Foot Pamper

ungsAt the end of your busy day take time out to be. Give yourself, your partner, you kids or an elderly member of the family this treat.

Few easy steps to get you going:

  • prepare tub/bath/bucket/large stainless steel salad bowl with four  drops of  selected essential oils (peppermint and lemon grass),  one tea spoon coconut oil, one cup Epsom salts in warm to hot water
  • put on your favorite relaxing music
  • soak indulgently for at least 10 minutes
  • scrub with passion every conceivable spot, pulling at the toes, firmly around the ankles, up and down the Achilles tendon, base of foot, instep, ball of foot and heel
  • dry with intent rubbing between the toes, gently pushing them apart and pulling off as you dry each one
  • then massage luxuriously – who knows what will happen next!
Foot massage
Foot massage

Pay attention to the tucked away spots that are often ignored

  • there is a point at the base of each toe, between the web  – press, hold and release. This stimulates the meridians that activate the internal organs
  • there is one point between big toe and second toe, one finger space toward your ankle- press, hold release. This activates your liver.
  • The ball of the foot needs a good firm rub. This takes energy to your heart and lungs.
  • Kidney 1 point is found on the soles of the feet, centrally just behind the padded ball of  the foot – press inwards gently at first as it can be sensitive.

Press gently and release to cause a reaction

  • both sides of the ankle then massage in circles

Run your fingers at least three  times over these spots

Stimulate the soles of your feet by walking on pebbles barefoot
Stimulate the soles of your feet by walking on pebbles barefoot
  • top of foot between the bones from toes to ankle
  • both sides of Achilles tendon
  • middle of underside of foot
  • entire heel area (using thumb)

When drying the foot

  • dry firmly between the toes gently easing them apart
  • round and round the ankles
  • rub the entire sole of the foot firmly

Now the finale

Complete satisfaction. Who knows what will happen next!

 

Increase circulation to the body by walking barefoot first thing in the morning on grass when the dew has not yet evaporated
Increase circulation to the body by walking barefoot first thing in the morning on grass when the dew has not yet evaporated