With so many Spa treatments available it can be a challenge to know which one you should chose. In Fota Island Spa alone, for example, we offer over 60 treatments! So how do you decide which one you want? To try and sort out through all these treatments, I decided to have a look at the top Spa trends of 2012 to see what’s in this year. It wasn’t long until I found that feet treatments are at the top of the Spa trends for 2012 according to SpaFinder’s 2012 Spa Trends Report. But why is this? (Warning: The content of this blog may tempt you to get a foot treatment done – I cannot be held responsible for this!:-)).
If you’re small like me, or have to dress up for work or nights out and dinner parties and often rely on heels to give you that extra bit of height, you’re probably familiar with that heavenly feeling of relief you get when you arrive home and the first thing you do is throw the heels away. Even if we don’t wear heels, fashion trends have politely forced us to trade our lovely and comfortable runners for little pumps – which my Dad insists on calling socks. And he’s probably right. Pumps are pretty, yes, but they don’t exactly offer our feet much more support than a sock would! The result? Very sore feet!
According to health and fitness expert Tammy Foster “During a typical day, the average person spends approximately four hours on their feet and takes around 8,000-10,000 steps. So this means that your feet support a united force equal to several hundred tons of repetitive stress in every day”. (I suddenly feel very sorry for my feet…Poor feet!)
If we take all this into account it is no surprise that feet treatments have climbed their way to the top of Spa trends, and I don’t just mean pedicures. In Fota Island Spa, for instance, we offer a [Comfort Zone] Lushly Polynesian Foot Ritual. What’s that you ask? Well, imagine this, a foot ritual inspired by shiatsu massage which cleanses and exfoliates the feet. As you close your eyes to savor every second of this magical pampering treat you feel a sumptuous balm enriched with Polynesian tiare flowers being massage into your feet through a shiatsu inspired pressure massage point. Yes, I wouldn’t mind one of those right about now!
So next time you’re browsing through the many Spa treatments available and deciding which one you should choose, look down at your feet…They deserve some pampering too :-)!
Please feel free to share any of your own comments and opinions, and I will be back next week with yet another blog! 🙂 Thank you for reading!