Awakening Wednesday — Nurse Those Feet, Nurses!

By Rob Hardwicke, Product Master, Awakening Mineral Skin Care

The noun ‘nurse’ is defined as “someone who looks after, fosters or advises; a licensed health-care professional who is skilled in

It's best to tend to tired, aching feet connected to nurses before they look like this! A Rule of Thumb: No skin = No good!

promoting and maintaining health.”

The verb ‘nurse’ in its transitive form is defined as “to work to cure by care and treatment.”

In Scripture, for folks so inclined, Luke 4:23 remonstrates: “Physician, heal thyself!”  But so many do not.  One of the truths about health-care professionals is that they’re so busily and selflessly attending to the needs of others, that their own health needs all too often take a back seat.  They neglect their own health.

The nurse-focused website,, is in the midst of polling nurses on the question of how many steps each may take in the course of a day.  That little gizmo, the pedometer, is set for the length of a person’s stride and then proceeds to record the number of steps that person takes and the cumulative distance (generally in miles) traveled.  Ten thousand steps seems to be the threshold for someone to be considered “active!”  If that’s the threshhold of being active, I can just imagine the total steps logged by a really active nurse!  No wonder so many nursing feet are basket cases by the end of a day (or night)(or day & night) shift!

To reinforce the fact that nurses can indeed do very effective things to “healeth themselves”, I recently wrote a small article about the virtues of mineral therapy for the health and happiness of abused and overworked feet for the site. I laid out two courses of action: a 2-minute triage and a simple, 3-step, 12-minute intensive care session.  I entitled the article, “Happy Feet for Nurses — Easy as 1, 2, 3!”  The condensed version of my intensive case advice to nurses:

1. Apply a thin layer of Dead Sea mud to the feet and lower legs.  Allow to dry for 8 minutes, then wash off.  Not only will the magnesium tackle nails discolored and deformed by fungus, but the mud will exfoliate and detoxify the skin;

2.  Apply small amount of a mineral-rich foot cream (if the formulation contains the herb arnica montaña, so much the better) to the feet.  Not only will healing take place, but the feet take on a luxuriously silky softness as the balm absorbs into the skin leaving not a hint of greasiness;

3.  Apply a ‘booster’ cream on top of the foot balm.  Not only will circulation benefit but the skin retains the sensation of silky softness.  Diabetics have registered their two-thumbs-up approval.  The tingling, burning nuisances associated with neuropathy may even be lessened.

Three simple steps.  Just natural materials applied to the body strategically with materials infused with the minerals of the Dead Sea and enhanced by essential oils and botanical extracts such as myrrh and lemongrass.  “Where,” you ask, “might one find such efficacious products?”  While not trying to be pushy, I’d suggest looking here!


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Awakening Mineral Skin Care is a boutique formulator of natural, vegan skin care products utilizing concentrated mineral crystals isolated from the Dead Sea, essential oils and botanical extracts.  With only a few exceptions, we call our products by what they do: Awakening HANDS treats hands, Awakening FEET treats feet, Awakening BODY treats bodies, Awakening SCALP treats scalps — you get the idea.  However Awakening MUDFace is mud for the face (and feet!) — so, as with 9th grade English, there are always exceptions to every rule!




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