Ionic Detox and Rebalancing Footbath
This is a water based energizing system that creates healing electromagnetic frequencies in a foot bath that are then transferred to your body through the water.
When your feet are placed in the footbath, an osmotic condition balancing the positive and negative ions is established, which helps to draw out toxins from the body. Impurities are pulled from the body, improving it's natural resilience and strengthening it's immune system.
How it Works
The soles of the feet and armpits are two of the body's discharge pathways for toxins (hence the odor). The use of antiperspirant blocks one of these pathways, and over time can result in an accumulation of chemicals in the body. The feet, being the largest pathway of the body, have been used for centuries to eliminate toxins. Traditionally, feet were placed in salty sand, to detoxify. This method however was effective but slow, and had limitations. The Ionic Footbath uses a direct micro-current that is very similar to low voltage electro-stimulation or cold laser, both of which have been proven to increase cellular ATP (stored energy). Introducing this increase in energy stimulates the cells to purge toxins at a much higher rate. The warm salt water is used as a conduit for exchanging ions. In other words the foot bath is like a magnet that energizes the cells and draws out toxic material right before your eyes.
When our ionic footbath array begins it raises the pH of the water from an acidic state to a more alkaline state. The heightened alkalinity of the footbath interacts with the newly soluble items which carry an acidic tendency and "neutralizes" them in the bath. This is similar to pet odor removers (urine is quite acidic, and the odor product is quite alkaline)- they combine and move the wet spot back toward a balanced pH. Our Ionic Footbath neutralizes toxins in the water the same way it neutralizes toxins in the body. Water, metal and salt will combine to produce a light water color change. Remember, the body itself has high water content, and this is where toxins become isolated. As a general rule, depending on geographical location, about 20 to 40% of what you see in the water after a foot bath comes from regional toxins in the water, and the remaining 60 to 80 % comes from your body.
Voltage is a very important part of the process. At least 13.6 Volts needs to be applied to the water to allow for electron jump in the hydrogen atom (released negative ions). Also, it is important to maintain a voltage way above this minimum to create a level of ionization that allows for saturation to occur. Low power levels can produce ionization, but these released ions will recombine as fast as they are produced. Creation of them faster than they recombine is essential; Conversely, providing too much power to the bath can create a tunneling effect in which the flow overcomes the amount of alloy plate surface available and the overall electrolysis effect lowers.
Most all water that comes from a public tap has its own impurities which due to the electrolysis are separated or recombined from their original state of soluble suspension in the water. Common tap water can contain varying amounts of suspended solids such as sodium, lead, calcium, magnesium, manganese, nickel, chlorine, pesticides, herbicides, barium, boron, cadmium, chromium, copper, fluorine, iron, mercury, sulphates, and organic debris. These impurities are found in very small and safe amounts in tap water. In the presence of electrolysis, these impurities clump together to such a size as to be visible. Highly filtered waters such as reverse osmosis, distilled, and drinking often produce much less color and seem to have lower visual activity. They are also not very conductive for the electrical process and require more salt. These types of water actually are not the best choice to produce the ionization the most efficient way.
All the array plates, rings, etc. on the market are made of an alloy of stainless steel. The process of electrolysis does lots of recombining of molecules. The stainless steel has electrolytic reactions with the actual water, the sea salts, and suspended solids in the water. As the plates break down they recombine with the solids to come out ofa soluble state and appear to the eye as debris. The composition of the chosen alloy stains these items and creates a multitude of colors.
Sea salt is an integral part of the process. First, it allows for control of the conductivity of the water, more salt, more current; the user can control the rate with the level in the bath. Secondly, its structure allows for the saturation of the bath with ionization. Without the salt, the bath will produce electrolysis but will often not saturate with ionization. Some footbath manufacturers provide salts with minerals added or salts naturally having lots of minerals, this creates many very amazing looking colors above and beyond the colors that naturally occur. This addition of minerals makes the bath very conductive; unfortunately this means very little sea salt is added. With less sea salt there are fewer salt crystals structures in the bath, this can affect overall ionization adversely. Always use a water type and "non-additive" sea salt combination that allows the highest production and retention of ions in the bath. Having to add too much salt to a bath to gain the electrolysis process (low power units) can wear out the array plates/rings too quickly.