Detox FAQ

What are Toxins?

Any substances that are harmful to the cells of the body, tissues and organs are considered toxins. Toxins mainly consist of chemicals, metals, bacteria, excess proteins and waste, that is not expelled from the body. Normally, the human body builds up energy through the processes of respiration and nutrition. During these processes of metabolism, energy is generated/released and waste products are created.

What are the advantages to using the Ion Foot spa frequently?

Frequent usage can increase the ability of the cell membranes to transport undesirable toxins from the organs of the body to the water in the Ion Spa. This helps to relieve the system and in particular, the kidneys and liver from overload with toxins.

Why is salt added to the water?

The salt will enhance the conductivity of the water.

Why does the water become discolored, even if the feet are not immersed in the unit?

The unit is controlled by a micro computer chip system, when the two electrolysis plates of the unit oscillate, countless numbers of ions are created. Tap water, salt and the steel plate all contain a number of minerals and substances, and accordingly, will produce a chemical reaction and discolor the water.

How often can we use the Ionic Detox Foot Spa?

It is recommended to use the ion spa, not more than once every other day.

How long should each session be?

Sessions can range from 10 minutes to 60 minutes depending on your condition and depending on the treatment strength you choose. In general, a 30 minutes session is recommended for any of the treatment settings.

Is the unit suitable for everyone?

It is not suitable for everyone, if you have the following conditions, we recommend that you do not use the ion spa. If you have any other concerns regarding the use of the spa for health reasons, we recommend that you consult your doctor.

  • Wearing pulse adjuster, pace maker, metal or other electromagnetism devices.
  • People who have undergone heart transplantation.
  • People who periodically undertake medical or psychological therapy
  • People who have hypertension.
  • Pregnant women.
  • People with open wounds on their feet. (may soak the hands instead)
  • Blood cancer patient
  • People diagnosed with serious illness
  • People suffering from fever

Can I bathe patients that are on allopathic medications?

The ionic detox cleanse has been shown to lower medication levels in the blood,causing the symptoms related to those medications to intensify. You cannot detox anyone who is on life sustaining medication – pacemakers or heartbeat regulating medication, mental health medication other than mild depression. When in doubt,consult with your physician.

How many times can the Array be used?

The array is 100% effective for approximately 30 treatments. After 30 treatments, due to the electrolysis process, the array becomes corroded and looses its effectiveness. We suggest that you maintain a number of spare arrays in stock at all times. To replace the array, contact us.

Please Note that arrays are not covered under our warranty as they are a consumable item that needs to be replaced from time to time depending on the amount of use of the unit.

What are proper ways of cleaning the electrolysis plates?

It is recommended to use hot water with vinegar or a natural disinfectant to clean the array and foot basin.

What do the ‘V’ and ‘A’ displayed on the unit stand for?

What do the ‘V’ and ‘A’ displayed on the unit stand for?

How can you tell when the array is working at less than 100% effectiveness?

If the amperage is below 1.7, even after a pinch of salt has been added, this means the effectiveness of the array is expiring. When conductivity is low, the spa is not generating sufficient energy levels. This is an indication that the unit is operating at less than 100% efficiency.

Is the Ionic Foot Spa easy to operate?

The spa has been designed for easy operation. The system will ‘automatically’ operate effectively in the preferred ranges of the treatments. Simply put the designated amount of warm water in the basin, plug the array into the back of the Ionic detox Spa, (turn to lock) place the array into the water as designated and plug in the ion Spa.  Once the treatment session has been selected, simply push the start button. If the Amperage is below 1.7, sprinkle a pinch of salt into the water and stir with your feet or a wooden/plastic spoon. The Amperage reading should increase to the range of 1.7 – 2.4. Then simply relax and enjoy.

What do you feel when using the Ionic Foot Spa?

Some users do not feel anything and some may feel a tingling sensation. This may be due to sensitive skin, strong conductivity, because the users have not removed metallic objects from their bodies, such as jewelry, or they may be in contact with a metal chair/object.

How do we know that our bodies contain a lot of toxins?

Indicators of toxins may include: Pimples, patches, obesity, loose and coarse skin, inelasticity, tiredness, indigestion, poor appetite, headache, dizziness, anxiety, slow response, weak resistibility, common cold, weak body, constipation, intestines and stomach problems, abdominal distension and pain, muscle ache and a variety of related diseases.

What are Cation Ions & Anion Ions?

A cation (pronounced cat-eye-on) is an atom or molecule that has gained a positive charge.  This often happens in water, because of the unique nature of the water molecule which, like a magnet, has positive and negative ends (it is “polar”).

An anion (pronounced ann-ion) is an atom or molecule that has a negative charge. (by building up a + or – charge) to send signals in the body.

The size of an ion is approximately 1 micron or 1/1000 of a millimeter, which cannot be seen, even using a microscope.

Where ions are found?

Ions are found everywhere but high concentrations of negative ions, which are beneficial, are more prevalent near or in forests, the sea side, mountains and waterfalls.

Why is warm water recommended?

The main reason for using warm water is that it helps open the pores of the skin in the feet, to assist in absorbing the ions and energy generated by the spa. This in turn allows easy transportation of toxins, via the process of osmosis through tissue membranes, to purge the toxins from our bodies. Warm water is also more comfortable than cold water.

What is recommended to supplement the body before and after therapy?

Natural water is always needed by the body, as it assists the bodily organs to function properly for detoxification.  A healthy diet of nutritious food and a daily multi vitamin tablet are highly recommended, these will help keep the body toped up with minerals and vitamins.

Can you detoxify through other parts of your body in the spa?

Any part of your body can be used to detoxify. The hands and feet are the most common body parts used with the Ionic Detox Spa. The feet are recommended for detoxification, as a high concentration of sweat glands is located on the bottoms of the feet. The sweat glands in the feet are directly associated with many parts of the body, allowing for easy transmission of toxins.

How many treatment settings are there available in the unit?

There are 5  treatment settings.  For details, please refer to the Operation Guide.

What happens to the water during an Ion Detox Foot Spa session?

Multiple colors and deposits may appear in the water during a session. The color of the water will vary, subject to the condition of the person being treated, the strength of the treatment and the quality of the water. The water discolors as a result of the reaction between the toxins, particles in the water, metals, salt added to the water and the acidity or alkalinity of the person being treated. All of these conditions combine to produce different colors in the water. The basic color produced by these reactions varies from water used from one geographic area to another and from one person to another. See chart in Operation Guide.

How should I feel after a therapy session?

The results vary for each individual. Some users feel refreshed and more energetic and some users may feel sleepy, uncomfortable, tired, weak etc. You want to remember that the Foot Spa gets trapped and settled toxins in the body moving so they are back in your blood stream and you will need several sessions to work them out of your body. We recommend drinking several glasses of water and using a good health regiment of exercise and diet to flush out the toxins that are moving again in your body. It is very likely that you will initially feel worse before you feel better depending on how toxic your body is.

Can a woman use the Ionic Foot Spa when she is menstruating?

There are no contra-indications for use during menstrual periods.

What are the functions of Anions and Cations to the human body?

Body Function
Anion (Neg- Ions) Cation (Pos+ Ions)
Blood vessel Expansion Contraction
Blood pressure Stable Increase
Blood (pH value) Alkaline Acidic
Blood flow Thin and smooth Thick and slow
Cell Activation Deactivation
Metabolism Vigorous Poor
Immune System Enhanced Reduced
Tiredness Energetic Loathsome


PH is the acronym for “potential hydrogen” – the standard scientific measure for levels of acidity in organic material. For example, gardeners and farmers often need to know the pH of soil. Aquarium owners continually check the pH of water. And, in human health and medicine, the pH of our bodily fluids is a key indicator of our general state of health.


The measured pH range is from 0 to 14 – with pH of 7.0 being neutral. Any measurement of 7.0 or above is alkaline. Anything below 7.0 is acidic. The higher the pH reading – i.e. the higher the number above 7 – the more the fluid being measured is alkaline and oxygen-rich. The lower the pH reading, the more the fluid is acidic and oxygen deprived.


The Beauty Health Ionic Detox Foot Spa is designed to help balance the body’s pH level. Some Studies have shown that after just one 30 minutes treatment, pH balance can be restored from 6 (acidic) to 7.5 pH (Alkaline) making it a very effective method of not only detoxifying but also balancing the body pH.


Healthy human body fluids (blood, saliva, etc) normally register in a very narrow pH range of 7.35 to 7.45. Readings below this range indicate symptoms of disease. If our blood pH drops much below a reading of 6.8, some of our body cells cease to function, change in structure, do not regenerate at all or die. So, if you have a health problem, it is highly likely that your body has become acidic. Research has shown that the body cannot heal itself unless its pH level is slightly alkaline. This, in turn, indicates that it will be difficult to gain the full effectiveness of any remedial treatments, until the pH level is returned to an alkaline healthy reading.


As with most living organisms, the human body does not function correctly without balanced pH. Research has established that disease and illness have difficulty thriving/surviving in an alkaline environment – yet they seem to thrive in an acidic environment. Acidic pH balance decreases your body’s ability to absorb vitamins, minerals, food supplements and other nutrients… decreases cellular energy production… inhibits the natural process for repairing damaged cells… decreases your ability to detoxify heavy metals… allows tumor cells to thrive… and makes you more susceptible to fatigue, illness and disease.


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Before Ionic Cleanse                            After Ionic Cleanse
Above are two photos of blood cells. Before a 30-minute ion cleanse treatment the blood cells were clumped together and oxygen deprived/. After one 30-minute treatment the pH levels can be restored to an alkaline level, which are oxygen-rich leaving the body recharged and rejuvenated!


Your system can become acidic from an acid-rich diet, from toxic overload, from emotional stress, from immune reactions and/or any process that starves your body cells of oxygen and other nutrients. Your body will try to compensate by using up existing alkaline minerals; but if your diet does not contain sufficient minerals to compensate, acidic build-up takes place in the body’s cells.


There is a simple pH self-test (using inexpensive litmus paper, available from health food or drug stores), which can quickly tell you whether or not your system is acidic or alkaline. This test will provide you with an indication of the state of your health. Be advised that this test is only an indicator, and only reflects that moment in time when it was performed. PH levels are constantly changing within our bodies.


Your body is constantly regulating (or attempting to regulate) your pH levels. You should not assume you are unhealthy, if a pH litmus paper test shows an acidic state. It may simply reflect your last meal. However, if you perform this simple home test carefully several times over several days, and consistently obtain acidic readings, your system is probably in an acidic state.


  • Perform first thing after waking, or two hours after eating or drinking.
  • Swallow the saliva in your mouth, and then produce new. Repeat this several times.
  • Transfer saliva to Litmus paper (Do not put the litmus paper in your mouth).
  • Compare the result to the pH color chart provided with your litmus kit with theappropriate ph categories below.

For accurate results, follow the instructions that are provided with the self-test kit and repeat as required.


The following environments and conditions may help create and may indicate high toxicity levels.

  • Have low energy
  • Have dry skin
  • Do you smoking
  • Do you have Heartburn
  • Do you tire easily
  • Have excessive hair loss
  • Have Cancer
  • Are you stressed
  • Drink lots of soda drinks
  • Worry all the time
  • Have difficulty concentrating
  • Live in a renovated or new home
  • Sensitive to chemical odors
  • Slow to recover when you are sick
  • Drink alcohol, coffee or tea regularly
  • Are over-weight or under weight
  • Do you have your clothes dry-cleaned
  • If you drive through heavy traffic
  • Live near a major road, highway or in a city
  • Eat sugar, chocolate and sweet bakery treats
  • Eat non-organic fruits, vegetables, and meats
  • Do you have poor circulation – cold hands or feet
  • Do you operate electrical or electronic equipment
  • Do you find it difficult to wake up in the morning
  • Suffer from depression, confusion, or forgetfulness
  • Do you have metal plates, screws or rods in your body
  • Do you have to urinate often in the middle of the night
  • Suffer from sneezing, runny nose, hay fever, or sinusitis
  • Suffer from headaches, migraines, and sore, achy muscles
  • Suffer from premenstrual symptoms, breast or uterine cysts
  • Suffer from insomnia, waking in the night, or disturbed sleep
  • Use bleach, detergents, household cleaners, and disinfectants
  • Have difficulty digesting food? (Gas, Constipation, Indigestion)
  • Are you often irritable, impatient, tense, or agitated

*The more times you said yes, the more toxic your body is likely to be. Your body is working overtime trying to eliminate these harmful toxins. As the body continues to accumulate toxins, they begin to get circulated deeper into the body, causing further congestion and complications. The energy the body normally uses for healing and growth gets redirected, trying to neutralize the toxins circulating in the system.

Foot Spa Water Analysis

It is important to recognize that water in the spa will change color when it is turned on, even without parts of the body in the water. The basic color change is the result of the reaction between the charge in the water and the salt, chemicals, minerals and metals in the water. This color change of the water will vary from location to location, subject to water quality.

The charge created by the array, neutralizes cations in the water the way it neutralizes cations in the body. The predominant color of the de-ionized water is determined by the water quality of the local water authorities or your well and the contaminants common to that area.

The color of the water can provide general data about toxic areas of the body but it should not be relied upon as accurate information.  It is important to focus on how your body feels after a series of sessions. For more accurate information, tests can be undertaken using current blood samples, ph, urine or by testing pre & post spa water for toxins.

The following chart is a guide only and should only be used as a reference

Water Color Detoxification – Area of the Body
Yellow-green kidney, bladder, urinary tract
Orange Detoxification of joints
Brown Liver, tobacco, cellular debris
Black Detoxifying from Liver
Dark green Detoxifying from gallbladder
White foam Lymphatic system
White cheese-like particles  Most likely yeast
Black flecks Heavy metals
Red flecks Blood clot material


Essentials Water and exercise are crucial to help keep the body functioning properly. This allows the body to circulate the blood and lymph system and is vital in assisting the body to purge the toxins out of the cells and bring the good nutrients to the cells. Drinking a minimum of 8 cups of natural spring water, eating organic vegetables and fruit, and having multi vitamins each day plays a critical role in any detoxification program.


The Beauty Health Ionic Detox Foot Spa uses electrolysis/osmosis to draw toxins out of the body through the 2000+ sweat glands in the feet. This method is proven to be very effective in pulling toxins from all parts of the body. The Ionic Detox Spa is designed to help alleviate the core causes of diseases, by removing metal toxicity and internal pollutants and balancing the body pH. The Beauty Health Ionic Detox Spa is a superior detoxification system. The system was designed with the end user in mind keeping it simple, pre-programmed, safe, convenient, non-intrusive and comfortable for the user.


The purpose of generating negative ions in an ionic detox foot spa, is to neutralize 

the positive ions in the body. Positive ions create an acidic pH and negative ions create an alkaline pH. The higher the pH reading – i.e. the higher the number above 7 – the more the fluid being measured is alkaline and oxygen-rich and healthy. The lower the pH reading, the more the fluid is acidic and oxygen deprived and the more the body becomes prone to disease.

Negative ions have a positive effect on allergies, asthma, catarrh, hay fever, sinusitis, eczema, burns, emphysema and general health. It was discovered that negative ions balance seratonin in the body, which explains why people tend to feel more alert, stable and energized in the presence of negative ions. Researchers discovered that bacteria, staphylococci, and fungi growth is halted in the presence of negative ions, which explains the healing side effect of negative ion therapy. Further studies revealed that positive (not negative) ions make breathing more difficult.

Negative ions are essential to life. Negative ions increase the flow of oxygen to the brain and other parts of the body, resulting in higher alertness, decreased drowsiness, more mental energy and improved general health. Negative ions are odorless, tasteless and invisible molecules. We inhale ions in abundance and we can absorb ions through electronic devices that generate negatively charged ions. Once the negative ions reach our bloodstream, they are believed to produce biochemical reactions that increase levels of the mood chemical seratonin, helping to alleviate depression, relieve stress, and boost our daytime energy.

Certain environments contain high concentrations of negative ions. These ion rich environments a near mountains, waterfalls, and beaches. Ions are created in nature as air molecules break apart due to sunlight, radiation, electrical charges (lightning storms), moving air and water. You may have experienced the power of negative ions when you last set foot on the beach or walked beneath a waterfall. The action of the pounding surf creates negative air ions. We also see it immediately after spring thunderstorms when people report lightened moods. While part of the euphoria is simply being around these wondrous settings and away from the normal pressures of home and work, the air circulating in the mountains and the beach is said to contain tens of thousands of negative ions, much more than the average home or office building, which contain dozens or hundreds, and many register a flat zero.

Negative ions neutralize positive ions. Sodium, potassium, calcium and other ions play an important role in the cells of living organisms, particularly in cell membranes. Special electronic devices that generate negatively charged ions are used in ion therapy programs.

An ion is an atom or group of atoms, normally electrically neutral, that have lost or gained one or more electrons. The process of converting electrically neutral atoms or molecules into ions and the state of being ionized is called ionization. In layman’s terms, an ion is any molecule that has a charge.

Ionic Detox Foot Bath Benefits

  • Liver/ Kidney Detoxification
  • Removes Heavy Metals
  • Balance Body pH Levels
  • Boost Metabolism
  • Improve Blood Circulation
  • Improves Healthy Cell Re-generation
  • Strengthen the Immune System
  • Increase Energy
  • Reduce Stress
  • Provides Pain Relief
  • Internal Cleansing
  • Reduces Wrinkles & Acne
  • Improves Memory and Sleep
Ionic Detox Foot Bath Features

  • Lifetime Warranty
  • Underwriters Laboratory Approved
  • Dual Electrode 316 Stainless  Array
  • Integrated Computer with LCD Screen
  • 5 Safe Treatment Cleanse Settings
  • Automated Polarity Adjusting
  • Simple to Use
  • Designed for Clinics or In Home Use
  • Does Not Require Monitoring
  • Hygienic Design

Why We Need to Detoxify?

The body accumulates a variety of toxins each day through the skin, digestive system and lungs. These toxins, which may be very harmful, are absorbed by our bodies on a daily basis. The toxins are stored in our cells, causing the cells to die faster, resulting in pre-mature aging, disease, and acidic pH levels. A Beauty Health Ionic Detox Foot Spa can help cell regeneration and boost your body pH from an acidic level to an alkaline level with only one 30 minutes treatment. Continued ionic cleanse foot bath has helped individuals across North America for a wide range of ailments.xt.