Foot pads are commonly worn in Japan – people stick the pads to the soles of their feet to rid their body of toxins through the night.
The next morning they wake up with dark pads full of toxins from the body. Many people believe in the health benefits of the pads after years of practising the technique every night, and because the pads are all natural there are no side effects, so there’s nothing to lose.
People wear the pads on their feet because this helps circulate blood and lymph into the torso, which can result in great things for your body. Many people have bad circulation in their ankles, lower legs and feet, this is largely due to an inactive lifestyle but can also be the result of underlying diseases and health conditions. By sticking the pads on the soles of your feet, you rid your body of toxins without any pain or discomfort.
Using foot pads has a great number of benefits, including feeling less tired, relieving joint pain, and reducing headaches. You can make your own pads or you can buy ready-made ones.
To make your own pads you will need the following ingredients:
- Self-stick gauze pads
And here’s how to make the pads at home:
Chop the onion and garlic into thin slices and put them aside. Boil some water and add the onion and garlic to the water. Then, let the mixture boil for ten minutes.
Next, let the water mixture cool for about 20 minutes. When cool, pour the mixture onto the self-stick gauze pads, only enough to wet the pads. If you find there is too much mixture on the pads, then squeeze out the excess liquid. But when you pour the mixture and squeeze, make sure the sticky parts of the pads stay as dry as possible.
Before you go to sleep, stick the pads to the soles of your feet, particularly in the center of your feet. Then put socks on so the pads don’t fall off. When you take off the pads the next morning you will see just how many toxins have been released by the brown result on the pad. Make sure you throw away the used pad the next morning, as they cannot be reused.
A simple and natural way to treat your body, try it today and let us know your results!
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By Charlotte H.