The Barefoot Path in Bad Schwalbach provides Reflexology Health for Mind Body & Soul! Located in the public Spa Park in Bad Schwalbach, there you will find an invigorating 750m trail through gardens with various soil textures, natural reflexology massaging, a mud basin, water pool and stream path.
What is Reflexology?
Reflexology is an alternative medicine which when applying pressure on certain areas of the foot, it affects physical changes to your body. Going barefoot alone strengthens your muscles, tendons and joints. It also restores the natural beauty and mobility of healthy feet.
What to Expect?
Along the trail there are several fountains with cool iron filled healing water, which feels amazing on your skin especially during a hot day.
When you first start there is an area where you can sit down and clean your feet. It feels so great especially on a very hot day.
Then after being cleaned, it was time to get our toes in some dirt! The next stations intent are to give you the feeling of walking on different textures, such as the floor of the forest. This was an incredible feeling for your senses!
Then the stations started to massage your feet with natural objects. Stepping on different stones and round wood bumps stimulate the bottoms of your feet for an overall body wellness. I never would have thought that stepping on big hard rocks would feel so good!
Next the real muddy fun starts! I have never stepped in mud like this before in my life. The closest most foot adventurous thing I have done is getting an extra wax wrap during a pedicure! Stepping into the mud basin felt surprisingly really good! I liked it so much I did it twice.
With your muddy feet you walk to the adjacent station to rinse off in the cool water! Fresh grass clippings blew into it and sprinkled the top which gave it an even more delightful natural spa feeling.
The last station was actually my favorite because you walked in a shaded cool stream! For me, this is stepping out of my comfort zone because I would never think of being in a park and start walking in the nearby stream. They have a rope set up as a handrail and you tip toe in the stream as your final obstacle.
At the end you feel a sense of accomplishment and your feet will feel so amazing!
How to Get There
The Spa Park’s address is the following:
65307 Bad Schwalbach
If using your GPS, put in the street name Badweg. Follow the park to the end and then follow the Barfuss signs. At the end there will be a small parking along the park. You will walk pass a mini-golf course and a lovely restaurant, and behind there starts the path.
A big wooden foot marks the start of the barefoot path!
Author’s Profile: Gemma is a mom, a veteran and an Army civilian living in Wiesbaden, Germany. With New Jersey roots, she is enjoying her extended European vacation.
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