Why Should you get a Pedicure?
A pedicure is one of the most traditional, popular and satisfying spa treatments. Having your feet and toenails tended to by an expert therapist is truly luxurious, helping you relax and de-stress.
Of course, your feet will look and feel fantastic too, ideal for a special occasion or as a personal treat. However, there’s even more to a pedicure than this — join us as we take a closer look at the additional benefits!
Boosting your circulation
One key advantage of getting a pedicure is that it stimulates your blood flow.
A deep tissue massage on the feet helps promote healthy circulation and can relive tension. As a result, your feet and calves could feel less stiff and more comfortable following treatment.
Exfoliation is a key part of our luxurious pedicure treatments, removing dead skin cells from the feet.
This helps to prevent callouses and corns, encourages growth of new skin cells and makes your feet feel far smoother. If you tend to notice dry skin building up on your feet, regular pedicures can take care of this.
Our experts can use a Sea Salt bath to detoxify your feet and a rejuvenating scrub to leave them smooth and softer.
Help your nails stay healthy
Your pedicurist will tend to your toenails and help to keep them healthy with careful clipping and thorough cleaning. This can help prevent the risk of uncomfortable ingrown nails and potential infections.
As your nails are cleaned properly, they will be free of bacteria that can contribute to fungal issues. Any odour-related problems will be eased too.
Keep your skin moist
Your therapist will soak your feet in warm water and apply moisturizing creams / oils, to restore moisture to the skin. Having these applied to your feet feels fantastic, encouraging you to just close your eyes and relax.
Feet with more moisture are less likely to develop cracks or blisters over time. You’ll notice the difference after your first treatment, not to mention multiple more.
Detect potential issues early on
If you’re developing corns or bunions, your pedicurist will be able to detect this early on, giving you a chance to treat them before they start to pose a real problem.
Fungal infections can be picked up on during pedicures too. This may make a big difference to your foot health and comfort.
Our Ionic Foot Detox can help to remove those toxins accumulated during everyday life from your body.
We’ll place your feet in a bath with water carrying negative ions, which enter your body via your pores. These connect with positively charged molecules and toxins inside you and enable the body to flush them out in a natural way (either through the feet or elsewhere).
This special foot treatment can have a positive effect on the whole body and system, not just your feet!
Feeling intrigued to try a pedicure with Astra Medi Spa? Our experienced therapists offer multiple luxurious treatments to help your feet look and feel better than ever.
Please don’t hesitate to get in touch and book your pedicurenow!
How to Relax and Unwind Before your Wedding
It’s natural to feel a little stressed and anxious ahead of your wedding. Getting hitched is a major step you’ve planned for months (if not years), and you want everything to be perfect.
We’ve worked with countless brides-to-be over the years, helping them to indulge in relaxing, luxurious spa treatments. In that time, we’ve learned a few things about unwinding in the run up to your nuptials.
Here are four terrific ideas for any bride-to-be!
Meditate your way to calmness
Never tried meditation before? You don’t have to sit on a mountain top or put aside several hours to reap its benefits. It’s much more accessible than you might imagine.
All you need is a quiet place without distractions and at least 10 - 15 minutes to spare.
You can find a wealth of meditation apps out there to guide you, or look for local meditation classes in your area. Just a few sessions ahead of your wedding (and on the day itself) can help you stay calm and unwind.
Find time to be pampered
Spa treatments are ideal for de-stressing and can help you feel at your best before (or on) your wedding day.
Take a friend or two along, or go solo, and treat yourself. A manicure and pedicure, facial and massage or detox wrap will all work wonders.
A session in the hands of an expert therapist leaves you in a blissful state of relaxation, even if the ceremony is just a few hours away!
Make time for romance
Things can get a little crazy in the pre-wedding period. You and your partner might get so caught up in speaking to the planner, organizing the meal, finding the right cake, finalizing outfits and everything else, you actually lose touch with them for a while.
Before you know it, you can end up simply passing each other as you rush from one place to another.
Slow down. Take a breath. Carve a little time out of your respective days to enjoy each other’s company.
Go out for dinner, watch a movie together, play a board game or two. Remind each other why you’re actually going through all these preparations: so you can get married and celebrate your love with the people who matter.
Sweat it out
Exercise is one of the most effective ways to combat stress, even if it’s not exactly your favourite way to spend time.
This doesn’t mean you have to sign up with a gym, though. Just put your running shoes on and go for a jog around your neighbourhood. Get a resistance band and get to work in your living room, kitchen or wherever you have space.
You’ll feel more relaxed when those endorphins start working their magic, and you’ll have more confidence too. A quick workout on the wedding day itself can even ease some of those last-minute jitters.
At Astra Medi Spa, our superior bridal services are just what you need to relax and look fabulous, either before or on your wedding day! Our luxury treatments include massages, facials and even hair styling.
Want to talk about creating your own bespoke bridal package? Please don’t hesitate to get in touch!
Dedicated and passionate Astra Medicare staff.