Bah! Achy Feet
Cause: Pounding the pavement looking for the perfect gifts. A long day of working, shopping, and decorating the house can leave your dogs in dire need of pampering.
Aah! “Alternate warm and cold foot baths: Soak your feet in a tub of warm water infused with a few scoops of sea salt for 10 minutes, then place them in a tub of cold water for 10, then repeat,” says aesthetician Mona Sappenfield, owner of the Mona Spa and Laser Center, in Memphis and three other locations. “The warmth will ease the soreness, and the coolness will take the swelling out,” she says. Afterward, elevate your feet, ideally above heart level, to help drain the fluid that builds up after long hours of walking and standing. Before turning in for the night, massage your feet with a peppermint foot lotion to stimulate circulation and leave them feeling and smelling refreshed.