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Ionic Foot Detox
How does it work? Ionic Foot Detox works by the principle of ionization. The array is placed in the water where a magnetic field is formed by the rise of the negative potential in the water. This process activates the cell tissue through the entire body; the cells become charged with energy and immediately start to detoxify. These waste products are expelled through the normal detoxification channels such as sweat and urine. Foot baths also create a frequency that is harmonious to the body to illicit a relaxation response. The goal of that is to activate the parasympathetic nervous state and create rest and digest. Rest and digest is the body's innate way of opening up pathways and allowing the body to dump anything that can't be utilized, whether that’s toxicity or built up nutrition that was meant to help our body but now cant use it. This allows your body to find balance and create homeostasis. It’s a simple and powerful technology that provides a holistic alternative to a full body cleanse and energy body stimulation. They help to clean up and redefine energy pathways and unblock the free flow of energy in the meridian.
Will the colors change even without feet in the tub? Yes! It is important to understand that the water will change colors even if the unit is operating without feet in the water. The basic color change is a result of the reactions between all the variables in the water and the metal in the array. We like to take focus off of the colors and put focus on the physiological changes that are happening inside the body to assist in detox and parasympathetic reflex stimulation. Most of the detox process will take place in the days to follow via, sweat, urine & feces, not in the water through your feet. This is why it is very important to stay hydrated in the days following to assist in the dumping of toxins.
Is this treatment good for everyone? No... people who should not participate in this treatment are;
~People who have had any type of organ transplant
~People who wear a pulse adjuster metal or electromagnetic devices (such as a pacemaker)
~People who suffer epilepsy
~People who have undergone heart surgery , or people who suffer from congestive heart failure
~People taking blood thinners
~People suffering from a fever
~People with open wounds on their feet
How many treatments do I need? Every foot bath is going to offer your body some benefit and healing. But it is recommended that you start with a series of 10, spreading them out over 5 weeks (2 a week). After that, maintenance is determined on an individual basis, depending on the extent of health issues.
What’s the Difference Between Infrared Saunas and Traditional Saunas? Infrared heat is very gentle. The experience is similar to lying in the sun on a warm day and feeling the heat radiate to the core of your body. Unlike traditional (hot rock or steam) saunas–which operate at well in excess of 200°F–infrared heat has the benefit of being effective at a more comfortable operating temperature of 100°-150°F. Traditional saunas heat the air vs. the body directly. Rather than inducing detoxification and relaxation, this can make the experience unbearably hot and difficult to breathe. Because infrared heat penetrates human tissue vs. simply heating the surface of the skin, infrared saunas are seven times more effective than traditional saunas at detoxifying the body. By raising the body’s core temperature, infrared saunas can produce a sweat composed of 20% toxins vs. only 3% toxins with a traditional sauna.
How Safe is Infrared Heat? Infrared heat is completely safe and healthy for all living things. You can be exposed to infrared light for hours without the risk of burning. Infrared is a naturally occurring output of the sun, but does not contain the harmful UV rays associated with unprotected sunlight. In fact, infrared heat is so safe, it is used in hospitals to warm newborn infants.
What Should I Do to Prepare for a Good Infrared Sauna Session? Be sure to hydrate before sauna use. Drinking an electrolyte replacement water or remineralizing drink (live juice, smoothie, coconut water or water and sea salt) is strongly recommended before and after sauna use.
I’m Taking Prescription Medications, Can I Use an Infrared Sauna? Individuals who are using prescription drugs should seek the advice of their personal physician or a pharmacist for possible changes in the drugs effect when the body is exposed to infrared waves or elevated body temperature. Diuretics, barbiturates and beta-blockers may impair the body’s natural heat loss mechanisms. Anticholinergics such as amitryptaline may inhibit sweating and can predispose individuals to heat rash or to a lesser extent, heat stroke. Some over-the-counter drugs, such as antihistamines, may also cause the body to be more prone to heat stroke.
Can Kids Use Infrared Saunas? The core body temperature of children rises much faster than adults. This occurs due to a higher metabolic rate per body mass, limited circulatory adaptation to increased cardiac demands and the inability to regulate body temperature by sweating. When using with a child, operate at a lower temperature and for no more than 15 minutes at a time.
Can the Elderly Use Infrared Saunas? The ability to maintain core body temperature decreases with age. This is primarily due to circulatory conditions and decreased sweat gland function. The body must be able to activate its natural cooling processes in order to maintain core body temperature. When using with the elderly, operate at a lower temperature and for no more than 15 minutes at a time.
I’m Pregnant. Any Problems if I Use an Infrared Sauna? We advise you to consult with your own physician before using infrared saunas while pregnant.
Does infrared heat interfere with implants (metal, silicone, etc.)? Metal pins, rods, artificial joints or any other surgical implants generally reflect infrared waves and are not heated by this system. Nevertheless, you should consult your physician prior to using an infrared sauna.
Should I be concerned with the output of electromagnetic field (EMF) from your saunas? No, the EMF levels of our infrared saunas are well below the threshold of what is generally considered safe. In fact, our saunas produce less EMF than a standard hair dryer.
How long is a typical session? And how often can I take a session? Most people do 30-45 minute sessions, 3 -4 times a week, but it is safe to use every day.
What should I wear during my sauna session? You will be in a private & locked room and we provide towels. If you feel more comfortable being clothed, a bathing suit or workout shorts and sports bra is adequate. Otherwise, you can just wrap in a towel that is provided.