Dr. Valerie Nelson​

Board Certified Natural Integrative Doctor

Footbaths - Scientifically Explained

The ionic footbaths are definitely a unique therapy! They are based on research done by medical scientist, Dr. Rife. They aim to improve liver and kidney function through electro-magnetic detoxification. When the machine is activated it produces positive and negative ions. This causes movement and anytime you have electrical movement, you will have a magnetic field.  

The footbath works to dramatically remove toxins from your body through your foot. Your foot has the largest pores in your body, about 10,000 per foot. The footbath machine energizes the water. The control head delivers enough of an electrical current through the ionizor to generate positively charged ions. In the past, we received the negative hydrogen we needed mostly through the consumption of raw vegetables and light proteins but modern processing, storage and handling has virtually stripped the modern diet of this increasingly vital element. Gentle and relaxing detox sessions allow the body to uptake this “fuel of life”, which is essential in balancing and re-energizing the body’s natural ability to purge toxins and heal itself. The footbath machine passes direct electrical current through water to break apart the H2O (water) molecule. This releases oxygen, stable hydrogen and the negative hydrogen ion (H-). This negative hydrogen ion is a powerful antioxidant and pro-oxidant (in the presence of transitional metals), pH balancer and the catalyst most responsible for ATP (adenosine tri-phosphate) As you walk along the beach, your body absorbs millions of these negatively charged ions, which helps to alkalize the blood and tissue. Because of poor diet, food additives, medications & high stress, we tend to accumulate and store excessive quantities of waste products The footbath machine stimulates the same energy fields as an acupuncture session to release toxins, but you receive the added benefit of pulling tons of toxic junk out as well.

The professional machines do work much more effectively than the non-professional machines. 

Hoax or Not?

In reference to the footbath, we are very much aware of the medical doctor on the internet who is trying to make the footbaths look like a scam by doing the so-called "carrot footbath" -- yes, the machines will extract stuff out of a carrot or any other type of vegetable (similar to a juicer). We have done our own carrot footbath and have pictures to show you the difference. There is no comparison between a "carrot footbath" and a "human" footbath. All it takes is one big giant sniff of a "human" footbath compared to a "carrot" footbath to know this for certain. The skeptics cannot explain why there is a smell. When you come in for a session, if you would like to smell the water after the session is over, by all means, ask our staff members to allow you to take a giant sniff.

By the way, our machines DO NOT work if your feet are not in the water.

We strive to be really upfront with our clientele and explain this right off the bat. And by all means, feel free to "smell" your footbath (at your own risk, of course) after the session is over! We do hundreds of these sessions each year and please keep in mind that there are always going to be individuals out there trying to discredit natural health practices. So often, these are the same individuals that are promoting the toxic medications that the American Medical Association admits is killing 108,000 people every year. People tell us over and over again the results that they are having from these detox sessions. They work very similarly to acupunture sessions, as they stimulate the energy systems in the body to detoxify.

We have had many skeptical people come in for a session at least to give it a try and even though they don't quite understand how it all works (nor do I), they will come back for more sessions because they have felt and seen the results. We had a skeptical engineer spend $1200 on his own professional footbath machine. We had a nursing instructor purchase her own machine after her and her sister had excellent results. The nursing instructors chiropractor could see how much they helped her, so he bought his own machine to use on his patients.

I remind people that I am very aware of the consequences of Revelation 21:8 and would not jeopardize my relationship with God over a footbath machine. On the other hand, I am not going to allow people on the internet to intimidate me from helping others - we do hundreds of sessions for individuals each year and they would have no reason to tell us that they are having the results that they are having, if they were not being helped.

I wish these individuals would put their efforts into getting some of these toxic medications off the market that are killing people. Again, I find it interesting that the ones that are trying to discredit the footbath sessions are happy to write you a prescription for a medication that is either a derivative of cocaine (anti-depressants) or a derivative of heroin (many pain medications) -- the medications just might not allow you to wake up tomorrow morning. Enough said!! See Testimonials Below.........

Footbath Testimonials

"I had not been sleeping well for months. After my very first footbath, I slept like a baby. I had so much more energy the following day and a great reduction in my fibromyalgia pain. I was able to teach Sunday School, go shopping and cook my family dinner. I had not done this in years!!! Normally, all that I could handle was Sunday School and then straight to bed." Sandy G.

"I had so much energy after my footbath and my thinking was clearer -- what a treat!" -- Dianne M.

"I have cancer and I feel confident that I am in much less pain when I am consistent with my footbaths."

"I have significant back pain that does not feel better unless I am consistent on getting my footbaths." -- Laura

"My allergies are so much better since I have been coming to Dr. Val's office for footbaths." -- Judy

"I sleep so much better after having footbaths and love the herbal tea that you get served as well!" -- Paul M.

"My thinking is so much clearer and I can focus better on my schoolwork when I come for footbaths." -- Justin

"My daughter was suffering from migraines - I can't believe how many parasites came out of her footbath -- she is much better now!" -- Deb

"My vericose veins are 75% better since doing the footbath treatments." -- Betty

"My pain from fibromyalgia has greatly reduced following Dr. Val's vitamin program and detoxifying footbaths -- I am now off of several medications in which I didn't like the side effects anyways! -- Nancy P.

"The energy that I have from following the supplement plans and doing the detox footbaths has greatly increased. I felt like I was in a constant zombie fog before!" -- Lynn

"I had an ablasion surgery scheduled due to extremely heavy periods - after 4 footbaths, I am now normal - no surgery - unbelievable!!" -- June M.

"I was literally able to see the swelling in my knee going down during my footbath session and after the detox session, I was able to put high heels on for the first time in 2 years. - No more limping around - pain is gone. - Debby

"My feet were in so much pain (felt like I was walking on needles) - didn't know if I was going to be able to walk my daughter down the aisle - 2 footbath sessions later, I not only walked her down the aisle, I danced the night away! - thanks, Dr. Val for this very interesting, but absolutely rewarding treatment!" - Dwayne

"I have suffered from RA (Rheumatoid Arthritis) for 8 yrs. I have been on numerous medicines and none have stopped the pain and inflammation I was suffering from. I also was diagnosed with reflux, hypertension, obesity and Rheynads disease. I was experiencing swollen hands and feet so badly that developed into the inability to walk and/or get up and down with having terible pain. I also could not lift anything more than 5lbs. Then I was seen by Dr Val and everything has changed. Within 3 months, I have stopped all of the biological medicines that were damaging my organs and causing me weight gain. Dr. Val placed me on a healthy regiment of vitamins and herbal medicines designed especially for my needs. She has always taken time and LISTENED to all my complaints and instead of fixing the symptoms, she is getting to the root of my poor health. I actually feel well enough to exercise!! The staff is beyond professional and always friendly. no matter how busy they are! I have had such great success and I owe it al to Dr Val and her staff. I have never felt better and I am even starting to lose weight!! I recommend Dr. Val and Naturopathic Medicine to anyone who is sick and tired of being sick and tired. The first footbath session that I had, there was a 'popping' sound in my shoulder and after that my range of motion was so much better. It was as if something released." - Cathy


Footbath Testimonies