The principle behind the Ion Spa and foot detoxing is a simple one. The use of ionization to help jump start and clear the cells, tissues and organs of damaging chemicals, metals or other impurities that may cause illness and disease. This is done gently, naturally and safely with the most basic of elements, water. The feet, with over 2000 pores a piece and nerve endings connected to all major organs throughout the body is a prefect conduit for this process.
Water has an almost perfect balance of positive and negative ions (atoms or molecules that have lost or gained electrons). The human body is 70% water and our cells consist of electrical charges and ideally contain an even proportion of positive and negative ions that when perfectly balanced function by removing toxins and absorbing nutrients out of the air, water and the food we eat. When you immerse a body mass into water, the vibrational frequency of the water will affect the vibrational frequency of the body due to the interaction of the magnetic and electrical fields. While immersing your feet in the Ion Spa, the system emits a series of timed positive and negative ions and thus invigorates, re-conditions and synchronizes the body's natural ionic flow.
Disease and other disorders disrupt a healthy cells' electrical currents and leave them performing at less than their full ability. The theory behind the Ion Spa is that when cells are impaired or imbalanced, their ability to aid in healing and ridding the body of unwanted toxins or energy creation is also impaired. On the other hand, using this same theory, when cells are fully charged and working optimally the body should have a strong immune system, be fully able to heal itself, create energy, vitality, mental health, and an overall sense of well being. The Ion Spa is intended to invigorate the body's electrical cellular balance and allow cells to do the job they were intended to do. Although this theory has yet to be clinically proven by the medical establishment, client testimonials and our first hand experience concur.
Cellular dysfunction, immune deficiency and lethargic or damaged organs contribute to hundreds of illnesses, allergies and diseases, mental disorders, obesity and slow response to addiction recovery. Detoxing the body is a great way to start the body on its return to good health.
Since no two individuals are alike in health, body size, environmental conditions, diet and the myriad other things that make us unique, so too will no two people have the same reactions to foot detoxification. Again, there is as yet no definitive medical evidence for or against the efficacy of the Ion Spa, but here is a list of the many conditions that private individuals have said responded well to, were eradicated by or were complementary to an already ongoing therapy by foot detoxification.
The Ion Spa treatment is a safe, easy and relaxing process. There is no discomfort while having the treatment, and the entire process takes 30 minutes and is completely safe. You simply remove your shoes and socks, roll up your pants and immerse your feet − the machine does the rest. Shortly after the process begins, you will be excited and surprised and your curiosity piqued as the water changes shades and colors. Some people like to ask questions during a session, while others enjoy reading or just closing their eyes and relaxing. After thirty minutes one of our associates cleans and drys off your feet with a warm, steamed towel and you are good to go.
Imagine the feeling of walking barefoot over fresh cut grass or a sandy beach and then multiply by ten, or a hundred, and you come close to understanding the feeling of released energy and toxins due to an Ion Spa treatment. That is only the beginning though, as the majority of toxins are released and removed later through the kidneys, liver and skin.
First off let's make one thing clear because I can hear the skeptics already drawing breath.... Yes, the water will change color without a person being in the Ion Spa when activated and filled with water. Add a person and the water will change again according to the new added element. There are many reasons why the water changes color. When the system is activated, it creates an electrolytic flow within the water, so substances that are present in the water such as salt, chlorine, magnesium, copper or even detergents will influence color change. Each geographic area and region has different elements in the water supply which react differently to the charged water. Also anything present on the skin such as bacteria, dead skin cells and fungal infections will influence the color change. As a result of all these factors, the color change can vary from person to person and from treatment to treatment and is not always an indicator of detoxification.
Once we add an individual to the equation, things start to change once again. Once detoxification starts the water may, and often does, change from orange to brown and through to black (there may even be lymphatic fat or mucous drawn into the water). This is believed to be the result of a release of toxic substances through the more than 2000 pores on the soles of each foot and will vary from person to person for a host of reasons ranging from personal health, diet, whether the user is a smoker or any number of other reasons.
Again, however interesting and often astounding the color change, this is but a small portion of the process and the majority of detoxification occurs later, after dislodged toxins throughout the body are removed through the body's normal cleansing pathways.
Pregnant women or women who believe they might be pregnant, women who are lactating, individuals with a pace maker or organ transplants, hemopheliacs, epileptics, those on blood thinning medications, children under the age of four years and persons with artificial joint replacements made of metal should not use the Ion Spa.
Prescription drugs should not pose a problem, but high risk individuals taking life saving medication should consult their health care professional before using any kind of equipment that may affect their healing process.
The salt added to the water acts as a catalyst between the water, the anode and the cathode leading to the ionization of the water. This creates the electromagnetic energy that reacts with the ions in the feet, jump starting the detoxing process.
This, of course, depends on the individual and their specific needs. We recommend an original series of ten Ion Spa sessions, done at a minimum of three days and a maximum of 7 days apart, with periodic sessions afterwards depending on the clients wishes and needs. The time between sessions is needed for the body to draw large amounts of toxins out of the cells, perform its natural evacuation process through the liver and kidneys, and resettle.