Are you ready to experience the life-changing benefits of Tibetan Medicinal Foot Soaks? If so, your first step is to stop by the clinic to purchase your medicinal sachets. We have partnered with experts to bring you the most potent and effective medicinal foot soaks in the world. We have been waiting for months for these precious herbs to arrive and they are finally here!
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Tibetan Foot Soak History
Tibetan Foot Soak Pharmacology
Once you have your medicinal sachets, here’s how to proceed:
1. Choose a basin
You will need a container that is large enough to accommodate both of your feet and deep enough that the soak will cover your ankles.
The cheapest and most readily available container is a Tupperware dish pan, available at any grocery or drug store for less than $10.00.
Another option is a bucket designed specifically for soaking the feet. You can purchase this one on Amazon.
The third and most luxurious option is an electric foot spa, which automatically heats and circulates the soak solution. You can purchase this one on Amazon. Although this foot spa costs about $60.00, if you are planning on doing medicinal soaks on a regular basis, it is money well-spent.
2. Prepare the medicinal infusion
Bring water to a boil in a large stainless steel or enameled cast iron pot.
- If you are using a Tupperware dishpan, use 2 quarts of water.
- If you are using a foot bucket or foot spa, use 3 quarts of water.
Once the water is boiling, add one or two medicinal sachets, reduce the heat, and cover the pot. Let simmer gently for 30 minutes.
3. Reduce the infusion to a proper soaking temperature
Heat activates the herbs, so the soak needs to be between 110-113 degrees, but it can’t be any warmer than 115 degrees or else it will cause a burn. To quickly reduce the temperature of the infusion to the appropriate temperature for soaking, add cool water to your basin.
- Add 4.5 quarts of cool water to the Tupperware dishpan.
- Add 7.5 quarts of cool water to the foot soak bucket or foot spa.
(In my area, the water that comes from the cold water tap is about 80 degrees and these ratios are based on that temperature. If the tap water in your area is cooler than this, you will need to reduce the amount of tap water you add to your basin.)
Add the hot medicinal infusion to the cool water in the basin.
Stir to mix thoroughly.
Use an instant-read kitchen thermometer to check the temperature. It should be between 110-113 degrees and no higher than 115 degrees. Especially if you have neuropathy or another condition that impairs the sensation in your extremities, it is critically important that you double check the temperature of the soak with a thermometer before using.
4. Sit down and soak!
Choose a location away from drafts, noise, and distraction. It is best to avoid watching TV, working on the computer, or using a phone while soaking. Take advantage of the time to sit quietly, meditate, pray, or have a pleasant conversation.
For many people 110-115 degrees feels extremely warm when they first start soaking. If that is the case for you, you can add a bit of extra cool water to bring the temperature down to 105 degrees. Eventually it should be your goal to get up to the therapeutic temperature of 110-115 degrees. As your circulatory function improves this temperature will become comfortable for you.
5. Maintain the soak temperature
Unless you are using an electric foot spa, you will need to add hot water frequently to maintain the soak at the therapeutic temperature of 110-115 degrees. The easiest way to do this and not end up with an overflowing basin is to add boiling water from an electric kettle.
YOU MUST REMOVE YOUR FEET FROM THE BASIN BEFORE ADDING HOT WATER! After adding the hot water and before placing feet back in the soak, stir to mix and confirm the temperature with a thermometer. Depending on the room temperature, you will need to do this every 5-10 minutes.
The soak will stay at the therapeutic temperature longer if you wrap your legs and the basin in a towel.
Most people soak for 30 minutes. Very depleted individuals may benefit from longer soaking times.
6. Pay attention to what you feel
As you are soaking, take note of where you feel the warmth. Most people notice the warmth traveling to the shins during their first soak. With subsequent soaks the warmth will travel higher, eventually reaching the knees, hips, and lower back. As your circulatory function improves, you will break a sweat while soaking. This is a very positive sign.
7. Enjoy the healing benefits!
Benefits reported by others include improved sleep, reduced pain, enhanced circulation, improved mood, and many, many others.