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

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

by Stephanie L. Tourles

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Overview

Treat your feet with your own homemade and luxurious all-natural creams, lotions, and soaks. Stephanie Tourles offers easy-to-follow herbal recipes that provide gentle, soothing solutions to common foot ailments — from corns, bunions, and rashes to chronic dryness and cold feet. Tourles also includes illustrated instructions for a relaxing foot massage and suggests a number of exercises designed to strengthen and stretch your feet. Take a natural step toward soft skin and strong soles, and discover how good your feet can feel. 

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781612121987
Publisher: Storey Books
Publication date: 08/28/2012
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 192
Sales rank: 780,554
File size: 4 MB

About the Author

Stephanie L. Tourles is the author of Pure Skin Care and Stephanie Tourles’s Essential Oils: A Beginner’s Guide, as well as the best-selling Organic Body Care Recipes, Hands-On Healing Remedies, and Raw Energy. As a licensed holistic esthetician with a strong background in Western and Ayurvedic herbalism, she has been practicing and teaching healthy living for more than 25 years. Tourles has extensive training in the nutritional sciences and is a certified aromatherapist, nationally certified reflexologist, and a professional member of the Alliance of International Aromatherapists. She lives in Marble Falls, Texas.

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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