Ionic Detoxification Foot Bath | Holistic Aging
Ionic Detoxification Foot Bath

Why use Ionic Detoxification Foot Bath?  Our bodies accumulate different types of toxins every day through eating, drinking and breathing, as well as exposure to medications, chemicals, and toxic environments, to name a few.  These toxins cause cells within the body to die faster, which leads to pre-mature aging and diseases.  While we have organs and systems to detoxify, over years of accumulation, along with improper diet and sedentary lifestyles, these excretory organs being to function sub-optimally.  Symptoms such as hormone imbalances, flu-like aches and pains, poor nutrient absorption, digestive issues, fatigue, weight gain, poor concentration and memory issues, as well as depression and skin problems are all associated with toxic build-up in our bodies.

The theory behind the system, which was approved by the FDA in 1970, use micro current to facilitate the movement or transfer or ions in and out of cells and restores the balance of positive and negative charges within the cell.  This non-invasive micro-current opens up the pathways to boost or energize the body, allowing detoxification to occur.

Diseases such as Chronic Fatigue, Allergies, Fibromyalgia, Thyroid Disease, and Cancer, to name on a few, have been directly linked to environmental toxins in the body. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) estimates that there are more than 20,000 chemicals that our bodies cannot metabolize.  The toxic substances that can’t be removed from our bodies are stored in our fat cells and organs, causing an epidemic of modern diseases and obese patients around the world. This is a positive proactive step to sustaining good health.

How does Ionic Detoxification Foot Bath work?

The technology of the Ionic Detoxification system has been in development for several decades.  The induction of alternating positive and negative ion charges during the same treatment is based on a process called “iontophoresis.”  The FDA approved Iontophoresis as a healing modality in 1970.

The field of Electro-Therapeutics was experimented with in the early 120’s.  By 1933, Dr. Bernard Raymond Fabre-Palaprat, a French physician, successfully demonstrated that potassium iodide, (blue in color), introduced in the skin via a negative battery terminal on one arm, would travel to another area of the body attracted by a positive pole.  This opened up a whole range of possibilities in using electrical currents to stimulate, transfer, and administrate fluids and specific compounds inside the body.  At that time, it was not understood how fluids were transferred through cell membranes, but in 2003, the Nobel Prize in Chemistry was awarded to two American scientists, Peter Agre and Roderick MacKinnon, for their discovery of an ion channel system within cell membranes that generates an electrical signal to allow certain nutrients and fluids to pass through the membrane.

This channel system maintains the balance of the bioelectrical distribution of nutrients and waste products in and out of the cell.  All of the symptoms of aging and degenerative diseases are on one way of another associated with poor hydration within the cell.  The diminishes the cell’s ability to repair itself and eliminate toxic waste.

When cells dehydrate, they bunch up, fusing their membranes together and eliminating important surface area for these ion channels to work.  Over time, the body becomes more and more toxic and unable to transfer vital nutrients needed for repair or cell replication or regeneration.

The principal of the Ionic Detoxification system is to use micro current to facilitate the moment or transfer of ions in and out of cells and restore the balance of positive and negative charges of cells.  This painless non-invasive micro current opens up the pathways to the vital ion channels.

The ‘boost’ or energy the body receives from the ion water module (array), which sits down in the water during a treatment, allows this amazing detoxification process to occur.

Waterfall with Ionized Water | Holistic Aging
Water, cascading from a waterfall, becomes ionized.

As water is ionized it is split into H+ (acidic) and OH-(alkaline) ions (and sometimes into H3O+ and H2O2 ions), similar to the way water cascading over a waterfall becomes ionized. These ions are then able to enter the body through the 4,000 large pores of the feet.  Then the circulatory and lymphatic systems transport the ions throughout the body.  These ions neutralize oppositely charged toxins in the cells that are normally slow to exit the body.  In this way all the body’s organs, including the liver, intestines, kidneys, lungs, skin, and immune system, can become energized and stimulated to function optimally.  The body then rids itself of these toxins through its normal processes of urination, defecation and sweating.

When the body is able to eliminate toxins and metabolic waste, then inflammation, edema, and swelling all decrease, allowing the body to repair itself and reduce pain within muscles and joints.

For effective detoxification, you should drink eleven glasses of water (2/3 of a gallon or 2.5 liters) or pure water daily.   During the ionic detox protocol, it is important to consume enough fiber, both soluble and insoluble thereby boosting immunity,  rejuvenating the colon and accelerating the elimination of toxins from the body.


We do not recommend using the Ionic Detox system if you:

  • Have a pacemaker or other electronic implement
  • Have had an organ transplant
  • Are pregnant or nursing
  • Have epilepsy
  • Have open wounds on your feet
  • Are currently undergoing any form of radiation or chemotherapy
  • Are a hemophiliac or taking blood thinners
  • Are a child under 8 years old (unless supervised)


Are YOU a good candidate for Ionic Detoxification?  Find out here:  Toxic Build-Up Test


What is Far Infrared Therapy and What Does It Do:

Far Infrared Rays are waves of energy, totally invisible to the naked eye, capable of penetrating deep into the human body, where they gently elevate the body’s surface temperature (107/6F/42 celsius and above, enables destruction of cancer cells), and activates major bodily functions.

Here, at Holistic Aging, we use Far Infrared Therapy in tandem with our foot baths.



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