We all deal with foot issues from time to time. And it makes sense that we would, our feet take quite a beating as we stand and work throughout the day, as we go out with friends during the night. It’s not uncommon for people to experience dry skin on their feet, as well as bone bruises, blood blisters, and much more. Many are also prone to infections and funguses which make their feet uncomfortable and itchy.
The problem is that few of us pay proper attention to our feet as we should. The question is, how can you take the right approach to caring for your feet? One treatment we recommend in particular is a foot soak. But if you’re not familiar with this method, you may not know where to begin. Let’s dive in!
What Is A Foot Soak?
At its most basic level, a foot soak involves sinking one’s feet into warm water. Typically, the water for a foot soak should be around 92 to 100 degrees Fahrenheit. You’ll need to have a large basin or tub for soaking your feet; some foot spas are engineered to keep the water warm while you soak your feet, while other people use more basic, simple tubs.
Foot soaks are typically supplemented with herbs and perhaps medications, as well as the ever-popular Epsom salts. But the goals of foot soaks can vary, and the ingredients used to prepare them will vary in turn.
What Do Foot Soaks Treat?
Every type of foot soak can encourage relaxation, and therefore help treat stress. It’s actually been speculate that soaking your feet in hot water for about 15 to 20 minutes a day can not only encourage relaxation, but a boosted mood, more energy, and better sleep. Aches and pains can also be treated through foot soaks, among other things.
,h3>What Ingredients Should I Put In A Foot Soak?
The ingredients you choose will depend on your purposes. For example, for dry feet you may want to add jojoba or coconut oil to your foot soak. If your feet ache, Epsom salt would be a better option. Itchy feet would benefit from baking soda. No matter what your foot issue is, you can find solutions for the problem.
Approach your foot issues carefully and contact us for an appointment. You can certainly benefit from foot soaks in the long term!