Even though stepping out in style (that is, in stilettos) this social season will undoubtedly punish our feet, we will do it anyway. Unsurprisingly, a survey released last year by the American Podiatric Medical Association showed 71 percent of heel wearers complain about aching feet. Give your hard-working tootsies the holiday bonus they deserve with these local spa indulgences.
- Exclusively during the holiday season, Marco Island Marriott Beach Resort, Golf Club & Spa offers its 50-minute Foot Ritual with a fruity twist. It begins with a delicious exfoliating cocktail of equal parts cranberry and pomegranate sugar scrub to energize tired feet, followed by a heavenly massage using reflexology, Balinese-inspired techniques, and warm basalt stones. The treatment is finished with an ultra-hydrating foot masque, which is sealed by a steaming hot towel wrap. ($140, 239-642-2686)
- Add a little pep to your step with a 60-minute Peppermint Retreat Pedicure from The Spa at The Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club. A peppermint foot soak and revitalizing peppermint massage add a zip to the already indulgent experience, which ends with a paraffin wax treatment to rehydrate and relax tired and overworked muscles. ($79, 239-659-4304)
- Honey, have I got a treatment for you. Purely You Spa’s 30-minute Honey Foot Experience uses a hand-prepared organic honey wrap to moisturize and enliven feet with a surge of antioxidants and healing nutrients as your specialist triggers key pressure points to relieve tension. ($95, 239-331-8266)