Foot Soaking

  1. I got one of those foot soaking, massaging, heating, and bubbling machines for my birthday... OMG.. they are soooo nice...

    First I tried antibacterial lotion soap and it made too many bubbles; next I tried one of my effervesent cubes for my bubble bath; oh so yummy feeling and fragrant. I think I will try Dr. Bronner's Perpermint soap next time.

    I have thought of getting one of those bean bags you can put in the microwave t o heat and apply to my shoulders. Anyone try a good one? I drive so much I get tension in the shoulders and lower back. I think I got sciatic tension on this last trip.

    So... what sort of yummy things do you do for yourself? Lotions? Potions? What? (Family rated pleeeese)


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  3. by   OBNURSEHEATHER
    Originally posted by nightngale1998
    I have thought of getting one of those bean bags you can put in the microwave t o heat and apply to my shoulders. Anyone try a good one?
    I have one of those! It's wonderful! You can pop it in the freezer too, but I prefer to use it hot. A nurse I work with was making and selling them. She even puts them in different fabrics and materials. And they have something in them to make them fragrant. (she's currently taking massage therapy courses and is big into aromatherapy)

    They are the most wonderful thing! I highly suggest getting one!

    Heather
  4. by   kaycee
    Do they have them big enough for the whole body??
  5. by   SmilingBluEyes
    I am a biiiig fan of Bath and Body Works and I will take a long warm soak with their bath salts and candles burning when I need to destress, which lately is a lot. I also have those vibrating foot massagers my dh bought for me when I was pg with baby #1. Pretty nice. It is important to do nice things for ourselves when we can. One more indulgence is going to Barnes and Noble and just reading books all day. I cannot think of a more peaceful and mindsettling way to spend an afternoon...no kids, just me, my brain (what little there is of it), and 1000s of wonderful books, and a nice hot latte in hand. OMG I need a fix !!!!!
  6. by   CATHYW
    I have an antique clawfoot tub, since we remodeled the house. I run hot water in it, add bubble bath and bath salts, and lie back and soak and read. I even bought one of those inflatable pillows with suction cups to hold it to the tub! The cast iron holds the heat well, and I can easily spend 45 minutes in there!
  7. by   Lausana
    Has anyone tried those stick on heat strips for aches and pains? Therma-something...my friend swears by them, haven't tried them yet though.

    I had a "self" night last night, took a wonderfully long shower (have the best water pressure, I could stay in there forever) put on my pjs, lotioned my feet with some yummy buttercream foot lotion from Bath & Body Works, painted my toe nails, and laid down on my bed to watch The Godfather on TV...I was asleep in about 5 minutes :chuckle That's all it takes--a hot shower, lol.
  8. by   nightingale
    Oh yummy girls.. I knew I could count on you to give suggestions. Thanks Heather, CathyW., Lynne, and Debby! Those heat strips sound purrrfect till I can find one of those fragranced heating pillows.... oh do I deserve it and I am worth it...
  9. by   Zee_RN
    Those heatable beanbag-pillowy kinda things are great; I have several, different shapes and sizes. One of my daughters just hates the herbal scent to them, however. I think they are wonderful, though.

    I've always wondered about those bubbly foot massagers. Sounds like it's worth it! It's going on my Christmas list!

    A whole day at Barnes & Noble?! What a great mini-vacation idea! I'm gonna schedule one this week!
  10. by   deespoohbear
    I love those bubbly massage things for the feet. I think I will go buy one this week for my birthday present!! A whole day in Barnes & Nobles? I would love to do that. We also have a Borders bookstore. I am fond of Books-A-Million too, but have none locally. I trip to Bath & Body Works sounds like a winner too!!! Gee, guess I am going to have to schedule a day to myself. Thanks for the great ideas everyone!!
  11. by   Rustyhammer
    Yesterday I played hookie from work and went out to the Mts with chainsaw in hand and cut a big truckload of wood. Worked hard, was real sweaty but the most theraputic part of it all was that I was blissfully ALONE! I get so little alone time that I really crave it these days.
    Hard physical labor and quality alone time. Makes me wear those sore muscles like a badge.
    -Russell
  12. by   sharann
    I was waiting for a guy to come and burst the bubble bath!
    LOL, just kiddin Rusty. My husband likes to do the manual labor thing for relaxation(and to escape from shrieking wives).

    Heather, I have the bean bag thingy too and I LOVE it. Keeps everyone in the house away from me due to the aromatherapy smell (hubby says it stinks )
  13. by   Rustyhammer
    I guess my post WAS inappropriate.
    I apologize.
    -Russell
  14. by   shygirl
    Originally posted by Rustyhammer
    I guess my post WAS inappropriate.
    I apologize.
    -Russell
    Don't apologize, it was not inappropriate, it was just visual with the sweaty part! Hahahahah.

    I have a pair of slippers from Bloomimgdale's, they were $25.00 and you heat them in the microwave. You are not suppose to walk on them (good excuse to lay down!) and they have the yummy fragrant of lavendar.
    Shygirl

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