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28 August 2003

Feet treats

There's something amazingly soothing about a foot rub or a foot soak. Read up on how you can treat your feet and destress simultaneously.

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Even though you can't get around without them, your feet are one of the most neglected parts of your body. Here's a simple way to keep your work-weary feet in shape:

First, try your hand at a little DIY reflexology. If you have a stiff neck, squeeze underneath your big toe on the spot under the pad and towards the outside of the foot. Apply the pressure for 20 seconds, do this five times.

Then fill a basin with warm water. Add five soluble aspirins (the salicylic acid softens callouses) or throw in a handful of sea salt. Soak feet for 20 minutes until they are soft. Then, using circular movements, rub away hard skin with a pumice stone.

 
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