When the worries of the world pile up, it is beneficial to take a break. Some people get a massage, some go for a run or hit a punching bag, some get a manicure or pedicure. Self-care can take many forms, depending on what is needed, and the interests of the person involved. Though capitalism has told us that self-care is selfish and worrying about our bodies is wrong, our bodies are the most important thing we have in this life. We only get one, and we need to take care of it.
Though the Ionic Foot Bath is not a new invention, its popularity is sweeping the world as people discover the relaxation and benefits of this detoxification system. When you soak your feet in this tub of ionized water, you are reaping not only the benefits of detoxification, but also the tingling sensation of relaxation. A typical Foot Bath session is half an hour. Imagine it, a half an hour of blissful relaxation, sitting back, eyes closed, the subaudible hum of the ionizer working to draw the toxins out of your body. If your session is in a spa setting, you may also be enjoying the sensation of a face mask and a warmed robe. Soothing music fills your ears, and if allergies allow, perhaps incense or essential oils scent the air. Very few things compare.
If you like to know that your session of relaxation is also guilt-free, consider this: when the human body is stressed, it creates cortisol, which can be damaging to the body. Too much cortisol can cause high blood pressure and depress the immune system. If you find yourself getting sick often, colds and sore throat, and you feel run down and constantly tired, you need a break. If you are sick, you cannot work at your full efficiency, nor can you play at your peak level. Life requires a balance between work and play, but if the stresses of your work are absorbing all your energy, the balance has been lost.
Chronic stress can sap a person’s interest in the enjoyable things they used to love doing. It actually starts to resemble depression at that point and may be a pre-cursor to full-blown depression. In order to avoid this fate, stress must be managed, and joy returned to life. A small break every now and then, with the detoxing ‘side effects’ of an Ionic Foot Bath is an ideal way to restore the balance, strengthen the body so it can deal with the effects of chronic stress, and ward off the chances of developing depression.
Life should be enjoyable, with work there as a means to afford to live, not the other way around. If stress has taken over, and life has become a constant struggle, something has to change. Your body will tell you when it needs a break, and if you listen to it when it’s whispering, you won’t need to hear it shout. Take the time for a relaxing Foot Bath. Your body will thank you.