Did you know?With 26 bones, 33 joints, 107 ligaments and 19 muscles and tendons, all in an effort to keep us upright it’s no wonder they hurt from time to time. So, treat them right all year long, not just during sandal time. The average person takes 8,000 – 10,000 steps a day, which adds up to about 115,000 miles over a lifetime! All this wear and tear on your feet can be harmful if they are not maintained properly. Pedicures are a great way to provide the basic care for your feet. So much more than just a cosmetic treatment, pedicures help relieve stress and cleanse feet & toenails. In honor of National Diabetes Awareness Month, we want to point out how beneficial regular pedicures can be for men, women, diabetics, young, and elderly alike! So, we will be offering a SPECIAL Sole Rejuvenation Pedicure for Diabetes at just $63. PLUS, we will also be offering a 20% OFF Discount that will also come with a FREE GIFT with PURCHASE!
Top six benefits of regularly-scheduled pedicures:
- Early Detection of Health Concerns Receiving a regular pedicure can help the pedicurist detect early signs of corns, bunions and fungal infections. These conditions are easier to treat when they are identified in their earlier stages.
- Decreases Chances of Infections Clipping, cutting and cleaning of the toenails prevents them from growing inward, which can lead to infection. The elimination of dirt and bacteria from your feet will also help prevent nail diseases disorders (fungi) and foot odors. It is also important to keep toenails healthy because they protect toes from trauma.
- Preserves Skin’s Moisture A pedicure includes soaks in warm water and massages with oils and lotions that help preserve the moisture and integrity of your feet.
- Exfoliates the Feet Exfoliation, or removal of dead skin cells, prevents the cells from accumulating and causing bunions or corns, which can be uncomfortable and painful.
- Promotes Circulation Massaging helps promote circulation and helps relieve tension in the calves and feet. Increase in blood circulation can reduce pain and help distribute heat throughout the body. This can be a significant benefit for those with diabetes struggling with poor circulation!
- Relaxes the Body A good pedicure can be very relaxing to more than just your feet! Our therapeutic pedicures can help relieve overall feelings of stress. Combining a pedicure with a re-balancing reflexology treatment and healing aromatherapy oils provides additional benefits to your overall well-being. Massaging your feet and lower legs loosens your muscles and helps with joint performance, which can be greatly affected by the cold weather. The massage also helps with blood circulation to the foot and lower leg.
- THE PROBLEM: High fluctuations in blood glucose levels cause damage to blood vessels and lead to lower limb circulatory problems. Nerve damage and poor blood flow to the feet increases the risk of various foot complications. OUR SOLUTION: Our medically-based treatment goes beyond moisturizing. Our hand-massage and reflexology techniques can rejuvenate the lower body’s vascular system for improved blood circulation.
- THE PROBLEM: Diabetics’ skin tends to becomes more susceptible to infections, especially lower limb bacterial and fungal infections. Left untreated, cuts and blisters can become serious infections and take much longer than usual to heal. OUR SOLUTION: As we restore your feet to good health, we gently remove calluses, cracked skin on the heels and feet and any traces of nail fungus.
- Use mild soaps
- Use warm water
- Pat skin dry until skin is thoroughly dry
- Use non-occlusive cream to prevent cracking on feet and between toes
- Check the tops of your feet
- Check for dry, cracked skin
- Look for blisters, cuts, scratches, or other sores
- Check for redness
Take Care of Your Toenails
- Trim toenails after bathing when they are soft
- Trim toenails straight across and smooth with a nail files
- Avoid cutting into the corners of toes
- Do not cut cuticles
- You may want a podiatrist or trained professional to trim your toenails
Be Careful When Exercising
- Walk and exercise in comfortable shoes
- Do not exercise with open sores on your feet