How does massage help the body detox, exactly?
The rhythmic strokes and pressure applied to muscles, tissues and organs during massage therapy help stimulate the circulatory system. It works sort of like a sponge: When pressure is applied to the tissue and fat, toxins are literally “squeezed” out from in between the muscle fibers and cells. They’re released into the circulatory system for easier elimination.
The lymph system is key
Your lymphatic fluid system works with your cardiovascular circulatory system to flush out toxins and carry immune cells throughout the body to help defend against infections. If your lymph fluid circulation gets sluggish, toxins can accumulate and immune cells may not get carried to the areas of the body where they’re needed.
Since the lymph system doesn’t have a big central pump like the heart to keep things moving, it has to rely on gravity, exercise, breathing … and massage. So if you haven’t been as good as you should about your exercise, diet and “me time” routine (it happens to the best of us!), that can affect how you feel, causing aches, pains and swelling (lymph edema). It can also cause deterioration in organs and glands like the thymus that are vital players in your immune system.
It’s easy to see why detoxification is important to avoiding illness and chronic health conditions. So if you’re not feeling your best or haven’t been as good about your diet and exercise routine lately, try a massage to get back on track.
Remember to drink a glass or two of pure water after massage to help the body flush out toxins more rapidly.
At Elements Therapeutic Massage, we’ll work with you and your practitioner to create a plan for regular, ongoing massage therapy sessions that can keep you healthy while working with your schedule and lifestyle, your health concerns and your priorities. Call or come in today and let’s talk about how you can get more massage and well-being in your life.
Why is Detoxification So Important?
It is well known and well documented that toxins accumulated within the body can be the underlying cause for many health related problems.
Today we are exposed to the greatest toxic load in the history of our planet and ongoing periodic detoxification is essential to maintain health and avoid disease… Detoxification assists in restoring body energy and vitality against environmental toxins by eliminating chemicals taken in from environmental pollution, perfumes, lotions, foods (particularly processed foods and meats), and drinks.
Modern research scientists and aging experts have documented that the human body is designed to live for 120 years– disease-free!!! This means without wrinkles, age spots, gray hair, thin hair, senility, poor memory, bone and joint disorders, heart problems, lung problems, digestive problems, kidney and liver problems, nervousness, shakiness, vision problems, hearing problems, varicose veins, weakness, fatigue, aches and pains, prostate problems, cancer, or low sex drive
DETOXWhy is Detoxification So Important?
It is well known and well documented that toxins accumulated within the body can be the underlying cause for many health related problems.Today we are exposed to the greatest toxic load in the history of our planet and ongoing periodic detoxification is essential to maintain health and avoid disease… Detoxification assists in restoring body energy and vitality against environmental toxins by eliminating chemicals taken in from environmental pollution, perfumes, lotions, foods (particularly processed foods and meats), and drinks.(1) VIEW ACTUAL PHOTOS OF DETOX IN ACTION! (2) VIEW VIDEO – Windows MediaModern research scientists and aging experts have documented that the human body is designed to live for 120 years– disease-free!!! This means without wrinkles, age spots, gray hair, thin hair, senility, poor memory, bone and joint disorders, heart problems, lung problems, digestive problems, kidney and liver problems, nervousness, shakiness, vision problems, hearing problems, varicose veins, weakness, fatigue, aches and pains, prostate problems, cancer, or low sex drive
The key factor to reversing disease is maintaining a balanced acid-alkaline state in the body. When this balance is maintained, the body is a well-oxygenated environment. An acid is a caustic erosive sour substance that has an electropositive charge. An acidic body [acidosis] has thick blood that over coagulates and does not oxygenate properly.The cells cannot dispose of their wastes; therefore, the body’s ability to heal itself is impaired. This impairment is characterized by sick blood, diseased cells, inflammation, excess body fat and suppressed immune functions.Acidic blood blocks vitamin absorption and starves your body of essential nutrients, creates toxic buildup in clogged cells, slows down organ function and makes you feel sluggish and weak, prevents proper digestion and creates excess gas and bloating, causes unhealthy weight gain, speeds the aging process and makes you look older, and much more! These conditions are ideal for contracting and breeding various microorganisms, including viruses, bacteria, fungi, yeasts and parasites.
Any kind of infection can thrive in an acid body. A lowered immune system results in low resistance to infections, colds, flu, herpes outbreaks, cold sores, cancer, low energy, asthma and allergies. Allergies are also an inflammatory reaction triggered by over-acidity.
Other common acidic disorders characterized by tightness, tension, stiffness, twitches and jerkiness include Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson’s Disease, seizure disorders, ADD, ADHD, OCD, alcoholic tremors, stuttering, teeth grinding, TMJ, blood clots, poor circulation, back pain, gout, fibromyalgia, sarcoidosis, tuberculosis, scleroderma, lupus, acid reflux, cancer and the list goes on and on. High acid also allows LDL-cholesterol (the bad cholesterol) to build up faster in your arteries.
It can put you on the path to heart death by damaging the walls of your arteries and creating plaque buildup. Type A personalities are naturally more prone to develop these acidic conditions due to their almost-perpetual state of tension and rigidity.The bottom line is that no illness can be cured without balancing body detoxification by flushing excess acid waste from the body. If we are too acidic, we are unhealthy; and if we are totally acidic, we are dead! Dr George Crile, a great surgeon, once stated that “There is no such thing as natural death. All deaths from so-called natural causes are merely the endpoint of progressive acid saturation.”High acidity enters our bodies by eating processed foods, pre-packaged foods, sugary foods, white flour products [including pastas], dairy products [including milk, cheese, ice cream], alcoholic beverages, drugs, processed table salt, foods grown and processed with pesticides, preservatives, antibiotics, or hormones. Meats, including beef, chicken and turkey, also promote acidity. Because of the acid overload in our environment, most of our drinking water now contains acid. Even stress creates excess acid. If you’re not getting enough sleep or exercise or are facing lifestyle changes, you probably have more acid than your body can handle. Your cells are absorbing acidic toxins much faster than you can get rid of them through your colon, lungs, skin and kidneys.
On the other hand, an alkali is a substance that neutralizes acid, and has an electronegative charge. Increasing alkalinity means increasing oxygen. Since the alkaline [higher pH] blood, contains excess oxygen, the heart does not have to work as hard. Aging is accelerated because natural acid salts build up in the walls of your cells, causing them to stiffen, thicken, wrinkle and dry up. This causes cells to lose their ability to receive essential nutrients and oxygen that are required for health and healing. By the same token, aging is slowed when acid waste is removed from the body. An infant is highly alkaline. A typical 75-year-old is highly acidic. Death is 100% acidity. Dr. Theodore A. Baroody wrote a blockbuster book entitled: Alkalize or Die.
It is important to note that it is not the stomach acid that is the cause of most diseases, but rather the acidic blood, which reflects the state of fluids and tissues of the body that comprise over 70% of what you are.
The acid alkaline balance of the body is measured by the body pH factor. The pH [potential of hydrogen] ranges from 0 [extreme acidic] to 14 [extreme alkaline]. There is a tenfold difference between each number. For instance, a body pH of 5 is 10 times more acidic as a body pH of 6. Optimally, we want the fluids in our bodies to have a neutral pH level, which is 7.0-7.4. A pH less than 5.3 indicates an inability to assimilate vitamins or minerals. A pH below 7 is acid and above 7 is alkaline. No health disorder or disease can possibly sustain itself when the pH is maintained in the neutral zone. This is true for every man, woman and child. At this level, the body is highly oxygenated; it detoxifies and heals itself; its cells are energized; and it has a strong immunity to all diseases. Unfortunately, the vast majority of Americans have a pH level of 6.2 to 6.4.
Many different colors and objects may appear in the water during a treatment: yellow-green, orange, brown, black, dark green, white foam, white cheese like particles, black flecks, red flecks, bubbles of differing colors, brown particles.
What is the significance of each color?
As your have read above, this is worth repeating:
Believe it or not, it is important to eat a variety of colorful foods in order to assure balanced chemistry. Every color is a chemical and has a chemical value. Chemical components of foods contribute to their acid-alkaline balance. As a general rule, Green Foods nourish the immune system, especially the liver and gall bladder.
As a general rule, acid substances tighten; and alkaline substances relax. Minerals are alkaline because they relax the body from tightness, tension, stiffness, spasms, twitches, tics or jerkiness as in nervousness, anxiety, panic attacks, anger, fear, agitation, headaches, muscle cramps, menstrual cramps, arthritis, insomnia, constipation, heart palpitations, irregular heartbeats, high blood pressure, eye twitches, acne, plaque on teeth, plaque on heart and arteries due to cholesterol build-up, plaque on the brain [Alzheimer’s], and an accumulation of estrogen building up inside the tissues [estrogen dominance]. Due to the alkalinity of minerals, they loosen tumors, including fibroid tumors, endometriosis, cysts, stones, spurs, moles, warts, skin tags, and other growths, and cause them to release their toxins. The relaxation property of alkaline minerals causes an increase in the bile duct emptying, as is needed with a sluggish gallbladder. Arteries relax and release arterial plaque. Bile ducts and kidneys relax and release stones. The urinary system relaxes and releases fluid retention. Skin relaxes and releases blackheads. The bowels relax and release stubborn fecal matter. Nasal passages relax and release mucus plugs. Blood relaxes and releases clots. Glands relax and release both benign and malignant tumors and cysts. And so forth and so on with each organ system.
What is Aqua Chi Body Purge Detoxification Foot Spa Body Cleansing?
It is a self-contained high-tech machine water detoxification system that enables the body to heal itself. It is very user friendly and requires no special training to perform. It is a detox water foot bath which uses brass and stainless steel electrodes. It is used as a foot bath to cleanse, balance and enhance the bio-energy [the vital energy force present in the breath of bodily fluids]. This energy is the electro-magnetic force that is stored within the body and utilized by our cells. Chinese medicine refers to this energy as the “chi”. The complex energy fields permeate and realign the body’s energy field while improving oxygen levels. While the foot bath is widely used to increase energy [both physical and mental energy], vitality, and stamina, at the same time, it purges [detoxifies] the body of toxins, chemicals, radiation, pollution, synthetics, and other foreign material trapped in the skin layers that have clogged up the body’s systems of elimination. Its internal cleansing includes parasite cleansing and liver detoxification, which results in less body fluid retention, reduced inflammation, improved memory, greater bladder control, a more balanced pH, a stronger immune system and significant pain relief, including headaches, gout and arthritis pain.
As believed in Reflexology, each foot is actually a channel, a conduit, through which your body attempts to cleanse itself of toxic wastes and heavy metals that are building up in many parts of your body. During the foot bath, you will actually see the cleansing process take place as the water interacts with a compound electric current and magnetic field structure. This body cleansing process results in the correct frequency required for cells to return to a healthy state, and to release waste that has been bonded to them over the years. This detoxification therapeutic procedure also enhances the effects of other therapies. This unit is among the best detox products available. What happens during a therapeutic detox foot bath, and how long do you need to take them?
You immerse your feet in warm water [do not use distilled water or reverse osmosis water]. The machine is set to the correct settings and ionization levels. Then you sit back and relax for 35 minutes while the machine completes its cycle. The suggested protocol for adults of all ages is to use the machine every other day for 14 sessions (about 1 month). After that, take a break for a week. You can then start over with every other day for 14 sessions, and either continue on that program, or start using it as desired. Children under 4 years of age should not use the foot spa: Age 4-7 years = 10 – 15 minutes, Age 8- 12 years = 15 – 20 minutes, Age 13 – 17 years = 20 – 35 minutes. You may see the excreted toxins, including parasites, in the water. The water may change color and consistency from orange, brown through to black — due to the release of toxic substances through the 2000 pores on the sole of each foot. There may be lymphatic fat or mucous floating on the water. Note: Depending on your geographical region, the water may not change colors, but the same detoxification effects still occur. Water will also change color without any body parts immersed.
hat is the significance of color? Believe it or not, it is important to eat a variety of colorful foods in order to assure balanced chemistry. Every color is a chemical and has a chemical value. Chemical components of foods contribute to their acid-alkaline balance. As a general rule, Green Foods nourish the immune system, especially the liver and gall bladder. Red Foods nourish the endocrine system, including the pituitary gland, as well as the heart and small intestines. Orange Foods nourish the joints. Yellow Foods nourish the digestive system, including the spleen, stomach, and pancreas. Yellow-green foods nourish the kidney, bladder, urinary tract, female/prostate area. Brown Foods nourish the liver. White Foods nourish the respiratory system, namely the lungs, but also the large intestines, lymphatic system and skin. Black Foods nourish the circulatory system, kidneys, liver, gallbladder and bladder. By the same token, when the water is changing colors, each color represents the part of the body that is being detoxified. One of the most visual effects is the discoloration of the water, but while the color changes in the water can be dramatic, it is not the most important factor and one must be careful about making any judgment’s based only on the water color.
What does the water color change really mean?
Here is an excerpt (from the manufacturer) about the water color changes that might help you better understand what is happening:
When the water becomes excited it ejects these tiny particles, and they become visually observable in the water. This will tend to make the water look dirty brown. Of course, just how dirty the water becomes is related to how much sediment is in the actual water. When you test a bucket of water to see this principle (with no body parts in the water), how dirty it actually becomes will generally be the same each time you use a new bucket of water from the same source. If you were to run this test over and over again but with a different person’s feet in the water each time, what happens to the water can be amazingly different. Sometimes the water will be dirtier, and sometimes cleaner. Without taking the individual whose feet are in the water into account; the whole color change seems completely random. But of course it is not. Only after a lot of observation do you begin to see what you already knew right from the start. It is the health of the person that plays the vital role in conjunction with the water. We have covered the flow of living energy in relation to the health of the person and the quality of the water, so have you worked out what’s going on yet? In this instance, let’s say you are using the same quality water for each Aqua-Chi treatment so we can understand what’s happening in the water a little easier. The quality of the water we use also contains a little sediment so when we test it in a bucket it turns brown as opposed to light brown or dark brown; so it’s about midway in browns when it comes to color change. If you were performing Aqua-Chi treatments, it is always a good thing to test a bucket of water to see what color it may go as a reference to help understand the color after a treatment.
Because everybody’s ability to absorb energy is different, the reaction of the water is also going to be different. Remember, good health – better energy ability, poor health – not so good energy-wise. It is this factor that the water reacts to. Don’t forget that the water is also wanting to keep some energy for itself, it desires energy just as much as you do. This means the energy created by the water is going to have to be shared by both you and the water. If you are in reasonable shape you’re going to be able to get your fair share of energy, but if you’re not so good you’re only going to be able to absorb the amount your body can handle with the rest being kept by the water. This is where the battery principle once again comes into the equation. When your battery is damaged you can only absorb a small amount of energy. In this case the water gets to keep the energy for itself. The water can then use this energy to dislodge the sediment and clean itself. So people with poor health tend to have a water color after treatment that would be a dark brown. We also notice that if the person continued with the Aqua-Chi treatment that the water would become a lighter color as treatments progressed. On the other hand, if we treat a healthy person with the Aqua-Chi treatment, the water may only change to a very light brown because the healthy person can absorb their fair share of the energy produced by the water. In the end it comes down to a balancing act between the water and the person, taking into account how much energy the person can absorb and how much energy the water needs to dislodge its impurities. Of course, this is a simple explanation of the energy exchange. It can get a little more complicated because it also depends on how much energy your water quality can produce, it depends on whether your battery is damaged or just low. All these factors affect what happens during the treatment.
NOTE: While the color changes in the water can be dramatic, it is not the most important factor and one must be careful about making any judgments based only on the water color. Some waters do not change color and it is not always an indicator of whether energy is being produced The best indicator that may be found in the water after a treatment would be an oily substance located on the container at water level. It generally contains materials released from the outer layers of the skin. Another indicator after treatment can be found in the color change in the urine of the individual treated. Body function is increased which results in the darker coloring of the urine. A darker coloring of urine can also be seen after eating because the body is processing waste materials, after a treatment even though no food has been consumed the extra energy seems to activate waste product or toxin removal evident by it presence in the urine.
Red Foods nourish the endocrine system, including the pituitary gland, as well as the heart and small intestines. Orange Foods nourish the joints. Yellow Foods nourish the digestive system, including the spleen, stomach, and pancreas. Yellow-green foods nourish the kidney, bladder, urinary tract, female/prostate area. Brown Foods nourish the liver. White Foods nourish the respiratory system, namely the lungs, but also the large intestines, lymphatic system and skin. Black Foods nourish the circulatory system, kidneys, liver, gallbladder and bladder. White foam indicates mucous from lymph. White cheese like particles indicates probable yeast. Black flecks indicate heavy metals. Red flecks indicate blood clot material.
By the same token, when the water is changing colors, each color represents the part of the body that is being detoxified. One of the most visual effects is the discoloration of the water, but while the color changes in the water can be dramatic, it is not the most important factor and one must be careful about making any judgment’s based only on the water color.
Some people claim that what you see in the water are toxins being drawn right out of your body, but most of what you see happening with the water is related directly to the water being used. You can easily test this for yourself, if you have the opportunity to run the Aqua Chi in a container of water, with no body parts in the water. You will probably see a pretty dramatic color change take place – although some waters do not change color, (even with feet in the water). The person using the water does influence what the water will look like as well, so that even using the same water source, the way the water looks can vary greatly among individuals.
The Aqua Chi is energy medicine, and I believe that we see the most benefit and detox AFTER a session – not necessarily during a foot bath. When the body is better balanced and charged, the body will be better able to detoxify through its regular channels of detoxification. (such as the kidneys, colon, liver).
Water, salt and the metal in the unit interact with each other to produce ions. These ions will neutralize everything they come in contact with including toxins that are in tap and filtered water. Depending on geographical location, approximately 20-40% of what you see in the water comes from the junk in the water, and the remaining 60-80% comes from the client’s body. The degree of detoxification will be reflected in symptomatic improvement, not water color change. Some waters do not change color [this has to do with the geographical region] and it is not always an indicator of whether energy is being produced. In some geographical regions, water may even change color without any body parts present in the water. The water color change without body parts has to do with the combination of industrial and chemical pollutants common to those areas.
Note about salt:
Generally, one does need to add salt to the water in order for it to be conductive enough. Some waters don’t need it. The way you know if you need to add salt to the water is to check the power meter. If the output reads lower than 1 ½ you need to add salt to boost conductivity. Just a little at a time, and stir, and read the meter again. If you add too much, and it goes above 2 1/2, then toss the water and start over. If the meter goes above 2 1/2 without any salt added, then one can lower the output by turning the power control slowly clockwise until the output goes to 2 1/2 or below. [This is also described in detail in the user manual.]
Darkfield studies have shown the machine improves oxygen levels. The following live blood cell analysis pictures on the left are photos of the blood before a thirty-five minute Aqua-Chi machine foot soak. Amazingly, the photo on the right is the same blood 35 minutes later.
Before the Aqua-Chi foot soak the blood was sticky, dark and clumped together, and you could hardly see the plasma, but afterwards, a significant improvement could be seen by everyone. The red blood cells were rounder, energetic and more full of life. The technician said, “I don’t think I could ask for a better test results”. She was very impressed as were we all.
Note: Testing done via the EAV [Electro Acupuncture according to Voll] also showed great improvement in the readings 1.5 hrs after a 30 min session.
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It is measured on a scale of 0 to 14, the lower the pH the more acidic the solution, the higher the pH the more alkaline (or base) the solution.
When a substance is neither acid nor alkaline it has a pH of 7 which is neutral.
Sang Whang, in his book Reverse Aging, points out that toxins are acidic. If the blood is already overly acidic, toxins will not be released into the blood, which must happen in order to detoxify your cells. This build-up of toxins causes acidic, poorly oxygenated cells, which may, at some point, turn cancerous.
“In general, degenerative diseases are the result of acid waste build-ups within us. When we are born, we have the highest alkaline mineral concentration and also the highest body pH. From that point on, the normal process of life is to gradually acidify. That is why these degenerative diseases do not occur when you are young. Reverse aging requires two separate steps: chemical and physical. The first step is to lower the acidity of the body so that it can dispose of acidic wastes in the blood and cellular fluids safely and easily. The second step is to physically pull out old stored wastes into the blood stream so that they can be discharged from the body.”
There is a great deal of research showing that cancer thrives in an acidic environment, and doesn’t survive in an alkaline environment. Cancer cells produce lactic acid as a by-product of fermentation, which makes them highly acidic. Making the body more alkaline is important in fighting cancer.
A healthy diet should consist of 80% alkaline-forming foods and 20% acid-forming foods.
Detox should not be used by individuals who are epileptic, hemophiliac or if you are on blood thinners. Also should not be used by those with a pacemaker or implanted organs, nor during pregnancy or lactation. This product is not evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. Therefore, these statements contained herein are for informational purposes only. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent disease. Aqua Chi makes no medical claims and makes no statements of validation. Always consult with your professional Health Care provider before beginning any health regimen. The reason is because the ionization process causes the body to emit a frequency which can possibly increase bleeding. It should also not be used by those with a pacemaker or implanted organs because the body frequency can possibly cause the organs to shift slightly. For epileptics, the altered frequency may possibly trigger a seizure. The foot spa should also not be used by children under age 4, or during pregnancy or lactation.