A pedicure is a cosmetic treatment for the feet and toes. Pedicures involve more than just toenail care; dead skin cells are wiped off the bottoms of the feet using a rough stone. Skin treatment is often performed up to the knee; this includes granular exfoliation, moisturizing and massage.
A pedicure is a full foot treatment appropriate for both men and women. It includes trimming, shaping and painting your toenails (as well as treating your cuticles), plus exfoliating, moisturizing, and massaging your feet, (and if desired, painting your toenails).
Pedicures are relaxing, but they can also be a little ticklish. Calluses are shaved, cuticles are trimmed, legs are in vigorous contact, nails are massaged and picked apart, and your feet may even be dipped in hot wax.
A pedicure normally takes between 30 and 90 minutes to complete, depending on the methods used.
If you want your feet to remain happy and healthy, you should get a pedicure from a professional every 4 to 6 weeks. This regimen is based on the assumption you don’t want to make big changes, but just want to keep your feet healthy.
A good pedicure may last weeks, if not months. Professional pedicures might be pricey, but they tend to be far more durable than manicures which may chip after a few days.
Massage aids in the circulation of your blood. During a pedicure, your feet and lower legs are massaged. Pain, arthritis, and varicose veins may be avoided by increasing blood circulation. A healthy blood flow also aids with equal heat distribution throughout your body.
Manicures and pedicures are often considered “pampering”. Although getting your nails done is a pleasurable experience, there are many compelling reasons why it should be more than a once-in-a-while indulgence. After all, in reality, there are a lot of health advantages to getting manicures and pedicures regularly which go well beyond the experience itself. These include the following:
Dry skin on your feet can get infected if you don’t moisturize your skin daily. This is because cracks in the skin make it easier for bacteria to get in and spread. Because your toenails are clipped, cleaned and cut during a pedicure, your nails won’t grow inward and get an infection.
A manicure and pedicure will give you a massage on your arms, legs and feet. This will help with healthy blood flow, reduce muscle tension, ease any pain you might be feeling and improve joint mobility.
If you get regular manicures and pedicures, the chance of your nails getting fungi and other infections is cut down. Another thing that happens during this appointment is that dead skin cells are removed and new ones are grown, which makes your nails stronger and better.
Some calluses form on the soles of your feet. If you’re having a hard time with these, they can also change how your body weighs, causing back pain. You’ll need a pedicure to keep your feet from getting calluses and to get rid of any pain you might be having.
It doesn’t matter whether it’s a stressful day or a busy week. If you take the time to pamper yourself with a manicure or pedicure, this will help you relax. The massage, pampering, and relaxing experience will help you let go of any stress – this will improve your mental health.
At JASK Salon & Day Spa, we have expert nail technicians who can perform a wide range of manicures and pedicures. This means that, no matter which you choose, you will leave our salon feeling nourished, happy and treated like royalty.
To learn more about our pedicure services or make an appointment, call (613) 599-5275 (JASK) or use our online contact form at jasksalonspa.ca.