The Theory Behind the Ionic Foot Soak
This relaxing healing detoxing treatment is able to eliminate toxins and metabolic waste. Then, inflammation, edema and swelling all decrease, allowing the body to repair itself and reduce pain within muscles and joints.
Want to know how it works? Here is the science behind this: In 2003 two American doctors won the Nobel Prize for chemistry ( Roderick MacKinnon and Peter Agre). They proved that individual cells absorb fluids and nutrients through ionchannels and could excrete the toxins out.
As water is ionized it is split into H + (acidic) and OH- (alkaline) ions (and sometimes into H3O + H202 ions), similar to the way water cascading over a waterfall becomes ionized. These ions are then 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.
In this way, all of the body’s organs, including the liver, intestines, kidneys, lungs, skin and immune system can become energized and stimulated to function optimally. The body then rids itself of these toxins through its normal processes of sweating and urination etc.
Why Does the Water Change Color?
There is a lot of misinformation out there about the colors in the water relating to toxins being eliminated from the body. 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. When the 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.
Always remember that the presence of negative ions in the body mainly helps the body rid itself of toxins through its normal processes of sweating and urination, etc. Only some toxins leave the body through the pores of the feet, therefore color changes in the water should not be the main focus. You will begin to feel healthier and have more energy as the Ionic Detox Foot Soak aids in purifying your system.