The spa pedicure goes beyond a simple foot manicure. It is a relaxing experience focused on foot care, which is based on a combination of health, aesthetics, and relaxation. The idea is that you can show off beautiful feet, but also relax while you take care of them, through a treatment that serves to release tension and improve circulation.
It is during the summer, and more especially, during the holidays, when we most accuse foot problems (nails, hardness, cracks, etc.). Problems that can ruin our tourist plans and prevent us from wearing our favorite summer shoes. If we combine this need to take care of and prepare our feet for the summer, with the idea of spending a moment of relaxation, we will find the answer in the spa pedicure.
It is an ideal treatment to perform at the beginning of the summer that will allow you to wear sandals with beautiful, healthy-looking feet. If you can also do it during the holidays, it will serve as a starting point to disconnect your mind from stress and start with the rest period you deserve.
What is a Spa pedicure?
We are talking about a more intensive treatment than the traditional pedicure since, in addition to fixing the toenails (cuticles, cutting, filing, color, …) and painting them, the lower part of the leg is worked to relax tensions and reduce stress. This involves taking a series of steps that go beyond nail care:
Footbath: spa pedicure usually begins with a bath with aromatic salts, relaxing essential oils, or a special antibacterial gel.
Exfoliation: to remove impurities and dead cells in the lower part of the leg. It also activates circulation.
Filing of calluses: work with a file or lathe, for example, areas such as the heels, the soles, or the contours of the little fingers and thumb of the foot.
Application of masks: to hydrate and improve the hardness of the skin and leave a soft and silky touch.
Massage: the foot and calf are massaged in search of a greater sensation of relaxation, as well as to loosen and activate circulation. Each part of the foot and calf (a normally heavily loaded area) is worked carefully and with care in search of good sensations.
What Is Usually Done In A Spa Pedicure?
For this, aromatic salt baths and essential oils are usually made, which provide nutrients and great benefits to the skin in this area. The oils provide sedative effects to our body and, therefore, will improve circulation, relax the tension, and ensure that, after the treatment, the foot is like new. Among the oils most used by pedicurists, those of lavender, mint or geranium stand out because they have relaxing and aromatic properties.
During this treatment, the skin in the area is also exfoliated to reduce any cells or dead skin, and, also, all the dirt is removed, opting for a completely clean and bacteria-free foot. This procedure also manages to reduce the spots that we may have in the area, as well as improve corns (if they are present).
In the spa pedicure, relaxing massages are also usually practiced on the feet made with essential oils that also aim to eliminate accumulated tensions, improve circulation and drain fluid retention that may be in the area. With these pressure techniques, it is possible to relax our whole body because, remember, on the soles of our feet we have 2000 nerve endings.
The Vanitas Espai Spa Pedicure
So that you know in detail what a spa pedicure is, we are going to discover the one we carry out at Vanitas Espai. In beauty salon offer you a spa pedicure treatment designed so that you can have a moment of maximum tranquility during your week. They put at your disposal two varieties so that you can choose the one that best suits your tastes and preferences:
Vinylux Spa Pedicure
The moment you detect that your feet show some signs of aging (such as sunspots, dry skin, wrinkles, etc.) it is because they need intensive treatment such as a spa pedicure. In this case, we will take care of rejuvenating this area of the foot by treating it intensively and removing cuticles, exfoliating dead skin, making a rejuvenating mask, a relaxing massage, and, finally, nail care and painting with Vinylux enamel. long-lasting.
Shellac Spa Pedicure
We also have this other treatment to take care of foot health that includes the same cuticle treatment, skin exfoliation, repairing mask, foot massage, and, finally, nail care, and polishing. The basic difference is that, in this treatment, we use Shellac semi-permanent enamel so you will have perfect feet throughout the month.
Difference between pedicure and spa pedicure
Now that you know what a spa pedicure is, we are going to discover the basic differences compared to normal pedicure so that you understand why you should also give your feet a break with this treatment. Attentive!
– Normal pedicure focuses on treating cuticles, filing, cleaning, and painting the nails
– The spa pedicure also includes this treatment but also includes others designed to improve foot health
– Normal pedicure can be considered a beauty treatment
– On the other hand, the spa is more well-considered a wellness treatment that manages to improve the health of the foot, activate circulation and reduce tension
Regular Manicure and Pedicure
Regular manicures and pedicures provide the most basic nail care in a salon. A regular manicure includes soaking your hands in warm soapy water to soothe and soften dead skin cells. Her nails are clean, trimmed, and filed. The nail technician moisturizes your hands and polishes them with a base coat, the main coat, and a topcoat. During a regular pedicure, soak your feet in a tub of warm water. The nail technician scrubs your feet to remove any dead skin or blemishes. The technician cuts and files the toenails and briefly massages the legs and feet before applying a soothing lotion. The toenails are painted with a base coat, the main coat, and a top coat of polish.
Spa Manicure and Pedicure
It is a longer and more complicated treatment for fingernails and toenails than regular manicures. While it involves the same process as a regular manicure and pedicure, the process ends with an additional treatment depending on the salon. A glycol peel or paraffin wax treatment may be offered as a treatment. Glycolic peel uses the powerful properties of glycolic acid in a cream or gel to dissolve and remove dead and damaged skin cells. A paraffin wax treatment involves dipping your hands in a warm solution of paraffin wax, then covering your hands with plastic bags, then wearing gloves. Any of the treatments exfoliate your hands and feet, leaving them soft and smooth.
A regular manicure and/or pedicure focuses on cleaning the fingernails/toenails, trimming and shaping them, smoothing the skin on the hands/feet, removing dead skin, and applying lotions to soothe and hydrate the skin. Nails polished and colored if desired. In the case of a manicure/pedicure at the spa, the same basic actions are performed, but besides, various treatments are also available. These will depend on the range of services offered by the spa, but generally include exfoliation, hand/foot/leg massage, the use of hand/foot masks, and specific massages to remove fatigue, stress, and tension from the hands. And feet. . A
Not only will it leave a person with beautiful hands/feet, it will also feel much more relaxed and refreshed than a simple procedure that shapes nails, cleanses feet, and removes dead skin.
The basic or regular pedicure is just about getting the steps included in the pedicure done quickly. It tends to focus on the basics: quick foot soaks, foot scrubs, nail trimming and filing, and then painting the nails with nail paint. Technicians there tend to focus more on work rather than on the environment, verbal relationships, and client relaxation.
The spa pedicure covers all the points that are not addressed in a regular pedicure. In spa pedicures, they invest in creating an environment in which the client can feel relaxed. As they communicate, they will discover any special treatment you require, like any kind of massage or something like that. They will perform all tasks correctly with the utmost care and hygiene. And they also include exfoliation and special foot soak and massages in the usual routine.
It’s about the comparison. If you are in a rush and need a quick pedicure, it is best to work regularly. And if you have enough time to enjoy some company while you take care of your foot, go for a pedicure at the spa. You will enjoy it.
Regular Manicures and Pedicures Regular manicures and pedicures provide the most basic nail care in a salon. A regular manicure includes soaking your hands in warm soapy water to soothe and soften dead skin cells. During a regular pedicure, soak your feet in a tub of warm water. The nail technician scrubs your feet to remove any dead skin or blemishes. Her toenails are painted with a base coat, the main coat, and a top coat of polish.