Wednesday, 10 August 2016

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Overproof Foot Lounge

Understanding Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Carpal tunnel syndrome  is numbness, tingling, weakness, and other problems in your hand because of pressure on the median nerve in your wrist.
     The median nerve and several tendons run from your forearm to your hand through a small space in your wrist called the carpal tunnel. The median nerve controls movement and feeling in your thumb and first three fingers (not your little finger).
     Pressure on the median nerve causes carpal tunnel syndrome. This pressure can come from swelling or anything that makes the carpal tunnel smaller. Many things can cause this swelling, including:
  • Illnesses such as diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, and hypothyroidism
  • Making the same hand movements over and over, especially if the wrist is bent down (your hands lower than your wrists), or making the same wrist movements over and over
  • Pregnancy
A hand massage  is relaxing and provides you with immediate health benefits, such as:
  •  reduces scar tissue and adhesions that cause decreased finger and wrist mobility
  •  improves your hand's various ranges of motion and flexibility
  •  improves circulation to your injured tissues
  •  helps speed your healing following trauma by bringing more nutrients to the area of  injury 
Why wait. Book your healing sessions today. Call 780-807-5735 or visit our web page at

Swollen Feet

Overproof Foot Lounge
103, 10256 112 Street
Edmonton, AB, T5K 1M4

Swollen feet and ankle are a common occurrence for most people.  It does not represent a disease but rather the symptom of an underlying disease. Poor circulation equals leg swelling. The lymphatic system collects wastes from all around the body. When lymph circulation becomes poor/bad, excess fluids and waste, start to accumulate in the body. This accumulation of water and waste products causes unnecessary swelling in the legs. Causes of swollen feet and ankles are numerous and includes the following:

  • Pregnancy
  • Injuries
  • Medications
  • Congestive heart failure
  • Alcoholism
  • Liver failure
  • Infections
  • Being overweight
  • Lymphedema
  • Blood clots
  • Prolong standing
  • Airplane rides
Swelling symptoms are dependent on the underlying causes. Symptoms may range form a painless increase in foot and ankle size, textural changes, changes in skin color, warmth in skin temperature, and ulceration with pus drainage.
Depending on the cause of the swelling, treatment can be simple as a lymphatic foot massage. Massage works to improve circulation in the lymph system, effectively healing the swelling in your legs. Massaging the feet and ankles with firm pressure helps to move the excess fluid out to the affected area. 

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Wednesday, 27 July 2016

Neuropathy in the feet

Overproof Foot lounge
#103, 10256 112 St
Edmonton, AB, T5K 1M4

Neuropathy in the feet affects millions of people around the globe. This is nerve damage that occurs to the peripheral nervous system. When the peripheral nerves are damaged, there's a communication interruption between the brain, spinal cord and nerve endings. The brain is unable to relay to the sensory nerves that surfaces maybe hot, ground is uneven, or floor is cold.  

Causes of neuropathy in the feet include arthritis, certain medications such as chemotherapy drugs, advanced age, and alcoholism. The most common cause is diabetes. About 60 to 70 percent of people living with diabetes develop neuropathy.

Symptoms include:

  • numbness 
  • tingling 
  • burning
  • muscle weakness making it difficult and painful to walk.

Treatment should be sought to relieve the nerve pain. Left untreated, foot neuropathy can cause an individual to lose their ability to walk. Foot massage is an excellent treatment. It's safe without no side effects. It will help to increase blood flow, sending vitamins and nutrients to the damage areas.With regular foot massage sessions, nerve pain subsides. 

Call or visit website TODAY and begin your pain free experience! 780-807-5735. #bestfootmassage

Tuesday, 5 July 2016


Overproof Foot Lounge
#103, 10256 112 St
Edmonton, AB, T5K 1M4

What is homeostasis?

It is derived from the Greek words for "same" and "steady." This is in reference to any process that living things use to actively maintain fairly stable conditions necessary for survival. 

How is homeostasis achieved?

It is achieved when all the body's systems are coordinating in harmony with one another, bringing about a state of balance and good health. A relaxing foot massage can facilitate homeostasis and optimum functioning of the body's systems. 

  • Foot massage can help to relieve anxiety and induce deep relaxation
  • Foot massage reduces stress and facilitates unimpeded blood flow throughout the body
  • Foot massage removes blockages to enable proper energy flow throughout the body
  • Foot massage heals and relaxes mind and body, protecting against stress related ailments
To experience homeostasis, BOOK an appointment TODAY. Call 780-807-5735.#footmassageedmonton

Monday, 13 June 2016

Flat Feet

Flat feet  is a very common condition in which the foot does not have a normal arch, therefore  the entire foot touches the floor when you are standing.  Flat feet are normal in infants and toddlers because their arches have not yet developed. In most people, the arches develop throughout childhood, but some people never develop arches. Causes of flat feet include the following:
  • It can  occur as normal arches “fall” over time. Years of walking, running and standing can weaken the posterior tibial tendon. Once the tendon is damaged, the arch loses support and can flatten, resulting in “fallen arches.”

  • Obesity and pregnancy put excessive stress on the arches and tendons and cause the arch to flatten.

  • Conditions such as rheumatoid arthritics and diabetes can also lead to fallen arches and flat feet.

  •  As a result of the aging process, flattening of the arch often occurs.
Most people have no symptoms associated with flat feet. However, some people experience foot pain, particularly in the arch or heel area. The pain often worsens with activity and swelling along the inside of the ankle can occur. Foot problems if allowed to continue, can cause additional problems in the knees, hips and back.
Fortunately, massage is an excellent treatment for flat feet. Massage increases circulation and loosens up the connective tissues. 

Have flat feet? BOOK a foot massage and relieve your pain. Call 780-807-5735 TODAY or visit

Friday, 20 May 2016

Hot stone foot massage

Benefits of a hot stone foot massage
Heat is seen as therapeutic, and having essential healing properties. This is because it:
  • increases blood flow and circulation
  • relaxes muscles and relieves tension
  • helps remove toxins by increasing metabolism
  • enhances the intensity and benefits of massage
A hot stone foot massage uses these benefits to increase the healing benefits of the massage. The heated stones are soothing and relax the entire body.

TREAT your feet with this exceptional healing therapeutic massage and get the best benefits while enjoying the goodness of a massage.
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Wednesday, 18 May 2016

Scalp Massage

Most of us only experience a scalp massage when we're at the salon, which is too bad. A good scalp massage:

  • enhances blood circulation in the head and neck area
  • relieves tension headaches 
  • strengthens the roots of the hair and nourishes the hair-shafts, promoting new hair growth and strengthening current hair
  • spreads the natural oils of the hair, increasing hair luster and vibrancy
  • replenishes and rejuvenates dry, damaged hair, and helps prevent excessive brittleness and split-ends
  •  relaxes the mind and nervous system
  • helps promote sound sleep 

Book yours today @ or call 780-807-5735

Friday, 29 April 2016

Surprise for Mom

Overproof Foot Lounge
103, 10256 112 Street
Edmonton, AB, T5K 1M4

The Perfect Surprise for Mom

Finding the perfect Mother’s Day gift doesn’t have to be difficult. This year, take the stress out of shopping and surprise mom with a foot massage. An invigorating massage from below the knee to the tip of her toes, alleviating her stressed and fatigued feet. We have a variety of treatments  and customized packages that will leave her feeling pampered and loved. Show your mom how much you appreciate her!.

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Monday, 25 April 2016

Mirrors your well being

Overproof Foot Lounge

Your feet mirror your general health.  Ancient healing traditions of Egypt, India, and China recognized that the feet act as mirrors for our overall health. Today, the American Podiatric Medical Association echoes this wisdom, stating “Such conditions as arthritis, diabetes, nerve, and circulatory disorders can show their initial symptoms in the feet—so foot ailments can be your first sign of more serious medical problems.”
Whether you have collapsed arches or simply feel sore and tired at the end of a long day, a foot massage will alleviate stress and fatigue, activate the immune system, and ease emotional imbalance. By nurturing and connecting with your soles, you set a foundation for vibrant health of mind, body and soul.

Book your appointment today @ or call 780-807-5735

Thursday, 21 April 2016

Stressed out feet

Overproof Foot Lounge
103, 10256 112 Street
Edmonton, AB, T5K 1M4

Your feet do so much for you, but how much do you really know about them? Have you ever stopped and thought about how much stress your feet go though each and every day? Like most people, you haven't. 1/4 of all the bones in the body are down in your feet. When these bones are out of alignment, so is the rest of the body.  Standing, running, jumping- our feet does it all. 
  • When walking, each time your heel lifts off the ground it forces the toes to carry one half of your body weight.
  • During an average day of walking, the total forces on your feet can total hundreds of tons, equivalent to an average of a fully loaded cement truck.
  • The average person will walk around 115,000 miles in a life time, that’s more than four times around the earth! The average person takes 8,000 to 10,000 steps a day, which adds up to about 115,000 miles over a lifetime.
Although our feet do a lot of work, they are the least pampered part of our body. It is one of the most overworked and under-appreciated parts of the human body. To pamper your feet and keep them strong and flexible, regular foot massages are essential.

WITHOUT delay, BOOK your foot massage TODAY by calling 780-807-5735


Overproof Foot Lounge
103, 10256 112 Street
Edmonton, AB, T5K 1M4

Why Overproof Foot Lounge?

Your employees deserve a little pampering at work! We offer “on-site” foot massage programs for you and your staff.

Foot massages will:
  • Decrease sick days
  • Reduce stress, tension and fatigue
  • Aid creativity
  • Improve morale
  • Mobile spa comes to you
  • Have a spa party in your home
  • Includes a nail polish application when you "like" Overproof Foot Lounge on Facebook

Give us a call at 780-807-5735 or email us at to arrange  an ultimate day of  relaxation!

Sunday, 17 April 2016

Grateful client

Overproof Foot Lounge
#103, 10256 112 Street
Edmonton, AB, T5K 1M4
780 807 5735

Recently, I received a note of thanks from a grateful client. With her permission, I am sharing  it with you.

Good day Sonia,
I just wanted to thank you again for the way you made my feet and hands feel. They have never felt so amazing for many years. Over the past ten years, I have suffered from foot pain, making it very uncomfortable to walk. I have spent hundreds of dollars on various products that promised to bring me relief.
The effects of you massaging my feet were immediately felt, as you were able to work out the knots in my feet. My feet felt light, relaxed and yes I was able to walk without pain! During my foot massage, I had mentioned that I also had carpel tunnel. You graciously offered to give me a sample of your hand massage. Even though it was just a sample, I felt immediate relief. I could feel the tips of my fingers again. Two days later I came back for a  complete hand massage. Now I am able to do simple chores again. Thank you so very much. Looking forward to my next appointment!


Teri B.

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Benefits of a diabetic foot massage

Overproof Foot Lounge

#103, 10256 112 Street
Edmonton, AB, T5K 1M4

A foot massage is very beneficial to those who are diabetic. Along with daily foot care, regular massage can greatly reduce foot complications frequently associated with having diabetics. 

A foot massage:

  • Increases Circulation- this of course improves or aids oxygen and nutrients to reach the extremities more efficiently.
  • Stimulates the surrounding tissue - this increases the uptake of insulin by the cells.
  • Improves muscle mobility and flexibility of the feet- ease problems with range of motion and increase flexibility

  • Call us this week to schedule an appointment @ 780 807 5735

Planter Faciitis

Planter faciitis is the most common cause of heel pain. The planter fascia is the flat ligament that connects your heel bone to your toes which supports the arch of your foot. If you strain your plantar fascia, it gets weak, swollen, irritated and inflamed.Consequently, your heel or the bottom of your foot hurts when you stand or walk. It can happen in one foot or both feet.

 This is more likely to happen if:
  • You have high arches or flat feet
  • You walk, stand, or run for long periods of time, especially on hard surfaces
  • You are overweight
  • You wear shoes that don't fit well or are worn out
  • You have tight Achilles tendons or calf muscles
  • Your feet roll inward too much when you walk
How does one alleviate planter faciitis? One of the most relaxing, lasting  and yet cost effective ways is to have regular foot massages.  
  • At my spa, Overproof Foot Lounge, you will experience an invigorating and relaxing foot massage. 
  • In my gifted hands, your foot pain will be significantly reduced and even alleviated. 
  • Your achy and tired feet will feel lighter, as if you are floating on air. This is left immediately and lasts from a few days to a few weeks.  
  • When clients leave, they report an overall feeling of wellness and tranquility. "I found owner/manager Sonia Richardson to be very knowledgeable, professional and open -minded in regards to discussing my various foot problems and treatments. And the massage was excellent. My feet had not felt so good for a long time when I skipped my way to my vehicle. Would highly recommend Overproof Foot Lounge." Bruce T.
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