Herbalists and faith healers have been using footbaths for centuries to heal.
Traditional foot baths were cumbersome to make, as a concentrated infusion of a plant (or a mixture of plants, depending on the condition) had to be made and then this infusion was poured into a basin filled with hot water.
Nowadays, it is much simpler to make a foot bath, as long as 3 to 4 drops of essential oil are poured into a basin with hot water, it is very effective.
The skin on the bottom of the feet absorbs the oil very easily, so the oil can enter the body very quickly.
Recently, some aromatherapists with reflexology skills have discovered that the combination of an essential oil foot bath and reflexology can have a better effect.
In other words, if a reflexology treatment is followed by a foot bath with essential oils, it is more effective than a foot bath or reflexology treatment alone.
However, it doesn’t matter if you don’t know how to use reflexology or don’t know about reflexology, just a footbath with essential oils can have a very good effect.
A foot bath is a very simple and convenient way to replace a full body bath when bathing is not possible, such as for elderly patients or those who have difficulty getting in and out of the bathroom.
People who live in apartments, have no bathtub but a shower in the bathroom, and travelers on holidays can also try the convenient and useful footbath.