The benefits of foot baths are numerous…from reducing stress levels and improving moods, to alleviating pain in other parts of the body, they can provide significant relief for a variety of issues. The foot is full of nerve endings that communicate with the brain. Reflexology holds that each foot contains a map of the body, and foot massage has long been used to relieve pain elsewhere in the body. A foot bath can have similar effects by stimulating these sensory organs. Read on to learn more about the seven most popular health benefits of foot baths:
Some research shows that footbaths containing bentonite clay and other salts and minerals have the ability to detoxify the body by means of reverse osmosis, which draws salt and harmful chemicals from your body. Ionic footbaths, which utilize water charged with positive and negative ions, are also detoxifying.
Helps Build Your Immunity
Because foot baths eliminate toxins, it also boosts your immunity. Ionic footbaths aid in the detoxification of your lymphatic system, which is responsible for transporting infection-fighting white blood cells throughout the body. A soundly working lymphatic system is required for a healthy body.
Reduces Pain and Muscle Cramps
Because foot baths use hot water, it has the ability to ease tension, helping to reduce pain and muscle cramps.
Soaking and cleansing your feet in hot water reduces inflammation and stimulates circulation, bringing congested blood to the dilated vessels in the feet and lower legs. This helps to prevent blood clots.
Helps to Alleviate Stress
Footbaths are naturally soothing, and just one foot soak has the power to calm the mind and the body into a state of relaxed bliss. This improves cognitive function, helps boost creativity and work habits, leads to better sleep and improves your overall mood. Adding aromatherapy or essential oils to your foot bath can increase these health benefits, leading to ultimate tranquility and a wholly satisfying way to unwind after a stressful day.
Removes Yellowing from Toenails
Adding fresh lemon juice to the water helps to break down the bacteria causing the yellowing on your toenail.
Anyone who’s had a pedicure knows that is essential to soak your feet in warm water. This helps reduce the typical foot issues like calluses, corns and dry, flaky skin.
If you need to kick back for a moment, schedule a Detox Ionic Foot Bath at Wellness Center. We offer a private area for you to relax and enjoy your foot bath in peace. We offer single sessions for $30 or a package of six sessions for $140. The added bonus is we’ll do all the work of setting up your sessions and cleaning up once done. Let us help you on your path to health and relaxation. Call to schedule your session: 734-454-5600.