zig
0

Notifications

  • You're all caught up!

How to Soak Feet in Warm Water

by
author image James Patterson
James Patterson specializes in health and wellness topics, having written and produced material for the National Institutes of Health, the President's Cancer Panel and an Inc. 500 Hall of Fame company. He is also a former sportswriter with writing experience in basketball, baseball, softball, golf and other popular sports.
How to Soak Feet in Warm Water
How to Soak Feet in Warm Water Photo Credit Diane Shear/Demand Media

Whether you’re in your last trimester of pregnancy or you just spent all day on your feet, you may be looking for a solution to aching, sore feet at the end of the day. Soaking your feet is a relaxing activity that helps to calm your nerves and relax your feet.

Step 1

How to Soak Feet in Warm Water
Photo Credit Diane Shear/Demand Media

Find a basin or another similar wide dish large enough for both of your feet to fit in comfortably. Fill the dish with warm tap water.

Step 2

How to Soak Feet in Warm Water
Photo Credit Diane Shear/Demand Media

Add any items you wish to include to help relax your feet, such as baking powder, salt or aromatherapy tablets. Allow them to dissolve completely.

Step 3

How to Soak Feet in Warm Water
Photo Credit Diane Shear/Demand Media

Test the temperature of the water with the tip of your elbow to make sure it’s not too hot. If the temperature is too warm or too cold, add more water from the tap at the appropriate temperature to compensate.

Step 4

How to Soak Feet in Warm Water
Photo Credit Diane Shear/Demand Media

Lay a towel down on the floor to absorb any spills, and place the basin full of warm water on top.

You Might Also Like

Step 5

How to Soak Feet in Warm Water
Photo Credit Diane Shear/Demand Media

Place your feet in the warm water, and let them sit for between five and 15 minutes. Soaking your feet for too long can dry them out.

Step 6

How to Soak Feet in Warm Water
Photo Credit Diane Shear/Demand Media

Remove your feet from the warm water, and dry them with a towel. Apply moisturizing lotion to your feet in order to prevent them from drying out and cracking.

Related Searches

LiveStrong Calorie Tracker
THE LIVESTRONG.COM MyPlate Nutrition, Workouts & Tips
GOAL
  • Gain 2 pounds per week
  • Gain 1.5 pounds per week
  • Gain 1 pound per week
  • Gain 0.5 pound per week
  • Maintain my current weight
  • Lose 0.5 pound per week
  • Lose 1 pound per week
  • Lose 1.5 pounds per week
  • Lose 2 pounds per week
GENDER
  • Female
  • Male
lbs.
ft. in.

References

Demand Media