You should pay attention to your feet, a part of your body that is often overlooked. Pedicures pamper your feet and not only keep you looking gorgeous, but they also relieve your stress, tight and achy muscles, promoting an overall feeling of well-being. Hot-stone pedicure typically consists of heat therapy and, in some cases, massage and aromatherapy to soothe sore muscles in the legs and feet.
The hot stone pedicure uses heated rocks to stimulate your legs and feet in order to relax them. You may need a hot-stone treatment to complement your pedicure if your feet suffer from wear and tear on a regular basis. Your legs and feet feel less tense, and your toes look nice. The relaxing sensation of a hot-stone pedicure encourages you to unwind and relax.
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How to use hot stones in pedicure:
Hot-stone pedicures are performed by placing heated, smooth, flat stones — basalt rocks are common — on top of and underneath your feet. Upon touching the rocks, the heat relaxes your muscles and stimulates your feet’s pressure points.
For footrest, the technician may place hot rocks in a bowl. He or she prefers this technique to tuck small stones between your toes and place larger ones on the tops of your feet. Along the sides of your lower calves, and sometimes under the arches of your feet. Different practitioners place stones in different places.
Advantages or benefits of this pedicure:
Pedicures with hot stones can reduce fatigue, increase energy, relax and soothe your nerves. Stones can provide relief from muscle tension and promote circulation in your lower extremities.
Typically, the stones are no warmer than your body temperature by more than 4 degrees Fahrenheit.
As a result of the heat from the rocks, you are able to absorb oils better during your massage and aromatherapy portion of the pedicure.
How to Apply hot stone pedicure step by step:
- First of all, remove old nail polish and trim your nails.
- Then soak your feet in a small tub with warm water.
- Then apply hot stones for approximately 10 to 30 minutes.
- After this, you receive a foot and leg massage from your pedicurist.
- This kind of massage can often be given with aromatherapy oil.
- Finally, finish it with a fine coat of polish and buff your nails.