Ionic Foot Detox

Ionic Foot Detox is one of Chesapeake Holistic’s newest services for optimum health and vibrant living.

Similar to Acupuncture and Reflexology, Ionic Foot Detox stimulates the body’s energy meridians. Our ionic bath uses the principles of negative-ionization, rebalancing energy and creating a positive cellular environment – helping your body to heal itself, by drawing out unwanted toxins, during the session and for several days afterward.

Clients often add a relaxing foot detox while they’re here for other services, such as: Massage, Emotion Code, Craniosacral Therapy, and Somato-Emotional Hypnosis. (We do not schedule Ionic Foot Detox to occur on the same day a client has an ONDAMED or Acupuncture session, as these protocols work on the same meridians.)


Ionic Foot Detox aides with recovery and helps clients experience:

  • Ability to relax more easily and to sleep restfully
  • Improved lymphatic circulation
  • Boosted immune system function
  • Increase in natural energy levels
  • Reduced muscle and joint pain/inflammation

What to Expect

Treatment Room

The location of your Ionic Foot Detox session will depend upon your practitioner and which treatment rooms are available.

Our Approach for Your Sessions

After reviewing the Foot Detox Service Waiver you completed before your appointment, we’ll explain the Ionic Foot Detox protocol so you know what to expect.

During an Ionic Foot Detox session, negative ions in the foot bath attract and extract toxins from inside your body. These toxins are released through the energy meridians in your feet. Expect the foot bath water to turn color as this detoxification occurs.

Water color / toxin removal guide:

  • Yellow/green — Urinary tract, bladder, kidneys, reproductive organs (gynecological or prostate disorder, kidney or bladder infections)
  • Black flecks — Heavy metals (memory issues, chronic fatigue, mental fog)
  • Orange — Joints, muscles (arthritis, rheumatism, gout, neuropathy, fibromyalgia)
  • Brown — Lungs, cellular debris (smoking, second-hand smoke, air pollution)
  • White — GI tract (Candida, yeast infections, insomnia, headaches)
  • Dark green/black — Gallbladder, liver, stomach (gallstones, immune system, acid reflux, nausea)
  • Red flecks — Blood clot material (arterial blockages, bruising, hypertension, cold hands/feet)
  • White foam — Lymphatic system (menses disorders, tender/clogged lymph nodes, skin disorders, allergies)
  • Black — Liver (alcohol use, elevated liver enzymes on bloodwork)

We estimate the toxins you’ll see drawn from your body (into the foot bath water), are only 10% of the total detoxification that will occur. The other 90% happens several days after a treatment, as toxic material leaves your body via your excretory system.

It’s important to drink adequate water – to improve toxin excretion and to protect your organs and body systems – the day of (and for several days after) an Ionic Foot Detox bath session.

While one session will definitely kick-start detoxification, some clients more fully experience the benefits of Ionic Foot Detox with 2-3 treatments.


$60 (20-30 minutes) treatment times vary depending on practitioner’s assessment of client’s needs

Your Practitioners

Glynda Cullen, LMT, LE

Glynda is trained in Ionic Foot Detox. She also offers custom, deep-relaxation Massages and Facials using hand-selected organic products, in her nurturing spa room. Glynda is a licensed Massage Therapist and a licensed Esthetician. She offers after-hours appointments.

“Ionic Foot Detox is an affordable way to pamper yourself, and it’s a wonderful complement to our Massage and Facial services.”


Cathy Logan

Cathy Logan, CHC, COT, CECP

Cathy is a trained Foot Detox practitioner. She is a Certified Health Coach, and a Certified ONDAMED® Technician and Emotion Code® Practitioner. She uses ONDAMED to relieve pain, imbalances and stress. Her powerful Emotion Code work releases trapped emotions.

“Ionic Foot Detox is a great way to further detoxify after an Emotion Code session.”


Katherine A. Sale, MSW, MAc, LAc, CNC

Katherine is a Nationally Board Certified Acupuncturist (Dipl.Ac., NCCAOM) and is licensed through the Maryland Board of Acupuncture. She has extensive integrative energy therapies experience and two master’s degrees: Five Elements Taoist Acupuncture and Social Work.

“I recommend clients do an Ionic Foot Detox after an Acupuncture Detox treatment. The Acupuncture stimulates the body to move toxic fluids out through the lymph pores (feet, hands, armpits, etc.), then the Foot Detox gently pulls those fluids out so much more quickly [than the body does on its own]. Plus, it’s so relaxing!”

Lisa Manning, CST, CHt

Lisa’s is trained in ionic Foot Detox practices. Her other light-touch therapy, energy work and relaxation protocols alter body systems’ patterns: for recovery and balance. Lisa is a Craniosacral and Myofascial Release therapist. She’s also a Master Certified Hypnotherapist, specializing in Somato-Emotional Hypnosis to address chronic pain and anxiety.

“Foot Detox is a relaxing way to add to your self-care routine. It works well with Somato-Emotional Hypnosis and Craniosacral Therapy.”

Read more about Glynda, Cathy, Katherine, Lisa and the rest of our talented practitioners and staff.