Natural Foot Care: Herbal Treatments, Massage, and Exercises for Healthy Feet

Overview


Say good-bye to sore and irritated feet forever with this comprehensive look at foot care.

In Natural Foot Care you'll find:

* Easy recipes for moisturizing creams, relaxing soaks, and healing ointments

* Instructions and herbal remedies for an at-home pedicure

* Natural solutions to problems like corns, bunions, and cold feet

* Advice for finding shoes that really fit

* Exercises for strengthening and stretching foot muscles

* Illustrated ...

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Natural Foot Care: Herbal Treatments, Massage, and Exercises for Healthy Feet

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Overview


Say good-bye to sore and irritated feet forever with this comprehensive look at foot care.

In Natural Foot Care you'll find:

* Easy recipes for moisturizing creams, relaxing soaks, and healing ointments

* Instructions and herbal remedies for an at-home pedicure

* Natural solutions to problems like corns, bunions, and cold feet

* Advice for finding shoes that really fit

* Exercises for strengthening and stretching foot muscles

* Illustrated techniques for a relaxing foot massage

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781580170543
  • Publisher: Storey Books
  • Publication date: 1/8/1998
  • Pages: 192
  • Sales rank: 797,918
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.56 (d)

Meet the Author

Stephanie L. Tourles is a licensed holistic esthetician, certified aromatherapist, and gardener with training in Western and Ayurvedic herbalism. She is the author of eight books, including Organic Body Care Recipes, Raw Energy, Naturally Healthy Skin, 365 Ways to Energize Mind, Body & Soul, and Natural Foot Care. She lives in Orland, Maine.

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Table of Contents


Introduction: The Humble Foot

1 Food for the Feet: Basic Nutrition for Healthy Feet and Toenails
* A Whole Foods Diet
• Nutritional Supplements
• Water, Water, Water
• Exercise

2 Meet Your Feet: Foot Basics
*Your Amazing Foot
• Foot Care Basics

3 Ingredients, Supplies, and Tools of the Trade
* When in Doubt, Check It Out
• Alcohol
• Base Oils
• Essential Oils
• Clays
• Herbs
• Thickeners
• Salts and Starches
• Miscellaneous
• Supplies
• Tools of the Foot Trade

4 Pampered Feet
*A Salon Pedicure
• Home Pedicure

5 What's Afoot? Selecting Proper Footwear
* A Brief History of Shoes
• Shoe Anatomy 101
• Last but Not Least
• What's Your Foot Type and the Best Shoe for It?

6 Exercises for the Feet
* The Exercises

7 Foot Massage: Sweet Relief for Tired Feet
* Benefits of Foot Massage
• Techniques of Foot Massage
• Foot Massage Elixir Recipes

8 Foot Reflexology
* History of Reflexology
• Let's Unwind

9 Common Foot Problems, Uncommon Remedies

Suggested Reading
Resources
Index

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