An ionizing machine sends out a low-voltage electric current to charge the atoms in water molecules.
It’s said that these charged atoms attract and neutralize negative toxins in your body. Basically, the impurities gumming up your system get pulled through your feet as if drawn out by a magnet.
Want proof? Just look at the water, which slowly turns discolored during the process. Some gunky crud may also float to the top of the tub.
“It’s very visual,” says Dr. Todorov. “That’s why it’s so convincing.”
Benefits of a foot detox
Believers in the wellness system say the ionically charged water gives them… well, a real supercharge to power through daily life. Touted benefits among various foot detox purveyors include:
- Increased energy.
- Clearer thinking.
- A boosted immune system.
- Improved sleep.
- Fewer aches and pains.
Anecdotal accounts of ionic foot baths working wonders for people aren’t hard to find, either. Breathless five-star reviews flood online sites, with supporters sharing their life-changing experiences.