Begin with clean, dry feet. Soak feet in a warm soapy bath for a few minutes and then dry completely to clean and soften the tissue of the feet, if you can.
Sit in a comfy chair and prop your left foot up on your right knee in a comfortable position for you.
Put some of the lotion or massage oil in your hands, or dab it on your feet and simply rub the lotion or oil into your foot using firm fingers, so it won't tickle. Once you've successfully rubbed the lotion or oil into your foot, the real massage will begin.
A foot massage can be performed at any time you wish or as part of a home pedicure procedure. If a partner is involved, have the one receiving the foot massage recline against a big pillow on the sofa or bed to fully relax the entire body. Foot massage feels really great if the whole body is at ease.
If you're going solo, find a comfortable chair, preferably one with padded arms and a foot rest, such as a recliner. Sit back, prop one foot in your lap and let t he other rest extended in front of you, and massage those feet until they smile.