Detox Foot Spa
There is a lot of information out there these days on detoxification & cleansing and for good reason! Our environment and the food we eat have created many overloaded body systems leading to acute and chronic illnesses. By cleansing the body many symptoms can be relieved and greater health & well being can be achieved!
How Toxic are you?
How Toxic are you?: How many of these do you answer “yes” to?
- Do you feel you are not as healthy as you would like to be?
- Is it difficult to wake-up in am?
- Do you have low energy?
- Do you tire easily?
- Do you suffer from sneezing, runny nose, hay fever, or sinusitis?
- Do you suffer from headaches, migraines, and sore, achy muscles?
- Are you often irritable, impatient, tense, agitated, or hyperactive?
- Do you suffer from depression, confusion or forgetfulness?
- Are you over-weight or underweight?
- Do you suffer from premenstrual symptoms, breast or uterine cysts?
- Do you drink alcohol, coffee, or tea (caffeine) regularly?
- Do you eat sugar, chocolate & sweet bakery treats?
- Do you eat non-organic foods?
- Do you drink lots of soda (pops) and fizzy drinks?
- Do you live near a major road highway or in a city?
- Have you renovated your house recently?
- Do you have your clothes dry-cleaned?
- Do you use bleach, detergents, household cleaners and disinfectants?
- Do you operate electrical or electronic equipment at work?
- Do you have to drive through traffic to get to work?
- Is your work – life- stressful?
- Do you fly often- particularly long distances more than twice a year?
- Do you have difficulty concentrating?
- Do you worry excessively?
- Do you have difficulty digesting food? (Gas, constipation, indigestion, diarrhea)
- Do you smoke?
- Do you have cancer?
- Are you sensitive to chemical smells?
- Do you have dry skin?
- Do you have a slow recovery time when sick?
- Do you have metal plates, screws, or rods in your body?
- Do you have poor circulation-cold hands or feet?
- Do you have cataracts?
- Are you losing your hair?
- Do you have to urinate often in the night?
The more “Yes’s” you have to these question the more likely you are to have a toxic burden in the body. Your body is working overtime trying to rid itself of toxins. When the normal “exit routes” of the body are overwhelmed – they become clogged. These toxins then get circulated deeper into the body causing further congestion and complications. The energy your body normally uses for healing and repair is now being spent trying to neutralize the toxins.
Ways to Cleanse:
Herbal Teas or Tinctures – Herbs have a tremendous ability to aid the body in cleansing through supporting various systems of elimination. There are herbs to support lymphatic, liver, kidney clearing of toxins, skin, intestines and lungs which are all pathways through which the body clears toxins and waste products.
Lionsgate Laser Clinic offers a tea that has been designed by a naturopath, called Detox tea which has herbs to support all of these systems and in a gentle and safe way.
Diet is primary – Without maintaining a clean healthy diet your success through cleansingmethods will not be sustainable. I encourage you to take baby steps to start eating organic,un-processed, fruits and vegetables and small amounts of clean organic, hormone free protein. I am also affiliated with Health Force the purest whole food/supplement companyI have ever come across which has amazing products to help with a super healthy ongoing regime.
Ionizing Foot Spa – The Platinum Energy Foot Spa that we have at our clinic has been scientifically proven to help the body release heavy metals! This is very important as heavy metals such as mercury and aluminum have associated with many neurological problems such as Alzheimer s and Autism. Heavy metals also can have an effect on hormonal systemsand enzyme pathways.
Water – I strongly encourage clients to drink copious amounts of purified water. Never underestimate the power of water in helping the body detoxify and heal.
Infrared Sauna – Research has shown this to be a great method for getting rid of pesticides and solvent chemicals from the body. It also can help with lead and mercury excretion. Weight loss is also aided along with improving many health conditions such as asthma due to the cleansing properties associated with the infrared sauna.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Why is it so important to cleanse my body?
A: You are exposed daily to numerous foreign chemicals, a source of internal pollution inside you. Your body needs to cleanse these chemicals from your food, water, and the air you breathe. Your skin is the biggest sponge of all. Daily, more chemicals and toxins are entering your body than can be eliminated. When you notice a lack of pep and energy, your body is signaling that something is wrong and needs correcting. This is your body’s way of calling for help – your body is asking you to assist it to cleanse out the build-up of internal pollution.
Q: Where do toxins come from?
A: Detoxification is your body’s natural process for eliminating foreign chemicals through the liver, the kidneys, colon, sweat glands in your skin, and your lungs. Ever since the industrial revolution and the post-World War II petrochemical industry, foreign chemicals have been accumulating in the human body faster than they can be released. Each day your body absorbs a broad range of toxins such as industrial chemicals, pesticides, food additives, heavy metals, tobacco, and polluted air. Modern medicine and scientific testing have linked the accumulation of internal pollution and toxins as the significant cause of degenerative diseases in the body.
Q: What happens when toxins build up?
A: You are a walking sponge. Toxins from the environment are just a few of the foreign chemicals you are absorbing daily into your bodies. Your normal methods of elimination are already working overtime, trying to cope with the sheer volume. When your body can’t keep up, the elimination process becomes overwhelmed. You feel tired. This lifetime accumulation becomes a toxic load, hindering your body’s natural ability to heal and repair itself. Your body has to refocus its internal resources to the more urgent problem of dealing with internal chemical poisoning. This toxic load is inhibiting and blocking your natural innate healing processes.
Q: What can I expect to feel after a Detox Foot Spa session?
A: Each person’s experience is entirely different. It depends on the type and volume of toxins, on which parts of the body have been affected and stressed, and on your lifestyle choices. Are you assisting your innate healing processes, or hindering them? While you can resume normal daily activities following your Detox Foot Spa session, it is recommended that you allow some time to rest and relax afterwards, so your body can quickly and easily recharge.
Q: Can everyone use the system?
A: If an individual has been chronically sick for a long time and is in a weakened state, we recommend detoxification at a slower pace. For others, a schedule of one or two sessions a week is advisable as a regular routine. Drinking purified water is extremely beneficial to assist your detox process. We encourage you to drink more both during and after your session. It has been scientifically proven that dehydration, lack of water, is one of the common denominators of all diseases. The following conditions are contraindicated for those planning to receive a Platinum Energy Systems™ session: Pacemaker users, Recipients of organ transplants Sufferers from psychotic episodes, seizures, or epilepsy Pregnancy or lactating (breast feeding) mothers, People with open wounds on feet, and those under the age of 5 years old.
Q: What does the colour of the water mean?
A: There is a mistaken belief that the colour of post-session water has special significance. Attempts are made to diagnose the colour of the water visually and, as a consequence, relate the individual colours in the water to specific parts of the body. This is false. It is not possible to identify which part of the body that post-session content has come from in the course of a Detox Foot Spa session. Just like the content in your other elimination systems in your body, the waste material has been collected from all parts of your body, not just one location at one time.The colour charts originally came from Chinese medicine where the colours representing organs as a figurative illustration, not a literal meaning (i.e. green equals gallbladder).
Q: Think about a glass of water. Now add salt and stir. What do you see?
A: There are many chemicals present in this glass of saline solution – none of which you can see with your eye. So to judge a session by the look of the water is missing the point entirely. Many chemicals are not visible to the naked eye. That is why you cannot evaluate the contents by the colour. The chemical composition of each session will change, even when the colour appears similar. A large proportion of the chemicals in post-session water are invisible to your eye. You can only truly know what is in the water when you have it analyzed by a medical laboratory and have the water profiled for content, not colour.
Q: Why does the water change colour?
A: The saline solution will have many chemicals present, just on its own. During a session, this water becomes coloured when these chemicals join or break apart. This will occur whether feet are in the water or not. When the chemistry of salt, water, metal electrodes, and sweat combine, you will see many different colours. The colours will vary according to the chemical composition of the water. Colour combinations will vary from session to session. Content, not colour is significant in a session. Scientific profiling through water analysis by a medical laboratory is the only way to identify the nature and volume of toxic content present in post-session water. Sweat has a colour. This is due to toxic chemicals being present, referred to “ring around the collar” in TV soap commercials. Detox Foot Spa colours may be yellow, gold, orange, green, brown, with or without foam and bubbles. Colours and reactions vary occurring to the chemicals present. Colour only indicates one thing: chemicals are always present. That is why there is colour in post-session water, with or without feet. While the colours are fascinating, even surprising, the real significance and focus is “How do you feel after a session?” Has your pH changed to a more alkaline state.
Q: Will the water become coloured even without feet in the water?
A: Yes. When you run the foot spa with no feet in the water, you will always have colouration of the water.When the chemistry of water, sea salt, and the positive and negative electrodes from the electrolysis process interact with each other, colouration will occur naturally. This saline solution will have many chemicals present, just on its own. During a session, this water becomes coloured when these chemicals join or break apart. This will occur whether feet are in the water or not. However, when feet are in the water, the nature of the content differs. This content will have oil and odour, which does not occur when the equipment is run by itself.
Q: What waste products are expelled by the sweat glands in the feet?
A: “Eccrine sweat is produced via merocrine secretion in the coiled gland, and is composed of water, sodium, potassium lactate, urea, ammonia, serine, ornithine, citrulline, aspartic acid, heavy metals, organic compounds, and proteolytic enzymes. Eccrine sweat then passes through the acrosyringium and is deposited on the skin surface.”