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Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Sweet Feat

Sometimes summer time can bring some... harsh feet to your table.  Barefoot, flip flops, gardening, etc. all create special foot conditions that might not be so glamorous on our tables.

I recently read a thread on Facebook discussing these issues and how to best deal with them.

I absolutely love this idea from fellow therapist Marissa Macias:  She keeps a "funky foot" box at the end of her table.  In the summer time, this service is added to every session.  The box consists of baby wipes to wipe down the feet, followed by Sacred Earth Botanicals Foot Cream that is scented with lemongrass and peppermint.  According to Marissa, the lotion actually makes the foot softer to work with, and it smells amazing.
Thanks for the great suggestion, Marissa!

I like to use a rice cooker full of moist washcloths to add a hot towel treatment to the feet.  A few drops of essential oils makes it even better.  (I'm partial to peppermint or Olba's Oil blend.)  And now, thanks to Marissa, I plan to add in some Sacred Earth Foot Cream, too.

Do you have a special foot treatment or particular product you like to use?

Cindy Iwlew is co-founder of Bodywork Buddy Massage Software, a complete online management solution for independent massage therapists that includes online scheduling

She continues to operate her own private massage practice of 13 years.


  1. That is an awesome idea from Marissa to have on hand at all times.

    I use the Foot Balm from Bon Vital.

    1. Thanks for sharing, Luisa. I think I'm going to have to get a nice little sampler pack of some foot creams to see which ones I like best!

  2. Harriet Weber, LMT,NCTMBApril 8, 2013 at 10:45 PM

    I always use the bon vital foot creme it!