Feet need regular breaks from the daily monotony of walking to bus stops and drop-kicking unsolvable Rubik's cubes. Pamper paws with today's Groupon: for $49, you get a spa package for feet at Footopia (a $110 value). The package includes:
- A 15-minute mud and herb foot bath session
- A 45-minute reflexology foot massage
- A 30-minute left-wrist laser therapy treatment
Massage and laser therapy services will be performed at the same time.
The experienced staff at Footopia, whose treatments have been lauded by Tourism Vancouver, cossets tootsies during therapeutic and holistic treatments. In 15-minute footbaths, a specific combination of mud and herbs pacifies tired toes and heels, and a miniature Pied Piper coaxes toxins from the body. Therapists then go toe-to-toe with toes in a 45-minute reflexology massage that targets strategic areas on the foot in an effort to revivify muscles, reduce fatigue, and improve the body's immune system. While feet receive pampering, a diode-laser therapy treatment is administered to the left wrist, near the radial artery. These noninvasive laser irradiation treatments target the blood with a calibrated wavelength and can decrease blood viscosity and lipids, improve oxygen utilization, and implant speed-reading skills.
Wading barefoot through a muddy swamp has no noteworthy health benefits, but Footopia's mud footbaths are a different story. Infused with natural herbs and crystals, they rejuvenate toes and draw toxins from the body. The holistic health facility’s team specializes in these treatments as well as other foot-centric services. During foot reflexology, they apply pressure to specific points on the feet that may correspond with other parts of the body to improve one’s overall well-being. Footopia'a highly trained massage therapists can also ply the whole body with deep tissue kneads that are more effective than rubbing your back against your barn.