7 notes when using a foot bath

Using a foot bath has many great health benefits. However, to properly soak your feet and want to be effective, you need to pay attention to the issues mentioned in the following article.


1 Observe the soaking time

Foot bath should be done at least 1 hour after eating. Because after eating, the body will transport most of the blood to the stomach to focus on the contraction of food. If you soak your feet at this time, the blood will be dispersed to the feet, affecting digestion and absorption of nutrients.

At the same time, you should not soak your feet for too long, affecting the blood circulation of the heart and brain. A reasonable foot bath time is 15 – 30 minutes. If soaking in the evening, about 7 hours is best, because this is the time when the kidneys work effectively to remove toxins.

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2 Number of soaks

Avoid using a foot bath more than twice a day. Normally, soaking your feet once in the evening before bed will help you sleep better, dispel stress, fatigue, and aches after a long day, improve blood circulation and increase resistance.

However, if you soak your feet too many times a day, not only will the skin of your feet be saggy, but also adversely affect the vascular system in the feet as well as the ability to regulate the endocrine glands.

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3 Foot bath water temperature

The best foot bath water temperature is from 38 to 43 degrees Celsius, and should not exceed 45 degrees Celsius. Too high a foot bath temperature not only causes damage to the feet but also causes the blood vessels of the feet to expand, affecting the feet. to blood circulation.

For elderly people with venous insufficiency, the temperature of the foot bath should be lower ( about 20 degrees Celsius ) to avoid varicose veins, which are dangerous to the body.

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4 Levels of foot bath

When soaking your feet, you should soak your ankles, about 2 cm above the ankle, because there are many acupuncture points in the ankle, which will help the meridians circulate, as well as affect the whole body. At the same time, you also need to note that the water level should be moderate, not submerged to the thighs.

During use, do not add water, only fix the water level at the stage of preparation. In addition, you should choose a cool room, avoid drafts and prepare a dry towel in advance to wipe, in case you catch a cold.

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5 Ways to massage your feet while soaking your feet

When using a dedicated foot massage tub, you will no longer need to find acupressure points and massage by hand. The foot bath will have large massage rollers, you just need to move your feet according to each roller.

In addition, some foot baths now have infrared lights to help treat diseases and a dedicated compartment for herbs or salts, providing a higher massage and relaxation effect than conventional methods.

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6 Recipes to prepare a foot bath

Soaking feet in addition to reducing pain and fatigue, detoxifying, and improving immunity, can also effectively eliminate foot odor and recover from injuries. Therefore, to increase the effectiveness of the foot bath, you can add a little salt, a few slices of ginger, or a few drops of essential oil. These natural essences will support the elimination of toxins, stimulate the kidneys to work, and at the same time make the feet fragrant, whiter and smoother.

You should avoid using dangerous solutions such as acids, whitening agents, or baking soda … to mix with water to soak your feet.

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7 Who should not soak their feet?

Although a foot bath will have positive effects on health as well as improve some medical conditions, not everyone can use a foot bath. In there:

  • Women who are pregnant, especially in the second trimester of pregnancy, should absolutely not soak their feet. Because at that time, the fetus is already large, soaking the feet can cause compression of the pelvic veins causing poor blood flow from the legs to the heart, which is not good for health and causes swelling in the legs.
  • Diabetics are also not allowed to soak their feet. Because the patient has complications in the foot if the diabetes index is high, frequent foot baths can cause ulcers, and necrosis, aggravate the disease and make it difficult to recover.
  • People with rheumatoid arthritis and arteriosclerosis should also consider foot therapy.
  • Elderly people with varicose veins should also limit foot baths, which cause varicose veins, dangerous for the body.
  • For children, because they are growing age, when soaking their feet in hot water, will make the ligaments in the legs become loose, which is not conducive to the formation and maintenance of the growth of the legs. More serious will cause spinal deformity, harmful to physical development later.

Hopefully, with the above notes, you already know how to use a foot bath properly and effectively. Remember well!