Ionic Foot Detox Machines

Refresh Your Feet With an Ionic Foot Detox Machine

With all the traveling and work that people do, feet can have a heavy load to carry around. Having an ionic foot detox machine can be a way to treat yourself and help your feet relax. These types of foot baths are thought to be able to cleanse and detox your entire body.

What do these foot baths look like?

There are several different types of ionic machines available on eBay. Many of them consist of a small tub to soak your feet in, an instruction manual, a power cord, and the ion-producing equipment. The tubs come in various colors. Machines that might be used for multiple people sometimes include liners so that you can easily remove and replace them before the next person uses the equipment. Some products come with storage cases.

How do they work?

Each model may work through a slightly different mechanism, but the general process is through electrolysis. When you turn on the product, a direct current is transmitted through one end. It travels through the water to the other array. This current could either generate positively charged hydrogen ions and oxygen or negatively charged hydroxyl ions and hydrogen; this would depend on your settings. Those ions would then be floating around in the water near your feet. The idea is to draw out toxins of the opposite charge from the pores in your feet.

What are these foot detox devices used for?

People have different reasons for using these types of foot spas. While no results are guaranteed, some people believe that these devices can:

  • Boost the immune system
  • Help regulate blood sugar
  • Help lower blood pressure
  • Ease symptoms of arthritis
  • Improve memory
  • Help with sleep
  • Alleviate chronic pain
  • Regulate the gastrointestinal system
Why do you add salt to the water?

Instructions for many types of these foot spas require you to add salt to the water. Sometimes, the particular type of salt needed is included with the machine. Salt is made out of sodium (positive) and chlorine (negative) ions, which can separate while in water. These oppositely charged ions help improve the flow of electricity through the water.