Our feet carry us everywhere we go, and yet, they are one of the most neglected parts of our body. Unlike our face or hands, we typically do not think to take good care of our feet, and this can lead to discomfort and other problems down the road. If you want to enjoy strong, smooth, and supple feet for years to come, it only requires a few minutes of self-care! Here are a few tips to help you start pampering your feet!
Too many people cram their feet into shoes that aren’t supportive of their particular foot shape, stride, and lifestyle. If you force yourself to wear uncomfortable shoes, you can irritate the feet leading to blisters, bunions, and calluses, not to mention cause more serious problems like strains, knee pain, and hip/lower back pain.
We carry a surprising amount of tension in our feet, and it can feel wonderful to massage them regularly, either at home or during a professional spa massage session. Use soothing lotions or essential oils, and use the right pressure to boost circulation, relieve painful areas, and allow the muscles and ligaments to stretch.
Since feet are always in contact with the ground, they are susceptible to picking up germs and fungus. Wash your feet at least once every day, keep your toenails trimmed short, wear shoes when in public bathrooms/gym showers, and dry thoroughly to prevent bacteria and fungi from taking hold.
Whether you are an athlete or not, you may experience injuries to your feet that should be addressed by a professional healthcare provider. Pain that doesn’t go away, damaged nail beds, and inability to walk comfortably are all reasons to seek help, so don’t hesitate to do so!
Do you know someone whose feet could use some pampering? Ask us about our gift certificates for services like massages and pedicures!