Are you a mani/pedi regular? Or do you only treat yourself to nail treatments on special occasions? If the latter, you’re doing yourself a real disservice.

Like other spa treatments, getting regular manicures and pedicures can have some real health benefits –not only for your hands and feet but also for your entire body. It’s not just about how lovely they make your nails and skin look. It’s how you feel afterward. Self-care and relaxation are equally important.

Manicure Benefits

Nail Health

Hands get put through the wringer most every day. Jobs, chores, and daily activities can leave your nails and skin feeling less than perfect. In addition, stress leads many to pick at their nails and cuticles during leaving fingertips dry, cracked, and even bleeding. Regular manicures will help prevent cracked, brittle nails, promote strong resilient nails, smooth rough and damaged skin, and help prevent infections from developing. Proper deep cleaning and the removal of dead skin cells will foster new cell growth that will keep your skin and fingernails looking healthy and beautiful.

Not Just Nails

A professional manicure is more than just nail care. Throughout your manicure, from wrist to fingertip, your hands are the center of attention. A good nail technician is trained in the art of administering therapeutic hand massages as well as clipping and buffing – and with good reason. A hand massage will help alleviate joint stiffness and increase circulation. For an added benefit, especially If you suffer from arthritis, add a paraffin dip to ease pain and improve mobility in the affected joints.


It’s amazing how something as simple as a little pampering can help melt stress away. A manicure is a great way to take a break during an otherwise busy day and focus on yourself. This brief respite with your favorite nail technician allows you to take a deep breath, settle back with an aromatic cup of tea, and let the weight of the world slip away – at least for an hour. Not only will your nails and hands look beautiful, the smile on your face will carry you through the rest of your day.

Pedicure Benefits

Catch Problems Early

Regular pedicures are a great way to keep an eye on the health of your toes and feet. Your nail technician can help identify the early signs of corns, bunions, and fungal and other infections. An infection can often take weeks to become a noticeable problem, but a professional nail technician will be able to spot one in its early stages when it is most easily treated.

Preserves Moisture

A pedicure that includes a soak in warm water and the use of fragrant lotions and soothing oils will help restore and maintain hydration in your feet. This is especially important if you suffer from blisters or dry cracked skin. Well-moisturized feet are less prone to blistering and those painful cracks in your skin are an open invitation to infection. Healthy, well-maintained and moisturized cuticles will also have a positive effect on toenail growth by preventing ridges or split ends.

Improves Circulation

Perhaps one of the most enjoyable parts of a spa pedicure is the massage that comes with it. While it’s true a calming foot massage will help you to relax and relieve tension, but it will also promote better circulation. This increase in blood circulation will, in turn, help reduce pain and improve joint mobility, meaning you will experience a pedicure’s benefits even after you leave the spa.

Manicures, Pedicures, & Wellness at Elements Spas in Santa Rosa and Healdsburg

The physical and mental health benefits of receiving manicure and pedicure services are wonderful, to say the least. Your hands and feet will look great, your stress levels will be lowered, and your body will feel better overall. When you’re ready to experience and enjoy all the benefits that come with professional spa treatments, contact our private oases in Santa Rosa and Healdsburg to schedule your own personal treatment.

We offer many different manicure and pedicure experiences that will leave you delighted and relaxed along with beautiful healthy nails and skin. When you partner with Elements, you will achieve a healthier and more beautiful you.