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Try a Foot Soak to Quiet Body and Mind

Try a Foot Soak to Quiet Body and Mind

February 17, 2018

Penny Gillett, Social Worker at Capital City Hospice in Columbus, Ohio shares with us her favorite self-care practice:  "I take time for a foot soak on Friday evenings.  I set up my family room with the lights dim, quiet relaxing music while diffusing a blend of essential oils (different blend every week). I close my eyes and consciously walk myself through relaxing each part of my body from my head to my toes and letting the week flow down and out of me through my feet.  I finish off with a foot massage and soothing lavender/chamomile lotion. It is a great way for me to let go of the events of my week..."
Thanks, Penny for sharing this unique and calming weekly ritual. It encourages body awareness, and, at the same time, stimulates physical and mental relaxation!  
Warm regards,  
Rebecca Hauder, R.N., LCPC


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