Each fall, Thanksgiving kicks off the holiday season with a day of gratitude and foodie-bliss. But, the five weeks that follow are generally filled with mounting seasonal stress and a devil-may-care attitude towards our well being.
This year, instead of gorging on sweets cakes and wine to wind down after making your list (and checking it, not twice, but thrice), consider a better way to undo the damage of being under pressure with a pampering spa day at Hoshall’s.
Whether in search of an extended escape or a single treatment, Hoshall’s day spa is the perfect place to disconnect, rejuvenate, and reinspire.
To start your stress relief, allow yourself to be swept away by a Swedish, Deep Tissue, or Hot Stone Massage—each of which improves circulation, releases tension, and leaves you feeling light enough to defy gravity.
From there, experience the clarity-boosting, anti-aging power of our skincare experiences. As you lay comfortably swaddled in warmed sheets, drifting away to soothing sounds, our expert estheticians will treat your skin to impeccable pore-cleansing, surface-smoothing, vitamin-infusing, and eyebrow-grooming treatments, leaving you glowing with flawless, no-need-for-makeup results.
To feel like total perfection from head to toe, don’t forget to give your fingers and feet their own red carpet treatment. Hoshall’s Signature Manicure and Signature Pedicure go a step beyond polish, revitalizing hands and feet with a series of luxurious treatments designed to smooth and restore moisture.
Taking a pre-festivities refresher day is a wonderful way to become more attuned to your body and mind—and better equipped to deal with holiday stress.
And don't forget to arrive early! Access to Hoshall’s private patio and Turkish-inspired amenities are included with every service, enhancing your sense or serenity or providing the perfect atmosphere in which to spend time with visiting family and friends—we'll even provide your party with a delectable lunch.
Gone are the regular pedicures of summer months that keep you constantly sandal-ready. But just because your feet are currently cocooned inside a warm pair of woolly tights doesn’t mean that it’s alright to neglect your toes.
Why bother keeping your feet a priority all year ‘round?
Winter pedicures keep toes in tip-top shape.
April showers bring May flowers, which means sooner than later you're going to be trading those rain boots for your favorite pair of sandals.
But until then, winter boots and heavy socks can be quite compressing on feet—and toenails that are left to grow wild can become ingrown from the pressure of shoes.
Regular pedicures ensure that toenails are kept neatly trimmed in a straight line across the edge of the toe, with corners rounded off to stop them growing inwards.
You could be missing some important signs.
Are you guilty of layering on new polish to the point where removal requires a chisel come spring? Allowing your nail beds to hibernate like a sleeping bear doesn’t just make your nail technician’s job more difficult, it can hide potentially nasty infections or fungus.
And, there are other ways in which winter pedicures are good for your foot health that don’t involve hangnail scares.
Feet are an especially difficult area to soften up since the heels tend to harden drastically with all your everyday activities. This can mean soles plagued by stubborn causes, dryness and cracking if left without proper care. Exfoliation helps control and prevents the growth of calluses and corns, which not only look unattractive but can cause discomfort.
Additionally, that delicious pre-polish massage loosens your muscles and helps with joint performance—often adversely affected in cold weather. The massage also helps with circulation of the foot and lower leg. Plus, allowing a professional access to the important pressure points located on the sole of your foot provides much-needed relaxation.
It’s the perfect time to experiment with new nail polish combos.
Longtime winter staples such as bright red, burgundy, or bordeaux can feel more overplayed than a Christmas carol by the time January rolls around.
However, that doesn’t mean your toes need to be boring. Instead, take advantage of winter’s weather-appropriate footwear to try out some yet untested shades and designs.
Need inspiration? New York’s Paintbox manicure salon has a constant supply of fresh ideas to tickle your fancy and delight your toes.
Not only are there innumerable benefits to keeping up your pedicures through winter, you never know when a peep-toed evening out might present itself! Not to mention a last-minute long-weekend escape to sunnier shores.