Raleigh Day Spa and Medical Spa Newsletter Includes Controversial Column; Ionic Footbath Treatments: Detoxifying to the Body, or Simply a Deep Cleaning of One's Bank Account?

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Raleigh Day Spa and Medical Spa Newsletter Includes Controversial Column. Ionic Footbath treatments: Detoxifying to the body, or simply a deep cleaning of one's bank account?

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Neither of my children have ever eaten a jar of commercial baby food. I have prepared all their food myself, primarily from organic foods. I have given them both homeopathic remedies from the time they were infants for things like teething pain, rashes, fevers, etc.

Raleigh Day Spa and medical spa newsletter includes a controversial column. Blue Water Spa was voted one of the top four spas in America in 2005 by American Spa Magazine. Caveat emptor is a regular feature in the newsletter. This column provides information, including sometimes less than positive reviews on popular medical spa treatments.

In Blue Water Spa's latest newsletter, a detoxifying ionic foot bath treatment is evaluated after a demonstration in the spa.

These treatments claim to release toxins through one's feet while immersed in water. According to the representative who visited Blue Water Spa, this device claims to help from everything from arthritis to cancer.

Various colors in the water following a treatment may indicate what kind of detoxification has taken place. After a demonstartion in her spa, Law learned that the water turned various colrs and bubbled up whether or not feet were immersed in the water.

Law is a believer in homeopathy and is open-minded about some alternative therapies. One article in the same newsletter has to do with homeopathy. Law says, "Neither of my children have ever eaten a jar of commercial baby food. I have prepared all their food myself, primarily from organic foods. I have given them both homeopathic remedies from the time they were infants for things like teething pain, rashes, fevers, etc."

The woman providing the demonstration mentioned several times the positive effects this treatment can have on children with autism. Kile was sickened by the thought of practitioners purchasing any device without adequate medical evidence to back its' claims and promoting it to parents who are desperately looking for anything available that might help a child with a health concern.

Blue Water Spa takes very seriously the responsibility of evaluating products and devices for safety and efficacy. it is very challenging for even the most savvy and educated consumer to determine the difference beween a peer reviewed medical journal and a magazine with no medical advisory board.

To subscribe to the Blue Water Spa Newsletter, go to http://www.bluewaterspa.com and click on "contact us".

This article, and others written by Kile Law are available at http://www.medspapress.com

About Blue Water Spa:

Blue Water Spa is a plastic surgery medical spa and laser center owned by board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Michael Law and his wife Kile Law. Blue Water Spa has been recognized as one of the top four medical spas in America 2005 by American Spa Magazine. Blue Water Spa and Dr. Law have been featured extensively in both local and national media and have been recognized in “best of” polls in their metropolitan area since opening in 2003 including best spa in the Triangle by CitySearch 2 consecutive years. Blue Water Spa serves as a national training center on laser hair removal and other medical spa modalities. For more information, please go to http://www.bluewaterspa.com or http://www.michaellawmd.com or call (919) 870-6066.

About Kile Law

Kile Law, president of Blue Water Spa has been appointed to the 2005 advisory board for the National Day Spa Association. She is the recipient of the 2005 Humanitarian of the Year Award from the Southern Spa Conference. In 2004, Kile was the winner of the ABBIES award for best editorial feature in an industry (spa) publication. Kile is often a featured speaker at medical spa and skin care conferences, and interviews with her can often be seen on television and in consumer beauty publications. Articles written by Kile, or interviews with her have appeared in Luxury Spa Finder Magazine, Skin Inc., Les Nouvelle Esthetique, Plastic Surgery News, Medical Spa Report, American Spa Magazine and many others. Kile has been interviewed often by television news and entertainment programs.

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