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Foot spas are a great way to pamper your feet! A foot spa cleanses and exfoliates while water warms and lets you enjoy an invigorating bubble massage. Some treat the feet to gentle vibrations and water jets that relax the toes. Those with massage rollers melt away tension, and heated bubbles to bring bliss. Foot spas are also an excellent therapy to use for pain relief.

There is nothing more attractive then a woman dressed up or casual wearing open toes shoes, or sandals and her feet look clean and very well maintained. If you cannot afford to visit your spa monthly do what the rest of the working world does. Do them yourself!

"Pampering one's feet is the ultimate luxury yet few people take time for it," says Cheryl Renella, president and founder of Channing's Day Spa in Chicago, which counts celebrities including Julia Roberts and Whitney Houston among its clientele. Although booking a pedicure at a spa is a fun indulgence, you can treat your feet at home too. To make the environment more spa-like, pop in a CD of relaxing music and light some candles around the room. Then follow Renella's simple steps for a blissful at-home pedicure:

1- Soak away stress. Fill foot spa with warm water and drop in a 1/2 ounce of your favorite bath salts (sea salts are a good substitute if you don't have bath salts on hand). Add a tablespoon of olive oil and soak your feet for 10-15 minutes. The salts will soften up dry skin and calluses, while the olive oil moisturizes.

2- Banish dead skin and calluses. Massage an exfoliating body scrub into the bottoms of your feet. Leave the scrub on, and use a pumice-like surface to buff down calluses and slough away dead skin cells. Rinse your feet with cool water.

3- Trim nails and care for cuticles. Trim toenails, cutting them in a square shape to prevent ingrown nails. Gently push back cuticles with an orange stick. Never cut your cuticles -- they are necessary for keeping bacteria from entering the skin.

4- Moisturize and massage. Dry off your feet with towel and apply an invigorating foot cream. Massage in long upward strokes, moving from your toes to your calves.

5- Finish with polish. Apply a base coat and two coats of your favorite polish, followed by a top coat. Let your nails dry for at least half an hour, then rub a dab of oil into your cuticles and nail beds to moisturize them. also carries everything you will need to take care of your feet like a professional. You will want to check out pedicure equipment, nail equipment, professional pedicure tools and more. You may want to consider using are hot paraffin foot spas to sooth feet and assist with pain relief.


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