3311 Richmond Ave Ste 108
Houston texas 77098
(Harris County Republican Party Building)


SPAthena® MinxHouston
3311 Richmond Ave Ste 108
Houston texas 77098
(Harris County Republican Party Building)

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Experienced Technician

AthenA Elliott has been named “Nail Tech of the Year” by Nails Magazine along with numerous awards from other trade publications.

We Care About Quality

At SPAthena we make sure to exceed the state standards using liquid disinfection and/or a steam autoclave to sterilize instruments.

Wide Variety of Services

Whether you are looking for cosmetic restoration, prosthetic nail restoration or fabulous nail bling we are equipped to work with you and will make sure you leave with exactly what you hope for.

Why Is Your Heel Hurting?

Are you having pain in your heels? If you are, then there’s a good chance that you are suffering from a condition known as plantar fasciitis. While this is the most common cause of heel pain, there are also a few other causes, including arthritis, tendonitis, stress fractures or, in rare cases, cysts. If you are having heel pain, then you should go see a doctor as soon as you can in order to have it properly diagnosed.

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If it is plantar fasciitis, it means that the band of tissue that extends from your heel down to your toes has become inflamed. This results in the fascia becoming irritated and then inflamed, which is what is causing the pain.

There are several causes of plantar fasciitis. The most common cause is due to the structure of your foot being faulty. Individuals who have overly flat feet, issues with their arches or high-arched feet tend to be more prone to developing plantar fasciitis. A few other things can contribute to the development of the condition as well. For example, being obese will put more weight onto your feet. That additional pressure can lead to the condition. As can standing for long periods of time on hard, flat surfaces without proper supportive footwear.

Individuals suffering from plantar fasciitis tend to get pain in the bottom of their heels or in the arches of their feet. The pain is often worse when arising and tends to increase over a period of months as well. Most patients suffering from plantar fasciitis have reported that the pain is worst when they get up in the mornings or when they stand up after having been seated for a long period of time. This pain subsides after walking for a few minutes because the fascia is being stretched.

There are several non-surgical ways that you can be caring for your feet. Caring for your feet if you have plantar fasciitis includes doing specific stretching exercises, not going barefoot, icing your heel, limiting physical activity to rest your feet, modifying your shoes and taking medications such as ibuprofen.

Daily Foot Care Tips for Dealing With Diabetes

Anyone that is living with diabetes knows that they have to take even more care of their feet than normal. More advanced pedicures for people with diabetes are necessary to care for their nails and feet. The following are a few daily foot care tips that you should follow if you are living with diabetes:

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    At the end of each day, you should inspect both feet for any red spots, swelling, cuts, or infected toenails. You have to look for these problems since you may not be able to feel them. If you have difficulty physically checking your feet, use a mirror or ask for help.

  • Use warm water to wash your feet. Don’t soak them since this will cause the skin to dry out. Always test the water before you get in the shower or bath to avoid burning your feet. To prevent infection dry between toes.
  • Keep your skin smooth and soft by using a diabetic safe lotion – just don’t put it between the toes.
  • Smooth any corns and calluses that you find using a pumice stone after you bathe or shower.
  • Trim your toenails after you’ve washed and dried your feet. Cut them straight across and smooth the corners using a nail file to prevent the nails from growing into the skin.
  • Don’t walk barefoot inside or outside – always wear shoes and sock so that you prevent hurting your feet without realizing it. Use clean, lightly padded socks to prevent blisters and sores.
  • When you are sitting down, raise your feet up to keep the blood flowing to your feet. Move your toes around for a few minutes several times a day and be more active in general.

Contact us at Spathena to get more information about how to successfully maintain your feet, or to see about our  Rx  pedicures for people with diabetes.

SPAthena: What Separates Us From the Rest

People with diabetes need to keep an extra close eye on their foot health.  This is because diabetes causes less blood to flow to the feet, which when left uncheck, that can result in an infection and possible amputation. Here at Spathena, we provide expert foot care and nail treatments. We have recently moved to a new location  in the Harris County Republican Party Building next to the Medical Center in Houston.

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About SPAthena
Athena is the first to be certified as a medical nail technician in the country as well as the first certified clinical pediatric medical assistant to be approved by the American College of Foot & Ankle Orthopedics & Medicine organization (ACFAOM). Athena’s SPAthena salon uses the most comprehensive and practical techniques in order to perform safe and sterile foot and nail procedures. They serve those who need that extra special touch when they get their pedicures, as well as anyone interested in getting a safe pedicure.

About the services
Once you come into SPAthena, you’ll be given a comprehensive assessment of your feet in order to evaluate how ready they are for a pedicure. This process involves obtaining your medical history and speaking with a physician if it’s necessary. Depending on your health, you may receive documentation along with digital photos, a foot bath, safe toenail care, the minimizing of any corns or calluses that are present, and a gentle foot massage. As a Advanced  Nail Technician, I will also provide detailed instructions on how to best take care of your nails and feet, including ailments or symptoms to be especially mindful of over the course of your life.

If you are living with diabetes, then regular pedicures are an important way to keep your feet healthy. Let me be your eyes with prevention of potential problems that may cost you more than the price of a pedicure. If you have any questions about our services or procedures, then feel free to contact us at  We hope to see you at our new location at 3311 Richmond Ave Ste 108, Houston, TX 77098.

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