Ion Detoxing Foot Bath

How does an Ionic Foot Bath work?

An ionic foot detox is a treatment offered through many health centers worldwide as way to gently detoxify the body.   The benefit of this form of detox is that it is, gentle and safe, and not compromising because it bypasses the gastro-intestinal system. Detoxification has an even great affect when accompanied with acupuncture, to stimulate blood flow. The actual foot bath involves soaking your feet in warm water. A metal coil is placed in the water along with a small amount of sea salt and is attached to a machine which emits a pulse of electricity. When the electric current is pulsed through the salt water, the water splits into positive and negative ions. These ions in the salt water are attracted to the ionic compounds in your body and are pulled out from your body through the pores of your feet.  (Your feet have over 4,000 pores and they are the largest in the body. This makes makes the foot an ideal modality for detoxifying the body.) The water changes color naturally because of the chemical reaction between the electricity and the salt water.  So don’t focus solely on the color of the water, it’s actually the debris that begins to form in the water that we are most interested in.

Is this New?

The idea is that the salt draws out toxins via osmosis and diffusion has been a part of many different cultures around the world, such as the Ayurvedic tradition  and the ancient Roman bath houses. Swimming in the ocean is a natural form of ionic detox.  The pulsed electric current from the foot bath creates a similar reaction by splitting water into ions.

Does it Work?

Critics of this healing modality point out that the water changes color even in the absence of feet. This is true. While the water does turn a colors in the absence of feet, it does also change to specific shades of color depending on the health condition of each individual using the ionic foot detox. The validity of any healing modality can be measured by the experience of the participants. After a 30 minute session, users of the ionic foot detox consistently report clearer thinking, greater physical and mental energy, improved sleep, improved elasticity in the joints, and an overall feeling of wellness.

Alkalinize by Detoxification

The main point of detoxification is to make the body’s pH more “alkaline,” but what exactly is the importance of being alkaline? The Center for Disease Control reports that up to 85% of all illness are caused by toxins and pollutants in our bodies. An alkaline body is crucial to a person’s health. Diseases thrive in an acidic environment.

Examples of conditions associated with an acidic environment

Joint Pain, Arthritis Chronic Fatigue Foggy Brain, Poor Concentration Sleeplessness Poor Circulation Heavy Metal Toxicity Allergies Eczema, Psoriasis Parasites Candida Obesity Hormonal Imbalance Low Sex Drive Weak Immune System Cellular Acidosis (pH is too high)



Foot baths are scheduled at your convenience but it is recommended you follow a consistent schedule to get the best benefits: 2 times per week for 4 weeks is ideal when following a detoxification protocol. For general maintenance, once a month is recommended.  


A session lasts 30 minutes.


The ionic detox is contraindicated for those who have a pacemaker, and open sores or lesions on his/her feet. People with Diabetes Type I should use this therapy with precaution.