Tibetan Foot Soak Therapy

Tibetan Foot Soak Therapy

The Tibetan Herbal Foot Soak is a 20-30 minute seated treatment where the feet and ankles are placed in a basin filled with a botanical tea solution. The tea solution effectively introduces extremely high quality herbal botanicals into the body tissue and the blood stream through the skin of the feet and ankles. The therapy is very relaxing, and is engineered to help heal and restore your body of pain and fatigue.

Tibetan Soaks are specially packed tea bags of several varieties containing a mixture of between 8 and 12 Chinese herbs and minerals that have shown to be particularly effective at alleviating chronic pain and improving circulation. Commonly used by practitioners of Chinese medicine, these natural soaks have become increasingly popular in western medicine too, due to their effectiveness.

Foot soaks can be combined with other modalities and work extremely well with Acupuncture and Reflexology. They have been used in Tibet and the East for centuries to treat symptoms of;

Painful health concerns:
Arthritis, Fibromyalgia, Gout, Headaches, Migraines, Neuropathy, Pain, Inflammation, Plantar Fasciitis   
Lower body pain and weakness
Systemic and emotional health concerns:
Autoimmune issues, Chronic Fatigue, Cold hands and feet, Hypertension, Lyme Disease Symptoms, Mold
Toxicity, Yeast Problems, Candida Overgrowth, Stress, Anxiety, Sleep problems
Female and digestive health concerns:
Fertility Support, Hormonal Imbalances, Painful and Irregular Menstruation and cold abdomen with diarrhea,
constipation, gas and bloating, menopause

They are also used simply to boost wellbeing and improve the immune system

How do they work?

The sheer act of placing your feet in the warm/hot soak water warms your feet, aids in relaxing the fascia, and dilates the vasculature in your feet and lower legs (very important). As the feet soak, the effects of the herbs and plant extracts and minerals penetrate deeper and begin improving circulation throughout the entire body which creates prominent effects on multiple body systems. Regular soaks create a deeper and more penetrating effect in the body over time.

Common Ingredients Include any of the herbs

Wormwood, mugwort, ginger, cinnamon, glutinous grass, night cross vine, tangerine peel, motherwort, astragalus, codonopsis, mulberry branch, safflower, spathlobi.


The therapy consists of several stages of soaking to a certain depth and temperature and is deeply relaxing and can usually lead to a great nights sleep too. Soaking can be continued at home to boost treatment between therapies.




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A therapist and tutor for over 23 years, Victoria specialises in Relaxation and Wellbeing, Clinical Acupuncture, Holistic and Shamanic therapies.

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