Massages have been used for ages, and have been known to help in blood circulation and also relax the muscles. Foot massages have taken the scope of this impact to a new high because of the ancient Chinese medical discovery of more than a hundred points for compression therapy under each foot. Different aromatic oils are usually used in massages but eucalyptus oil is very potent due to its many wonderful properties. The eucalyptus oil foot massage is a simple, but effective way to keep you happy and healthy as you age.

Eucalyptus oil soothes the skin and helps heal pain by breaking down impurities in the blood. It also has anti-inflammatory properties that make it an excellent choice for achy joints, rheumatism, arthritis, gout, and other inflammatory conditions of the feet.

In fact, it is one of only a few essential oils that are known to have pain-relieving properties. When combined with other oils, eucalyptus oil is particularly effective for relieving heel pain brought on by osteoporosis and high-heeled shoes. Read on to learn how you can start using this amazing oil today!

Benefits of eucalyptus oil for foot massages

It has menthol, eucalyptol, limonene and other therapeutic properties that are beneficial for the elderly because it relaxes the muscles and nerves. Eucalyptus oil also has a mild sedative effect, hence it helps with insomnia which is quite common in older people.

Aging usually comes with a degeneration of the muscles and joints which can cause pain, spasms, and cramps in the foot and ankle region. A foot massage with eucalyptus oil will help reduce such pain and stress from the muscles.

Eucalyptus oil is also an anti-inflammatory agent, which means it can help reduce the pain and swelling caused by inflammation, especially in the foot area. It is not uncommon for people above 60 to have swelling and inflammation in the joints and muscles. This can cause pain and lead to arthritis.

Furthermore, it has a refreshing tangy fragrance which acts as a mental stimulant. Just inhaling the smell of eucalyptus oil can relieve stress, depression and anxiety.

How to use eucalyptus oil for a foot massage

To have a foot massage with eucalyptus oil, add 2 to 3 drops of the essential oil to a bowl of warm water. Soak your feet in the warm water for some time. This will help to open the pores of the skin and make it softer and more receptive to the massage. Now, massage the foot with firm strokes, concentrating on the areas where there is pain. You can also massage the ankles, knees, and the lower legs. Make sure you do not put too much pressure on the skin, especially if you have thin skin because you can break it.


Using eucalyptus oil consistently eases a lot of pain and discomfort; it is one of the great gifts of nature. A foot massage with eucalyptus oil does not only help your feet but permeates your entire body making you more healthy and relaxed in your golden years.

Culled from post by Ancient Therapy