Self-care is a must for physical, mental, and emotional health— and it’s about much more than just good sleep and washing your face. The most overlooked self-care practice also happens to be the one with the most substantial benefits: foot relaxation!
You’re on your feet all day long. Your feet support the weight of your entire body; they let you walk and run, they give you mobility, and they even get callouses from all their hard work. Feet are arguably the hardest-working part of the body, but they’re also the body part that gets forgotten the most.
Let’s give your feet a spa day. Sit back, relax, and pamper yourself with 6 of the most-luxurious products and methods for well-deserved relaxation.
Plus, these practices can also resolve foot pain and dry, sensitive skin.
1. Foot Stretches
Start out your foot spa day (or hour) with some stretches and relaxation techniques. If you spend all day on your feet or walk in uncomfortable shoes (we’re talking about you, heels), then you especially need to focus on stretching out your sore feet at the end of the day. These exercises help reduce tension while minimizing your risk of long-term or chronic injury.
Here are some of our favorite foot stretches:
- Toe Points: While standing, lift one foot slightly off the ground and point your toes downward to the ground. Repeat on the other foot. This motion stretches the muscles on the bottom of the foot to improve circulation and relieve pain.
- Ball Rolls: Grab a tennis, golf, or other small ball. You can also use the R3 roll recovery. Put the ball under your foot, and roll back and forth with light pressure for two minutes before switching feet. This is a simple and effective cure for foot pain and cramps.
- Heel Raises: This exercise works the balls of your feet and your calf muscles, which also do a lot of heavy lifting during the day. While standing, lift both heels so you’re standing on the balls of your feet (not on your toes). Hold for ten seconds before slowly bringing your heels back to the floor; repeat 10 times.
- Stretch Backs: Sit on the floor, barefoot. Cross your left leg over so your left ankle rests on your right thigh. Gently pull your toes back towards your shin. This stretches the tissue that connects the heel to the ball of the foot, radically reducing pain caused by plantar fasciitis.
2. Spa Massager for Aching Feet
Foot spa massagers offer amazing relief, whether you’re dealing with foot pain or just looking for a way to wind down after a long day. They’re more than just a foot bath: spa massagers actually have massage rollers in the basin to massage feet, while the heated jets and jacuzzi bubbles help release and reduce fatigue, pain, skin irritations, calluses, cracking heels, and more.
Our Foot Cure Spa Massager Basin is the best way to indulge in a luxurious and ultra-relaxing heated foot spa bath, without paying a small fortune at a salon. It’s proven to rejuvenate tired feet while releasing pain and pressure. Our basin is unique in that we took inspiration from traditional acupuncture and shiatsu massage practices to create the most-effective experience which promotes blood circulation, relieves muscle tension, and reduces swelling, throbbing, redness, and achiness.
- Automatic massage rollers
- Temperature control (95-118°F)
- Drainpipe for easy cleanup
- Closes for easy storage
- Non-toxic materials
3. Tea Tree Soak as a Cure for Foot Pain
We highly recommend filling your foot spa basin with Epsom salts and essential oils to create a foot soak that instantly transports you to a lavish spa with all the most delightful amenities. Not only is it luxuriously relaxing, but the Epsom salts and oils can help naturally reduce skin conditions, irritations, infections, and foot odor to bring back beautiful, confidence-worthy feet.
Our Tea Tree Oil Foot Soak has 100% pure Epsom salts and dead sea salts for an exfoliating and wellness-promoting experience. In fact, did you know that soaking your feet in Epsom salt can help eliminate odor, ease inflammation, and promote overall wellness? Check out these 7 things you probably didn’t know about Epsom salt by the Cleveland Clinic.
The soak also has tea tree, eucalyptus, and peppermint oils— all of which offer cleansing and relaxing properties. Altogether, this formula is harsh on calluses but soft on even the most sensitive skin to bring your feet back to life. Best yet, Foot Cure only uses natural ingredients with non-GMO and hypoallergenic formulas, so you know you’re getting safe products that won’t damage your skin or health.
The Tea Tree Oil Foot Soak also comes with a callus remover gel. This is the ultimate cure for foot pain. After soaking, you can use the remover gel to get off any more calluses and repair dry heels, so your feet can look and feel incredible again.
4. Reflexology Massage
The science of reflexology isn’t entirely clear, but a lot of studies have shown that it can soothe feet and manage pain. Some professionals also believe reflexology could have greater overall wellness effects, like promoting quality sleep, minimizing anxiety, and cleansing the body of toxins. One study even found that it may be effective in reducing pain after breast cancer surgery.
We can’t vouch for all the benefits or science of reflexology. But, we always believe in a good foot massage! You can try out some basic foot reflexology techniques at home, or you can find a licensed practitioner near you.
Don’t forget to use oil or lotion when you’re giving yourself a foot massage to make the experience more comfortable for your skin. Plus, lotion can help you rub deeper, so you can get a more effective and relaxing massage.
5. Natural Foot Cure Cream
After a soak and massage, top it all off with a foot cure cream that will make you excited to walk barefoot, footloose and fancy-free! The right cream, like our Foot Cure Anti-Fungal Foot Balm, can help moisturize skin, reduce blisters, get rid of odor, and minimize common skin conditions like athlete’s foot, ringworm, fungus, and bacterial infections. Our Foot Balm actually eliminates 99.9% of fungus and bacteria!
Even if you don’t have any significant skin concerns, the natural ingredients in this foot balm can renew your feet for a well-maintained and healthy look that’s ready for heels, sandals, or even just lounging around the house. Plus, we guarantee your feet will be more hydrated and happier— and they’ll look and feel way, way better, too.
The best foot cure cream has no chemicals, no preservatives, and no synthetics or detergents. You want to go with a natural, non-toxic solution, so you can feel good about what’s going on your feet. Don’t your feet deserve the best? Our Anti-Fungal Foot Balm has an advanced, plant-rich formula, made in the USA with only the finest organic materials, vitamin C, vitamin E, beeswax, and seven essential oils:
- lavender oil
- coconut oil
- geranium oil
- olive oil
- tea tree oil
- eucalyptus oil
- canola oil
6. Cold Therapy Socks
Do you like to ice your feet when you get home? Instead of dealing with an ice bag falling off your foot or leaking on the ground, you might want to consider cold therapy socks instead. These socks compress the feet to promote circulation, while using cooling technology to reduce inflammation and swelling. These socks make it easy and comfortable to utilize cold therapy for your sore toesies. Check out some cold therapy socks here.
The Best Cure for Foot Pain
Want to ease your foot pain, reduce your stress, and rejuvenate the look and feel of your feet? Then you need a foot spa day! Start with a soak in a spa massager, enhanced with a tea tree soak of Epsom salts and essential oils. Stretch and massage your feet, giving yourself a little extra “me” time. Finish it off with a foot cure cream that works wonders to make your skin healthy and glowing.
You deserve to lift your feet up and kick back. It’s time to focus on you and your wellness— starting with the part of your body that does the most work!
Check out our recommended products from this article here:
- Foot Spa Massager Basin
- Tea Tree Oil Foot Soak + Extra Strength Callus Remover Gel
- Anti-Fungal Foot Balm
Don’t forget, we have a 100% satisfaction, money-back guarantee! We believe in our products, and we know that after just a few uses, you will, too.