Health Benefits Of Pedicures

It’s finally here…sandal season! Are your toes and heels worthy of being bared? Pedicures are a great way to prepare your tootsies for warm weather footwear, but they’re also beneficial year-round in promoting health and wellness.

Pedicures And Posture

You might find it hard to believe that a simple pedicure can correct one’s posture, but it’s true. The removal of dead, toughened skin along with the softening and smoothing of the remaining skin can alter the distribution of body weight. Have you ever noticed after a pedicure walking a little easier? The comforting massage chair and warm water don’t hurt the relaxation process either. I always feel so much lighter after a relaxing pedicure!


Our feet are home to an abundance of nerve endings, also known as sensory receptors, so it should come as no surprise that a good foot massage can promote circulation, which is beneficial to your health for number of reasons. For one, proper blood flow is important in the prevention of blood clots and vericose veins, an unsightly and sometimes dangerous symptom of poor circulation. A nutritional diet and regular exercise can also improve your circulation. Proper blood flow can also help you maintain good skin coloring and condition. Finally, good circulation is key in preventing swelling in the lower limbs.

Pain Isn’t Always Beauty

There’s a lot of truth to pain begetting beauty. If you don’t believe me, go get your upper lip waxed! However, a lot of painful situations are anything but beautiful, especially when these afflictions are on the feet. Bunions, corns, and blisters can be prevented by wearing comfortable, properly-fitting shoes and removing any dry skin before they fully form. During a pedicure, the pedicurist will soften the skin of the feet with a combination of warm water, salts, and oils, and then remove the dead skin, revealing younger-looking, smoother skin beneath.

Decreased Risk Of Infection

When you receive regular pedicures, your smooth, moisturized soles and clipped nails pose less risk of infection than of those who never get pedicures. At Mary Cates Salon, only licensed cosmetologists give pedicures to our guests. We utilize medical-grade cleaning products and practices, and never take shortcuts. All of the items that touch your feet are either sterilized or disposable and thus new for each guest. We want every one of our guests to feel confident in knowing their feet will be well cared for!

Moisturize For Your Health

As you may know, your skin is your body’s largest organ! The main job of the skin is to keep out infection. Skin that is dry is more likely to crack, which can lead to infection more easily. Keeping your feet smooth and moisturized not only makes you look and feel better about yourself, but you are also doing a small part to keeping your body healthy! It’s one of the easiest things you can do to promote health, so be sure to moisturize after each shower as well as getting bi-weekly pedicures with your favorite Mary Cates pedicurist!


Call today for your appointment to make your soles happy!


Written by Michelle McDowell for Mary Cates Salon. Michelle is wife to one lucky guy and mom to three of the best kids ever! If you have any questions about the blog, would like to contribute to our site, or leave a testimonial, contact us here. We'd love to hear from you!