Frequently Asked questions:

What can I expect to feel during and after the footbath session?

Often a gentle tingling sensation can be felt during the footbath. After the footbath, it is typical to feel relaxed and have heightened mental clarity and a greater sense of well being. Some find that they sleep better while many people that are experiencing chronic joint and muscle pain report immediate relief.

It is also possible to feel a negative effect of detoxification. It is widely accepted that persons doing a detox may experience headache or flu like symptoms. The goal is to not detox too rapidly so that you avoid these symptoms. Compared to other detox methods, an ionic foot detox generally works well with the body and does not usually produce negative effects.

Do I need to do anything differently?

It is very important to keep the body hydrated and drink plenty of water. We also suggest a quality trace mineral supplement. By increasing your water and mineral intake you will help the body flush out the released toxins.

How often should one detox?

We recommend 3x a week for 2-4 weeks. As with most alternative therapies we believe it is good to give the body a rest and let it completely balance out without external stimuli for a period of 2-4 weeks. If you are feeling well we recommend maintenance sessions of 1-2 times per week. Everyone is unique and each person will have to adjust to his or her own bodys needs. Consulting an alternative practitioner familiar with Ionic detox therapy is also recommended.

What is the importance of negative ions?

Researchers have found that negative ions reduce neurosis and anxiety, stimulate and heighten sexual behavior, appetite and thirst. Negative ions promote alpha brain waves and increase brain wave amplitude, which translates to a higher awareness levels. Negative ions are a very powerful antioxidant and deliver more oxygen to the body. Negative ions alkalize and balance the body pH that is important for the body to begin healing itself.

Why is the body pH so important?

If you have a health problem, most likely you are acidic. Disease can only grab hold in an acid environment. We have seen that research shows that unless the body’s pH level is slightly alkaline, the body cannot heal itself. If your body’s pH is not balanced, you cannot effectively assimilate vitamins, minerals and food supplements. Your body pH affects everything.

What is an array and how long do they last?

A foot bath array is a series of metal alloy plates. These plates are connected to the foot detox machine. The machine produces the electrical current and it is dispersed from the plates into the water creating ionization. Array life will vary with each manufacturer but a typical array lasts 30-50 sessions.

How do I clean my array?

Most manufacturers recommend cleaning the array after each use. Many people use either a solution of approximately 50%vinegar and water or you may use CLR de scaling agent. The ion spa has their own solution which works very well too. Usually soaking the array for about 10 minutes and then rinsing with hot water works best. After cleaning, a disinfectant is recommended as well. This is especially important if you are doing public sessions.

Can this process prevent disease?

Most disease states cannot survive in an alkaline environment. Cancerous tissues are acidic, whereas healthy tissues are alkaline. Acid prevents oxygen from reaching the tissues that need it. An ionic foot detox is not meant to cure any disease; it is meant to help the body to detoxify and allow the body to heal itself.

Who should NOT use the machine?

People with a Pacemaker or any other battery-operated or electrical implant.
Women who are pregnant or nursing.
People with transplanted organs. (Gallbladder or hysterectomies ok)
Anyone who is on heart beat regulating medications or blood thinners.
People with Type 1 Diabetes.
People who suffer from epilepsy or hemophilia.
People undergoing chemotherapy or radiation.
People who have low blood sugar, should eat before using the footbath.
Children under the age of 5 years old.

Please note that Foot Bath Kits may be subject to a 14% restocking fee. Please call our Customer Service for more details.


This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent disease. Ion Balance and TIK Enterprises makes no medical claims and makes no statements of validation. Always consult with your professional health care provider before beginning any health care regimen.