The feet are exposed to significant stress on a daily basis. Therefore, it is important to periodically take relaxing foot baths, which improve blood circulation and have a calming effect.
The versatility of relaxing baths at home is due to the fact that there are many reflex zones on the soles of the feet. Their stimulation affects the overall health of the body.
Such procedures must be done systematically, since there will be no benefit from one procedure. Since ancient times, water has been known for its healing properties to relieve stress and eliminate fatigue. The temperature should be warm, but not hot. A variety of compounds should be added to the water, which you can prepare yourself. Before taking a relaxing soak, scrub your feet. After the procedure, be sure to wipe your feet dry and lubricate them with moisturizer. The most popular among the fair sex are baths with the addition of herbal decoctions. All the herbs you need can be purchased at the pharmacy.
The first mentions of the use of herbs in cosmetology were recorded in ancient Egypt.
If you've been on your feet all day, try adding linden and mint herbs to the water. Mix a handful of peppermint with 2 tbsp. l. linden flowers. Pour three liters of boiling water over this mixture and let it brew for forty minutes. Then strain the resulting solution and add to warm water. Such a bath will help relieve fatigue after a long walk.
It is also worth trying to use a decoction of the train, which has an anti-inflammatory effect, heals small wounds on the skin of the legs and perfectly fights against microorganisms that cause foot fungus. To prepare a decoction from a string, take 2 tbsp. l. chopped grass and fill with a liter of hot water. Next, heat this composition in a water bath for forty minutes and strain. Take this bath for about 20 minutes.
You can pick herbs yourself. It is best to do this in July or August early in the morning, when the dew has not yet had time to dry.
The herb St. John's wort and calendula have excellent relaxing properties. St. John's wort has a beneficial effect on the nervous system, and calendula is considered a universal remedy in the fight against skin inflammations of any type. Therefore, baths with the addition of these herbs will help to cope not only with fatigue, but also with other problems.
A foot bath with the addition of mint herb will help relieve puffiness, as mint is a universal helper in the fight against edema. You will also feel a pleasant freshness and smell. Pour 200 g of the herb with hot water and let it brew for 15 minutes. Place your feet in a warm bath and relax.
If you don't have time to make herbal decoction, then a contrast treatment for tired legs is an excellent option. Soak your feet first in hot water for about one minute, and then in cold water. To do this, prepare two containers so as not to change the water several times. Repeat these steps five or six times and finish with hot water.
Foot baths have certain contraindications. If you have a high fever or hypertension, then it is better to refuse the procedure. Also, foot baths are contraindicated for renal and cardiovascular diseases.