MIAMI, FL (January 27, 2005) The average person takes 8,000
to 10,000 steps a day and will walk more than 115,000 miles in a lifetime.
Women have four times as many foot problems as men, and walk ten miles
a day on average (as opposed to seven for men). Your feet affect your
balance, posture, and ability to be active, and are often indicators
of overall health. But despite these facts, feet often remain the
most neglected part of our bodies.
Make your new years resolution to take better care of those
five-toed wonders, and give your feet a bit of well-deserved pampering.
Exfoliating, soaking and moisturizing feet regularly, as well as foot
massages, should be part of a routine to keep feet healthy, and ESPA
has the ideal range of products and treatments for the job.
This warming scrub is a rich combination of nourishing body oils
and mineral sea salts that leave skin feeling warm and smooth. Coconut,
Sweet Almond and Sunflower oils nourish, while essential oils of Rosemary,
Clove, Cinnamon and Bay warm and relax. Natural sea salts exfoliate
the feet, removing superficial impurities and dead skin cells to soften
and smooth the skin. Dampen feet and apply salt scrub to skin in circular
motion. Follow this with a foot soak, which will allow the salts to
Soak away stress at the end of the day. Sun dried mineral salts
gathered from the Coast of Brittany have been combined with algae
extracts to create this luxurious mineral bath, which helps to improve
general circulation while cleansing and softening the skin . Add some
of these salts to warm water and relax.
Hair and Scalp Mud The Foot Hero
This unusually versatile wonder product won this affectionate name
due to the fact that it also doubles up as an intensive moisturizer
for the whole body, and is known for being an excellent treat for
feet. Its combination of Red and White Clay, rich in minerals, Iron
and Iodine, produce an excellent skin conditioning treatment. Watercress
extract is rich in Vitamin C and has historically been used to treat
dry and problematic skin, and Apricot Kernel oil nourishes, moisturizing
and protecting the feet.
Padabhyanga Foot Therapy 50 minutes
Available at Mandarin Oriental
, New York
In Ayurvedic philosophy, the soles of the feet are considered to mirror
the systems and functions of the body. Leave the everyday pressures
of life behind and cleanse away your cares with this symbolic and
traditional treatment. The feet rest on warm pebbles as they are bathed
in warm water, rich with fragrant oils. Your therapist exfoliates
and smoothes the feet and lower legs with ESPA Salt and Oil Scrub,
and massages Marma points on the feet and ankles with your personally
selected ESPA body oil. This treatment helps raise natural energy
encouraging the release of tension.
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