Did you know that 20% of all the bones in your body are in your feet?
An adult body contains a total of 206 bones, with 26 bones in each foot alone. There are also 33 joints and 100 muscles in each of your feet!
All these parts of your feet work together to perform amazing feats (pun intended) of balance, support, and movement.
Your Feet Work Hard to Keep You Going
Every time you take a step, your foot muscles absorb and distribute the weight of your body and support the push-back from the ground. As you move, the arches of your feet, along with your ankles and legs, work as shock absorbers for your body.
Give Your Feet Some Special Attention
Of course, here at Barefoot Oasis Foot Massage and Spa, we care about your feet. We’ve made it our business to keep you and your feet feeling great. Our foot reflexology technicians are here to treat your hard-working feet with the TLC they deserve.
Beginning with a nice warm soak in our scented foot bath and ending with a foot reflexology massage that is customized to suit your needs, your feet will leave Barefoot Oasis feeling the love.
Between your visits to our crosstown location, there are some simple things you can do to keep your feet performing at their best!
Take care of your feet with these easy tips:
- Keep your tootsies soft and clean. Especially during the winter months, sweat and fuzz from your socks can get trapped between your toes. Keep them clean and comfortable with a little scrub every time you shower. Then, after drying thoroughly, replenish your feet by generously applying a moisturizer. Moisturizing all winter long is the secret to having beautiful feet for summer sandal season.
- Give your feet some variety. You’ve probably heard this before: Don’t wear the same shoes every day. Shoe care experts say you should switch things up so that your shoes can air out and maintain their shape, but rotating shoes also protects your feet. The airing out process helps kill bacteria and eliminate odors. In addition, changing the type and style of shoe you wear will alter the pressure on your muscles and tissues. This change of routine ensures that your feet remain flexible and balanced.
- Choose shoes that fit properly. Not every foot is the same. No matter how good they look, if the shoes don’t fit—don’t wear them! Blisters are miserably painful and can become infected. More importantly, wearing shoes that fit improperly can cause long-term damage to the tissues and bones of your feet. Make sure you select shoes that have a toe box with plenty of room and proper arch support.
Your feet serve as your body’s foundation and support.
If you take care of them, they’ll keep you moving!
And remember, whenever you feel like giving your feet a special treat, stop by Barefoot Oasis. We’ll help you show your feet how much you care.
Learn More About Your Feet:
If you’d like to learn more about the anatomy of your feet, take a look at this amazing video about the feet and ankles by Dr. Nabil Ebraheim of the University of Toledo Medical Center; he explains it all.
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