DETOX FOOT BATHFrequently Asked Questions
Frequently Asked Questions:
1) WHAT DO THE COLOURS MEAN?
Almost all detox footbath manufacturers state that the water colors correlate to the cellular waste from the various parts of the body & organs. While there is some colour change due to the removal of toxins, some of the colour is due to the oxidation process as well as anything in the water being used. There are no scientific studies or data to support the colour analysis. Not all impurities are visible. There have been control tests performed demonstrating that heavy metals existed in the footbath water after a 35 minute treatment as well as plated on the water arrays’ rings (unit used in the bath for the process).
Other ways to detect that a release of toxins is happening during the process is the oily film that forms on the surface, change in urine color or urine smells due to the elimination of toxins and stimulation of the lymphatic system. The orange colour that would happen anyway without anyone using the foot bath, gets deeper in colour, also indicating released toxins in the water. You may also see darker colours such as dark brown or black and it could be from any number of organs and cells.
Color changes in the footbath water will vary due to the different water conditions and bodies. The interaction of the OPTIMUM FOCUS water module with the city added chemicals can cause quite a discoloration in the water anyway. The process must neutralize those chemicals and re-energize the water. The final result has to do with the health of the person being treated. This will then determine the water color change. Everybody is different and will experience varying results. The same client will also have varying results with every foot bath, depending on what is happening in their body at the time.
2) IS ANYTHING ADDED TO THE WATER?
Simply regular hot tap water and 1/2 teaspoon of Himalayan salt crystals. That’s it! Any contaminants in the water being used will be neutralized during the foot bath process.
3) HOW LONG IS THE FOOT BATH TREATMENT?
A detox footbath’s average session time is 35 minutes for a healthy adult. For children, the amperage and time would depend on the age (see below under CAN KIDS USE THE FOOT BATH). For others with more chronic illness, deep toxicity or had received chemotherapy at any point in their life, will have a shorter session (15-20 minutes).
4) WHAT IS THE OBJECT IN THE WATER?
The object is called the “Optimizer Water Module” or “array”. This unit is what transforms the amperage from the power unit to ionize and recharge the water. The ionized water goes in through the feet pores to then ionize and recharge the cells within the body.
5) CAN I USE A CELL PHONE OR ELECTRONIC DEVICE DURING A FOOT BATH?
No. We suggest not touching any electronic devices that would affect your treatment. The footbath unit affects your energetic and cellular fields so any other influences such as a cell phone or electronic device, even touching another pet or person, will affect the detox process. The more relaxed you are, the more you will get out of your detox footbath. Take this time to destress, relax and enjoy the process! It is also more effective if you remove any jewellery and watches.
6) WHAT IS THE TINGLING SENSATION DURING THE TREATMENT?
This just means you are more sensitive to the sensations of your own body. Some people can feel a pulling sensation or even a tingling sensation in problem areas. This is the process working. You may not experience this at all or here and there throughout your treatment.
7) WHAT CAN I EXPECT FROM A TREATMENT?
Everyone is unique and will experience the treatment in their own way. Some may feel elated and energized while others may want to sleep. You may feel nauseous or dizzy during a release if you are very dehydrated or have heavily built up toxicity. Some have even experienced leg & foot cramps due to lack of minerals. Those who are sensitive may feel tingling or pulling sensation during the treatment. We encourage you to be hydrated and continue to hydrate during and after your treatment. It is also recommended to supplement with trace minerals after your footbath for 1-3 days, depending on your symptoms. You will continue to eliminate waste up to 3 days post a foot bath treatment so it is important to drink lots of water during that time.
8) DO I NEED TO DRINK WATER AND TAKE MINERALS DURING SESSIONS?
Most people do not drink enough water anyway and are already dehydrated. If you are dehydrated, you may feel headachy or nauseous during the treatment. Hydrating with water before your session will help with these possible side effects. Most people are also deficient in at least 1 mineral. Taking mineral supplements helps with the detoxing and footbath process. You will be offered water before, during and after your treatment. We also suggest taking a trace mineral supplement to replace any minerals lost during the process. Trace minerals are recommended 1-3 days after each foot bath treatment. Ask our staff about the one we offer or most health food stores carry a variety. An oxygenated trace mineral supplement is optimal.
9) CAN I DO A TREATMENT IF I AM TAKING PRESCRIPTION DRUGS?
If you are uncertain, check with your doctor or health practitioner. If you are taking certain prescription drugs for life threatening diseases, you should NOT use this foot bath. The unabsorbed/unprocessed drug can be withdrawn from the body. For any other prescription drugs, you should consult your doctor or health practitioner before having a treatment. We then would recommend taking the footbath treatment after enough time has passed for the body to absorb the medication (2-3 hours).
10) CAN I DO A FOOT BATH EVERY DAY?
Do not have a foot bath every day; it is too much for the body. Every body is different and their health needs vary. For some, once or twice per week is plenty (every 3 days). Others may be able to tolerate one every other day. It is suggested to start out slow and work your way up. We will keep track of your sessions and make notes so that we know when to recommend you come back and also whether to increase or decrease the amperage used.
11) CAN CHILDREN HAVE A DETOX FOOT BATH?
Children generally do not have a huge toxic build up, however, depending on how exposed they have been to heavy metals or other toxins, toxicity can build up contributing to mental health or other behavioral concerns. This treatment is safe for children over 5 and the duration and amperage would be adjusted as follows:
5-7 years: 10-15 minutes at 1.3 current setting
8-12 years: 15-20 minutes at 1.3 current setting
13-17 years: 20-30 minutes at 1.4 current setting
Typically, an adult will start at 1.7 current setting and work their way up to 3.0 or higher if tolerated well enough and without any side effects. Children under 5 should not use this device.
12) CAN I USE THE FOOT BATH IF I HAVE CANCER?
If you are taking life sustaining drugs or chemo or radiation, then no. If you are in remission and had received chemotherapy at any point (even years before), the foot bath treatment time would be limited to 15 min at a very low amperage (1.0). Please speak to your doctor before using the foot bath. Applied Kinesiology testing (muscle testing) is a method to determine a session time right for you.
13) CAN THE FOOT BATH REMOVE HEAVY METALS?
Based on client and practitioner feedback and the distributor’s own testing, yes. The distributor’s independent third party (Severn Trent Laboratories) performed three control tests which showed aluminum, lead, cadmium and other heavy metals both in the footbath water as well as being plated to the electrode array (optimizing unit). Mercury was unable to be measured within the water or plates due it’s vaporizing nature. It is assumed that any mercury removed may evaporate in the form of a vapor, which is not measurable in the tests conducted and therefore unconfirmed.
14) HOW DO I KNOW IF THE TREATMENT IS WORKING?
Be aware of changes in energy, sleep patterns, mood changes, relief of any existing health ailments, clearer skin and less pain and fatigue.
15) CAN DISEASES BE CURED?
The detox footbath treatments can help the body to detoxify burdening debris within the body and neutralize free radicals. Once the toxic load is reduced the body begins healing itself. This also leads to improved immunity. We do NOT claim to cure anything. This treatment simply supports the body’s natural healing process. If you have a serious health condition, contact your health practitioner for advice to determine whether this treatment is right for you.
16) CAN THE FOOT BATH BE USED IN CONJUNCTION WITH OTHER HEALING MODALITIES?
Foot baths can actually make other modalities more effective and vice versa. Other healing modalities can stimulate the organs and lymph for a more effective release during your treatment. This includes massage, acupuncture, infrared sauna, colonics, chiropractic, naturopathic and sports related healing for quicker recovery. This treatment will also compliment other body treatments including dry salt therapy and floatation therapy.
17) WHY A COPPER TUB? IS IT BETTER THAN A PLASTIC ONE?
Many clients and practitioners have shown increased results by using the copper tub versus a plastic tub due to its conductive properties.
18) CAN THE WATER ARRAY (OPTIMIZER) SHOCK ME?
No, it cannot. The max voltage is 24v comparable to a battery. If a person has an open cut on their feet while submerged in the water with the array in process, then they may experience a bit of a slight shock but not hurtful (like static clothes). Heal any open cuts on the feet before doing a foot bath treatment.
19) HOW IS THE WATER AND THE ARRAY CLEANED?
All the wet equipment is rinsed and then disinfected with a hospital grade cleaner. The array is then soaked in CLR to remove any heavy metal flakes.
20) WHERE DID FOOT BATH TECHNOLOGY ORIGINATE?
The original foot bath unit was developed in Australia.