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2013 - Issue 4 - Fall

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GUIDE relax Get a Killer Foot treatment in serene surroundings at Skoah. No Pressure LUXURIOUS TREATMENTS RELIEVE FOOT PAIN FOR HIGH-HEEL DEVOTEES. BY JESSICA LANIEWSKI Give your digits the ultimate treat with this 75-minute facial for your feet. Each foot is exfoliated and covered in a mask before being cleaned with hot towels and massaged. As a finishing touch, wrap up the treatment with toenails painted in the color of your choice. 72 Central St., Wellesley, 781-235-7788; Bella Santé Unwind with the 80-minute Decleor Foot Facial, a hydrating treatment that softens your feet with exfoliation, an anti-aging restorative serum, and a moisturerich lotion. The feet are covered in a butter mask, then in warm paraffin wax before being washed off, and toenails are painted with an OPI, Essie, or RGB color. 38 Newbury St., 617-424-9930; 190 Linden St., Wellesley, 781-263-9989; Bliss You'll be singing the praises of the "Heel"-lelujah pedicure. The treatment includes a warm oatmeal bath soak, a calluseliminating foot mask, and a massage with 24-"Heaven" healing body balm. For no additional charge, opt to add the Ansr sole gadget to your treatment; it helps smooth the bottom of the feet with a powerful motor. W Boston, 100 Stuart St., 617-261-8747; Canyon Ranch Get Instant Relief—the name says 148 it all. This treatment is aimed at ridding you of painful foot ailments, such as plantar fasciitis (a constant complaint from high-heels wearers), shin splints, and general pain throughout the entire foot. The massage is customized for each client to increase circulation and mobility. 165 Kemble St., Lenox, 413-6374100; Chuan Body + Soul The Langham hotel's spa will have you back on your feet with the new Heavenly Jing Luo foot treatment. Designed to relieve muscle tension, the treatment starts with a warm stone placed on your back before the lower legs and feet are massaged and wrapped with a mask of ai ye (medicinal herbs) and mineral salt that stimulates circulation. 250 Franklin St., 617-422-5108; Mandarin Oriental Ditch your Jimmy Choos (temporarily) for the Oriental Foot Therapy at the Mandarin Oriental. The 50-minute treatment starts with your feet resting on warm pebbles in hot water with fragrant oils, followed by exfoliation and massage, including the lower legs. The treatment helps stimulate circulation and energy in the soles. 776 Boylston St., 617-535-8888; OMBE Integrative Health Center Pay a visit to Dr. Drew Deppen of the Motion Performance Group at OMBE center to have you comfortable in your heels in no time. Deppen, the only McKenzie-certified chiropractor in the Back Bay, uses a combination of myofascial release, Graston Technique, and strengthening exercises for pain relief. 551 Boylston St., 4th Fl., 617-447-2222; FEET FIRST Boston Common Podiatry's Dr. Jordana Szpiro can keep your dogs from barking. Skoah With Skoah's 20-minute Killer Foot treatment, your feet will be exfoliated with the brand's Body Skrub, hydrated with the Moisture Induce mask, and then finished off with either the Smooth Kicks foot lotion or one of Skoah's rich body creams. 641A Tremont St., 857-350-4930; 35 Newbury St., 857-350-4896; Stowe Mountain Lodge Both guests and non-guests can sign up for the Friday Afternoon Club treatment, in which a therapist slathers tired feet with Spa Ritual's hydrating and detoxifying Instinctual Sand Scrub, containing ginger oil, white sand, volcanic black sand, and argan oil. Feet are then wrapped in paraffin wax and warm towels. 7412 Mountain Rd., Stowe, VT, 802-253-3560; BC A new treatment can keep you in the shoes you love. "Opt for a foot filler, such as Sculptra Aesthetic, which creates a permanent internal cushion in the balls and soles of the feet that reduces pain," says Szpiro. "Sculptra promotes collagen production and is long-lasting as a result." There's no downtime after the filler is applied, and it may take only three treatments to get results. 264 Beacon St., 617-262-2266; bostoncommonpodiatrycom PHOTOGRAPHY BY WAVEBREAK MEDIA (FOOT RUB) Ardan Medspa + Salon BOSTONCOMMON-MAGAZINE.COM 148_BC_TG_Relax_Fall13.indd 148 8/2/13 2:18 PM

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