Wondering why you’re feeling fatigued? It may be due to an overload of toxins. Ionic foot detoxes, or ionic foot baths, are becoming a popular way to rid the body of these harmful toxins and restore pH balance to the body. At Avanti Body in Vacaville, CA, we offer more than just red light therapy, because detoxification is an integral part of supporting your body on the road to better health.
What are Toxins?
Toxins are any substances that are harmful to our bodies and cells. In our modern society, our bodies are constantly being bombarded with toxins through the food we eat, the water we drink, and the air we breathe. This would include things like pesticides, mercury in seafood, lead from car exhaust and air pollution, chemicals in tobacco products and drugs or alcohol.
According to Dr. Mark Hyman, “eighty thousand toxic chemicals have been released into our environment since the dawn of the industrial revolution, and very few have been tested for their long-term impact on human health.” Some of this exposure can be controlled by eating organic food and using high-quality water and air filters, but it’s impossible to avoid every toxin out there. Here are just some of the negative effects they can have on our bodies:
- Leach important minerals from our bones
- Damage our organs
- Damage our DNA
- Alter gene expression
- Impair the functioning of cell membranes
- Interfere with enzyme and hormone functions
- Impair our body’s ability to naturally detox
What is Detoxification?
Detoxification is simply the process of removing toxins from the body. Our bodies have natural ways of metabolizing and eliminating toxins. The primary organs involved in detoxification are the liver, the lungs, the GI tract, the kidneys, and the skin. There are many different detox techniques that are intended to support and speed up the body’s natural processes of eliminating toxins. Ionic foot detoxes help draw toxins out through the skin, specifically the feet.
What are Ionic Foot Baths?
The foot bath process is quick and simple. Your feet are placed in a bath that is filled with warm salt water, while you relax in a massage chair. An electronic array is also placed in the foot bath, which sends a direct current into the water. The combination of the water, salt, and the array give the hydrogen in the water a positive charge—this attracts the negatively-charged toxins in your body, pulling toxins and heavy metals out of your body and into the water.
You may hear some people claim that the dark water that comes out of the ionic foot bath water is toxins from your body, or that different toxins create different colors. This is a misconception—the color of the water is caused by a reaction of the salt water and the electrolysis array.
Want to know more? Check out this Eastern medicine doctor’s personal experience of an ionic foot detox.
Visit Us at Avanti Body in Vacaville!
Everyone can benefit from the detoxifying effects of our ionic foot baths! If you’re tired of feeling tired, then maybe it’s time you try one. Give us a call today to schedule an appointment with one of our knowledgeable, compassionate practitioners at Avanti Body. And stay tuned for our next blog post where we will talk about additional signs that your body may need detox support.