Feet are finally getting the respect they deserve. According to SpaFinder’s Top Ten Spa Trends for 2012, healthy feet treatments are taking center stage, topping its annual forecast of emerging concepts in the spa world.
According to SpaFinder president Susie Ellis:
“Spas and wellness centers are now putting a big focus on feet: from ‘foot fitness’ classes to new 100% foot-focused med-spas to podiatrist-overseen ‘medi-pedis’ to treatments specifically targeting high-heel pain. And while the ancient Chinese practice of reflexology revolves around using foot acupressure to impact the organs of the body, the fact that reflexology centers are becoming as common as nail salons may have more to do with people simply seeking pain relief via foot massages, rather than some sudden conversion to Traditional Chinese Medicine ...
“Look for almost every spa skincare line to include specialty foot products, and for companies that specialize in pain-relief, like Biofreeze, or foot-care specialists like the more than 100-year-old powerhouse Gehwol of Germany to continue to make big strides into the new feet-focused spa arena.”
The whole trend report is interesting and most of it is relevant to the nail biz. You can take a look here.