Like many people today, I live a very stressful life and when I am not at work, I am always busy caring for my two young children. One day, I decided to get a massage at a local spa to ease my sore, aching muscles. Once I entered the salon, I realized they had a great half-day package deal that also included a manicure, pedicure, and a body wrap. I decided to go for the package and I found the experience very relaxing. My stress virtually melted away and I now take time to visit the spa every month to enjoy the package. I am eager to share my experiences with salons and spas with others who want to learn more about what they have to offer on my new blog!
Pedicures are one of the most common services people request at the day spa. Of course, there are good reasons for this. Most people's feet could use a little attention, and it can be very relaxing to have someone work on your feet. If you're new to the idea of getting a pedicure at a day spa, however, you might have a couple of questions.
What if you are ticklish?
If you are ticklish, the idea of having someone touching and rubbing your feet may make you feel a little anxious. But rest assured — spa practitioners are used to this. If you warn them that you are ticklish, they will make sure they use a firmer touch while working on you, which should not tickle as much. And if even that is uncomfortable, they can skip the massage step.
Will they use sharp tools?
To some degree, the answer to this question is "yes." The spa practitioners typically use cuticle cutters and tiny scissors to trim back your cuticles and around your nails. Some practitioners have moved away from using sharp tools and instead use primarily rotating electronic files. In either case, the practitioners will have been trained to use this equipment safely and responsibly, so the risk of cuts and injuries is low.
Do you have to have nail polish put on?
Most pedicures do end with polish being applied to the toenails. This can be a really fun part of the experience as you get to choose a color. However, if you don't want your nails to be polished, you don't have to. You can always ask for this part to be skipped, or you can request clear polish. Some spas even have therapeutic polishes you can request instead of color. For example, you may want to have a nail hardening polish applied.
How long does a pedicure take?
That depends on the spa where you have the service performed. The spa may have an estimated time in their "menu" description of the pedicure. Some offer several different pedicure options of different lengths, so you can choose the one that fits your schedule and budget.
With these questions answered, you should feel confident and excited about your upcoming pedicure at a day spa. Remember to relax and enjoy yourself — that's what it's all about.
Reach out to a local pedicure spa to learn more and to ask any further questions you have.Share
9 August 2022