If you spend most of the day standing, at the end of the day your feet will be screaming for help! Research has proven that standing for many hours increases your chances of getting heart disease!
Nobody wants to die an untimely death from ignorance, so here we outline what exactly you need to do to pamper your feet for relaxation and keep heart disease at bay.
The answer is simple: you can either go to a massage therapist every time you need one, or you can get a foot spa machine and pamper your feet in the comfort of your own home.
What is a Foot Spa Machine?
A foot spa machine is a machine specially designed to relieve foot muscle tension and aches and pains, and caters for most of the issues that affect feet.
The machine works by massaging your feet, thus improving your blood circulation and reducing any numbness. The spa releases hot water jets that move in a circular motion and massage the feet.
A foot spa machine does the same work as a massage therapist would do – it relaxes and massages your tired feet. The beauty of having a spa machine at home is the frequency with which you can massage your feet.
Unlike a commercial foot spa which you pay to use for a limited time, owning a foot spa machine is a plus as you can massage your feet any time you please and for however long you wish.
How to Use a Foot Spa Machine
Below is a detailed procedure for using a foot spa machine:
- Prepare foot spa essentials such as foot file, pumice stone, foot scrub, foot lotion, footbath, hand towel, foot brush, etc.
- Thoroughly wash your feet.
- Switch the foot spa machine on and soak your feet for 15 minutes, then switch the machine off.
- File your feet and then, using a buffer or pumice, buff the feet and then brush them.
- Wash your feet twice ensuring the water is clear.
- Wipe your feet off using a towel, apply foot lotion, and massage them.
The Benefits of a Foot Spa Machine
According to Ayurveda medicine and reflexology, the feet have pressure points linked to various parts of the body. Healing the feet or massaging certain reflex points brings healing to the whole body. It is no wonder, then, that when we massage our feet, we feel a whole lot better. The advantages of a foot spa machine include:
- Better blood circulation
- Relaxation and stress relief
- Reduced headaches
- Relieved arthritis pain
- Relieved acidity and indigestion
- Relieved insomnia
What to Avoid When Using a Foot Spa
Using a foot spa is not for everyone, tempting as it might seem. The Environmental Protection Agency stipulates rules for salon spas to follow, but they also apply to your home machine. Do not use the foot spa if you have conditions such as:
- Varicose veins
- Open sores and cuts
Although there is no concrete evidence, you should not use an electrical foot spa machine if you have a pacemaker. Consult your cardiologist before purchasing one.
Conclusion: A Word From the WellnessCouncil
Foot massages have a lot of benefits, especially if you are on your feet all day. However, going to a massage therapist every other day to relieve your aching muscles may prove a tad expensive and time-consuming.
The best solution could be to get a foot spa machine. There are hundreds of spa machines on the market and the best one for you depends on your needs and budget.
Look at the machine’s scope carefully and see what suits you before making a purchase. Having a foot spa machine at home has so many advantages – you will wonder why you hadn’t bought before!