The first thing that comes into mind when hearing the word “detox” is probably removing bad toxins from the body. And of course a great relaxing and chilling session from a great foot spa.
Well, that’s not wrong. But let us tell you a bit more about detox, and the newest form of detox that has made it to the trend these recent years, the detox foot spa.
What is Detox?
Detoxification or detox for short is the process to neutralize, transform or get rid of unwanted materials or toxins that happen in the body.
Did you know that 85% of all illnesses are caused by toxins and pollutants in our bodies?
A toxin is a substance that causes negative health effects. Toxins can come from our food, our water. Literally anywhere, even from the air, we breathe.
Why Do You Need Detox
Naturally, our body does its own detoxification. Our body has its own excretory system, using defecation and urination as the largest role of detox.
But, we can do better by advancing the detoxification process. We could start doing things like decreasing the number of toxins we put into our bodies, supporting the body with nutrients it needs by choosing the right food to eat, and last, we could do things that speed up the detox process, for example using foot detox.
Human and detoxification processes go a long way back. Ayurveda in India was one of the oldest forms of the detoxification process.
In China you can find acupuncture and acupressure, that focusing on its chi or energy flow.
Native Americans use rituals with food and herb to cleanse their body. While ancient Greek use baths to relax the body and mind.
Nowadays, people use foot detox to help them release the toxins inside their body.
What is Foot Detox?
Foot detox is a detox that is done by immersing both feet in warm water. Foot detox’s purpose is to remove toxins and metals through the feet. Studies have shown that people who done foot detox has a lower level of aluminum and arsenic in their blood. Thus, make the user pH level more alkaline.
How Does It Work?
Based on the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine, the alkaline body makes an important rule on our health. Diseases live in an acidic environment. To make it simpler, the less acidic your body is and the more alkaline, the healthier you are. This means you are less prone to have a disease like osteoporosis or cancer
Foot Detox Benefit
Studies have shown, there are several benefits that foot detox offer:
Remove toxins. The feet are an ideal place to detox because they are rich with nerve endings and sweat glands.
Balance the body pH
Boost mood and calms the body
Increase immunity to illness. Studies at Global Healing Center shown a hot detox foot spa boost the immune system.
Aid weight loss
Improve heart health
Destroy harmful bacteria and microorganism
Improve blood circulation
Boost cardiovascular health
How To Do Foot Detox
To do foot detox at home, you can start by:
Prepare warm or hot water on the basin.
Put the Foot Detox Powder
Few drops of favorite essential oil (optional)
Put both of your feet inside the tub
Wait and relax for 20-30 minutes
Massage your feet at the reflexology points
Clean and dry your feet
After the detox process, it will continue to alkalize the body via urination and sweat up to 48 hours.
You shouldn’t consume any acidic foods or beverages to optimize the detox process.
The foot spa can be daily or every 2 days.
Inside The Foot Detox Powder
The foot detox powder contains:
Mineral salt. A combination of magnesium and sulfate can help to release the toxins and heavy metals. It also is known to eliminate foot odor, soothe dry skin and increase circulation
Herb extract such as turmeric and ginger that is known to warm the body after long hours.
For children, pregnant women and people with diabetes should consult a doctor or health specialist first.
People with skin damage, infectious disease, or acute disease is not suitable for foot soaking
Don’t use a foot detox spa if you have an open wound on your feet.
Foot detox may help you relax, soften your skin and treat minor foot complain
Using foot detox may stimulate blood circulation and enhance body functionalities.
And what’s the better way to end the day with a warm foot spa, on the plus side its also soothe your muscle and hydrate your skin
Indonesian born and raised. Aileen has a purpose to make a change starting by herself. This lead to her passion for writing. She believes that words are important and have the power to change the world.