Monday, February 17, 2014

Ion Cleanse Foot Bath: The Total Body Detoxification

Last month, my local naturopathic doctor had a special on all of her detox machines.  I took advantage of the $15 price and had 3 foot detox baths!

What is a foot detox bath?

 Foot detoxes have been used in Asian countries for centuries.  This method draws toxins from your body through the feet.  The water in the foot bath is charged with both positive and negative ions which pull toxins through the skin's pores.  Toxins attach themselves to organs, joints, muscles, nerves, arteries, glands and tissues, which can cause a great number of health problems.  Getting rid of toxins promotes good health.  Foot baths are really quite relaxing too!

Foot detoxes last for 30 minutes.  As your feet detox, the water changes color.  Your doctor {or whoever is doing the detox} will be able to tell by the color of the water where the toxins are coming from in your body.  I've heard interesting experiences from some people who have had a foot detox, including one lady who had so much yeast that the water bubbled over the tub!  After the detox, my doctor gave me a small amount of liquid minerals to replace what I lost during the detox.  Detoxing gets rid of the bad stuff, but it will also pull out some beneficial minerals also.

Meaning of the colors:

Black - detoxifying from liver
Black flecks - detoxing heavy metals
Brown - detoxifying from liver, cellular debris, {if you are a tobacco user, the water will be brown as it rids your body of tobacco}
Dark green - detoxifying from gallbladder
Orange - detoxing joints
Red flecks - blood clot material
White cheese-like particles - getting rid of yeast overgrowth
White foam - detoxing lymphatic system
Yellow-green - detoxing kidneys, bladder, urinary tract

How often should you have a detox?  If you can afford it, my doctor said once or twice a week is fine.  I likely will not do any more foot detoxes this year since I'm cleansing internally.  I also take bentonite clay baths and epsom salt baths at home, which is a whole body detox too.  

Have you ever had a foot detox?

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  1. Ok, here's my question: If the water has both negative AND positive ions in it, "The water in the foot bath is charged with both positive and negative ions which pull toxins through the skin's pores." don't those ions just attract one another? How are they going through the body and attracting the bad stuff?

    1. Dana, The foot bath picture explains it this way: "AC electricity is converted to low power DC electricity which flows through an electrode system that sits in a foot bath. The electricity and metal combine to split the water molecules into H+ and OH+ ions. These ions travel through the body, neutralize opposite charges particles and through powerful osmotic pressure, pull those neutralized particles out of the body through whatever skin surface is in contact with the water."

  2. i found the color of the water absolutely disgusting...but intriguing, as well! i have never heard of this and after reading this post i want to try it to see what color my water will be. i should find a place that does it.

  3. Hi, can you explain how to do a bentonite clay detox bath? Is this separate from epsom salt bath or are they combined. Can you explain how yo do an epsom salt detox bath too? Thank You.

    1. Here is a post I've written on clay baths:

      For epsom salt baths, you add 1-2 cups to the bathtub and soak for 20 minutes.

  4. I'd love to have one! I'm not sure where to find one in my area though.

    1. In my area there are natural doctors that do them in their offices, and some herbalists that do them in their home. If you contact health food stores, they may be able to direct you to someone!

  5. Is this something you could do while pregnant? I am assuming, no. Like everything! What about clay baths?

    1. I have read that you should not do these externally while pregnant. Internal usage of bentonite clay is supposed to be safe for pregnant women. You can read here for more details:

  6. I do not have that in my region, but the Epsom salt for sure!! Love the passion entirely.


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