Ion Detox Foot Bath Benefits & How It Works | Ionic Foot Baths And Detoxification Benefits

Ion Detox Foot Bath Benefits & How It Works | Ionic Foot Baths And Detoxification Benefits

Did you know that there are more than 2000 sweat glands in your feet? It is no wonder that footbaths have been used for thousands of years in various traditions.

The Romans used this system of healing along with public baths to draw out impurities from the body through the processes of osmosis and diffusion.

The technique of using ionized water in a foot bath is relatively new, but it is based on ancient and well-respected methods that are still practiced today. The detoxification effects can happen more quickly and be even more dramatic when combined with ionising.

Let’s find out what an ion detox foot bath is, how it works, and how it can benefit your overall health.

What is detoxification?

Toxic elements like heavy metals, mold, yeast, fungus, pesticides, and other chemicals are removed from the body through the process of detoxification. The process is performed in the human body by many different organs.

But when the body is overburdened with too many toxins, the natural detoxification process is inhibited. According to the Centers for Disease Control, many illnesses are related to pollutants and toxins in the environment, which enter and build up in the body. 

Excess toxins are removed and the body’s own natural ability to cleanse itself is increased. It is the first step in any treatment plan designed to fight chronic disease and improve overall health.

What is a detoxification foot bath?

The process of soaking the feet in a tub of warm water is called a detoxification foot bath. The water has some ingredients added to it to help the process. It is one of the safest and most relaxing ways to remove toxins from the body.

There are a lot of different types of foot treatments.

  • Charcoal foot bath

  • The clay foot mask is made from clay.

  • Epsom salt foot soak
  • The apple cider is used in the soak.

  • Adding essential oils to these mixes can help with healing and relaxation.

The ion detox footbath is offered at Rahav. The method is highly effective for enhancing the body’s natural ability to cleanse itself. Read on to find out how it works.

How an Ion Detox Foot Bath Works

The process of an ionic bath is very simple. We fill the tub with warm water. Salt is added to the water to make it better. We put an array into the tub to produce a gentle electrical current.

Depending on the settings we choose, this direct current breaks the water into hydrogen ion and oxygen gas, or negatively charged hydroxide ion and hydrogen gas.

The patient might feel a slight sensation in their feet when the machine is turned on. Our bodies are made of water and electrolytes, and they allow the current to travel through them. The current causes a sensation of tingling and it works to boost the body’s own natural detoxifying abilities.

The water changes color at the end of a 30-minute session. The oxidation of the metal plates in the array causes the color to change.

The electrical current travels throughout the body and stimulates the elimination of toxins, which makes an ionic foot cleanse more effective than other foot cleansing techniques. The effects don’t last and toxins can only be removed close to the surface of the skin.

The Benefits of an Ionic Detox Footbath

The primary benefit of an ionic footbath is that it enhances the body’s own natural detoxification abilities. The removal of heavy metals and other toxic elements from the body can be done more efficiently.

The body’s natural detoxification process is assisted by this.

  • The immune system is stronger.
  • There is a reduction in chronic pain and inflammation.
  • Prevention of chronic disease is important.
  • There is relief from the symptoms of chronic illness.
  • There is a chance of potential weight loss.
  • Increased focus and energy.
  • Enhancing the drainage of the body’s fluids.
  • Better skin health
  • There are fewer headaches and migraines.
  • Circulation and heart health have been improved.
  • An improved mood and feeling of relaxation.
  • Stress relief
  • There is a reduction in the swelling of the feet.
  • Improved absorption of vitamins and minerals.

When we are working with a patient to boost their immune system, their progress can become halted due to their 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 boosting circulation, we can make sure that the patient’s lymphatic system does not get blocked. The body can push out residual toxins, which will result in improved overall health for the patient.

Who can benefit from an ion detox foot bath?

Everyone can benefit from a foot bath to boost their health. 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?

There are very few side effects. Mild nausea or dizziness may be experienced by some patients after their treatment. To be safe, you should always let your doctor know if you have any health conditions or take any medication. Patients with diabetes or open sores on their feet should not have a foot bath.

Do ionic foot baths really work?

There are a few small and poorly conducted studies that have led to some skepticism about the effectiveness of ionic footbaths. The positive effects of ion foot baths on our patients have been seen firsthand. We are not the only ones seeing results that are positive.

Studies conducted by AMD show significant increases in the amounts of heavy metals in the detox foot bath water after 30-minutes. Another study by AMD also found a significant decrease in Glyphosate levels in the urine of patients who received ionic detox foot baths.

Scientific research shows that patients who receive an ion foot detox have higher amounts of toxins in their urine and stool within three days of treatment, further demonstrating that the treatment does indeed enhance detoxification.

And finally, the Pacific College of Health and Science also quotes a study that demonstrates a significant reduction in aluminum and arsenic levels in the patient’s blood after ionic cleansing. 

Wrapping Things Up

In addition to ionic foot baths, our practitioners also recommend colon hydrotherapy, lymphatic drainage, and IV therapy as part of a personalized treatment plan to support detoxification. The therapies increase circulation and help the body eliminate toxins.

The first step in a functional medicine treatment plan is usually the removal of toxins from the body. We want to address the underlying causes of illness, whether they are related to genetics, environment, or lifestyle.

We utilize a combination of natural strategies and lifestyle support to enhance the body’s innate ability to heal itself. If you are interested in taking a proactive role in your overall health, you can learn more about our functional medicine services here.

written by Danelle Aliseo, NP
Danelle Aliseo, AGNP, AHN is a Board-Certified Holistic Nurse Practitioner. She graduated from New York University’s nationally acclaimed Adult Primary and Holistic Care Nurse Practitioner Program. She is currently enrolled in continuing education coursework through the Institute of Functional Medicine. Danelle specializes in addressing root cause of various conditions including but not limited to autoimmunity, hormonal imbalance, inflammatory gastrointestinal issues, etc. Read more.

The edited version was edited by Rachael Kuecher.

 

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