I will be seated at the clients feet, in a chair on the floor, so a clean well lit area is essential for every session.
The feet are assessed for any areas of pressure, the pedal pulses assessed, the color, temperature overall visual inspection of the feet. The skin is assessed for any redness, pressure areas, nicks, cuts or wounds. The skin texture is observed for dryness, flaky skin, cracked heals and callous.
Once the feet are assessed: foot hygiene may be addressed if that is an issue. Current Podiatric guidelines are to not soak the feet, but to clean them with a baby wipe or hygienic hand wipe.
It is expected the client will have clean feet and a pair of clean socks .
Toe nails trimmed, cleaned and filed smooth. Lastly, the feet are massaged with warm olive oil, or the clients favorite cream.