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Detox Support

Today's world is more toxic than it has ever been!  From plastics to pesticides, preservatives to EMF exposure, everything we put on, in, or around our bodies has an affect on our health. Sometimes our exposure happens faster than our bodies can keep up with! Luckily, there are safe and gentle options to help reduce the burden on your body and support your detox systems! 

Read on to learn more! 

Ion Cleanse

Wondering what an Ion Cleanse is and how it can help? In non scientific words, you soak your feet in a footbath filled with warm water and a dash of salt. There is a "plate" placed in the water which, in combination with the salt water, gently pulls toxins from your body while you sit and relax. We have a private room for you to kick back and enjoy your footbath. Each session takes about 30 minutes in its entirety. If you'd like more information, just give us a call, shoot us a text or email, and we'd be happy to help you get started!

 

For those of you that are naturally curious like Dr. Ballard, here's the scientific version. You can also learn more about the Ion Cleanse from the company's website:

"AC electricity is converted to low power DC electricity which flows through a patented electrode system that sits in the footbath. The electricity and the metal combine to split the water molecule into H+ and OH- ions. These ions travel through the body, neutralize oppositely charged particles and through powerful osmotic pressure pull those neutralized particles out of the body through whatever skin surface is in contact with the water.

An ion is a charged atom that has gained or lost an electron which creates a magnetic field capable of attaching to and neutralizing oppositely charged particles. These neutralized particles are extracted from the body through the process called osmosis. Osmosis is a scientific term that is used to describe the movement of particles through a membrane from an area of lower concentration to an area of higher concentration. In this case, the higher concentration refers to the ion field that is set up by placing the array into the water while running the unit.

The array is placed into the water alongside the hands, feet, or body while the power supply delivers a low level direct current to the array. This causes the metals within the array in combination with water and salt to generate positively and negatively charged ions by separating oxygen and hydrogen in the water."

 

DOES IT REALLY WORK??

In a word, yes! Check out some before and after photos to see for yourself! It's certainly not pretty, but so much better than having all that in your body!
 

COLORS AND PARTICLES

You will more than likely be very surprised by what you see (and often smell) during your Ion Cleanse. The water will change colors and you may even see little "particles" Here's a brief description of what the colors mean and what part of the body is producing the most detoxification.

Infrared Sauna

Sit back, relax, and enjoy a sauna session with superior benefits! Instead of steam or the traditional “box of hot rocks” heating elements, the infrared sauna uses  the infrared spectrum to heat the body at a deeper level than a traditional sauna. With infrared, you will get all of the relaxation benefits of a traditional infrared sauna along with the increased health benefits that traditional saunas offer all at a much more comfortable temperature. Traditional saunas use a single heater to heat the air and this hot air heats the user. In contrast, infrared saunas use advanced therapy to heat the user directly with only a small percentage of the heat heating the air. This results in a deeper sweat and at a lower ambient air temperature. In fact, infrared saunas usually operate between 115° – 135°F, while traditional saunas can get up to 195°F! 

As you sit, the infrared  heat will penetrate up to 3 inches, elevating the body temperature. This elevated body temperature has many benefits including stress reduction, improved skin condition, improved detoxification, reduced joint pain and stiffness, reduced muscle soreness, and boosting of the immune system (via heat shock proteins)! 

When beginning infrared sauna therapy, everyone's needs and tolerances are different.  We generally recommend starting with a series of sauna visits, typically a series of 12 over the course of 4-6 weeks (even though it is safe to use daily).  Temperature levels will start at room temperature and max out at the level at which you are comfortable, and ideally will remain there for a minimum of 20 minutes.   Hop on over to our FAQ page for all the common questions or click here to read about our particular sauna.