Too tired to go out for that much-needed pampering? How about a home foot spa for everyone? Surely our kids and even the boys need one, too.
Everybody in the small house has done his best either in school or in helping with the household chores. And to treat ourselves, we took turns in pampering one another.
Home foot spa
We had fun and second son recommended that we do it regularly. I promised them that we will do it every two weeks.
Ihihihi, at the background was husband’s plywood. He will build his wife some bookshelf.
Till the next foot spa day, boys! Mama enjoyed it so much!
Foot spa is only one of the many relaxing ways to give our hardworking feet some real pampering. We need not go to our favorite salon, though, to have that treatment. We could have it at home and even engage our loved ones to join the fun. Surely they also want to experience that soaking of the feet, scrubbing, and massaging.
And just to share, do you know the benefits of foot spa aside from having some pretty clean toes to brag?
Benefits of foot spa
Yes, we all know that a good foot spa or even a massage helps relieve that tension of the entire day.
I saw a photo from one of my boy’s science books that some nerve points are found on the feet. By stimulating certain points on the feet, one can relieve a headache. A soothing massage stimulates certain points on the feet and thus help regulate blood circulation throughout the body. Once stimulated, these areas will help relax tight muscles and increase circulation. It can also relieve one’s headache. It is the space between the big toe and second toe where one could find the pressure point. Using a thumb, apply pressure to the top of this spot and rub for a minute or two.
When I was pregnant with the four boys, husband would regularly massage my feet. That massage not only reduced pain and stress, but also made me relax and eventually helped me with my sleep. Further readings said that a foot bath is known to help in getting proper sleep and reducing symptoms of insomnia.
Proper blood circulation
As I have mentioned earlier, regular foot massage improves blood circulation aside from the fact that we feel recharged.
Reduces acidity and indigestion
I have bile reflux. Often, a gentle food massage helps stimulate nerve points in my feet and this reduces acid indigestion and heartburn. Finally, a foot bath can help stimulate nerve points in your feet, which can reduce acid indigestion and heartburn.
Surely, there are more benefits of a foot spa. But more than anything, for this momi, that foot spa experience was a way to again bond with her boys. She is not getting any younger. And sooner, her boys will leave home to build their own family. At least she has some good memories with them.
* This blog post was first published at Mga Pahina ni Msbolin about three years ago. Reposting it here at Momi Berlin to remind me that, hey, we have this foot spa set at home and why not use it often?