A detox foot bath is a foot spa that uses a process called electrolysis. Instead of having a normal bubbly water spa, the water is charged with positive and negative ions. As well as a little sea salt. The Ionic foot bath detox color chart is used to identify what the changes in the color of the water means, and I will explain this in more detail in this article.
The charges in the water draws out toxins from your body, more specifically your feet as they are placed in the water. The therapy works by the process of opposite charges being attracted between the charges in the water, and in your body. So negatively charged toxins in your blood are drawn to the positive ions in the water, and vice versa. This is what causes the water to change color, and the color depends on the cause of the toxins.
A detox bath is designed to restore, balance, and cleanse the energy in your body. This energy is seen as a force that flows through our bodies and has a direct impact on how we feel. But outside of the body’s flow of energy there are some very practical and real health benefits.
Much like what I have covered with my guides on reflexology and Chinese medicine and what Chi means to our well-being. A foot detox is designed to help channel the body’s Chi Helping increase the flow through removing ‘blockages’, which are the toxins.
Detoxing the body of pollutants, toxins, and chemicals that are being stored will have an instant impact on improving your health and well-being. There are many different ways to detox the body. The ionic foot spa is one method, and it’s commonly used because of the visual effect of the water.
Detox Foot Bath Color Chart Poster
If you want a professional looking Ion Detox Foot Bath Spa poster check out this one from the Better Health Company available on Amazon.
It’s an 11 x 17 full-color poster and includes the color chart breakdown, has pictures showing how the water changes color and what this means, and has some additional information on the benefits of detoxing.
Otherwise, let’s take a look at the chart and what the different colors of the water correspond to in the body:
The Ionic Foot Bath Detox Color Chart
In case you are having trouble seeing or reading the image, here is a breakdown of what it says.
|Color of the Water||Location of the body affected|
|White particles that look like ‘cheese’||Yeast|
|White foam substance||Lymphatic system|
|Yellow/Green||Female reproductive, kidneys, urinary, prostate, bladder|
|Black specs||Heavy metals|
Why It’s Important to Detox
We are continually taking in toxins all the time. A key process of how our bodies function means we are continually naturally flushing these toxins too. Our internal organs are responsible for filtering and removing toxins, like our liver, colon, lymph glands, lungs, and kidneys. If you eat healthy and live a clean lifestyle you are more likely to be managing toxins optimally. On the flip-side, living unhealthy and with vices means you are building up an unhealthy amount of toxins.
Everyone manages this ongoing process of balancing the in and out of toxins in different ways. It’s a simple principle, the more toxins you are exposing your body too, the harder your body needs to work to flush them out. If you are starting to lose the battle against the toxins you start to compromise your immune system, health, and the flow of energy.
Once your body is starting to struggle to keep the toxins under a manageable level you open yourself up to all kinds of health issues. It’s common to develop skin problems, start suffering with headaches, constantly have colds and flu, feeling tired all the time, and more. A detox ionic bath can be release some of these toxins. As well as indicating where the problem lies by the color of the water.
What to Expect from a Detox Foot Bath
I will say first-off that the process of having a detox bath is as simple and painless as it looks. You just place your feet in the water with the appropriate levels of ions and charges as described above and let and let the spa do the work. A foot spa allows you to do this at your own pace and relax at the same time.
It’s not painful or uncomfortable in any way. The treatment takes around 20-30 minutes and is a safe process. If you are having your first session you will be very interested when the water starts changing color. But don’t be alarmed, you can assess the results after and there is nothing to be concerned about.
Health Benefits of Foot Detox Therapy
Some of the various health benefits of a foot detox includes:
- Improves the body’s lymph circulation, simimlar to a Swedish massage
- Helps reduce and relieve migraines and headaches
- Can improve and clear up skin conditions
- Increases natural energy levels
- Helps improve quality of sleep and relaxation
- Boost immune function and fights off viruses
- Relieves muscle and joint pain and swelling
- Can assist weight loss
There have been a lot of studies and investigation into the effects of ionic foot baths. The therapy is known to be an effective way to cleanse the body of bad toxins. The therapy leaves people feeling rejuvenated and energized.
People have reported skin conditions like acne and sores clearing up. Having a significant reduction in headaches and migraines, or no longer suffering with them at all. But most commonly people who have the therapy report feeling better all-round. This is the main goal of the treatment, and removing toxins opens the doors for improving your health in a number of ways.
I’m a MA, (CMT) Certified Massage Therapist, Licensed Massage Therapist (LMT), and Reiki Master — I’m a licensed massage therapist with over 10 years of experience in the industry.