Thursday, November 3, 2011

Ionic Detox Foot Bath….

A few weeks ago I bought a sweet Groupon deal for Big Jon & myself that included an hour massage, 15 minutes on a chi machine, spinal stretching on a traction machine, and an ionic detox foot bath. The foot bath was not working when we went, so I had to reschedule for another week.  Big Jon was working late yesterday and couldn’t go, so I decided to invite my sister, Stephanie, who lives in Lawrenceville where the spa is located.  I know she hates to have anyone touch her feet, but I thought if nothing else she would enjoy an hour of peace and quiet (she has two very energetic little girls!)!!!  She agreed and met me up there yesterday afternoon.

The way this thing works is really complicated and boring, but in a nutshell it pulls toxins out of your body through your feet and changes the color of the water. Different colors represent different toxins (which we ALL have, by the way). For example, the orange is inflammation, black is metals we get from tap water and some vitamins, and the bubbly gunk is yeast from alcohol and high carbohydrate diets. The black in the back of the foot bath is toxins pulled from the liver. Our diet, pollution, etc. can all affect the amount of toxins in our body.

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Getting’ her nasty detox on!

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Happy that the therapist didn’t touch her feet….and she got a whole hour of P&Q!f 019

Steph’s finished product!!

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And then it was my turn! I LOVE learning about this kind of stuff….such a nerd.f 021f 022

Oh, hi there nappy marathon feet! (I seriously wonder if my poor feet are ever going to fully recover from the crazy amounts of miles I’ve put them through!)f 023f 024f 025f 026f 028

I expected to have a good bit of inflammation and yeast (I’ve been carb loading big time for the marathon!) and I was pretty much right on.

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The water was SO yucky looking, but it was definitely a cool experience.  And of course I loved getting some quality sister time!!!


Stephanie said...

Thank you for inviting me! I had such a wonderful time! I really enjoyed our sister time! I love you!

Jenn @ Bliss to Bean said...

I'm so intrigued--never heard of such a thing! Do you feel better after all that comes out?? :)

Anonymous said...

That is interesting. How did you like it? Did you feel better. I would love to have that done, I am going to have to check into it. Thanks for sharing :)

*Butler, Party of 4* said...

It was very cool & not too expensive (about $15). I can't say for sure if I noticed a difference in how I felt because I ran a full marathon a couple days later....but I will say I am willing to pay $15 to get that junk out of me!!

Anonymous said...

NBC Nightly News just aired a "debunking the ionic footbath" a few nights ago - apparently the spas pour a salt mixture in the water and it reacts to the metal - i.e. puts rust in the water(turning the water a brown/orange/black color).

A lot of spas do not know this is the case, but regardless, I probably wouldn't pay to do that again without more research :)

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