Do you want to relax the body after a long day’s work? Simple just soak your feet in hot water (not so hot though) while going through the day’s events on social media. Give it 20 minutes and you are good to go.

This is not the only benefit of immersing your feet in hot water. Hot water therapy, as it is commonly known can have a great effect on your mood, improve energy level and relieve body aches. This was a common treatment at the beginning of the 20th century, used to relieve the effects of mental illness. Warm births were also used to treat insomnia. www.lib.uwa

Foot soaks in pregnancy

For pregnant women, soaking feet in hot water mixed with salt is a perfect way to relax and reduce accumulation of fluids.  It can also help relax swollen feet. The water should warm enough, but not too hot.

Pain reliever

By soaking feet in hot eater, the warm heat will promote blood circulation which helps get rid of pain causing chemicals.  Hot water therapy can specially be helpful in relieving tooth ache, crams and rheumatoid aches.  For arthritis, ad cinnamon sticks and black pepper in the water for better results.

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How hot should the water be?

Not too hot, not too cold. If possible, use a wooden or plastic container to prevent the water form getting cold within a short time.

How long should I soak my feet?

Between 20 and 30 minutes. The water should cover your ankle

Final remark

Avoid hot water therapy if you are diabetic