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Pedicures – Do They Really Benefit our Health?

28 Dec Posted by in Blog, Skincare | Comments Off on Pedicures – Do They Really Benefit our Health?

When we think of pedicures, the first thing that we think of is beautiful toes polished with vibrant colors.   Although pedicures make our feet look polished and pretty, do they really benefit our health?  The simple answer to this question is yes.

Our feet are often overlooked when we take time out to care for our bodies.  Over our lifetime, the average person walks 115,000 miles or 10,000 steps a day.  Taking the time out to get a pedicure insures that we are pampering our feet and caring for them the way we should.  When our toes nails are cut, clipped and cleaned, the nails are less likely to grow inward causing infection.  During a pedicure, the dirt and bacteria on our feet is eliminated preventing nail diseases and eliminating foot odor.  The exfoliation step of the pedicure is designed to slough off dead skin cells and prevent painful bunions and corns.  When the dead skins cells are removed, new cell growth is also encouraged and the foot becomes smoother and softer.  A massage of the feet also takes place during a pedicure.  This massage promotes circulation in both the calves and feet.  It can also reduce foot pain and decrease levels of stress.

If you are interesting in getting a pedicure, contact Space Coast Massage & Spa at 321-729-9000 to schedule an appointment.