As the days cool off, a warm, relaxing soak at the end of a long day is likely to feel enticing. Soaking in a bath or soaking the looks like a luxury for some people that they don’t have time. It can be hectic, busy and demanding for our lives. All the on – the-go, however, can take on your body a toll, particularly your feet. Sometimes you just have to stop taking a load off your feet and soak your foot.
Feet soaking in some warm water is more than just feet. Besides relaxing and relieving built-up stress, depending on what you put in the water, there are many benefits to your feet. The various types of soaks yield to one’s feet different but equally great advantages.
An Epsom salt soak and an essential oil soak are the most common types of feet soak.
Epsom Salt Foot Soaks
Salt is a mixture of magnesium and sulfate. When added to the warm soaking water of the foot, this can give a lot of health benefits including:
1. Flushing toxins and heavy metals from skin cells
2. Reduces inflammation
3. Improves circulation
4. Ease muscle cramps and joint pain
5. Relaxes muscles and nerves and helps in the proper functioning of electrolyte levels
6. Targets and helps eliminate harmful substances from the body
7. Stops foot odor
8. Heals incubated toenails and foot fungus
Soothes dry skin Salt is cheap and easy to find in sto Simply add a few teaspoons and soak your feet for 10 to 15 minutes to your foot wash basin.
The addition of a small amount of whole milk or vegetable oil to the water includes other homeopathic foot soaks. These ingredients can extract toxins, prevent infections, and make the feet smooth skin. Use a foot or body lotion to lock in the moisture after thorough rinsing of the feet off. It is also possible to add epsom salt and essential oils to this soak foot.
They are not the cure-all for every foot condition, as therapeutic as foot soaks are. In fact, for minor aches and pains, foot soaks are recommended. See a podiatrist as soon as possible and forget the soak if you notice any of the following on your foot:
1. Severe foot pain that suddenly results in swelling or redness of the foot or feet
2. Experience diabetic foot pain
3. Experience foot pain that lasts longer than seven days.