Sandals, Seashells and Sand Are Summertime Spa Favorites
Springtime is the right time to start getting your feet into Spavelous condition for the summer. Sandal season is just around the corner, nothing can ruin the look of your trendy little sandals and sexy open-toed shoes then the appearance of rough cracked heels, corns, and overgrown toenails. Regardless of the cost of your sandals, nothing quite shows your success more than feet that look like a million bucks.
Several Spas are giving your feet that Spavelous Summertime looks by taking your feet and your body to the beach. Historically, the Mayans considered seashells to be a transmitter of positive energy. Seashell’s services are big. Here are a few of my favorites:
Spa at The Del
Spa at The Del inside the Hotel del Coronado in San Diego lures clients with its Shell Therapy Manicure and Pedicure that involves a massage of the hands and feet using large and small shells. Clients liken it to walking on the beach without moving a muscle.
The Cliff House Resort & Spa
The Cliff House Resort & Spa, on the south coast of Maine, offers their Seashell Therapy. Surrounded by aromatic candles and relaxing music, let the sounds of the ocean relax you into Nirvana and provide beauty, health, and wellness. This three-step body treatment begins with their exclusive warm Seashell Massage to help improve circulation and lymphatic drainage. Followed by a finely crushed seashell and shea butter exfoliation to smooth the skin and a warm seaweed laminaria oil wrap to replace lost minerals in the body.
Seashells are a major part of Hawaiian traditions. At the Spa Grande at Grande Wailea Resort & Spa on Maui, they continue this tradition with their Hawaiian Seashell Massage. During the treatment, small tiger cowry shells are placed between the toes, in the hands, and on the third-eye chakra, larger shells are cupped over the body to draw out unwanted energy and are then filled with scented oil and used to massage the client with Lomilomi techniques.
Spa at Amelia Island
If you desire a two and a half hour seaside escape, then escape to The Ritz-Carlton Spa at Amelia Island in Florida and experience the Seashell Serendipity. This treatment is a luxurious massage and facial combination. It incorporates seashells on your body and the captivating sounds of the ocean for your mind. Rich in minerals and trace elements, it revitalizes and energizes the skin and body.
If you have ever spent a day walking on the cool sand, you will remember how great your feet feel at the end of the day. Aquaterra Spa in Laguna Beach offers the Sand Scrub Foot Therapy. It is as invigorating as a day spent walking barefoot along Laguna Beach. Your feet will be scrubbed to a smooth glow and then moisturized during a relaxing foot massage, leaving feet soft, refined, and energized.
The Spavelous Summer Sandal Selection includes:
Supracor’s new St. Tropez Spa Sandals are constructed with two layers of flexible honeycomb with a slip-resistant bottom perfect for the spa or pool. These sandals stimulate blood flow to enhance circulation and reduce fatigue. In addition to massaging the feet, the honeycomb absorbs shock and is naturally antifungal and antibacterial, making them ideal for the spa and health club locker rooms.
According to Elle Magazine, thin-strapped sandals are back. They can be found in all colors, from bright greens to brilliant red. The difference this year is the heel. Wedge, chunky or pencil-thin, heeled sandals are the trend. Spavelous Sandals this year can be summed up in two words, “bold” and “sexy”, are the defining words for this summer’s styles.
After the long dark-colored winter days, hands, and feet can rejoice that the colors of summer have arrived! Soft feminine dresses, glossy candy-colored accessories, absolutely anything metallic (just don’t overdo it), tailored sportswear with a shot of bright color, are just a few key pieces to place on your wish list this season.
This same trend carries through to your nail polish choices:
Silver is the new black, Lippman Stardust “Rinse Charming”, beautiful, gleaming silver in “DS shimmer” by OPI, seems to be the polish du jour, getting mentions by beauty editors in both Vogue and Blueprint magazines as their favorite polish leading the trend. Another sparkly contender is Creative Nail Design’s “Silver Anniversary. Keep in mind your silver nails will make a real statement on their own, so for a daytime treat your metallic manicure as you would any metallic accessory and keep the rest of your look clean and simple.
For a more casual, clean nail color, nude-tones, and sheer apricots look fabulous during the summer. Nar’s “Candy Darling” and Essie’s “Cool-lots” are perfect. The orange undertones of sheer apricot give a fresh look to a summer French manicure or pedicure.
If you want to make it a Spavelous Spa Summer, Now is the time to get your feet and body in Spavelous spa shape! Enjoy and have fun!