People love the effects of our ionic foot baths; they find themselves more relaxed and relieved of tension and stress. But what is an ion and how does it work? People go to a foot spa and avail themselves of a detox foot bath but what happens during the ionic foot bath? We'll try to explain
A negative ion is an atom that has lost or gained one or more electrons causing it to become negatively charged. This negative ion is smaller than a molecule which allows it to be easily absorbed by the body through the process of osmosis. The scientific term of Osmosis is used to describe the movement of particles through a membrane from a higher concentration to a lower concentration. In this case the higher concentration refers to the negative ions produced by the ion field that is set up by placing the array into the water.
All Detox Foot Baths operate through a process called electrolysis. This is done by generating the proper amount of current in the foot bath water causing the molecules of H2O to divide producing negative ions. Once the negative ions are present in the water, the body absorbs these ions through osmosis
The Ionic Oasis® Foot Spas generate millions of these negative ions during the foot bath session. This causes the body to absorb as many negative ions as possible. You could compare this process to a fully charged battery. When it has been fully charged it can not absorb anymore energy.
All foreign matter such as harmful chemicals, heavy metals, parasites, and others are all positively charged. The negative ion seeks out a positive molecule to attach to. Once attached to these foreign substances the body can readily eliminate them naturally through its own natural processes. This is the reason why a person should only do a foot bath session 2 or 3 times a week. Some of the impurities are transferred through the feet during the detox foot bath session, however, once the body has absorbed such a high amount of negative ions it begins to eliminate these toxins naturally over a period of days.
The array goes into the water with the feet, and the power supply delivers a small amount of direct current into the array. When used for feet, this array in a container of water is the ionic foot bath. The electrical charge causes the molecules of the metals within the array, in combination with the water and other elements in the water, to divide thus generating positive and negative ions. This also produces oxygen and hydrogen to be released into the air. While you are being treated at the foot spa by the ionic foot bath this is part of the chemistry that takes place when you divide the molecule H2O. When experiencing the detox foot bath, you will see the water change color as the electrical current, water, and magnetic field interact with your feet. While the water would change color by itself due to the impurities in the water and the metals in the array, the colors are noticeably different with feet in the foot spa.