THE WONDERS OF FOOT BATHS AND WHY YOU SHOULD TAKE THEM
After a hard days work there is nothing better than a soothing foot bath! Soaking your feet in a bath of hot water does more than just relax and soothe your body; foot soaks also have the power to alleviate abdominal pain, headaches, cramps, flu symptoms and more. It may sound counterintuitive that footbaths could be both calming and energizing at the same time, but they do have the magic to simultaneously soothe and awaken the body.
Immersing your feet in a tub of warm water is a nice way to relax after a long day. Soaking and cleansing your feet in hot water reduces inflammation and stimulates circulation, bringing congested blood to the dilated vessels in the feet and lower legs. A foot soak soothes your muscles, hydrates your skin and can relieve aches and pains due to standing for hours or walking in uncomfortable shoes. Plus, letting your feet sit in their own bath can help reduce swelling and prevent bacteria from settling into blisters and cuts or under toe nails.
Ultimate relaxation may be one of the most obvious health benefits of foot soaks, but research shows that soaking your feet in hot water for 15 to 20 minutes per day can do wonders for your mood, your energy level, your sleeping habits and any aches and pains that affect you both in your feet and beyond.
Believe it or not, hot water foot soaks have the power to alleviate pain in other parts of the body besides just the feet. Some of the conditions footbaths have the ability to help include headaches, cramps, joint and rheumatic aches and pains, excessive perspiration, chest congestion and cold and flu symptoms like cough, nausea and chills.
Footbaths are naturally soothing, and just one foot soak has the power to calm the mind and the body into a state of relaxed bliss. This improves cognitive function, helps boost creativity and work habits, leads to better sleep and improves your overall mood. Adding aromatherapy or essential oils to your foot bath can increase these health benefits, leading to ultimate tranquility and a wholly satisfying way to unwind after a stressful day.