3.5 ppb.
- In a 2002 study by Doctor’s Data in St. Charles, IL, there was an average increase in toxic metals found in the foot basin from nine independent sessions. Here is a list of metals that increased in concentration: Copper: 905%, Aluminum 339%, Lead 233%, Iron 174%, Manganese 140%, Antimony 128%, Cadmium 119%
- Raise pH levels. Approximately 95% of people experience a state of acidity in which their blood pH is lower than 7.45, indicating an excess of hydrogen ions. This makes an ideal breeding ground for worms, parasites, microorganisms and other critters that lower body function and cause disease.
- Inactivate viruses, bacteria, yeast and fungus
- Relieve pain and tension including headaches
- Purify the blood and lymph
- Increase peripheral circulation
- Stimulate and balance the immune system
- Enhance nutrient absorption
- Reduce inflammation and unwanted fluid retention
- Help clear up skin
- Assist in weight loss
- Slow down aging and improve body flexibility
- Quicken recovery time from disease or injury
- Increase oxygen in the body
- Rejuvenate and energize your whole body
- Improve sleep
Why Does the Water Change Color?
Many sellers of ionic detox foot bath systems have misinformed their customers that the colors they see in the water are toxins that have exited the body. This is mostly false. During the session, the water in the basin will always change to a brown/ orange color due to the electrolytic reaction involving the array, salt, water, minerals and impurities in the water. But when feet are in the water, the colors are also affected by oils being released from the sebaceous glands, the dead skin cells and the user’s own acidity/ alkalinity. Some of the neutralized toxins will also exit the body back out through the pores of the feet due to osmosis. An unusual amount of a particular color may indicate that a person has accumulated toxins in certain areas or from certain conditions and that ionic detox is helping those areas.
Always remember that the presence of negative ions in the body mainly helps the body rid itself of toxins through its normal processes of urination, defecation and sweating. Only some toxins leave the body through the pores of the feet. Therefore, color changes in the water should not be the main focus. Instead, focus on how you feel. For additional proof regarding overall health improvements from ionic detox, free radical test kits may be utilized.
Ionic Foot Detox Treatment Protocols
- It is recommended that the average healthy adult undergo 30 minute sessions two times per week for 5 weeks. Following the 10 sessions, a maintenance program of 1 session every 7-10 days is recommended.
- It is recommended that the average healthy 13-17 year old, using the machine with adult supervision, should undergo 15-20 minute sessions one time per week for 10 weeks. Following the 10 sessions, a maintenance program of 1 session every 14 days is recommended.
- It is recommended that the average healthy 10-12 year old, using the machine with adult supervision, should undergo 10-15 minute sessions one time per week for 10 weeks. Following the 10 sessions, a maintenance program of 1 session every 14 days is recommended.
- Ionic detox is not recommended for children less than 10 years old.
- To prevent over-activation of the digestive organs do not eat or drink anything during the session.
- After the session, do not move rapidly. Take 3-5 minutes of rest and get up slowly. However, if you become hungry or thirsty, eat or drink 15-20 minutes after the session.
Toxic Build-Up Test
- Do you experience fatigue or low energy levels especially around 3 pm in the afternoon? YES / NO
- Do you experience brain fog, lack of concentration and/or poor memory? YES / NO
- Do you eat fast foods, fatty foods, pre-prepared foods, or fried foods on a regular basis? YES / NO
- Do you drink coffee and sodas during the day to “get yourself going”? YES / NO
- Do you smoke cigarettes? YES / NO
- Do you crave or eat sugary snacks, candies, or desserts? YES / NO
- Do you have less than 2 bowel movements per day? YES / NO
- Do you feel sleepy after meals, bloated, and /or gassy? YES / NO
- Do you experience heart burn or indigestion after eating? YES / NO
- Are you overweight or do you rarely exercise? YES / NO
- Do you experience reoccurring yeast or fungal infections? YES / NO
- Do you experience frequent headaches or migraines? YES / NO
- Do you have arthritic aches and pains or stiffness? YES / NO
- Do you take prescriptive medicine on a regular basis? YES / NO
- Do you take prescriptive sedatives or stimulants? YES / NO
- Do you live with or near polluted air, water, or other environmental pollution? YES / NO
- Do you use fluoridated toothpaste or drink fluoridated / chlorinated water? YES / NO
- Do you experience depression or mood swings, (mental highs or lows)? YES / NO
- Do you have bad breath or excessive body odor? YES / NO
- Do you have food allergies or bad skin? YES / NO
- Are you showing signs of premature aging? YES / NO
- Have you ever used an internal cleansing product or followed a complete internal cleansing program? YES / NO
If you answered “yes” to 4 or more of the above questions or answered “no” to question 22, then you are a good candidate for an internal cleansing program and would greatly benefit from an Ionic Detoxification treatment schedule.