HoMedics Foldaway Luxury Foot Spa and Massager with Heater/Keep Warm Function - Soothing Vibration Massage, Clever Collapsible and Compact Design, Use with Your Favourite Bath Salts and Essential Oils
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The space-saving, collapsible design means you won’t need to re-organise your house to make room for a full spa treatment. Instead, it pops up when you need it and folds flat when you’re finished. Most foot baths on our list have some added features like vibration, rolling massage, bubbles, and pumice stones, which may be particularly important depending on your personal needs. The most important step is to always follow your soak with a moisturizing cream and heel protectors," Correa says. "While it may feel soothing and relaxing, hot water strips all of the moisture and oils out of your skin and nails, leaving them super dry."
Going to the salon once or twice a month for a pedicure may feel like a sweet treat, but let’s be honest, your tired, swollen feet deserve much more pampering than that. To the rescue: the best foot spas! After long bouts of walking, standing all day, or even cramming your toes into pointy pumps, giving your achy feet a warm soak can make all the difference. Without getting too much in the weeds here, proponents of ionic foot baths claim that these treatments can remove toxins with the use of a low-voltage electrical current; the ionization charges atoms in the water that attract toxins in your body and pull them out through your feet.Lastly, don’t forget to have a good moisturizer on hand after the bath. Dr. McEneaney says people think soaking their feet also moisturizes them, but in reality, it dries them out because you're essentially washing away the natural oils that your body produces to keep them hydrated. Follow up with a nourishing cream or lotion after your feet have been soaked and towel-dried. Enter the foot spa. If you are unfamiliar, "a foot spa is an at-home foot care device that holds water and utilizes many mechanisms like temperature adjustments, massage options and more," explains Marcela Correa, owner and medical nail technician at MediPedi NYC Inc."They are typically used to soak and soothe feet, relieve pain or discomfort in toenails and soles of the feet and to prep feet for a deep cleansing or treatment."
Ice (in non-electric foot baths). “Most people think the bath should be warm, but if you're having joint pain, a cold foot bath can be helpful,” says Dr. McEneaney. With that advice, we scoured the internet for crowd-favorite foot baths with features like vibration, massaging nodes, and temperature-controlled heating. We also tried to find a variety of foot baths for every budget, from simple-but-effective basins to luxurious, at-home spa machines. Epsom salt. Both Drs. McEneaney and Weiser say that Epsom salt is helpful, especially if you have sore, achy feet.off after taking a dip: As fun as it is to soak your feet, it’s also important to properly dry your feet afterward. Have a towel at-the-ready to dry off your tootsies to help prevent bacteria and fungi from growing. regularly: A dirty machine increases the likelihood of bacteria and fungi buildup, which puts your feet at risk. After draining your tub, wash it with soap and water and dry it thoroughly. (The Environmental Protection Agency has a great cleaning guide.)