How To Use A Foot Spa Machine

There are many benefits to soaking your feet in hot water, it will relax tired feet, ease muscle tension and to some degree improve your blood circulation. There is however, a far better way to rejuvenate tired, aching feet. And that’s by investing in a foot spa. 

How To Set Up And Use A Foot Spa Machine

Nothing could be simpler to set up than a foot spa, just follow our 10 step guide

  1.  Just place the foot spa on a towel
    Placing the foot spa onto a towel you will prevent the floor from getting wet. Fill with warm water to the fill level.
  2. Plug the foot spa in
    Connect the foot spa to the electricity supply and turn the plug on.
  3. Allow the water to reach desired temperature
    Check the temperature of the water and when it reaches a comfortable heat it’s time to soak your feet.
  4. Add any aromatherapy oils, or Epsom salts
    If you are using aromatherapy oils add them now, be careful not to use too much. Also Epsom salts is a great muscle rejuvenator that can be added now too.
  5. Gently place your feet into the foot spa
    Be careful not to cause a splash as you plunge your feet under the water.
  6. Turn on any desired functions
    Add bubbles, jet spray, vibration etc
  7. Allow your feet to soak
    Give your feet around 20 minutes soaking to obtain the greatest results.
  8. Remove feet from the foot spa
    Take your feet out of the foot spa one at a time and dry with a towel.
  9. Switch off the foot spa
    Remove the plug and switch off the foot spa.
  10. Empty the water away
    Remove all of the water from the foot spa and rinse the foot spa ready for next time.

What To Put In Foot Spa

Different conditions can be improved if you add different ingredients to the foot spa. 

What To Put In The Foot Spa For Dry Feet

If you have particularly dry skin, try adding a few tablespoons of either jojoba oil or coconut oil to the water.

What To Add To The Foot Spa For Aching Feet 

If your feet are aching add ¾ of a cup of Epsom salts to the water and why not try 6 drops of lavender essential oils as well.

What To Add To The Foot Spa For Itchy Feet

This remedy is suggested by the National Eczema Association, but can be used even if you don’t have eczema you can still reap the benefits. Add ½ cup of baking soda to the water.

Antifungal Foot Soak Mix

To help discourage fungal infections in the feet and nails add 4 drops of tea tree oil, ¼ cup of baking soda, 2 drops of lemon essential oil, 1 tablespoon of oil like jojoba or coconut.

How Long Should You Use A Foot Spa For?


You can use a foot spa for as long as you want to, there is no set time limit. However most people find they’ve had enough after around 20 to 30 minutes. It’s probably not a good idea to soak your feet in a foot spa until they start to shrivel up. But apart from that you can use the foot spa for as long as you feel comfortable using it.

How To Use A Foot Spa For Neuropathy

Neuropathy is nerve damage, if you have been diagnosed with neuropathy  you will probably benefit from using a foot spa. The foot spa will help increase blood circulation which will help to ease neuropathy. You should of course always check with your doctor before using a foot spa just to be on the safe side. Anywhere between 20 to 30 minutes should be sufficient to ease pain and improve blood flow.

How To Use A Foot Spa For Plantar Fasciitis

If you are suffering from plantar fasciitis you will benefit from adding Epsom salts to your foot spa.You will get the best relief if you use the foot spa at least 3 to 4 times per week.

How To Use A Foot Spa For Arthritis

Depending on how severe your arthritis is, using the foot spa at least 3 times per week. More if you are able.

How To Use A Foot Spa For Migraines

Migraines are often caused by tension and stress, this can affect anyone at any time, if you suffer regularly from migraines a foot spa every day will benefit you, try adding lavender oil to help ease any tension.

How To Use A Foot Spa For Insomnia

Everybody suffers from insomnia at some point or another.It can be really annoying and frustrating when you are extremely tired and yet you cannot sleep. If you are suffering from insomnia, add 6 drops of lavender oil to the foot spa and enjoy a 30 minute foot spa before retiring to bed. You will find you are much more relaxed and will sleep much easier.

How To Use A Foot Spa For Gout 

This is another painful condition, if you can bear it, use a foot spa at least 3 times per week to help ease the pain and discomfort from gout.

Using A Foot Spa For General Well Being

Using a foot spa is a great way to relieve tension, stress, aches and pains, especially if you are suffering from a long term ailment. But even if you just feel tired and exhausted after a long day’s work, a 20 minute foot spa will make you feel much more rejuvenated and invigorated.

For those nights when sleep escapes you try the foot spa with lavender shown above.

How To Choose A Foot Spa

If you’re looking for advice on which foot spa you should buy, we’ve put together an in depth article that goes over everything you need to know. You can take a look at it by clicking here.

SEE ALSO: How To Clean A Home Foot Spa (easy peasy method)

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you put hot or cold water in a foot spa?

There are some foot spas that heat up the water and there are many others with the capability to keep the water warm, but you have to fill them with hot water. Check before you buy your foot spa.

How long should you use foot spa?

The average time you should use a foot spa is between 20 and 30 minutes.

Are foot spas good for your feet?

Foot spas are good for your feet because they increase blood flow through your feet and lower legs and relaxes any muscle tension.

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