What is an Ion Foot Cleanse?
The footbath works to dramatically remove toxins from your body through your foot. The foot spa accomplishes this by energizing the water. The control head delivers enough of an electrical current through the ionic array to generate positively charged ions. The Detox Footbath passes direct electrical current through water to break apart the H2O (water) molecule. This releases oxygen, stable hydrogen and the negative hydrogen ion** (H-). This negative hydrogen ion is a powerful antioxidant and pro-oxidant (in the presence of transitional metals), pH balancer and the catalyst most responsible for ATP (adenosine tri-phosphate) production, our body’s greatest energy resource.
In the past, we received the negative hydrogen we needed through the consumption of raw vegetables and light proteins but modern processing, storage and handling has virtually stripped the modern diet of this increasingly vital element. Gentle and relaxing Detox sessions allow the body to uptake this "fuel of life", which is essential in balancing and reenergizing the body’s natural ability to purge toxins and heal itself. As you walk along the beach, your body absorbs millions of these negatively charged ions, which alkalize the blood and tissue. Because of poor diet and high stress, we tend to accumulate and store excessive quantities of waste products, such as diacetic, lactic, pyruvic, uric, carbonic, acetic, butyric, and hepatic acids.
When the footbath is set, positive ions are being produced in the water, which raises the user’s pH to a more alkaline state. Why is this significant? The vast majority of people in the United States live in an acid state — their bodies contain an excess of hydrogen ions and their blood pH is lower than 7.45. Such persons greatly benefit from exposure to high concentrations of positively charged ions, bringing their bodies back into a more balanced acid-alkaline state. Total healing of chronic illness only takes place when and if the blood is restored to a normal, slightly alkaline pH.
**An ion (as found in the ion foot bath is a charged atom that has gained or lost an electron, thus creating a magnetic field capable of neutralizing oppositely-charged particles (in the case of the footbath, toxins in the human body).