It might work but I really don't think your body truly detoxes that way. You do give off some toxins through the skin pores through sweat and whatnot but most detox happens internally through the liver. Toxins have to be broken down just like the food you eat has to be broken down. Your liver and other organs breaks down these toxins. So this foot machine might help a little but not enough for what you are paying. If they were like $30 or $40 it would be ok but when they get higher than that I wouldn't buy them because they won't get all the toxins out and it won't be worth it to spend and arm and 2 legs.