Foot spa treatment, more commonly referred to as foot massage, originated around 1,600 years ago from a Japanese legend. The story begins with a group of monks making a pilgrimage. During the long journey, they had contracted a lot of illnesses and were exhausted. They decided to rest at a place in the mountains. There they found a hot spring streaming out of the rock surface, and before going to sleep, they placed their feet in the hot water to relax. The next morning, they were fully charged and healed completely from their illnesses. This legend spread like wildfire from country to country. Since then, the hot water therapy has been used by many doctors and health experts to relieve patients from stress and various illnesses. With the age of advancement, the foot detox machine was invented.
Today, you don't have to go on a pilgrimage to find a hot water spring. You can order a machine and give your tired feet a five-star treatment. According to many health experts, this machine is safe and simple. The procedure involves immersing your feet into a basin which is filled with water. When your feet are immersed in the water, the machine gives out some positive and negative ions which recondition the natural flow of blood in the body. The detoxification process mainly starts after the treatment and is likely to be helped by the organs of detoxification: kidneys, liver, and skin. Health experts assure that there is no discomfort felt during the treatment, and for best results, your feet should be kept immersed for at least 30 minutes. This detox machine has no side effects and is safe. However, it is not recommended for pregnant women, people with pacemakers, or patients who have undergone organ transplants.
Ionic Foot Detox Machine
Exhaustion and weakness in the feet early in the morning are common complaints. These problems are results of an unhealthy lifestyle. Unhealthy food causes a chemical imbalance (acidosis) in the body. Acidosis means a shortage of essential vitamins, nutrients, and minerals. This imbalance takes place in the brain, nerves, and various organs and causes a disruption in proper functioning of the body. Health experts from all over the world believe that this disorder is the main cause of depression, anxiety, and various other mental disorders.
The ionic foot detox machine is an application of hydrotherapy that enhances the positive properties of water with an electric charge, which energize and heal the body. This energized water helps to boost a person's energy field. So, the machine is credited to rejuvenate the human body and mind, and it is also considered as an eliminator of all toxins.
The foot detox pads and machines have been accused by many critics to be fake, and its claims to heal many health disorders have been regarded baseless. Manufacturers claim that the different colors of water indicate the cleansing of toxins. Black color is for liver, orange for joints, and green for gallbladder. Many critics say that the machine is simply an AC/DC transformer which is attached to ferrous electrodes that help in the change of color. This can be explained by a simple process called electrolysis. Critics also say that the brown, black, or green color water showed no signs of urea or any toxins; this supports the fact that there is no detoxification. Critics have filed complaints against many companies which are using the color-change technique to impress general public. Companies have also been accused of misleading people with jargons like cellular energy, bioenergy, removal of toxins, etc.
Some people agree with this machine while some don't. If you want to be completely sure about what you buy, consult your family physician and also do a random check on the product reviews.