When a person holds their feet in the water the ions pass through the skin into the blood and the oxygen ions are carried to all parts of the body combined with metabolic waste in the tissues. The oxidized waste then pass out through the skin back into the water in the foot bath removing toxic wastes.

The rejuvenating wonders of bathing the feet is a practice that the Japanese people religiously started. They believe that soaking the feet in hot springs energizes the body because of the ionized minerals in the water. Eventually, they associated the use of herbs, fruits and vegetables in their foot bath to give more therapeutic effects. Since then, foot bath, also called foot spa, has become one of the most popular treatments people go for in spas and massage clinics.

Today’s diet has become more toxic rather than natural, worsened by the pollution in the environment that heightens the risk of contracting deadly viruses and bacteria even more. Studies prove that considerable amount of toxins must be taken out to balance the pH and increase the energy levels in the body. Detoxification has then become a household name for cleansing mostly done for the colon and kidneys. However, it is also found that our feet are connected to all our vital organs, which are the targeted areas during the detoxification process.

There are about 2,000 pores and over 7,000 nerve endings at the soles of our foot. The pores of our skin are part of the system that excretes toxins and waste materials our body does not use. This makes the feet the most convenient area to apply detoxification procedures; hence, giving birth to ionic foot baths.

Ionic foot baths ionize the water through a simple process of electrolysis. This process makes the molecules of water become negatively charged to attract the positively charged toxins in the body. This chemical reaction is permeated into the water through osmosis and the open pores of our feet, flushing the toxins out of the body. Small waste particles such as salts, heavy metals, fat and cholesterol may be excreted during this process.

There are no known risks in using ionic foot baths, except for the comfort and relaxation they give. It is even the quickest way to detoxify. Foot bath detox sessions last about 20 to 30 minutes in the comfort of your chair while feet are soaked in warm ionized water.

Many people claim tons of health benefits through ionic foot baths, which are considerably true to its therapeutic and energy-giving effects. Testimonies prove that this manner of detoxification neutralize free radicals and alleviate health conditions such as asthma, allergies, chronic fatigue, migraines, neck and muscle pains, yeast infection, toxemia, arthritis, rheumatism, heavy metal residues among many others.

The ionic foot bath which has been recently developed appears to be a wonderful way of removing toxins from the body. The ionic foot bath gets its name from the fact that it splits the water molecules into their component oxygen and hydrogen ions. When a person holds their feet in the water the ions pass through the skin into the blood and the oxygen ions are carried to all parts of the body and combine with metabolic waste in the tissues. The oxidized waste then passes out through the skin back into the water in the foot bath.

This appears to be a wonderful way of removing toxic waste. Persons who have used the ionic foot bath have reported such changes as: improvements in circulation, a lessening of swelling in the legs, a disappearance of calluses, a disappearance of diabetic ulcers and numerous other changes for the better. Many conditions could probably be helped or prevented if the ionic foot bath was used at least once a month.