In China, reflexology (foot massage) has long been used to relieve stress and tension, calm moods, and promote harmony of the body and mind. Living in the U.S., it can be both costly and time-consuming to get a nice reflexology on a regular basis – a simple luxury that I really missed.
But not anymore. Now I get it at home!
After some research, I purchased Dr. Scholl’s Toe-Touch Foot Spa with Massage, and I now enjoy a delicious and relaxing foot soak and massage every night!
Even better, I get to experiment and enjoy different foot soak recipes, depending on my mood and what I have at home – fresh flowers, fruit skins, or essential oils. It’s not only helped me to relax, but also added a lot of fun to my evenings.
Here are a few recipes that I enjoy and recommend:
Foot Soak Recipe #1
4 drops of ginger
2 drops of bay leaf
2 drops of tea tree
Foot Soak Recipe #2
3 drops of lavender
3 drops of sweet orange
3 drops of marjoram
1 drop of chamomile
Foot Soak Recipe #3
Fresh rose paddles, or
Foot Soak Recipe #4
Grape fruit peels, or
Fresh ginger roots
1) Pour some warm water into Dr. Scholl’s Foot Spa. Choose the temperature you desire. I like a slightly higher temperature to stimulate blood circulation.
2) Put each of the essential oils or flowers/fruit skins into the warm water and mix it well.
3) The spa comes with various massage options. Select the one you desire.
4) Set the Massage Mode to 2, which both massages your feet and keeps the water warm.
5) Soak your feet in it for around 20 minutes and then remove from the spa.
6) Finally, massage your feet with some lavender oil or your favorite lotion and cover them up with warm woolen socks.
While soaking your feet, you can watch TV, read a book, or engage in a conversation with your loved ones. What a convenient way to pamper yourself every night, at your own home, and according to your own schedule.