How should we have a foot massager

February 20, 2021

Ideally, the feet should be soaked once a day in a relatively deep basin, more than 15 centimeters deep so the calves can be soaked as well. Start with hot water, about 40 degree Celsius, but do not fill up the basin. As it cools, keep adding hot water to keep up the temperature. When you start sweating a little, in 25-30 minutes, remove your feet. (Sweating indicates the energy channels are not stagnating. Too much sweating isn't good as it consumes too much energy).

A daily hot water soak is enough for healthy people who sweat quickly. Adding herbs can help unblock energy channels and relieve problems. In herbal foot baths, the skin absorbs elements through the skin and these travel through energy channels to target points.

Foot bath recipe for those can’t stand cold:
Ingredients: Guizhi (50g), Safflower(30g), Astragalus root(30g), Zanthoxylum (20g)Directions: Boil the Safflower, Astragalus root and Zanthoxylum in water and keep boiling for 5 mintues.Add Guizhi and keep boiling for 20 minutes.Then pour the hot herbal water into a basin. Soak for 25-30 minutes or until there's a slight sweat.
Benefits: Helps unblock energy channels, dispels pathogenic yin (cold energy), reinforces yang (hot energy). Especially is good for those afraid of cold.

Foot bath recipe for those chronic fatigue syndrome patients:
Ingredients: Manyprickle acanthopanax root (50g), Polygoni Multiflori(200g), Codonopsis pilosula(100g), Hematoxylin(100g)Directions: Boil the Manyprickle acanthopanax root,Polygoni Multiflori, Codonopsis pilosula and Hematoxylin in water and keep boiling for about 30-35mintues. Then pour the hot herbal water into a basin. Soak for 25-30 minutes or until there's a slight sweat.
Benefits: Invigorating Qi nourishing blood and tonifying kidney to relieve mental strain

Apply an Acupoint massage after foot bath will get a better effect. For those chronic fatigue syndrome patients, pressing “Sanyinjiao Acupoints” and “Zusanli Acupoint” is the best.(See the above photos)

Drinking water after foot bath can enhance the detoxification effect.For those chronic fatigue syndrome patients, “American ginseng and Chinese wolfberry tea” is the best.
Ingredients: American ginseng (3-5g), Chinese wolfberry (10g),
Benefits: Invigorating Qi nourishing blood and tonifying kidney to relieve mental strain