Today I found myself at a Chinese foot spa for a detox after it was recommended to me by some wellness entrepreneur friends of mine. They had been there recently and couldn’t stop gushing over how amazing they felt once they left. I had to get in on the action, mostly because it was something that I’ve never tried before and when it comes to health and wellness, I am open to trying almost anything. My biggest motivator is to learn as much as possible about the human body; my body, specifically.
I love fitness, but believe that I have only begun to scratch the surface when it comes to being knowledgeable about total wellness. Going to the gym is one thing, but tapping into holistic approaches to health is not only interesting to me, but something I’ve also found incredibly powerful. More so, I think as my journey as a entrepreneur progresses, it’s becoming so glaringly obvious just how important health and wellness is. Achieving balance in this area is something I am striving for.
Part of achieving balance currently is to hold onto my day job. While it may not be ideal, it gives me a solid paycheck to rely on so I can focus on building my business rather than adding the stress of bills and life onto my vision. It keeps grounded and my mind clear. Luckily for me, I have the opportunity to work for an amazing company that provides me with essential benefits to pursue my career in writing.
As it is, my current day job requires me to be on my feet, on an unforgiving cement floor, for hours at a time. While my body is conditioned to endure a lot, I sometimes forget how much it supports me. Especially my feet. Even when Edward and I discussed how much the feet affect human activity, it wasn’t until this conversation with friends that it clicked. Our feet are our foundation and so much can be learned from them.
Coincidentally, after that conversation and a long shift on my feet, they really started to ache. It was the first time in a long time since my feet had felt as physically fatigued as the had last night and I don’t believe it was by accident. As an athlete, I have always been coached to listen to my body and in this scenario, I did just that.
Originally I only asked for the detox and after seeing the water when the detox was complete (it was orange, indicating toxins in my joints, which given how my body had been feeling previously, it made so much sense), I immediately added a foot massage to my treatment. The detox reaffirmed how intuitive the feet can be and I wanted to treat them with extra care. It was worth the expense and I left feeling refreshed and ready to take on the week.