As you get older you start to appreciate the need to take care of yourself. Whether its regular yoga class, a bike ride to work, or a monthly massage. Looking after your mind and body is front of mind, as your desire to live as long as possible, becomes increasingly important.
As children grow up and need less attention you suddenly find you have time for self indulgence and a couple of hours pampering doesn’t seem like the most selfish idea in the world. Gone are the days when even reading the paper was enough to cause world war three and the competition about who was more tired, raged on an almost daily basis.
I’ve never been one for spending hours at the beauty salon and even having my hair highlighted makes me squirm, if it takes too long. But the one thing I have come to appreciate, is the luxury of a good pedicure.
Friends waxed lyrical about pedicures for years and to be honest I could never see the attraction. Why would anyone want another human being to fiddle with their feet and how could the poor beautician even bear to touch my feet (or trotters, as MAD likes to call them!)?
Then I recieved a voucher for an Ultimate Cowshed Pedicure from my sister in law. She’s a beautician so knows a thing or two about treatments and had obvioulsy researched this one.
The deluxe foot treatment is designed to provide the ultimate in foot care. Nails are filed, cuticles are tidied and hardened skin is removed. This is followed by a deeply relaxing leg and foot massage. Afterwards, the feet are wrapped in a hydration mask whilst the scalp and shoulders are massaged.The treatment ends with nail polish and takes place in a huge, squashy armchair. It lasts 75 minutes and was so relaxing I fell asleep.
Who knew having your feet touched could be so fabulous.