8 Health Benefits of Regular Pedicures
Early Detection of Problems
Getting a regular pedicure can help the pedicurist detect early signs of corns, bunions and fungal infections. These conditions are easier to treat when they are identified in its earlier stages.
Decreases Chances of Infections
Dirty feet are a breeding ground for all sorts of bacteria. Getting a Maintenance or Repair Pedicure at Hammer & Nails is one way to get rid of all the dirt stuck under toenails. The elimination of dirt and bacteria from your feet will also help prevent nail diseases disorders (fungi). We also add organic essential oils to the foot soak to give you additional anti-bacterial protection.
Removes Foot Odor
No one likes a stinky foot! Pedicures are the best way to remove odor-causing dead skin, dirt and bacteria from your feet.
Prevents Ingrown Toenails
Men, often, don’t pay much attention when you cut your toenails. This can lead to cutting nails too short or leaving miniscule pieces at the edges – both of which lead to ingrown toenails. A regular professional pedicure will ensure that your nails are taken care of and are also cut to the correct length.
Preserves Skin’s Moisture
A pedicure includes soaks in warm water and massages with oils and lotions that help preserve the moisture and integrity of your feet. Moisturized feet are less likely to get blisters, cracks or other foot problems. It is also important to keep your cuticles moisturized to prevent nails from growing out with ridges or splits, which can cause the nails to lift out of the nail beds.
Exfoliates the Feet
Exfoliation, or removal of dead skin cells, prevents the cells from accumulating and causing bunions or corns, which can be uncomfortable and painful. The removal of the dead skin on your feet, especially on the heel, encourages new cell growth, which creates smoother and more attractive feet.
The most enjoyable part of a pedicure at Hammer & Nails is the foot/calf massage. Massaging helps promotes circulation and helps relieve tension in the calves and feet. Increase in blood circulation can reduce pain and help distribute heat throughout your body.
Helps Relieve Stress
All men would agree that stress is the biggest enemy and given your frenetic schedules, it’s not a bad idea to take an hour out of your monthly routine for a pedicure. After all, sitting and relaxing in one our big leather chairs with a personal TV, headphones and a complimentary beverage while one of professional manicurists works on your feet can be bliss.