We forget that our feet are the framework of the body and most of us really do neglect them so I thought it would be good to share with you some ideas on giving your feet some T.L.C. Tender Loving Care.
Here are two of my favourite ‘to do at home’ treatments.
If you have a loving partner and a basin, fantastic! If you don’t! no worries, there are many wonderful reflexologists around who offer amazing treatments; so give your feet a break and book an appointment. Your feet with thank you for it.
Reflexology is the practice of applying pressure to the feet and hands utilizing specific thumb, finger and hand techniques without the use of oil, cream or lotion based on a system of zones and reflex areas that reflect an image of the body on the feet and hands with a premise that such work effects a physical change in the body. How lucky am I, chilling after a hard day’s work, Bill gives me a foot massage every night. Heaven on Earth!
Used to create warmth, promote circulation, and move energy to different regions of the body for various conditions and disorders.
A footbath helps to stimulate blood and energy flow and warm the body. Ordinary hot water may be used for overly tight conditions, to relax and bring energy in the body up.
Great for relieving stress. Ginger may be added to hot water to increase warmth and circulation and bring the energy to the periphery or outside. This is helpful for arthritis, rheumatism, Raynaud’s or other conditions.
Salt may be added to either hot or cold (room temperature) water to bring the energy down and inside. For example, a salted hot footbath is helpful for someone with kidney tightness or insomnia.
To prepare, half fill a basin with hot or room temperature water. Add juice from squeezed out ginger or a handful of salt or epsom salts. Immerse the feet ankle deep in the water for 10 minutes. The footbath is best done just before you go to bed.
There are an array of home remedies in my book ‘Macrobiotics for all Seasons’ along with some wonderful medicinal teas. Available on my website www.marlenewatsontara.com
In good health