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IONIC FOOT BATH
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. 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.
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.
Who Can Benefit from Ionic Foot Baths?
Most people can benefit from an ionic foot bath. It is especially good for those suffering from gastrointestinal disorders, skin conditions, fungal or yeast infections, and cancer. The benefit of this form of detox is that it is, gentle and safe, and not compromising because it bypasses the gastro-intestinal system.
The best time to detox for people who are not suffering from a specific ailment is during the transitional seasons: Spring and Fall.
It’s important to note that detoxification is an important first step of a treatment plan. Similar to treating drug or alcohol addiction, detoxification helps prepare the body for the next phase of treatment, whether it is therapy or alternative care. For most natural healthcare enthusiasts, detoxing is the beginning of a lifestyle committed to eating healthier and exercising.
The ionic foot bath is contraindicated for those who have a pacemaker and open sores or lesions on his/her feet. Potential side effects of the foot detox include nausea, vomiting, or dizziness.
If you have Diabetes Type 1, you should consult your doctor before trying a foot detox. The process may affect your blood sugar levels.
Benefits of Ionic Foot Baths:
Balances pH in body
Enhance nutrient absorption
Purging of heavy metals
Lower blood sugar levels
Lower cholesterol levels
Enhances the immune system
Purging of yeast
Improved mental clarity
Diminishes headaches and neck aches
Increase peripheral circulation
Assists in weight loss
Increase oxygen in the body
Help clear up skin
The detox continues to alkalize the body up to 48 hours after the treatment, via urination and sweat, which is an added benefit. One should not eat/drink acidic foods after a treatment, to help better facilitate the detox process.
How does the ionic foot bath work?
During a session, the client submerses his or her feet in a specific concentration of salt water. A metal coil is placed in the water and is attached to a machine which emits a pulse of electricity. A conductive strap is attached to the client’s wrist, and the same electric current is pulsed through the client’s body during the session. This is a weak electric current and is not painful.
When the electric current is pulsed through the salt water, the water splits into positive and negative ions. These ions in the salt water are attracted to the ionic compounds in your body which are not of benefit to you — such as pesticides, preservatives, and heavy metals. Some of these toxins are pulled out from your body through the pores of your feet. Your feet have over 4,000 pores and they are the largest in the body. This makes makes the foot an ideal modality for detoxifying the body.
Other ions are transported throughout the body via the circulatory and lymphatic system. The ions from the foot bath system neutralize oppositely charged toxins in the cells that are normally slow to exit the body. Through this process, all the body’s organs become energized and stimulated to function optimally. The body then rids itself of these toxins through normal urination, elimination, and sweating.
Salt baths as a means of detoxification and healing have been used for millennia by different cultures around the world, such as the Ayurvedic tradition of India and the ancient Roman bath houses. The idea is that the salt draws out toxins via osmosis and diffusion. Swimming in the ocean is a natural form of ionic detox — the pulsed electric current from the coil amplifies the effect to an even greater degree. Using an electric charge to split water into ions as a healing modality is a relatively new concept. It first emerged as a way to treat cancer by submersing the client’s whole body in a detox bathtub. The modern technological approach to this method of detoxification can be traced to the work of Dr. Royal Rife.
Is the water brown because of toxins?
During the foot bath, the water begins to change color naturally because of the chemical reaction between the electricity and the salt water, not because of toxins. The debris that begin to form in the water are the toxins.
Does the ionic foot bath remove heavy metals?
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.
COVID-UPDATE: WHN Center has always been committed to providing a clean and safe environment for you to relax. During the COVID-19 crisis, we reinforced those steps and added additional measures. Cleanliness will continue to be a focus moving forward. Thoroughly wiping down all rooms and with approved hospital-grade or EPA-registered disinfectants and cleaning and disinfecting bathroom and common areas frequently. Hand sanitizer will be available at our front counter and in every treatment room for use by both our customers and employees.
Before you begin your ionic foot bath session please make sure to drink plenty of water. You will simply soak your feet for up to 45 minutes while the ionization is taking place. You may feel slight tingling sensations (not painful) throughout your body.
We ask that you clean your feet prior to using the ionic foot bath.
Listen to relaxing music from your cell phone with headphones if you choose.
Let us know if you begin to feel nausea, vomiting, or dizziness.
Disclaimer: We are not doctors. If you have any doubts, consult your physician to determine whether an ionic foot bath is right for you. The information we provided above about ionic foot baths health benefits has been found through our own online research and thousands of years of anecdotal evidence of people throughout the world using ionic foot baths for improving their health.