As with any type of full wellness support, it is important to fully research and form your own opinion on utilizing an infrared sauna in partnership with a qualified healthcare professional.
There is very limited research on ionic footbaths and most of the studies to date included a statistically insignificant number of participants or lack proper experimental design.
Some studies (not included in this list) focus on the inaccurate hypothesis that toxins are removed through the feet and into the bathwater during the footbath. Since this hypothesis is incorrect, those studies are excluded from the list below. The research below only includes the studies or reports that measure detoxification through other types of analysis (urine, stool, sweat, hair and blood.)
Below is a list of ion footbaths used by Connect4Hope community members or the people featured in our Stories of Hope.
Informative Articles & Videos
There are many articles on ionic footbaths which focus on refuting the inaccurate belief that ion footbaths are supposed to help the body eliminate toxins through the feet. Feet are used during the bath, because they provide a large surface area of pores for the absorption of negative hydrogen ions, which stimulates the detoxifying benefits of the ionic foot bath. However, proponents of ionic footbaths insist that enhanced detoxification occurs through not through the feet, but instead through the body's regular detoxification pathways of sweat, urine and stool.