The ionic detoxification foot bath produces positive and negative ions that reverberate throughout the body to remove toxins and rebalance cellular energy. The ionic foot bath, which is not a medical device but rather an instrument of assistance, works to detoxify the body of harmful substances and re-establish its natural balance.. When experiencing the ionic foot bath, you will see the water change color as the electrical current, water, and magnetic field interact with your feet. While the water would change color by itself, the colors are noticeably different with feet in the foot spa and from one person compared to another person. Individual sessions and packages are available.
Water: Most all water that comes from a public tap has its own impurities which due to the electrolysis are separated or recombined from their original state of soluble suspension in the water. Common tap water can contain varying amounts of suspended solids such as sodium, lead, calcium, magnesium, manganese, nickel, chlorine, pesticides, herbicides, barium, boron, cadmium, chromium, copper, fluorine, iron, mercury, sulphates, and organic debris. These impurities are found in very small and safe amounts in tap water. In the presence of electrolysis, these impurities clump together to such a size as to be visible. Highly filtered waters such as reverse osmosis, distilled, and drinking water often produce much less color and seem to have lower visual activity. They are also not very conductive for the electrical process and require more salt. These types of water actually are not the best choice to produce the ionization the most efficient way.
Alloy content: All the array plates, rings, etc. on the market are made of an alloy of stainless steel. The process of electrolysis does lots of recombining of molecules. The stainless steel has electrolytic reactions with the actual water, the sea salts, and suspended solids in the water. As the plates break down they recombine with the solids to come out of a soluble state and appear to the eye as debris. The composition of the chosen alloy stains these items and creates a multitude of colors.
Sea salts/ additives: Sea salt is an integral part of the process. First, it allows for control of the conductivity of the water, more salt, more current. Secondly, its structure allows for the saturation of the bath with ionization. Without the salt, the bath will produce electrolysis but will often not saturate with ionization.
Epidermis of the foot: The epidermis of the foot excretes many organic materials. This occurs whether in a footbath or not. When the foot’s epidermis is in contact with a soluble liquid such as water these excreted materials become soluble themselves and float off into the water. Also, the skin can contain attachments of soaps, creams, and other products introduced to the epidermis by the person. Also any naturally released germs, bacteria, funguses, etc., also become soluble. This is akin to bathing, but with a footbath, these items are altered and then made to become opaque, clump together, and show differing colors. They basically become non-soluble and either float to the top or sink to the bottom of the bath.
The process: When an ionic footbath array begins the process it attempts to raise the pH of the water from an acidic state to a more alkaline state (acidic items- coca cola, coffee, pesticides—alkaline items-celery, most herbs, and spirulina). pH (potential of hydrogen) is a measurement of the concentration of hydrogen Ions in a solution. The heightened alkalinity of the footbath interacts with the newly soluble items which carry an acidic tendency and “neutralizes” them in the bath. This is like baking soda in a refrigerator, the soda is very alkaline so, the smelly oxidative releases of the food breaking down can be absorbed, or “neutralized” by the soda. This is a simplistic version of the process, with all the above factors involved being variables, each session becomes unique to the location and to the person.
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