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What is the Ionic Detox Footbath?

What is detoxification?

Detoxification cleanses the blood to rid the body of harmful toxins, strengthens the immune system, and fights off infection.


However, when the body has too many toxins, the natural detoxification process is inhibited. According to the Centers for Disease Control, many illnesses are related to pollutants and toxins in the environment, which enter and build up in the body. 


What is a detoxification foot bath?

A detoxification foot bath is simply the process of soaking the feet in a tub of warm water. Certain ingredients are added to the water to assist the detoxification process. It’s one of the safest and most relaxing ways to remove toxins from the body.

At the Wellness Center of Plymouth, we offer the ionic detox footbath as one of our detox treatments. We prefer this method because it is highly effective for enhancing the body’s natural ability to detoxify itself. 


Read on to learn how it works!


How an Ionic Detox Foot Bath Works

The ionic detox foot bath is actually a very simple process. WE begin the session by filling the tub up with water then we add salt to help improve conductivity. An array is then placed into the tub, which produces a gently electrical current.


With the direct current in operation, the water is split into positively charged hydrogen ions and oxygen gas OR negatively charged hydroxide ions and hydrogen gas, depending on the settings chosen.


While you are experiencing the ionic detox footbath, you may feel a tingling sensation as the light electrical current travels through your body, acting as a catalyst to boost your body’s own natural detoxification process.


When your session is over, the water has changed color. This color change occurs due to the oxidation of the metal plates that are in the array and the ions reacting to the water. We believe that an ionic foot detox is more effective than other foot detox modalities because the electrical current actually travels throughout the body and stimulates lasting detoxification effects. Other modalities offer similar relaxation benefits, but the effects don’t last, and they can only remove toxins close to the surface of the skin.


The Benefits of an Ionic Detox Footbath

The primary benefit of an ionic detox footbath is that it enhances the body’s own natural detoxification process, which allows the body to remove heavy metals and other toxic elements from the body more efficiently.


Your body’s natural detoxification process can lead to:

  • A stronger immune system
  • Prevention of chronic disease
  • Relief from the symptoms of chronic illness
  • A reduction in chronic pain and inflammation
  • Enhanced lymphatic drainage
  • Increased energy and focus
  • Potential weight loss
  • Improved circulation
  • Healthier skin
  • Fewer headaches and migraines
  • Relaxation and improved mood
  • Stress relief
  • Reduced swelling of the feet and ankles
  • Improved digestion and nutrient absorption


Do ionic foot baths really work?

Currently, there have been mixed results from studies conducted about the effectiveness of ionic detox footbaths. However, we’ve seen the positive effects of ion foot baths on our patients firsthand. And, we’re not the only ones seeing positive results!


Studies conducted by AMD show significant increases in the amounts of heavy metals in the detox foot bath water after 30-minutes. In a separate study by AMD, there was a significant decrease in Glyphosate levels in the urine of patients who received ionic detox foot baths.

Additionally, the Pacific College of Health and Science quotes a study that demonstrates a significant reduction in aluminum and arsenic levels in the patient’s blood after ionic cleansing.


If you are interested in this service, schedule an appointment today! The added bonus is we’ll do all the work of setting up your sessions and cleaning up once done. Let us help you on your path to health and relaxation. Contact us today to schedule an appointment, 734-454-5600.


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