If soaking your feet is so beneficial,
why don’t more people do it?
Spas and salons have been offering foot baths as part of their pedicure protocols for years. The warm water in the pedicure tub jets around your feet increasing circulation, softening callouses, relaxing muscles and just plain feeling good! Many spas even include a ritual-like foot bath as part of their signature services. This gesture is welcoming, comforting, and relaxing. Whether part of a high end signature spa service, or a standard protocol in pedicures, soaking one’s feet is an important aspect of a true spa experience.
In fact, foot soaking has been gaining more and more nationwide attention beyond just the spa setting. Podiatrist Dr. Taz Bhatia of the Dr. Oz television show and contributor on the Oz Blogs confirms both the benefits and the luxury of foot bathing.
…There are few things more luxurious than a “salty” foot soak after being on your feet all day. Fill up a small basin with hot water. Add and dissolve half a cup of Epsom salt. …… Do this three times a week for best results….
“Indeed”, says Lydia delRossi, the designer, creator and manufacturer of Soakees; the Slip On & Tie Foot Bath. She agrees with Dr. Bhatia, “Foot soaking is absolutely luxurious. And yet, for very little cost, it has the potential to help millions of people improve their overall wellness.“ She believes soaking one’s feet should be part of a weekly routine. She adds, “It not only alleviates the general aches and pains in your feet from standing for long periods of time, soaking can also help soften dry feet, reduce soreness resulting from ill-fitting shoes, improve problematic toenails and even help with swelling.”
So, if foot soaking is healthful, effective, and inexpensive why aren’t more men and women of all ages soaking their feet on a regular basis? According to delRossi the answer comes down to convenience. “It takes time and effort to fill bins or buckets with water. Moreover, the sheer weight of the water in a tub or basin makes foot soaking nearly impossible for many people. To enjoy the benefits – foot soaking must be simple, easy and require little clean up.”
delRossi makes a good point. Home remedy foot bath recipes typically begin …. To get started, you’ll need something large enough for both your feet and deep enough that the water reaches your ankles. Try a large roasting pan. “When I hear this, I think no way, what a mess.” delRossi laughs. “It’s no wonder people don’t want to soak their feet in between salon pedicures. The water is heavy and the process messy. It becomes a chore, not a luxury. Using tubs and roasting pans is just not a simple process.”
An advocate of foot soaking for both the healthful benefits and the relaxation effect, delRossi’s designed a product to solve this problem. Each re-usable Soakees vinyl boot fills up with about 2-3 cups of water and ties at the top to avoid any spills. “It’s so simple that I can fit a foot soak into my day very easily. I put on my Soakees when I am working at my desk, watching a TV show, relaxing, or just catching up on the phone with friends.” delRossie understood the value of foot bathing for the healthful benefits, yet knew the process needed to be simple. “For me, it’s the best 20 minutes I can spend on myself.” delRossi adds, “I forgot to mention the best thing, the water solution stays warm longer. I use less product because the water solution is so concentrated. And, it’s quiet!” With the stress put on our feet every day, foot soaking should be a weekly ritual.
There has been a strong interest in the use of Soakees in the spa setting. Spas are beginning to add Soakees, the “Slip on and Tie Foot Bath” to their menu offerings as an enhancement. “Imagine the possibility of adding a foot soak while a guest is having a haircut or a manicure, or even relaxing in the lounge. And, they can take the pair home with them to continue the benefits.”
Soakees: The “Slip on & Tie Foot Bath”
- Less Water – uses only @3 cups per foot
- Less Weight- only @ 1.5 lbs. of water vs. 25 lbs. in a portable pedicure bowl
- Less Mess- easy to slip on and slip off – no sloshing water
- Less Product – offers a greater concentration of product
- Better Sanitation- individual use – no contact with residue in pedicure bowls
- Very Mobile- guests can be anywhere- a lounge, nail or hair station, etc.
- Retail Opportunity- supports repeat Signature Foot Bath Solution sales
- Quiet and Serene- no noise, very relaxing and tranquil
- Holds Temperature- (cold or hot) longer
- Wellness Benefits – studies support benefits of foot soaks
- Very Private, Personalized Service- no need to worry about your feet
- More Revenue- multiple clients at one time with one attendant
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