Ion Wave Detoxifying Foot Bath
How It Works
For optimal health the body is
composed of 80% negative electrons or ions (anions) and 20% positive
electrons or ions (cations). When negative electrons in the body are exposed
to pollutants, or other stressors from the environment of unhealthy
lifestyles they become positively charged and when in excess are toxic to
the body. These toxins interfere with the optimal functioning of the body
and can lead to any number of symptoms.
The Ion Wave Detoxifying
footbath is essentially electrolysis of water to break down water molecules
into thousands of ions that in turn create an electromagnetic energy field
that travels through the feet and permeates the body. Once inside the body
these ions start to neutralize the cations within the body and draw them out
of the body through osmosis. The Ion Wave foot baths create energy by
altering the electron and proton load in the water to create an
electromagnetic environment or “Bio-energetically” altering the water
environment in which the patient places his or her feet to experience the
donation of appropriate ions.
The donation of
appropriate ions increases the body’s energy or simply translated “life
energy”. This safe and painless tool is used to detoxify and balance the
energy meridians of the body by the creation of this ionic field which helps
to neutralize and eliminate harmful free radicals while removing unwanted
debris. At the same time the treatment helps to balance the pH of the body.
Within the human body are
energy channels known in Chinese Medicine as meridians. These meridians
provide a pathway for energy to flow to or from a particular organ. These
pathways begin or end at points on the feet. A person’s current state of
health is determined by how well the energy in the body flows through these
It is impossible to
remove all the toxins that we are exposed to on a daily basis however we can
utilize tools to aid the detoxification processes of the body. These include
oral cleansing programs, infrared sauna baths and up-regulating the
functioning of the emunctory or the elimination organs: kidney, digestive
tract, lungs, lymphatic systems and skin.
The skin is the second
largest organ of elimination (after the lungs). During the foot bath the
body easily absorbs negative ions which neutralize free radicals and allow
cells to more readily release toxins and absorb oxygen.
What Will You
Healthy individuals can expect to
feel lighter and experience a greater feeling of well being, reporting an
increase in energy, vitality and improved sleep patterns. Others report
improved recovery time and improved liver, kidney and bowel functions such
as reduced fluid retention. Feelings of improved mental clarity and
relaxation are most often reported. Some patients with pain, edema and
swollen joints have reported relief immediately. Other patients with
arthritis, allergies, gout, lymphadema, headaches and neuralgia as well as
other symptoms have experienced relief and benefit with multiple treatments.
What Happens During
Carmen, your practitioner, will immerse your feet in a bath of warm salty
water and instruct you not to move your feet during the 30 minute treatment
in order to enhance the view of the treatment while in progress. The Ion
Wave Therapy Unit is plugged into the wall using a surge protector and the
unit is equipped to automatically shut down if the salt solution gradient is
not satisfactory for optimal functioning. The stainless steel array is
immersed into the bath. This array is what generates the positive or
negative ions that create the energy field for the duration of the
treatment. Please note that moving your feet during the treatment will
not affect the outcome of the treatment in any way.
The salt in the water
provides the optimum conductivity. The ideal amperage during treatment is
1.5 to 2.1 (to generate the most negative ions) but this number will
fluctuate during treatment. The treatment can be enhanced with the optional
use of a far infrared light therapy belt. It is best worn over cotton
clothing so please dress appropriately for this portion of the treatment.
Why Does The Water
All tap water has natural occurring
minerals and impurities which are drawn out during this electrolysis
treatment. The tea color of the water is due to this process. Some gases are
also released including oxygen, chlorine and some sulphurs. The stainless
steel array will also release some metals. The skin of the hands or feet
depending on the pH of the skin will also release remnants of soap, creams,
dyes and fibres, substances from sebaceous glands in the skin and of course
dead skin cells. The internal health of the body will also influence and
manifest in the water. The typical colors seen include: black, green, white,
yellow and orange. The color of the water during the treatments will vary
from treatment to treatment due to the energy state of the person and their
toxicity level. Carmen will help you decipher the colors that change during
the treatment. Please not that the changing water color is not what
this treatment is all about. It is about the effect the energy has on the
Remove all jewelry, include watches
Do not use a cell phone or a computer
If taking prescription medications take 6 hours before or 6 hours after
Following the treatment replenish electrolytes with supplemental minerals
including vitamin C and vegetable juices.
Children under age 5
Pregnant or lactating women
Anyone with pacemakers, electrical implants, breast implants and
Anyone with open wounds on their feet (use hands instead)
Anyone with Type 1 diabetes, congestive heart failure, dialysis
Please note those with joint replacements and metal plates are safe to use
the Ion Wave Foot Bath.
The Ion Wave Foot Bath is a
detoxification treatment so those who have any degree of toxicity can expect
to have some cleansing reactions. These may result in feelings of fatigue,
headache and similar symptoms of the flu. These symptoms will abate with
subsequent treatments and will be hastened by combining the treatments with
Dr. Pincott’s Rejuvenation Program or Heel Detox Kit.
Why Ion Wave?
There are many ionic foot baths on the market these days. What we look for
are machines that don’t break down and that use a stainless steel array
rather than other materials that are less durable. This machine also has
manual adjusting capability so that treatments can be individualized. Many
units are fully automatic removing this option.
Ion Wave Foot Bath Detoxification
It is best to be on some kind of
detoxification program while you are doing a series of detox foot baths to
reduce cleansing reactions. These reactions are usually very mild and
temporary and can include symptoms of headaches and fatigue. Dr. Pincott has
two programs: The Rejuvenation Program and the Detox Kit. The Detox Kit is
the easiest to follow. It is a homeopathic kit of remedies that help open up
the key drainage organs in the body: the liver, lymph and kidney. 10 drops
of each remedy is put into one liter of water and drunk throughout the day.
This kit lasts for one month. If you are interested in the Rejuvenation
Program please ask.
It is recommended to do
at least 3 consecutive foot baths while on a detoxification program but to
really put a dent in the chemical toxic load of the body, 10 weekly
consecutive treatments are ideal. Resting 1- 2 months before resuming more
treatments prevents excessive fatigue as a result of overly rapid
During the treatment it
is optional to wear a far infrared light therapy belt around your waist. It
is best to be wearing natural fibers such as cotton. This light therapy
augments the detoxification treatment.
During the procedure some
electrolytes might be lost including calcium, magnesium, sodium, zinc,
chromium and potassium. To replenish, taking your supplements after the
treatment might be best. These should include minerals, vitamin C and
essential fats such as cod liver and borage oil. Drinking vegetable juices
or Green First just after each treatment is recommended.
Elimination of toxins
using the detox bath happens primarily through the kidney with maximum
discharge occurring 6-10 hours after the bath treatment but continues for
1-3 days afterwards as well. According to some German studies the key
elements discharged include aluminum, titanium, barium, nickel, lead,
silver, tin, thallium and beryllium.
Each treatment is $60.00, pay as you go.
If 8 treatments are done then the next 2 are free reducing the cost of each
treatment to $48.00. Pay $60 per treatment until last two which are then
10 treatments prepaid are $400.00 reducing the cost of each treatment to
These are naturopathic
treatments that may be covered by your extended health insurance. Check with
Carmen Schott A.H.C.P.
Carmen is a German trained health
care practitioner who has worked for the last two decades in the field of
alternative medicine on Vancouver Island and in Germany.