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Platinum Detox foot spa, does it work?

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  1. Angel*Star

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    Hi everyone

    Am posting this on behalf of a friend. She is thinking of buying a platinum detox foot spa and after reading some positive and negative reports online she's wondering if anyone has any view's on it?

    It costs £675 and the platinum detox array is £125 which does 20 treatments.

    After researching online one article said 'The brown "toxins" you see is from the rust generated by the corrosion of the iron electrodes' and said don't waste your money.

    Not sure what to think and she'd welcome any views on this, thanks.

    Angel Star
     
  2. Crowan

    Crowan Well-Known Member

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    According to several reviews (including Ben Goldacre: 'Bad Science') the brown 'toxins' can be seen whether or not feet are put into the spa - so, yes, I'd guess it's rust.

    If your friend has £800 of toxins in her, she'd better see a doctor!
     
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  3. Energylz

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  4. Angel*Star

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    Thank you Crowan, yes maybe it is from the rust, I really don't know anything about this. This is meant to be a detox type of foot spa Giles, I've just taken the following from their website:

    The Platinum Detox System uses an ionic detox process.
    The key to this is in the unique, fully automated, high-tech array.
    Place array in foot spa, add water and salt to make a saline solution. Then place feet in spa.
    The array energizes the saline solution by producing positive ions from the anode and negative ions from the cathode.
    The electrolysis process starts. Ions flood into the foot spa, charging the solution.
    Positive and negatively charged toxins, inside sweat from the 2000 eccrine glands on the sole of each foot, are attracted to the charged solution.
    The array also transmits a bio-energetic resonance that passes through the water and is then conducted into the body.
    This bio-energy is distributed to your cells. The cells within the body are like miniature batteries, they require an electrical charge on the cell wall to allow the nutrients into the cell and to allow toxins out.
    A detox and re-energising session lasts 30 minutes. All the blood in the average adult, flows through the feet approximitly every 24 minutes. A well balanced cell can rejuvenate and
    repair itself.
    The 30 minute session allows you to safely tap into this source of energy, so that you can experience this amazing phenomenon in the comfort of your local spa, or even your own home.
     
  5. Energylz

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    Would love to see their scientific papers to back up their claims.
    Still, I don't think it's worth the money they're asking.
     
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  6. Jabba The Hut

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    A client of mine bought one second hand, and pulled it apart. He is a scientist, and was determined to find out how it worked. He said that the water would change colour with or without feet being involved - something to do with the chemical reaction between salt and copper!

    Anyway - he said that someone would get more benefit from a paddle in the sea - and at that price, could probably travel somewhere exotic to find a decent beach!
     
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  7. Angel*Star

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    Sounds as if a basin with hot salty water would be as beneficial! Thanks everyone!
     
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