Foot Bath FAQ

 Foot Bath FAQ

 

Why have foot baths in a meditation center?

1. Some visitors to Mayu are convinced they can’t meditate because their minds are too active and their bodies are too restless. For them, simply slowing down seems impossible. Fortunately, humans have an innate and immediate relaxation response to warm water. The mind-body connection demonstrates that when the body is slow and quiet, the mind biomes slow and quiet, too.

2. It’s not uncommon for meditators to use their practice as a way to separate from the body. When physical pain or emotional strain feel too threatening, meditation may be employed to deny or escape the body’s signals. Foot baths gently invite awareness back into the body, helping meditation become more integrated.

3. Many people spend their days lost in thought, with little awareness of their body and emotions. By adding herbal infusions to the foot baths, visitors have an opportunity for an internal assessment, inquiring “How am I really feeling?” and “What does my body need right now?”

 

How do you keep the foot bath tubs hygienic?

We place enormous value on the health and well-being of our guests. We have developed a blend of eucalyptus, citrus, lemongrass and other essential oils that have been proven effective against 22 strains of bacteria, and which have anti-viral and anti-fungal properties.

The components of this essential oil blend have been tested and found effective by the National Center for Biotechnology Information. These are the same oils that hospital and spa industries have begun implementing, as there is less risk of allergic reactions and/or chemical sensitivities with pure essential oils. This blend is used to thoroughly clean the tubs after each use.

 

"I used the foot baths a couple times when I was feeling stressed and upset. Not only did my feet feel great when I left, I had a calmer and more clear mind."

Emily H.

Mayu Meditation Sanctuary
2017-04-19T02:11:13+00:00

Emily H.

"I used the foot baths a couple times when I was feeling stressed and upset. Not only did my feet feel great when I left, I had a calmer and more clear mind."
"I instantly feel relaxed when I walk into Mayu. The foot baths are a wonderful way to relax and I always enjoy my time there!"

Krista G.

Mayu Meditation Sanctuary
2017-04-19T02:10:35+00:00

Krista G.

"I instantly feel relaxed when I walk into Mayu. The foot baths are a wonderful way to relax and I always enjoy my time there!"
"Mayu has been an invaluable resource for me. Particularly as I have gone through some very difficult events in my life, the foot baths with headphone guided meditations have been so relaxing and extremely helpful. I was able to get out of my own environment and learn forgiveness, self-reflection, experience peacefulness, and lessen my anxiety and depression."

Allison H.

Mayu Meditation Sanctuary
2017-04-19T02:06:57+00:00

Allison H.

"Mayu has been an invaluable resource for me. Particularly as I have gone through some very difficult events in my life, the foot baths with headphone guided meditations have been so relaxing and extremely helpful. I was able to get out of my own environment and learn forgiveness, self-reflection, experience peacefulness, and lessen my anxiety and depression."
"My first visit happened to occur on a particularly stressful day for me. After my foot bath, my stress had literally melted away."

 

Karen F.

Mayu Meditation Sanctuary
2017-04-19T02:03:54+00:00

Karen F.

"My first visit happened to occur on a particularly stressful day for me. After my foot bath, my stress had literally melted away."  
"The foot baths are truly amazing--highly recommended!"

Diana L.

Mayu Meditation Sanctuary
2017-04-19T02:02:52+00:00

Diana L.

"The foot baths are truly amazing--highly recommended!"
"I initially started going to Mayu Sanctuary to partake of the footbaths offered in order to help me unwind from stressful workdays. Eventually, I began meditating on my own there and attending meditation classes and workshops. Mayu Sanctuary is truly a peaceful oasis in the middle of a city!"

Anne I.

Mayu Meditation Sanctuary
2017-04-19T02:09:56+00:00

Anne I.

"I initially started going to Mayu Sanctuary to partake of the footbaths offered in order to help me unwind from stressful workdays. Eventually, I began meditating on my own there and attending meditation classes and workshops. Mayu Sanctuary is truly a peaceful oasis in the middle of a city!"
"I joined Mayu because I was in a very painful place in my marriage. It helped calm me and relax me just to walk in there. I would get a headset and pick a meditation to listen to as I soaked my feet in a warm foot bath, wrapped myself in a cozy blanket and sipped herbal tea! It was my heaven away from all the noise. My ME TIME! It helped me start to develop my own meditation practice and to feel more comfortable getting started doing meditation."

Jocelyn D.

Mayu Meditation Sanctuary
2017-04-19T02:01:14+00:00

Jocelyn D.

"I joined Mayu because I was in a very painful place in my marriage. It helped calm me and relax me just to walk in there. I would get a headset and pick a meditation to listen to as I soaked my feet in a warm foot bath, wrapped myself in a cozy blanket and sipped herbal tea! It was my heaven away from all the noise. My ME TIME! It helped me start to develop my own meditation practice and to feel more comfortable getting started doing meditation."
"I have been amazed at how relaxing a simple foot bath can be, especially combined with a meditation on the iPod. I have also found Mayu to be an open, accepting space where I always feel welcome."

Maureen S.

Mayu Meditation Sanctuary
2017-04-19T02:04:55+00:00

Maureen S.

"I have been amazed at how relaxing a simple foot bath can be, especially combined with a meditation on the iPod. I have also found Mayu to be an open, accepting space where I always feel welcome."
"Mayu has offered me an incredible gift and resource for meditation, community and relaxation. I am constantly grateful to walk in, sit down and renew and refresh. I am convinced that weekly footbaths, and sessions I attend, have given me clarity, comfort and support for my own practice. I love Mayu!"

 

Beth N.

Mayu Meditation Sanctuary
2017-04-19T01:58:38+00:00

Beth N.

"Mayu has offered me an incredible gift and resource for meditation, community and relaxation. I am constantly grateful to walk in, sit down and renew and refresh. I am convinced that weekly footbaths, and sessions I attend, have given me clarity, comfort and support for my own practice. I love Mayu!"