Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Foot Bath and Shiatsu

Yesterday night, I made a foot bath for DH after he got out of his shower. He complained of calf pain on his left leg and couldn't walk properly the whole afternoon, so I decided to include something extra for him before he went to bed, Shiatsu (if you're not familiar with Shiatsu, scroll down below to see explanation).

Foot Bath - DIY

This is a very easy herbal foot bath anyone can do at home. It's cheap and good for relieving fatigue and arthritis, sooth rough skin, remove odor, etc.

This is what you need:

. Hot water (hot enough to keep your feet soaked in the water for 15-20 minutes);
. Foot basin, or a bucket, wide enough to put your 2 feet in;

. Dried citrus peel (1-2 handfuls);

. Coarse salt (1 tbsp).

Mix all ingredients together in the bucket, before you soak your feet. Remember that the hot water should be above your ankles.

This is DH's feet.

After the foot bath, you'll feel that your feet is softer and lighter.


Shiatsu originated from ancient Japan. It is sometimes called acupressure, because you apply pressure with your thumb or fingers to massage the body's energy meridians to remove tension from your muscles.

If you want to know more about Shiatsu, I suggest you read about it. Many years ago, I bought this book from the US, it's called 60 Second Shiatzu, by Eva Shaw. It's a good book. As you can see, this is an old version, I guess by now they changed the book cover with the new edition.

This morning, I asked DH if he's feeling any pain on his calf, he said it's gone. I'm glad it worked out =^^=.

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