Your pedicure will start with a relaxing footbath to which has been added an antiseptic or a refreshing foot soak such as peppermint. The beauty therapist will then work on the first foot, keeping the other well wrapped and warm. All traces of old polish will be removed and then your nails cut with clippers and gently filed straight across. Shaping into the sides is not good as it encourages ingrown toenails as small slivers of nail could be left behind.
Patches of hard skin tend to build up in areas that get the most pressure such as the soles of the feet and the heels.This is easy to remove with an implement called a callous file or the therapist may massage the area with a cream especially made for the purpose.
Cuticles are the next areas to receive attention. Cuticle cream is first massaged in and then cuticle nippers are used to remove any ragged edges.
The therapist will then start to massage your feet with a cream or oil, which helps relaxation and encourages flexibility and to aid in hydration and conditioning.
The treatment is as above with the addition that the feet are dipped in warm paraffin wax before being placed in heated booties which helps relaxation and encourages flexibility and to aid in hydration and conditioning. The warm paraffin wax eases stiffness in the joints and soothes and softens the skin. To finish, the nails can be painted with a polish of your choice