Industry Bulletin 8/1/2011- Detox Foot Spas

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The Board of Barbering and Cosmetology (Board) would like to remind licensees that the latest trend of foot spas that detoxify the body is not within the scope of practice of any Board licensee.

Manufacturers of detox foot baths or spas state that the equipment provides health benefits such as weight loss, pain relief, and increased immunity. The Board would like to stress that these types of benefits are within the health care field and not within the scope of a Board licensee.

Board licensees should remember that any practice of medicine may lead to an administrative fine and possible disciplinary action against your license. While the Board does not have a position on the actual foot detox baths/spas, they caution licensees on making any claims that a service will provide a health benefit.

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