Uncovering the additional health benefits of the perfect pedicure
By Cassidy Brown, August 3 2020
Pedicures are beneficial for countless of reasons. We aren’t just talking about the relaxation or the part that feels good. We’re talking about the overall health and well-being benefits. We’ve collected seven benefits of pedicures that show why this treatment leaves you feeling great as well as looking fabulous.
Promotes Mental Health
We don’t know about you, but for us, pedicures are our time to relax and let our minds go blank. During this time, you can let your stresses go and focus on the relaxation of the massage. Being stress-free for an hour or so out of your day can do wonders for your mental health. Not to mention that having clean, soft, polished feet will increase your happiness levels, which in turn positively affects your mental well-being.
Your nail technician is trained to find problems in your feet if there are any. This could include ingrown toenails, infections, bunions, and corns. Ingrown toenails could lead to infection, so it’s best to know sooner rather than later if you have any problems like these. By flagging these problems will give you the chance to fix them and stop them developing further.
By getting a regular pedicure, you can decrease the risk of infections you might get otherwise. During a pedicure, your technician will remove the dirt out from under your nail with a pointed tool, and the bacteria that comes with it. This is done to prevent those nasty infections like athlete’s foot, paronychia, and cellulitis. Just washing them in the shower sometimes isn’t enough to prevent these infections, you need to go to a professional. Or in our case, have the professional come to you!
The massage portion of the pedicure is focused on giving you relief and circulating your blood flow in those areas. For a lot of us, we have sedentary jobs which can lead to poor blood flow throughout our lower half, which includes our feet. The nail tech will start by massaging your feet, then make her way up to your ankles and then finally the calves. It’s very important to keep the blood flowing nicely through these areas.
Exfoliating the feet helps to get rid of unwanted bacteria and hard spots. By shedding the dead skin on the bottoms of your feet, they’ll be smoother to the touch and smelling fresh. Exfoliating the feet also helps to prevent corns from forming. It can also promote healthy blood circulation.
A pedicure starts with you soaking your feet for a few minutes in a warm footbath. This softens up the skin and nails to prepare them for the pedicure. Next, the exfoliation portion is just another step in the moisturisation process to keep your feet silky smooth. After your nail tech exfoliates your feet, she may file them a bit with the foot file to get rid of any remaining dead skin. The very last step before polish is the massage with oils or lotion, which adds even more moisture to your skin.
After getting a pedicure, your feet will look and feel their best! This is the time to wear those holiday sandals or heels that you wanted to show off. Your feet will look and feel silky smooth. Not to mention, your nails will look beautiful with whatever colour you chose.
With all of these health benefits, what’s stopping you from getting your next pedicure right away? Go online and book on our website, or download our app and do it from there. We come to you so that you don’t have to hassle with getting to a salon. You can even pick which nail tech you’d prefer straight from the app. Let us know how it went on one of our social channels!