About this course
A foot bath is a wonderful way to start the Reflexology session. It relaxes, warms, and gets the circulation going in the feet. It cleanses the feet too. If you have a fancy foot bath, it’s a great time to use it. These make great gifts too. But you can also make a nice little foot bath with a small tub and hot water.When you prepare a foot bath, pick a good place for relaxing for 20 minutes. Keep a towel handy or put a tub on the towel.
Here are some foot bath recipes you can explore.
Epsom Salt Foot Bath: Add Epsom Salt which contains magnesium and sulfate. Magnesium is good for relaxing the muscles, improving the nerve functions, preventing hardening of the arteries, and flushing toxins. Sulfate is also good for eliminating toxins. It also helps to soothe aches and pains, absorb nutrients and has anti-fungal properties. Soak the feet in Epsom Salt foot bath for 10-20 minutes. It will remove foot odor and soften the feet too. One caution: Do not soak in Epsom salt bath if you have diabetes.
Milk Foot Bath: Add a cup of milk to the tub of hot water. Cleopatra enjoyed her daily milk bath. You can also try with goat milk, soy milk, and powdered milk. If you use the real milk, opt for a whole milk for the fats and proteins. Fats and proteins in the milk help moisturize your skin. Milk foot bath is good especially if you have dry, scaly feet. Lactic acid in milk helps shedding dead skin cells and promotes the growth of new skin cells. Soak for 10-20 minutes.
Rose Foot Bath: Ancient Greeks and Romans used rose to perfume their baths. Rose doesn’t just look pretty and smell nice. Rose is also anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory, moisturizing, and has mood-lifting properties. Sprinkle some rose petals in the tub. If you don’t have rose in your garden, head to the grocery store or florist. Sometimes you can find rose flowers and petals without stems cheaper than the bouquet of roses. It’s a perfect option for making a fancy rose bath since you do not need the stems.
The good news is that you can combine all these recipes to enjoy all the benefits at once.
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