Friday, January 25, 2008

Marbelous Foot Soak

Treat your feet to this at-home foot soak! You'll
a basin/tub large enough for both feet (plastic is
a bag of marbles
Epsom salt or sea salt
2 hand towels
your favorite foot lotion

Place one of the hand towels on the floor in front of a chair. Place the basin or tub on top of the hand towel to help catch any splashes. Gently empty your bag of pre-washed marbles into the basin. You may wish to soak your marbles in warm water first so they won't cool your bath down too quickly. Add a couple tablespoons of Epsom salt or sea salt. Finish with warm water and start soaking. Let your feet explore the marbles at the bottom of the basin. Experiment adding a little pressure, or rolling the feet in different directions -- circular, back and forth. After your soak, dry your feet with the remaining hand towel and apply foot lotion.

-Use small pebbles gathered from the beach instead of marbles.
-Add a drop or two of your favorite essential oil.
-Buy colored marbles and consider the healing properties of the colors on the reflexes of your feet.
-Add the marbles to your bathtub, fill with a few inches of water, sit on chairs next to the tub and share with a loved one (this is fun with grade-school children - picking up marbles with the toes and making an exercise out of it).

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