An ionic foot detox works by pulling toxins out of your body through your feet. This ionization process gives the hydrogen in the water a charge which attracts the charged toxins in your body. The ions in the foot bathwater hold a charge that enables them to bind to heavy metals and toxins. It has been proven to change the pH level within your body, creating a more alkaline environment, aiding to prevent the viability of bacteria and virus'. A foot detox does not cure existing conditions and is used as a supplemental process to aid in cleansing the body.