Healing Pedicures Use Natural Products


Wellness means taking care of every part of the body all the way down to the toes. Often the most over-looked and over-worked part of the body needs the most attention.

Feet contain the most concentrated area of sweat glands in the body so it is important to take extra care with them and in a way that is best for the whole body. For those that enjoy pedicures and brightening up toenails with a little color, it is important to pay attention to the ingredients in polish and removers and avoid using lotions laden with chemicals. 

Also important is the vessel used to soak the feet -- how was it cleaned? With natural products or harsh chemicals? 

Using a copper foot basin is the best way to get the most natural and healing pedicures. Cooper soaking offers relaxation and healing relief and also fights bacteria, viruses, and germs. Ancient Egyptians used copper to purify water and it is still used today to help achieve a healthy immune system. 

Healing pedicures include:

• Dry brushing of the feet. Filing or brushing the feet when wet causes tears in the skin. Only brush feet when dry, for a smooth finish.
• Detoxifying copper pot foot bath with essential oils.  Soaking feet in these pots keeps the environment clean and healthy while pulling toxins out of the body through the feet. Water is infused with rich essential oils to increase the healing benefit of the pedicure.
• Relaxing foot, ankle, and calf massage. A good healing pedicure includes a thoughtful and relaxing massage. 
• All-natural polish and remover. What is put on the skin makes its way into the body. Use all-natural remover made from soybean oil and lavender and vegan-friendly, formaldehyde-free polish.

Summer Smith owns Yama Yoga Studio and Wellness Center in Canton where clients get healing pedicures by licensed massage therapist Georgia Credeur for $40. Learn more at yamayoga.net or to schedule an appointment call (352) 408-9293..

The information provided in this article is not intended and should not be construed as medical advice, nor is the information a substitute for professional medical expertise or treatment. Consult your healthcare provider if you have a medical concern.

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