Did you know that manicures originated 5,000 years ago in India? The practice gradually moved to China where it was patronized by Empress Cixi. We often think nail care or a manicure is about good grooming, but what most of us don’t know is that there are many health benefits of manicures as well. This is why at EliteCare Health Centers we are providing manicures as a part of our Wellness Services. Your hands are more exposed to daily dirt and weather than any other part of your body. That means that they accumulate grime easily, as well as constantly create new skin cells and slough off the old. If not taken care of properly, our nails could be a gateway for many health issues and carriers of various germs and bacteria. Nail care, in general, is important for all age groups and it becomes even more essential in the elderly. Your nails will also change as you get older. They grow more slowly and might become brittle and drab. They may also become yellow and opaque. A manicure helps keep your nails clean, groomed and healthy. Here are 4 amazing health benefits of a manicure that may inspire you to take better care of your nails:

1. Prevents Infections

Regular manicures can lessen the chance of infection or fungus developing in your nails. On a daily basis, our hands are exposed to a variety of bacteria in our environment. A manicure ensures a thorough cleansing and helps get rid of dead skin cells on your hands. This also stimulates the growth of new cells, improving skin quality and making your nails stronger and healthier.

2. Boosts Blood Circulation

A manicure also promotes good blood circulation in the hands. The manicure process involves a massage, which is not only incredibly relaxing, but it also helps to improve blood circulation to your extremities. It helps to reduce inflammation, swelling, and pain. It also helps improve mobility of your joints.

3. Aids Cuticle Health

Have you ever wondered what the purpose of your cuticles is? The cuticle seals moisture and prevents germs and bacteria from infecting the new part of the nail. One of the key benefits of a manicure is that the cuticles are trimmed and cleaned, enabling them to stay healthy and clean.

4. Moisturizes Skin

Another benefit of manicure is that it rejuvenates your skin. Skin tends to lose collagen and become drier as you age. A manicure will keep your hands soft, supple, and moisturized. This prevents the skin from painful cracking or peeling as well.

Getting a great manicure is now easier than ever!

EliteCare Health Centers is now providing Wellness Services, including professional manicure services! This service includes basic polish painting or gel polish painting, nail trimming, buffing, filing, cuticle care, cleaning of the nails and hand massages. Our team is dedicated to taking care of your wellness needs effectively and efficiently. A huge benefit to having manicure services with us is that we also take into account every patient’s medical history, so we can customize nail care services and take any necessary precautions.
Our Centers are at 5 convenient locations in Pasco, Hernando, Citrus, and Indian River Counties. Schedule an appointment with our licensed and friendly nail technician by visiting our website here or call us toll-free at 1-888-596-2090.