An ionic foot bath involves immersing your feet in a small tub of water and salt, while an attached device emits a low level electrical current to create positive and negative ions in the water. Conventional medicine views the ionic foot bath as a scam, but some alternative practitioners say the foot bath provides health benefits. No research confirms any claimed benefits for specific health disorders, but there is apparently no harm in using the foot bath if you are interested in trying it. An ionic bath helps the body eliminate toxins such as heavy metals, herbicides, insecticides, coloring, additives and preservatives that we acquire from water, food and air. These substances become stored in joints, organs, nerves and tissues, creating an environment conducive to disease, allergies and immune system dysfunction. An ionic bath draws these toxins out from the body through the feet.
The bath has benefits for the skin. You should see a significant improvement in your skin within 20 minutes after the foot bath, with a glow and healthier looking appearance. Some advocates of these ionic baths list many possible benefits. The baths can even enhance the immune system, speed recovery time from surgery and injuries, relieve joint pain and stiffness, improve sleep, prevent blood clots, and improve liver and kidney function. There are additional benefits, such as healing Candida infection, the digestive problems, memory problems, chronic headaches as well as chronic fatigue and acne.
As with any foot bath, an ionic bath is relaxing and can relieve stress. Foot baths help with aching feet and sore leg muscles. Soaking your feet can improve circulation, as well. Foot baths soften calluses and corns for easy removal with a pumice stone, and they also soften toenails for easy trimming. The Ionic foot baths help the body eliminate harmful heavy metals and toxins from your system. However, it does not discriminate between the good and the bad minerals, and may eliminate essential minerals your body needs for good health. Therefore, many doctors and specialists recommend everyone who is engaged in doing foot bath sessions should speak with their physician about taking a high quality mineral supplement. There is a solution for avoiding any unwanted reactions when using the ionic foot bath. You can try using a pH test strip prior to your footbath and after. Do this after each session. As your body becomes detoxified your alkaline level will increase.