While most of us are hunkering down inside, why not take advantage and plan a relaxing night in?! These at-home pampering ideas are perfect for all - no matter if you’re spending time with a loved one, family, or having a night to yourself, give the gift of comfort.
There's no better way to kick off a relaxing night-in than with a foot massage. New to foot massages? Here are a few quick tips to help you give a great massage:
Start with a foot soak – A warm foot bath with Epsom salts will set the scene for stress-free relaxation. Not only does a foot bath relieve pain, but it also helps eliminate odor. After the soak, use a pumice stone to help soften calluses and rough skin. Or take your relaxing scrub to the next level with our Exfoliating Foot Scrub to reinvigorate dry, tired feet, revealing smoother skin and an overall feeling of wellness.
Prop up the legs – Placing a pillow under their lower legs while they sit or lie down will help them get comfortable while helping you reach their whole foot more easily.
Rotate the ankles & toes – Gently rotate the feet at the ankles in slow, small circles. Then slowly rotate each toe individually.
Apply lotion or foot oil – We recommend our Moisturizing Foot & Leg Cream, with skin-conditioning concentrated 75% aloe. It absorbs quickly to nourish and repair dry, dehydrated skin. Softly work the cream into the feet and legs and let the blend of calming natural extracts soothe tired, heavy soles.
- Use your thumbs to apply pressure – Apply pressure with your thumbs to the feet, moving in small circles. Everyone experiences pressure differently, so don’t be afraid to ask them about the pressure, and adjust accordingly to their comfort.
With the winter chill still in the air, keep things warm and cozy this Valentine’s Day with a post-massage heat therapy treatment to keep relaxing through the weekend.
Easy on the eyes: Relax and recharge with a simple, restful restart. Like computers and smartphones, a simple restart can change the performance of human beings too. Indulge with our Warming Eye Mask. Ultra-soft and fully adjustable, our eye mask can be used hot or cold to help relieve stress, and everything from migraine headaches to swollen, puffy eyes. Find yourself with dry eyes in the winter months? Consider the Silica Dry Eye Mask. Red, irritated, dry, or puffy eyes are no match for this super-soothing, hot/cold silica bead eye mask.
Warm and cozy: Stay warm and cozy this Valentine’s Day with our luxurious Warming Shoulder Wrap to relieve aches and pains. Comforting moist heat is more effective than dry heat, offering deeper, more efficient muscle penetration. Moist heat can also speed recovery by increasing blood flow to the affected area. Additionally, the silica bead filling draws water vapor from the air and slowly releases it over time, for longer-lasting, safer, and more consistent heat therapy.
For more gift ideas to indulge yourself or that special someone, shop our Valentine’s Day Gift Guide here.
Whether you’re celebrating Valentine’s Day, Galentine’s Day, or hanging out alone and boycotting it all, everyone deserves to feel pampered and appreciated. Relaxation is the perfect way to make this holiday special. With a little love in your heart, cupid’s bow is yours for the taking.