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Ely, Minnesota    ~    Sonja Jewell, NTS, CMT, CCWFN
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 A toxin can be a chemical which occurs naturally (through metabolic processes) or in synthetic form. More than 120,000 human-made chemicals have been introduced into the environment and this number continues to grow each year. The body eliminates toxins mainly by removing impurities from the blood in the liver, where toxins are processed for elimination. The body also eliminates toxins through the kidneys, intestines, lungs, lymph and skin. However, when this system is compromised, impurities aren't properly filtered and every cell in the body is adversely affected. When a particular toxin overwhelms the normal excretion mechanism, the body produces inflammation in the area of the toxin trying to rid itself of the problem. These inflammatory areas signal the start of a disease. If the toxins remain, they are deposited in areas where they will do the least harm. These areas are usually fat cells, cysts, polyps or tumors. After years of storage, the toxins move into body cells and tissues. They ultimately produce such degenerative diseases as cancer, diabetes, arthritis, and heart disease.


 This state of the art ion-therapy system was designed to help enhance your body's natural detoxification process. Body toxins can come from the air we breathe, the water we drink, the food we eat and our lifestyle. Stress and depression are body toxins too. Unfortunately, chemicals are part of our lives.

This foot bath is a wonderful way of assisting the body in its natural process of detoxification. For many people this is a transforming experience. They feel better immediately. They sleep better and their aches and pains disappear. The matrix, or connective tissue, is like a weaving, and toxic particles can get trapped in that weaving. Different frequencies of energy are sent through the body, essentially causing the matrix to release toxins that are trapped in it. The electrical current pulls these toxic compounds through the feet into the foot bath. One of the reasons the foot bath is so successful is that the acupuncture meridians which are the primary channels through the living matrix, all have terminations in the feet. There are over 60 acupuncture points in the feet, and these points connect to meridians that connect through the matrix of the body to every part of the body. This is truly a holistic treatment because it effects the whole body. 11 trillion cells are communicating to each other via the matrix. When the matrix is clogged with toxins, it cuts down the communication between the cells and the circulatory system. This also creates a barrier to the nutrition of the cells and the detoxification of the cells. This is very important for cellular nutrition....you want every cell in your body to be free from toxins and to be in good communication with the circulatory system. The electrons created by the ion therapy foot bath are also able to get into sites of inflammation, cancel out the free radicals and help the body flush out any toxins that may be released in the process. Healthy individuals often feel more energy, and experience a greater feeling of well-being. Patients with pain, edema, gout, headaches, and swollen joints have often reported immediate relief. Other patients with arthritis, allergies, lymph edema, neuralgia and other symptoms have experienced relief and benefits with multiple treatments.

For optimal results, a series of 10 to 20 treatments is recommended initially. Depending on the person's toxicity level an even higher number of treatments may be necessary. Ion therapy is not recommended for people with a pacemaker or other electrical implants (however, any replacement or reconstructive devices such as screws, pins, plates and plastic are all safe), organ transplant, arrhythmia, or heart regulating medication, pregnant or lactating women, or people with open wounds on their feet (hands can be treated instead with same results). Diabetics or people with low blood sugar should eat a meal prior to treatment. Persons with freshly exfoliated skin may experience discomfort.
Between the ages of 10 and 65, it's recommended for treatments to be administered at most every other day. Over age 65 the recommendation is every third day.

1 session (allow 30 minutes) $ 30.00

 Package price of 10 sessions -(save $ 50.00) $ 250.00
 (must be purchased in advance)


Experience the ultimate relaxation and rejuvenation in our SUNLIGHT/OR FAR INFRARED SAUNA!

The far infrared sauna is very different from a traditional sauna. Infrared light is the natural radiant heat emitted by the sun. Not harmful to the skin like ULTRA-VIOLET light, it heats the body through radiant energy, and unlike the convection method of heating used in traditional saunas, radiant energy does not require the air in the sauna to be hot. Similar to the sun, radiant energy causes heating by transferring energy into physical objects. Even though the sun is millions of miles away, it can still heat the earth via radiant energy. Picture yourself feeling the sun’s rays on a warm day. Far infrared saunas operate with a much lower ambient air temperature than traditional saunas. The body is warmed from the inside as well as on the surface, plus radiant energy penetrates the body up to about 1.5 inches. According to research, this type of sauna is more effective and comfortable than traditional saunas. Far infrared saunas make you sweat more and feel better.  The detoxification from a “Sunlight Sauna” is 7 to 10 times greater than a conventional sauna because it operates more effectively at temperatures 60 t0 80 degrees lower than conventional saunas. In this type of sauna, the average person sweats out 20% toxins and 80% water compared to a conventional sauna where the average person only sweats out 3% toxins and 97% water.

Far infrared saunas detoxify on a cellular level and also detoxify the body from heavy metals including mercury, lead, cadmium, and aluminum, as well as arsenic, formaldehyde, and industrial chemicals.
Far infrared saunas also assist in weight loss, pain management, skin purification, and stress reduction. This type of therapy can also provide relief to patients suffering from arthritis, chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia, and certain skin conditions.

Far infrared sauna therapy surrounds the body and penetrates deeply into joints, muscles and tissues, speeding oxygen flow and increasing circulation. This comforting heat warms you from the inside for a deep and detoxifying sweat.

Our sauna is also equipped with a sound vibration therapy system that delivers the healing benefits of music. Feeling the music besides hearing it adds a new dimension that promotes sensory integration and full body/mind harmony.

30 minute SUNLIGHT-SAUNA session with sound vibration followed  by an Aromatherapy STEAM SHOWER - $45.00

30 minute Sunlight-Sauna session with sound vibration ONLY (for those who prefer to shower at home)  - $25.00

SAUNA PACKAGE SPECIAL:  Pre-pay for 5 treatments and receive a 10% discount.


*For even greater results, combine this treatment with a therapeutic massage.


Sonja Jewell is a Certified Clinical Whole Food Nutritionist, Natural Therapeutic Specialist and Certified Massage Therapist. She has received extensive training in Natural Health Care both in Europe and the United States and is a practitioner with 25 years of experience. She is a member of the International Foundation for Nutrition and Health and a member of the American Massage Therapy Association. She offers a compassionate, holistic approach to health care with an emphasis on whole food nutrition and the power of personal responsibility for health and wellness. Her goal is to help you achieve your wellness goals.

“The doctor of the future will give no medicine but will interest his patients
in the care of the human frame, in diet, and in the cause and prevention of disease."
 Thomas Edison

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