Barefoot in the Grass

Tautropfen auf Gras

Head outside and off with the shoes! We are serious – ultimately this concerns your health. As a child, you also didn't hesitate. Do you remember the smell of freshly cut grass which tickled under your feet? The morning dew that cooled and wetted the soles of your feet? And now hang on to that memory – as a stimulus to untie your shoelaces and go barefoot through the grass.

What the application does:

  • Strengthens the immune system (resilience)
  • Ensures reflexive strengthening of the abdominal organs
  • Helps combat headaches
  • Strengthens the muscles of the feet, tendons and ligaments
  • Straightens the arch of the foot and thus prevents fallen arches and flat feet
  • Serves as a venous and calf muscle pump
  • Massages the foot reflex zones
  • Helps relieve stress
  • Helps combat foot perspiration and prevents athlete's foot

Here's how to do it:

  • If possible, start with dew-walking in the summer.
  • Ensure that your feet are warm before you go barefoot.
  • After getting up, walk on dewy grass for two to three minutes. For those who are old Kneipp hands, snow walking is an alternative. For this, it is sufficient to walk barefoot in fresh snow for just a few seconds to a maximum of 30 seconds.
  • Now consciously feel how cool dew or icy snow refresh your feet and gradually boost your circulation.
  • To prevent the feet from cooling off after dew-walking, have dry socks and shoes ready and continue to move around. Rapid walking quickly warms the feet.
  • Walk barefoot as often as possible during the day.

Dew-walking should only be done – if at all – after consulting your doctor if you suffer from diseases of the kidney and the lesser pelvis.

What about a day when the weather is miserable and you have no desire to go to the door? Then dip your feet briefly into cold water and, without drying off, go for a walk around the room. But be careful not to slip. And afterwards, be sure to warm up again; dry socks are sufficient.