The soles of the feet and armpits are two of the body’s discharge pathways for toxins (hence the odor).
The use of antiperspirant blocks one of these pathways, and over time can result in an accumulation of chemicals in the body. The feet, being the largest pathway of the body, have been used for centuries to eliminate toxins. Traditionally, feet were placed in salty sand, to foot detox. This method, however, was effective but slow, and had limitations.
The foot bath uses a direct micro-current that is very similar to low voltage electro-stimulation or cold laser, both of which have been proven to increase cellular ATP (stored energy). Introducing this increase in energy stimulate the cells to purge toxins at a much higher rate. The warm salt water is used as a conduit for exchanging ions – in other words the foot bath is like a magnet that energizes the cells and draws out toxic material right before your eyes.
Water, metal, and salt will combine to produce a light water color change, as well as objects in the water even without feet being submerged. The ionic foot bath neutralizes toxins in the water the same way it neutralizes toxins in the body. Remember, the body itself has high water content, and this is where toxins become isolated.
As a general rule, depending on geographical location, about 20-40% of what you see in the water after a foot bath comes from regional toxins in the water, and the remaining 60-80% comes from the client’s body while using the detox foot spa.
Color charts are helpful for estimating what toxins are being pulled from the body, but it is important to remember that there is a great deal happening that is invisible to the eye.
Chinese acupuncturists understand the concept of regional toxicity as it relates to the ailments that predominate in a given area. Some areas of the country have higher joint complaints, while others report a higher frequency of kidney bladder problems. Could it be that the toxins peculiar to an area gravitate toward a specific part of the body causing it to break down.