Why I Use an Ionic Foot Bath
Most people can benefit from an ionic foot bath, and unless there is a contraindication (poor kidney function, pacemaker, pregnant, or nursing) I recommend them to many of my patients. It’s a relaxing treatment that helps remove accumulated toxins to support all of our body systems. The device I use at Vitality is called the IonCleanse.
How Does an Ionic Foot Bath Work?
During an IonCleanse session, a tub is filled with warm water, and an array of metallic plates is placed in the water, along with hands, feet, or another body part. A control unit sends a filtered, safe electrical current to the array, which splits H2O water molecules into H+ and OH- ions. These positively and negatively charged ions attract and pull oppositely charged toxins from the body and elicit a relaxation response.
What Are the Benefits of Ionic Foot Bathing?
Modern lifestyles, with high levels of stress, chemicals in our food, and pollution in our air and water, mean that almost everyone should find ways to increase the removal of such toxins and prevent their buildup in our bodies. The two major IonCleanse benefits are needed by most people: relaxation and detoxification.
Ionic foot bathing stimulates the parasympathetic nervous system and pulls the person out of the “fight-or-flight” sympathetic mode that generally dominates most of our busy lives. This shift allows the body to relax and detoxify more thoroughly, and it can be achieved on a more regular basis than would otherwise occur without using the IonCleanse. The relaxation and detoxification can lead to better sleep, clearer thinking, and more energy throughout the day.
What we find is that most of the toxins, rather than being released into the water, are excreted in the urine and feces over the next 1-5 days, with day 3 having the highest amount of excretion. The outcome can be improved by drinking plenty of clean water and eating extra servings of organic vegetables and fruits during the five days after treatment, to help flush out mobilized toxins and provide antioxidant support to protect your body’s cells.
How Often Should I Do an Ionic Foot Bath?
Generally speaking, most people can obtain the highest benefits from enjoying an IonCleanse session 2-3 times per week, but this number depends on one’s condition and the goals of the patient. Sessions typically last 30 minutes for adults and 15-20 minutes for children. To learn more about ionic foot bathing and how it can help your specific needs, please call Vitality to schedule a consultation.