Home Foot Spa

Don’t worry, I’m not going to suggest one of those big machines that give great foot massages but that takes a lot of space in your house and you rarely use them. Maybe while it’s new, but then you just can’t bother.

I want to tell you about the simple and practical things I do to take care of my feet and that you can also apply to your care routine. Because let’s be honest, our feet go through a lot. Whether it’s heels, flat shoes that are just too flat, working hours, hot weather, cold weather and just standing has an impact on our feet.

It’s important to take care of them and to do it frequently. Here’s what I do:

Once a month – I use a pumice stone and sometimes a foot brush to gently exfoliate my feet, at least once a month. If I have the time to do it more frequently I do, but this helps to remove all the dead skin and leave your feet feeling extremely soft.

Once a week – I use foot socks to deeply moisturise the skin. I’ve recently been using the ones from Superdrug. My favourite is the one with enriched with Tea Tree, Peppermint and Vitamin E. I’m also a big fan of the honey and almond one. These help to soothe and soften dry, rough and cracked heels. After using them I always feel like I’m walking on clouds. You can get them here – https://www.superdrug.com/search?q=foot+socks%3Arelevance%3Abrand%3A418065&text=foot+socks&minSel=1.0&maxSel=10.0&minSlider=1.0&maxSlider=10.0&resultsForPage=20&sort=relevance&brand418065=on

Daily – I make sure I go for daily walks because this helps with blood circulation, not only in my feet but also my legs. I also make sure they get enough rest when I get home and that I’m barefoot as much as possible. If it’s cold, just wear socks! Make sure your feet aren’t stuck inside your shoes for too many hours because this will affect them in the long run.

If you want to know more about how to take deeper care of your feet i recommend you read my post about Reflexology – https://tigeronagoldleash.com/2016/08/27/world-meet-reflexology/

Do you have any foot care routine that you would like to share? I’m always up for new ideas, so please leave a comment below!

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World meet Reflexology

My mum is a reflexologist and I tend to be asked a lot what is that exactly. Some people think it’s all about giving a few foot massages and they are incredibly wrong. So I decided to write a post where I will explain what is Reflexology, why you should try it and how it can improve your life.

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Why should I try it?

You should take the treatment if you suffer with arthritis, headaches and migraines, PMS, fertility issues and it even eases the stress of chemotherapy.

How does it work?

By receiving pressure on your feet, it triggers increased blood supply through the nervous system, which helps ease tension and inflammation, by sending signals through the body, releasing chemicals, such as endorphins, reducing stress and pain.

Reflexology may also eliminate toxins that are a result of adrenaline over-production, which helps against a lot of diseases. Using a Reflexology map, practitioners can see what specific part of the foot relates to different areas in your body.

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What happens during a Reflexology session?

Your therapist will, firstly take a full medical history. You’ll be asked to either lie on a bed or sit in a reclining chair for your treatment. The therapist will apply medium pressure with the thumb to assess where there might be a sign of imbalance. You may feel a little sore after a session and some catch a cold due to the body releasing toxins, but most leave relaxed and calm.

Does it really work?

Yes, and you can feel some changes and effects right after you finish the first session.

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For questions or to make an appointment click here: Moonlight

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