Hands, Feet and Nails

Manicures and pedicures are not just about making your nails look pretty they are important for the not only the health of your nails but also you general health too.
Our hands and feet are the hardest working parts of our bodies, there is no rest for them as we are so busy with our everyday life. It’s important to look after both our hands and feet and to investigate any changes, especially discolouration, to them and our nails.

The nail is made up of Keratin and our finger tips and feet have many nerve endings which feed us with the information we need about objects that we touch.
Our nail growth slows down as we get older and our circulation slows down, Our fingernails grow at a rate of 3mm a month which is quicker than toenails that grow about 1mm a month. A nail can take up to 12- 18 months to be fully replaced.
If we become ill our nails can become weak or can grow with defects but other factors that can effect our nails are :
• Age
• Illness
• Stress
• Nail biting
• Calcium deficiency
• Poor diet
• Injuries
• Poor hygiene
• Not wearing gloves when using detergents or solvents
There are many ways in which we can help to protect our nails, hands and feet, regular manicures and pedicures being the main one. As a therapist I can help to strengthen weak finger nails and hydrate dry sore hands and feet. By checking your feet you will be protected from any fungal infections which can quickly spread. So don’t put your hands and feet away for the Winter, ensure they are “boot and glove” ready and healthy. Book in for a manicure or pedicure or both to ensure that by the time sumner comes around again you are ready.