IONIC FOOT BATHS
Benefits of the Ionic Foot Bath
Purging of heavy metals
A more balanced PH
Detoxifies the Liver
Enhances the immune system
Purifies the blood & Lymph
Liver, Kidney & Parasite cleansing
Increases oxygen in the body
A typical session lasts about 30 minutes. During a session, people normally feel relaxed and may even fall asleep.
After your treatment, It is very important to drink a lot of water. This can help prevent feeling tired after such a cleansing experience.
How Does an Ionic Foot Bath Work?
An Electrical current passes through a set of plates in a module, the module is immersed in the water inside the foot bath. The foot bath contains special sea salt, so it has a similar mineral content as ocean water. While your feet are in the water, positive and negative ions are emitted by the foot bath system. This reenergizes the body, along with red blood cells. It eliminates toxins that are stored in fat, kidneys, liver, bowels, and skin. The foot bath also triggers the body’s lymphatic system, which helps with continued detoxification for up to 24-48 hours after the session. (Isthmus Wellness)
Do NOT schedule the Ionic Foot Bath if any of the Following Apply to You
If you have a pacemaker; if you have had an organ transplant; if you are pregnant or could be pregnant; if you have Epilepsy; if you have open wounds on your feet; if you are currently undergoing any form of radiation or chemotherapy; if you are a hemophiliac or taking blood thinner; if you are a child under 8 years of age (unless under adult supervision).
The main point of these foot detoxes is to make the body’s pH more “alkaline,” but what exactly is the importance of being alkaline?
An alkaline body is crucial to a person’s health. Diseases thrive in an acidic environment. So basically, the less acidic your body is and the more alkaline, the less prone you are to contracting a disease, such as osteoporosis or cancer, according to Christine.
The Center for Disease Control reports that up to 85% of all illness are caused by toxins and pollutants in our bodies. The human body functions best when the ions are balanced at 80% negative and 20% positive. So how do we achieve this?
What we put into our body, such as the foods we consume, have either acidic or alkalizing properties. Check out the food charts for yourself here. The more of the higher alkaline foods you can incorporate into your diet the better. An ionic detox, helps to facilitate the alkalization process through the process of ionization, which removes “free radicals” from the body.
The Ionic Foot Detox: Fact or Myth?
A recent fad has been sweeping the country: ionic foot detoxes. You may not recognize the name, but you probably have seen the infomercials about foot patches or foot baths that pull all the toxins out of your body through your feet, leaving you with a patch or bath full of brown liquid (aka the toxins).
Pacific College of Health and Science