Types of Manicures & Pedicures

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Types of Manicures & Pedicures


Medical Grade Pedicures are essentially in the removal of hard skin. Pedicures sustain healthy nails for a longer period of time. It is important to maintain high hygiene when you deal with the foot nails to prevent fungal infections.
Essential Pedicure- This process requires the soaking of your feet in water for some time. During this time your feet are made to relax, a specialist may assist to massage the feet. This clears off excessive skin from the feet and legs.
Reflexology Pedicure- Soak the feet in warm water, a complimentary massage is in order to relax the feet; the method is an ancient Chinese custom that emphasizes that the body is much connected to the bottom of the feet, hands and earlobes. There is a reflexology session done after the essential pedicure is done of the nails and feet. The process ensures a relaxing and revitalized sensation at all time
Pamper Me Massage, Pedicure- This is a spa pedicure plus foot and leg massage followed by a paraffin dip to lock the moisture giving a soft skin for a couple of 60 minute period.
Diabetic Pedicure- This type of pedicure is designed to meet the needs of diabetic patients. The disease tends to have many infections on a patient, which proves difficult in terms of treatment admission. However, through diabetic pedicure fewer instruments are used to prevent the damage of the skin.
The pedicure process prompts the skin to have a soft touch due to usage of a hydrating lotion and a foot mask. Most times a diabetic patient experience’s the tendency of dry skin; the process helps to maintain the skin health. One suffering from diabetic might not want to miss.
Chemotherapy Pedicure- This process helps to reduce the risk of high infections and also maintains a good foot health. The application of tea tree oil is essential in preventing fungal infections. Doctors always do advise patients to have short nails to avoid the contamination of germs.
The chemo requires soaking your feet in warm water that contains some tea tree oil to soften and hydrate skin, the nails are cut short, removal of dead skin is also done, the final stage is massaging the feet to increase circulation of blood around the body locking nutrients and the moisture. It’s highly advisable to have a pedicure after chemotherapy.
Arthritis Pedicure- Requires essential pedicure carried out, followed by a massage, putting the joints in full motion to decrease stiffness. The feet are dipped in paraffin to stimulate circulation and mobility.
Starts by soaking the foot and hands in warm water softening the cuticles followed by trimming and filing nails. This mainly is the essential process for starters into deeper manicure.
Ultimate Manicure- This is a spa, plus paraffin dipping process followed by hydrating a hand mask restoring nutrients in the skin.
Spa manicure- The first initialization is an essential manicure followed by a sugar-crystal scrub that facilitates the softening of the hands. Apply some lotion to soften the feet.
Rejuvenation Manicure- This is mostly applicable to individuals who prefer the use of artificial nail removal. The process is meant to restore the vitality of nails to good health. Most artificial nails are brittle, thin and have ridges the rejuvenation helps to restore the lost nutrients of nails and feet.
Arthritis Manicure-This is an essential manicure in addition to an extended massage, putting joints through a full range of motion, decreasing stiffness followed by a deep- heating paraffin that increases the circulation of blood in the body.
The artificial nails are removed with uttermost care to avoid the damage of nails. The client is afterward educated on the different methods to rehydrate nails and cuticles. Always treat your nails and feet to a manicure therapy session to maintain the health status of your nails at all times. To avoid fungal infections that will cost more in terms of the damage done on the nails and feet.

Reflexology – by Kyriaki (IZPO Marketing)

Reflexology – by Kyriaki

Have you ever complained to a friend that your headache was killing you, only to be presented with the entire history of reflexology, along with anecdotal ‘evidence’ why it absolutely positively really works? They probably urged you to try it, and you may have been so desperate that you actually went to a reflexologist, who then proceeded to massage your feet using some weird techniques, focusing on specific spots for a while, before moving on to the next ones.


Besides enjoying a thoroughly relaxing foot massage, though, did you start feeling any better? Perhaps your headache disappeared miraculously – in which case, good for you! We will add your name to the long list of anecdotal evidence pointing towards reflexology’s legitimacy. However, is this enough to conclude that this type of thing actually works?


Truth be told, reflexology seems to be based on ancient foot massage techniques, originating from China and Egypt. According to this type of alternative medicine practice, there are specific areas on people’s feet, each corresponding to their respective organ inside the human body. By applying pressure on these points, reflexologists believe they can physically affect these organs in a positive manner. By manipulating a complex system of energy fields, where the invisible life force of the body, known as Qi, flows freely, they claim they can unblock the body’s energy, so that it can heal itself more efficiently.


These awesome pressure points are located on the patients’ feet, or even on their hands, and reflexologists often spend time poking and prodding these areas with the help of a chart, depicting the exact location of each and every zone, and their corresponding organs. The problem is that most of these energy ‘maps’ are very varied. A simple google search will show you that there are so many different versions of these charts, some of which look nothing like the others. If reflexology really worked, wouldn’t there be a widely accepted, common chart, that practitioners would be able to use to produce consistently great results?



Besides, according to modern anatomy, and despite the teachings of reflexology, there are no nerve connections between these areas in the patients’ feet, and their organs. Absolutely none! So how could reflexologists affect the patients’ organs by massaging their feet, when there is no physical evidence of nerve endings that connect the two? Not to mention that there is absolutely no scientific research proving that reflexology has any beneficial physical effect on the body’s organs at all.


Reflexologists, when faced with this type of argument, often retort by declaring that their practice must be working, because there are hundreds of happy customers who feel way better after completing the required sessions! Well, that may very well be true, however we must not forget that sometimes a placebo can work just as well as the real thing, when dealing with symptoms. Actually, ‘treating’ a headache with a relaxing and soothing 1-hour long foot massage sounds just about right, to be honest.


However, what happens when reflexologists claim that they are able to treat serious conditions, such as heart disease, dementia, or even cancer? That’s when relying on alternative medicine and reflexology can really endanger people’s lives, as they may delay going to an actual doctor, because they ‘feel better’. However, even if their symptoms really did ease up, even if reflexology helped manage their pain and discomfort (which is doubtful, but let’s remain open to the possibility), it would still not be able to treat the underlying cause, their (sometimes life-threatening) conditions and ailments. Besides, we must not forget that unlike reflexology, medicine is a science, and, even though it’s not perfect, it is the patients’ best bet to a healthier life!


On the other hand, we must not vilify traditional medicine; in fact, studying ancient traditions and discovering how various techniques, plants and other materials have been used through the ages to heal and soothe people, may lead to the discovery of new ways of utilizing them in medicine. Through legitimate research, we can separate legitimate practices from the irrelevant ones, and use them for the benefit of mankind. However, even though reflexology and other alternative medicine practices could be used along with modern medicine, as supplementary methods only, which might be able to help alleviate the patients’ symptoms, it’s imperative that we keep in mind that they are not a miracle cure.


But then, why do some reflexologists make false claims, and advertise that they can help people overcome almost anything, from AIDS to cancer? Well, I would say that the obvious reason is complete lack of integrity, accompanied by irresponsibility and greed. Sure, why wouldn’t people pay them at least $60-70 an hour for their bogus services, when they’re sick and desperate for a little hope, even if it turns out to be false? This is the kind of practice that, in my opinion, needs to disappear from the face of the earth, as it preys on the frailty of people in need.