We talked about it a couple of days ago, pollution, additives in the foods we eat and the air itself are all full of toxins that we breathe in day in and day out. It seems like the whole world is literally against us.

They make us feel sluggish and tired and generally run us down. It’s no wonder then that many people are talking about detox treatments that supposedly rid our bodies of some of these toxins.

One of the most popular of the detox systems is the Ionic Foot Detox which is as simple as a foot bath but with results you won’t see in just regular water. You see, this system takes water, salt and a copper element or array and puts them all together with your feet to suck the toxins out.

These treatments can be found in spas, chiropractic offices and other healing centers and don’t have to be performed by a medical doctor. They are very un-invasive and, if you don’t believe they work, at least you get softer, fresher feet out of the deal.

How does it work?

You as the client put your feet into a bath of warm salty water and the array or element is placed in with your feet and then attached to the machine itself. Once the machine is on it first will charge the water positively and then negatively, effectively ionizing the water and splitting the water particles into H+ and OH ions.

Those ions then enter your body through the thousands of pores on the soles of our feet and travel the circulatory and lymphatic systems of the body. They neutralize oppositely charged ions that are connected to the toxins in each cell, and then the toxins leave the way the ions came in–through those pores in the feet.

For the first part of the treatment a client may see that the water is changing hue and turning a blue colour. There may also be foam and or flecks present. In the latter stages of the treatment however, the water will turn hues of orange, gold, brown or a combination of all three, there may also be black flecks present that have come off of the array itself during the treatment.

The ionic detox doesn’t hurt and can be safely done on anyone over the age of ten. Those with a pacemaker or a history of seizures shouldn’t use the system, but it’s otherwise perfectly safe for anyone else. Some of the benefits are pain relief, decreased swelling, and of course toxin reduction.

What else is happening?

It starts with a simple salt solution to mimic the ocean. Salt water is then put before you and you put your feet into it. It’s warm and soothing and it is about to transform into a scientific experiment right before your eyes.

With the addition of an array, a copper appliance that hooks up to the machine itself the water magically (well, okay, scientifically) splits into H+ and OH ions that will then enter your body through the many pores on the soles of the feet. Once inside they seek out the toxins, adhere to them and draw them out into the water. Yes, the water does turn interesting if not disgusting shades of orange and brown, and yes, it may even have foam and flecks floating around in it, but this is just the toxins and the split water molecules after they have done their job.

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What are people saying?

Many people swear by the ionic foot detox to rid their bodies of all the toxins that are constantly bombarding us. While one session won’t rid your body of everything, with a set of sessions under your belt you will notice cleaner water at the end as your body slowly rids itself of the toxins found within.

Online you can find a lot of great reviews of people saying that the detox helps them have less pain, especially in the joints like knees, elbows and hips. There is increased energy and improved sleep patterns and of course the big one, toxin reduction that is also widely reported. Some people say they have less swelling and improved digestion after a set of treatments and others say they have an increased metabolism, better skin and a better functioning circulatory system after as well.

The ionic foot detox is also known to purge the body of yeast and help with liver, kidney and parasite cleansing and it also leaves the body with a better pH level. It re-energizes the body and the red blood cells and triggers the lymphatic system to work more efficiently. In short, just a few treatments can make a huge difference in our bodies.


It is pretty obvious that the ionic foot detox seems to be a safe procedure and there are no needles, pokes or invasive methods, it is simply a foot soak in salty water. Sit back, relax and let science take hold, it’s interesting to see just what comes out of a ‘normal’ body but when you realize just how much we are breathing in and eating each day it all falls into place.

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