Mayu Foot Baths
Mayu is a member-owned, member-operated, member-supported co-op! Click here for more details.
Foot baths are open to members.
Meditation begins with slowing down.
Our feet stabilize and ground us. Warm water brings fluidity and nurturance. Combined, they offer immediate stress relief and a deep mind-body connection.
In Asia soaking the feet is considered essential to a sense of physical, mental and spiritual well-being.
At Mayu we offer foot baths as a way for visitors to slow down, become quiet, and listen to their bodies.
For some, the experience is a meditation on its own. For others it's a way to still the mind and reconnect with the body
prior to a more formal meditation practice.
While you're soaking, enjoy complimentary hot tea, guided meditations on headphones, and more.
Supporting Members: $25 each
5-Pack for $100 (save $25)
10-Pack for $190 (save $60)
Foot bath packages are not transferable. Credit must be used for foot baths only.
Foot baths are available on a walk-in basis.
You may wait in our beautiful sanctuary until a chair is open, knowing that your own foot bath can last up to 2 hours!
Full Members: Free
You may reserve your foot bath appointment by calling the sanctury or booking online.
Click here for membership details.
The "Comtemplative" Side of a Mayu Foot Bath
People ask us why a foot bath is considered a mind-body therapy. We offer 4 reasons.
1. We have many visitors who are convinced they can't meditate. They tell us they're very stressed, but their mind is too active and their bodies are too restless to even consider meditation. For them, simply slowing down seems improbable. We know that when the body is comfortable, relaxed, quiet and still, the mind always follows. Warm water at the feet draws awareness away from the head and mental activity and introduces the energy of softness and fluidity into our otherwise rigid and fixed tendencies.
2. Nearly everyone is carrying around too much physical tension. Physical tension has a direct impact on mental and emotional tension. Foot baths help ease contraction on all levels: when physical tension is released, mental and emotional tensions loosen as well.
3. It's not uncommon for meditators to use their practice as a way of separating from the body. If physical pain or emotional strain feels too threatening, meditation may be employed to deny or escape the body's signals. Foot baths gently invite us back into the body, allowing our meditation to be more inclusive and complete.
4. For many, the energy of daily life is spent entirely in the head, with awareness of the physical body and emotional states getting little or no attention. By adding infusions to the foot bath water you not only create a personalized experience every visit, you also spend a few moments slowing down and checking in with yourself, asking, "How am I really feeling?" and "What does my heart need right now?"
We offer a variety of herb and salt infusions that you can use to enhance your foot bath experience. Their physical and energetic qualities are listed below.
FAQ: How do we keep our tubs hygienic?
We place enormous value on the health and well-being of our guests, so we've developed a blend of eucalyptus, citrus, lemongrass and other essential oils that have been proven effective against 22 strains of bacteria and that are also anti-viral and anti-fungal.
The components of this blend have been tested and found effective by the National Center for Biotechnology Information. These are the same oils that hospital and spa industries are implementing, as there is far less risk of allergic reactions and/or chemical sensitivities when pure, natural, essential oils are utilized. This blend is used to thoroughly clean the tubs after each use.