Tibetan Foot Soak

foot soak 1The idea of a foot soak in a basin of healing herbal infusion is more than relaxing, it is powerful medicine. There are masses of tiny capillary endings on your feet that can aid in the transportation of goodness to the rest of the body. It is a simple technique which only uses a few tools, which include a comfy chair, warm water, bucket, herbs in which to enjoy the treatment.

For most a foot soak are seen as a lesser somewhat superficial treatment, but technically is actually very powerful medicine. It is medicine for the masses which is so simple yet effective for serious conditions like edema, cold feet, neuropathy, high blood pressure respond rapidly to herbal foot bath. The key is to treat the condition properly with the correct herb.

Chronic conditions need to be kept to a schedule. One single foot soak treatment will not fix the problem. Regular foot soaks in conjunction with acupuncture, massage, herbal medicine and exercise work best.

This is a basic procedure, not a recipe. I haven’t included specific measurements but have instead described the process and what to look for as you’re working. You can use either fresh or dry herbs. The trick is to know your herbs and know your condition.

We happy to be able to bring a special blend of Tibetan foot soak herbal mix. At present we only have the herbal soaks for in house application but we shall have lots more soon

Herbal ingredients:

Du Yi Wei

Actions: Activate blood and stop bleeding, dispel wind and alleviate pain.

Zang Chang Pu

Actions: Warm the stomach, diminish inflammation and relieve pain

Hong Hua

Actions: Activate blood and dredge meridians, dispel stasis and alleviate pain.

Hong Jing Tian

Actions: Activate blood and stop bleeding

Qiang Huo

Actions: Release exterior and disperse cold, expel wind-damp and alleviate pain

Ai Ye,

Actions: Warm meridians and stop bleeding, dispel cold

Sheng Jiang

Actions: Disperse wind-cold, warm the middle Jiao

Ku Shen

Actions: Clear heat and dry dampness, purge fire and remove toxicity

External use only


place 1-3 teabags into a foot basin and add 5-8 cups of boiling water. Steep and wait until it cools down to 40 Celsius. Soak your feet for 20-30 minutes. Keep adding hot water during soaking.


Avoid foot soak if you have open wounds, bleeding disorder, infection, burns, or if you are hungry or within 30 minutes of a meal.

Avoid using this foot soak herbal formula if you are pregnant, have metastatic cancer or other situations that you should not move blood.

Be cautious on children.



The information and reference materials contained here are intended solely for the general information of the reader. It is not to be used for treatment purposes, but rather for discussion with the patient’s own physician. The information presented here is not intended to diagnose health problems or to take the place of professional medical care.

Thanks and graduate for reading this blog if you would like to discuss your individual needs, please feel free to email info@roddsanchez.com.au or 02 8213 2888. 

Rodd Sanchez Sydney Foot Soak