History of Foot Detox
Every day toxins buildup in our bodies.
They buildup from the air we breathe, the food we eat and even the natural by products of stress.
When these toxins reach a certain level they can have harmful effects such as a weakened immune system which can increase our risk of becoming ill.
A foot detox is a way to combine natural herbs with water to draw the impurities in the body out through your feet.
The concept of a detox foot bath is not a new one and has been used in Japan as well as other Asian countries for centuries.
The way it works is similar to the way a sauna may be used to draw the impurities out of your body.
Japanese legend says that the power of the foot bath detox was discovered by accident when over 1500 years ago a small group of sick travelers making a pilgrimage decided to stop and rest one night near a hot springs.
Exhausted from their long walk the ill travelers decided to rest and soak their weary feet in the natural hot springs beside their camp site before going to bed.
When the travelers awoke the next morning they were able to continue their long travels feeling better then they had done since falling ill.
Finally, when the road weary travelers finally reached the end of their pilgrimage they were told by the physician that they were in perfect health.
Detox Foot Spa
Later it was discovered that the hot springs the travelers had used to soak their weary feet contained minerals that were thought to encourage health and well being.
The way a detox foot spa works is by using hot or ionized water and specialized herbs that promote healing and encourage the impurities in the body to be released through the feet.
In an ionized foot detox bath the water is infused with both negative and positive ions which are said to draw the toxins from the body. For the detox foot machine to work the water must be hot usually at around 105 degrees. The heat of the water causes the sweat glands in the feet to open and sweat which allows the toxins to be released through the skin. The feet are the focus for this type of detox because the feet have more sweat glands than any other portion of the body.
Detox Foot Pads
Another solution to a foot detoxification is the detox foot pad or detox foot patch. Detox foot patches and detox foot pads operate in much the same way a detox foot soak does but without the water.
The reason spas and detox foot pads work is that there are more then 250,000 sweat glands in the bottom of your feet, more than any other place in your entire body. The natural herbs and minerals in the foot pads use those glands to draw out the toxins and impurities from all over your body through the reflexology points which are believed to connect with the different organs of your body.
To use foot pads simply attach them to the bottom of your feet before going to bed and when you wake up the discoloration of the pads will show you the toxins that have been removed while you slept.
The Cleanse Patch™ is by far the most popular detox foot pad on the market today. This foot patch researched and developed by Japanese scientist is a top seller in Asia with an estimated 30 million patches sold each month.