Walking from store to store, running countless errands, standing in long lines ... your feet are taking a beating this holiday season.
So why not give your tootsies a treat?
Several Long Island spas offer treatments specifically designed to soothe, moisturize, energize and glamorize. Here's a sampling:
'Hot Chocolate' manicure/pedicure
The Spa at East Wind 5720 Route 25A, Wading River, 631-846-2339, eastwindlongisland.com Cost: $49
What you get: A chocolate lover's dream. Through Jan. 31, the spa is offering a special that includes a "Hot Chocolate" manicure/pedicure for $49 (80 minutes, seven days a week). You start with a warm milk soak to soften and soothe tired hands and feet, followed by a warm vanilla and brown sugar scrub to remove excess dry skin. The treatment ends with a hydrating chocolate butter cream massage. And one more thing: The service comes with a mug of steaming hot cocoa. Yummmmmm.
Essential oil and reflexology treatment
The Village Spa 17 Main St., Roslyn, 516-625-0019, the-village-spa.com Cost: $115 (includes gratuity)
What you get: This one-hour treatment "... and don't forget your feet!" begins with an essential oil marble foot soak. The feet and legs are then exfoliated, covered with a mud mask, followed by reflexology, hot stones and a massage. "It's a real nice, really relaxing treatment," says owner Rick Joseph. "It's definitely the best thing we do for feet and legs."
'Kerala' spa pedicure
Joseph Christopher Salon & Spa
254 W. Park Ave., Long Beach, or 2750 Merrick Rd., Bellmore, 516-889-3900, josephchristopher.com Cost: $75
What you get: This 75-minute treatment starts with a special exfoliating paste and warm herbal masque combined with the healing touch and ingredients from the south of India to improve the condition of nails and cuticles. Rejuvenating and nurturing, this treatment smooths, softens relaxes and renews.
'Retreat for the Feet' massage
Hands on HealthCare Massage Therapy and Wellness Day Spa
208 Commack Rd., Commack, 631-462-4263, mymassagecenter.com
Cost: $60 for 30 minutes (or $15 to add it to another service)
What you get: This de-stressing treatment starts with wrapping hot, moist towels around the feet. Next comes a warm aromatic salt massage that stimulates circulation and exfoliates dead skin cells and a European rose mud mask to draw out toxins and leave feet baby soft. Another massage with hot moist towels comes next, followed this time by a hot oil massage. "For the feet, it's the biggest seller," says Jeremy Kaplan, a spa manager. "A combination of the mud and the smell, that's what people like. And the scrub and hot towels to take it off is always nice, too, especially in the
Reflexology foot treatment
Atlantis Health Network 650 Hawkins Ave., Ronkonkoma (also in Port Jefferson, St. James, Shoreham and Riverhead.), 631-467-2770, atlantishn.com Cost: $45 for a half-hour, $74 for an hour
If your feet need a little extra TLC during the holidays, try a reflexology treatment, which involves a massage therapist working on different pressure points of the feet that affect different glands and organs of the body. "It's great for tired feet," says manager Colleen Ryan. "After you have reflexology, you feel like you're walking on clouds."