What Is Foot Detoxification and What Are the Benefits?

There are many forms of detoxification. One of the newer and more innovative detoxification methods is foot detoxification. Some of the other types of detoxification such as colonic irrigation can be very challenging for some people. Foot Detoxification eliminates the need for special diets. You can continue on your normal diet as long as you drink plenty of water. It is one of the most effortless body detoxification methods available.

A foot detox involves using an ionic footbath, sometimes called an ionic detoxification foot spa. Foot bath detoxification is both painless and non-invasive. Many people may have the misconception that a detox foot spa only removes toxins from your feet. This is incorrect as toxins are drawn from your entire body during a detox foot spa session.

A build-up of toxins can be caused by a variety of factors ranging from environmental issues to poor lifestyle choices. A poor diet or lack of exercise can lead to a build-up of parasites and toxins in our body. We live in a world where we are exposed to toxins from the air we breathe to the chemicals that are added to our food and water supply.

The original ionic footbath was the Dr Mary Staggs detoxification foot bath. This brand has the approval of the relevant medical authorities around the world, including the TGA in Australia. Over the years it has evolved into one of the most advanced foot detoxification machines currently available.

So you may be wondering how, an ionic footbath is able to cleanse remove toxins from your whole body. An ionic detoxification foot spa achieves this through a process called electrolysis. It generates the correct amount of current in the footbath water to cause the water molecules to divide, producing millions of negative ions. The body then absorbs these negative ions utilizing a process called osmosis (osmosis is the movement of particles through a membrane).

Harmful substances such as heavy metals, chemicals and parasites are all positively charged. These negative ions attach to positive molecules which comprise of these harmful substances. These impurities are transferred out through the feet during a detoxification foot bath. It equates to a form of cellular cleansing. You will notice a change in the colour and texture of the water during an ionic footbath.

Since the body has absorbed a high amount of negative ions during a footbath session, it creates an internal cleansing effect which may continue for a days after having a footbath. It is recommended to get plenty of rest, and drink plenty of fresh water after having an ionic foot spa session.


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