I know, I know…probably an unusual topic for a blog, especially on this page. Since I’ve been back in Florida, I had the chance to have one of these done at a local health shop.
I didn’t really know what one of these was, but my mother has been going for several years for them because of her health. Essentially, they help pull out toxins from the body. The setup is pretty simple…the lady boiled some water (via standard coffee maker, ha) and combined it with some room temperature water. The customer needs to be able to withstand the water temperature for about 30 minutes, so it should be comfortable. There was a black piece that attached to a monitor–whatever the part does gives off a color based upon the toxins in a person’s body (probably easiest to see the time-lapse picture below). Depending on what’s inside the user’s body will dictate what color the water color turns.
The foot bath is totally painless, just a bit weird to see the water change colors…goes to show how many bad things are around us and how they can affect our bodies and our health. For example, it’s apparently bad for us to drink from many of the plastic water bottles we think are fine. Heat can activate toxins inside the bottle and once we drink the water, they enter our system.
I figured I’d write about this as many of the spas in Surat or the islands probably have these treatments. It was amazing to see and I plan on going again!