Posts Tagged ‘feet’


Friday, August 1st, 2008

License to massage feet
A wave of new trends in the beauty industry has stepped up in the U.S. – one in particular is gaining recognition: foot massage. Not only are people willing to shell out $15-$30 for a foot rub, but The Board of Barbering and Cosmetology in California has also recognized a need for regulation. In a recent article about regulating foot massage parlors, some business owners are feeling the pinch from the Board.

These businesses are being subjected to closings and fines when their employees can not produce proper certificates. Since foot massage is still new to the U.S., state officials feel that foot massage falls under the regulation of the Board of Barbering and Cosmetology. And, beauty schools do not teach the very narrow field of foot massage.

To become licensed, employees would have to take classes that would also involve nails and hair care . Since the employees are only dealing with feet, many business owners think that there should be no regulation until the proper laws are set in place. wants to know … what’s your opinion? Is the board warranted in pushing for more regulation of foot massage parlors?

Falling behind!

Friday, April 25th, 2008

I must apologize because I’m about four days overdue for my review of the homemade sugar scrub. To be completely honest, I haven’t had time to try it yet! We’ve been busy at home preparing for a shindig this weekend, so my focus has been on improving the quality of our yard for an outdoor party, rather than the quality of my skin! And since that party is this weekend, there’s a good chance I won’t be able to make the sugar scrub until next week. Forgive me, please!

In the meantime, for this Friday post, I found an incredibly interesting article about feet. It’s long, so I thought today was a great day to share it so you could take your time this weekend to read it and soak it all up. There are some theories that I’m not sure I agree with – mainly – “shoes are bad for our feet.” Maybe in a world where all floors are made of powdery white sand or clover, but I can’t imagine how getting a nail stuck in your bare sole would be “healthier” than wearing the average shoe?

Going barefoot is just not a solution for this day and age. But problems with our feet are not going to change either way. So what can we do? Buy good shoes, give your feet appropriate rest, get pedicures and foot massages, and of course, see a doctor if your feet are especially ailing you. Or, become a person that can help alleviate the problem by going to massage school or learn to be a nail technician where you can give pedicures! And we have all of those at!!