Feeling like you could be feeling a lot better? At B.SlimSpa, our ionic detox foot soaks help clear out the body of harmful toxins that accumulate with everyday living. Read on to learn more about the amazing benefits of ionic detox therapy or call us today to schedule an appointment!
Sometimes, our bodies have just had enough. They get tired of holding up and having to act like everything is okay when it isn't. It is even more so for us in this world today. With the advent of increased industrialization, the levels of toxicants in our water, air, and soil have risen dramatically such that even newborn infants are born with toxic elements and chemical pollutants in their bodies.
A host of new illnesses attributed to toxin exposure have arisen since the 20th century that was not previously recognized. While the body has its natural mechanism for managing toxin pollution in the body, an excess of toxins could warrant a person's need to adopt certain measures to assist the body in ridding itself of these harmful toxins in order to live a much fuller, healthier, and enjoyable life. This is where Detoxification comes to play, through the process called Ionic Detox.
What is detoxification?
Detoxification refers to the methods by which the body is rid of harmful toxins (like chemical residues) to improve the body’s function and the patient’s wellbeing. It is essentially a process involving the removal of impurities from the blood in the liver, where toxins are processed for elimination.
What is Ionic detox?
The ionic detox is a practice in holistic healthcare that utilizes ionic footbaths in health centers and spas to aid in detoxification by pulling the toxins out of your body through your feet. It uses an ionizing machine to ionize the foot bath water which is said to give the hydrogen in the water a positive charge that could attract the negatively charged heavy metals and toxins in the body.
How do you know if you need to detox?
You might need a detox if you experience a combination of two or more of the following symptoms:
Frequently experience problems with digesting food
You fall sick often
Experience more frequent allergy breakouts.
Suffer from frequent mood swings
You feel tired always
Struggle with poor memory and concentration
Experience trouble falling asleep
Struggle with body or mouth odor
Experience amplified food cravings
Struggle with skin problems.
How is the ionic detox carried out?
For an ionic detox session, the client is directed to sit in a comfortable chair. Then, a tub is filled with warm salted water to give it conductivity. Next, an array is placed into the water to allow direct current to run through.
When this is done, the machine is set to either a positive and/or negative charge. The current will break water into positively charged hydrogen ions and oxygen gas, or negatively charged hydroxyl ions and hydrogen gas.
When the machine is turned on, some clients report feeling a slightly tingly sensation in their feet. At the end of the session, the client will notice that the footbath water which was clear at the start of the session has now turned a completely different color. There might be some variations in water color from person to person on completion of a session.
Benefits of ionic detox
Just about any client can enjoy the relaxation a warm foot soak has to offer. It’s a great way to relax after a hard day at work and to improve blood circulation in the feet. Also, a soak can soften the skin and treat minor foot conditions such as athlete’s foot. However, these aren’t the only benefits a patient stands to gain from an ionic detox. The other benefits include the following:
Liver and kidney cleansing
Boosting the client’s immune system
Purging of heavy metals
A more balanced pH level
Some patients may experience a few side effects of the ionic detox. These side effects may include:
People dealing with excessive toxicity may experience some discomfort as their bodies release toxins from the tissues for elimination. After a detox foot bath, clients are encouraged to drink plenty of water to assist with making elimination easier and more comfortable.
Who is a good candidate for ionic detox?
Almost everyone can enjoy the benefits of an ionic detox footbath session. However, if a client has open sores or an infection on their feet, they’re advised to hold off on the detox till their wounds have healed. In addition, since an ionic detox can affect blood sugar levels, it is important for diabetics to schedule a consultation with a proper professional like one of ours here at B.SlimSpa.
Would you like to schedule an ionic detox?
If yes, B.SlimSpa is at your service!
B.SlimSpa is a beautiful and ambient weight loss clinic / Spa where you’ll be able to enjoy a relaxing ionic detox foot bath, while our staff pamper you and provide you with any other services you would like. We can also put together a comprehensive detox program for you with a detox diet if you wish.
Feel free to book an ionic detox appointment with us or ask us anything you would like to know about our services, staff, and spa. We’re located at 1600 Geary Blvd, San Francisco, CA 94115. We would be delighted to hear from you, so don’t hesitate to reach out!