Ionic/Light Detox Foot Bath

Color Country Massage wants you to feel your best you with our specialized Ionic/Light Detox Foot Bath 

What does a detox bath do?

The health benefits of negative ions are well known. When water is ionized and split into H+ and OH- ions (and sometimes into H3O+ and H2O2 ions), these ions are able to enter the body through the 4,000 large pores of the feet. Then the circulatory and lymphatic systems transport the ions throughout the body. These ions neutralize oppositely charged toxins in the cells that are normally slow to exit the body. In this way, all the body’s organs can become energized and stimulated to function optimally. The body then rids itself of these toxins through its normal processes of urination, defecation and sweating

Sharon shares her testimonial with us!

My name is Sharon. I had a hip replacement years ago that was made from titanium. Months later I found out that the hip was bad and was releasing harmful chemicals into my blood. The doctor seemed not to be worried about it. Months passed and the cobalt level in my blood kept rising. After some research, I realized the level of cobalt was at a dangerous amount and could cause additional side effects.

My research led me to learn about detox foot baths. I found Jennifer Asay, who is a massage therapist in Cedar City, UT. She knew more about detox and that it was used for removing harmful chemicals from the blood stream. I started detox therapy and within one treatment my cobalt level came down. I have continued treatments and have continued to see results.
Thank you Jennifer.

Don’t Believe Everything You Hear on the Internet

Many promoters of ionic detox foot bath systems have misinformed their customers that the colors they see in the water are toxins that have exited the body miss leading people to think foot detox is a scam.

This is mostly false. During the session, the water in the basin will always change to a brown/ orange color due to the electrolytic reaction involving the array, salt, water, minerals and impurities in the water. But when feet are in the water, the colors are also affected by oils being released from the sebaceous glands, the dead skin cells and the user’s own acidity/ alkalinity. Some of the neutralized toxins will also exit the body back out through the pores of the feet due to osmosis. An unusual amount of a particular color may indicate that a person has accumulated toxins in certain areas or from certain conditions and that ionic detox is helping those areas.

Water Color Body Area Where Toxins Are Being Removed
Black Liver, Alcohol, Asthma
Grey Heavy Metals
Brown Liver, Tobacco, Fat Waste
Green Kidneys, Bladder, Urinary System, Feminine Problems
Light Green Immune Systems
Orange Arthritis, Rheumatism
White with Bubbles Lymphatic Systems, Skin Allergies
White with Particles Flatulence, Candida

Important

Always remember that the presence of negative ions in the body mainly helps the body rid itself of toxins through its normal processes of urination, defecation and sweating. Only some toxins leave the body through the pores of the feet. Therefore, color changes in the water should not be the main focus. Instead, focus on how you feel. For additional proof regarding overall health improvements from ionic detox, free radical test kits may be utilized.

Color Country Massage is unique in that we utilize the best tools to help our clients look and feel their best, which is why we use Light Therapy with every detox session.

left without Light Therapy – Right with Light Therapy

The Theory Behind the Detoxification System

The technology of the Ionic Detoxification system has been in development for several decades. The induction of alternating positive and negative ion charges during the same treatment is based on a process called “Iontophoresis.” The FDA approved Iontophoresis as a healing modality in 1970.

The field of Electro-Therapeutics was experimented with in the early 1720’s. By 1833, Dr. Bernard Raymond Fabre-Palaprat, a French physician, successfully demonstrated that potassium iodide, (blue in color), introduced into the skin via a negative battery terminal on one arm, would travel to another area of the body attracted by a positive pole. This opened up a whole range of possibilities in using electrical currents to stimulate, transfer, and administrate fluids and specific compounds inside the body. At that time, it was not understood how fluids were transferred through cell membranes, but in 2003, the Nobel Prize in Chemistry was awarded to two American scientists, Peter Agre and Roderick MacKinnon, for their discovery of an ion channel system within cell membranes that generates an electrical signal to allow certain nutrients and fluids to pass through the membrane.

This channel system maintains the balance of the bioelectrical distribution of nutrients and waste products in and out of the cell. All of the symptoms of aging and degenerative diseases are in one way or another associated with poor hydration within the cell. This diminishes the cell’s ability to repair itself and eliminate toxic waste.

When cells dehydrate, they bunch up, fusing their membranes together and eliminating important surface areas for these ion channels to work. Over time, the body becomes more and more toxic and unable to transfer vital nutrients needed for repair or cell replication.

The principle of the Ionic Detoxification system is to use micro current to facilitate the movement or transfer of ions in and out of cells and restore the balance of positive and negative charges of cells. This painless, non-invasive micro current opens up the pathways to the vital ion channels.

Ionic detox has been known to:

  • Remove toxins, free radicals and body waste products that can cause health problems (In an Aug. ’04 study by Carlos A. Lopez-Moreno, MD, there was a significant deposit of urea, creatinine and glucose in the foot basin in 12 patients with chronic illnesses.)
  • In a 2008 study by Center for Research Strategies (crsllc.org), 31 participants underwent ionic detox two times per week for 12 weeks. The amount of aluminum and arsenic in their blood was measured before and after the 12 weeks. The average blood aluminum level decreased by 46% from 79.8 ppb (parts per billion) to 43.1 ppb. The average blood arsenic level decreased 24% from 4.6 ppb to 3.5 ppb.
  • In a 2002 study by Doctor’s Data in St. Charles, IL, there was an average increase in toxic metals found in the foot basin from nine independent sessions. Here is a list of metals that increased in concentration: Copper: 905%, Aluminum 339%, Lead 233%, Iron 174%, Manganese 140%, Antimony 128%, Cadmium 119%
  • Raise pH levels. Approximately 95% of people experience a state of acidity in which their blood pH is lower than 7.45, indicating an excess of hydrogen ions. This makes an ideal breeding ground for worms, parasites, microorganisms and other critters that lower body function and cause disease.
  • Inactivate viruses, bacteria, yeast and fungus
  • Relieve pain and tension including headaches
  • Purify the blood and lymph
  • Increase peripheral circulation
  • Stimulate and balance the immune system
  • Enhance nutrient absorption
  • Reduce inflammation and unwanted fluid retention
  • Help clear up skin
  • Assist in weight loss
  • Slow down aging and improve body flexibility
  • Quicken recovery time from disease or injury
  • Increase oxygen in the body
  • Rejuvenate and energize your whole body
  • Improve sleep

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

1. WHO SHOULD NOT USE THE ION DETOX FOOT SPA?

Pregnant women, breast feeding mothers, or organ transplant recipients. Also any individuals with a pacemaker or metal implants (non-titanium). Individuals with congestive heart failure or any other medical condition should consult their physician first.

2. WHY SHOULD I USE THE ION DETOX FOOT SPA?

There are lots of reasons why you should use the Ion Detox Foot Spa. The principle reason is that Ion Detox Foot Spa is a fast effective and inoffensive way of stimulating and balancing the bio-energetic field of the body, facilitating better organ function and auto-detoxification. Remember that if you are 30, 40 or 50 years old then you have spent as many years getting to your present state of health and toxicity. We strongly recommend that you follow a regular and continuous Ion Detox Foot Spa Foot Spa stimulation and detoxification program.

3. WHY DO I FEEL TIRED AFTER THE TREATMENT?

Everyone has their own cycle of activity and rest, although generally they follow the same pattern there can be variations. In some cases the bio-electrical stimulation can produce a sensation of tiredness due to release of certain energies and the change in others. In others there could be stimulation, “recharging the batteries”, hence they feel more energetic and awake. Our bodies normally regenerate during sleep. If you feel tired after the treatment the we recommend that you use the Ion Detox Foot Spa during the afternoon or evening, that way you will be able to give your body the rest required. If on the other hand you feel full of energy then we recommend you have Ion Detox Foot Spa session during the morning or early afternoon.

4. WHAT DOES THE ION DETOX FOOT SPA CURE?

The Ion Detox Foot Spa does not cure or heal disease or ailments. It helps release toxins from the body to allow the body to rebalance bio-energetic fields, which stimulates and promotes self-detoxification. Organs with lower build-up of toxins can restore themselves to optimum functioning.

5. Can people who have had hormone therapy use the Ion Detox Foot Spa?

Yes, it helps to lessen and even eliminate the side effects and the toxic leftovers, if any, of the medicine and treatment.

6. WILL I SUFFER ANY SIDE EFFECTS FROM THE TREATMENT?

Although everyone is unique and their response to treatment will vary, generally speaking you will not suffer any harmful side effects. Some people may experience mild headaches or dizziness and others will experience tiredness after the first few treatments. These symptoms are evidence that toxins are being released. Increase your consumption of water, get plenty of rest and do not exert yourself while participating in a detoxification regimen.

7. IS LONG TERM USE HARMFUL?

No. Since we are constantly exposed to toxins in the Air, Food, Water and Environment, there is always a need to detoxify our body

8. CAN I DRINK WATER IN THE FOOT BATH?

NO! Never drink water during the session

9. SHOULD I REMOVE JEWELRY OR ELECTRICAL APPLIANCES, SUCH AS MOBILE PHONE ETC?

These could interfere with the bio-electromagnetic field that is being created and stimulated due to the magnetic or radio frequencies being emitted. The purer the bio-electrical field the better.

10. WHY DO I FEEL PINS AND NEEDLES OR A SLIGHT PAIN?

The explanation could be due to the bio-electrical field that is being generated by the Ion Detox Foot Spa which is being absorbed and utilized by the body’s organs and tissues. There is a freeing of bio-electrical blockages. Once again demonstrating the affectivity of the process. If the sensation becomes uncomfortable, you may wish to stop the session and renew it in two or three days, increasing treatment time gradually until you can enjoy a full session comfortably. We recommend that water is drunk before the Ion Foot session.

11. WHY DOES THE WATER CHANGE COLOR?

The water changes colors because of electrolysis of the plates in the array combined with a break down of the salt and minerals in the water and an individual’s contribution (this is what causes variances from one person to the next). Please see color chart for an analysis of colors and material in water.

12. WHY IS WARM WATER RECOMMENDED?

Cooler water can be used, but warm water is generally more comfortable and it opens the pores of the feet which speeds up the ion activity in order to produce more effective results.

14. WHEN WILL MY WATER BE CLEAR?

Unfortunately, we live in a toxic world and you are still taking in new toxins each day. After an initial 10-day cleanse, it is important to have maintenance sessions to ward off the build-up more toxins.

15. CAN THE ION DETOX FOOT SPA BE USED WHILE TAKING PRESCRIBED DRUGS?

This is a difficult question to answer due to many different forms of medication on today’s market. In general, prescribed drugs consumed on a daily basis with the purpose of stimulating the body’s defense mechanism, the regulation of a deficient system or to stimulate detoxification, are considered compatible with the Ion Detox Foot Spa Foot Spa. As explained previously, high risk patients consuming life saving medication should first complete the entire prescription. If in doubt always consult your health care professional. Also e-mail us with details of your medication for a specific answer.