Footcare, Manicure & Pedicure
Not "just" a beauty treatment, Manicures and Pedicures will enhance the health of your fingernails and toenails. Both are equally suitable for Men and Women - neither treatment has to involve nail polish if not required, therefore, Tranquillity Therapies offers Footcare for clients who would like some extra attention for their feet, but no polish.
There are wonderful benefits to a regular Manicure & Pedicure (& Footcare!), read on to find out more!
Manicure – Manicure is a treatment for the hands. The main purpose is to maintain the hand's overall health. As such, it includes some basic steps such as exfoliation that clean and help give healthy hands, as well as removing dead skin cells. A manicure will clean and shape your nails and treat your cuticles, which is vital for keeping your nails healthy and strong. This treatment also helps with circulation and can stimulate blood flow. Regular Manicures promote faster nail growth and maintain the cuticles. There is nothing better than having clean, neat, well presented fingernails.
Pedicure - Pedicure is a treatment for the feet, and is similar to a Manicure. The treatment for your feet includes removal of dead skin, softening of hard skin and shapes and treats your toenails. Having a build up of dead, dry skin, or calluses can be very uncomfortable, and can lead to poor posture and general aches and pains because standing in a certain way to avoid pain caused by the hard skin build up can put strain on other parts of the body. A good pedicure is heaven, and will leave you feeling fresh, light and relaxed.
French Manicure - This can be carried out as a Manicure or Pedicure, and is great for a natural look. Consists of white tips to the nail, and a pale polish (pink/beige) to the rest of the nail. Great for short nails and moderate length nails.
Preparing & Contra-indications
Please ensure that for a Pedicure, you wear trousers, or a skirt long enough to cover your dignity and open toe shoes so that the Nail Polish doesn't "squish" upon leaving.
Contraindications means that there may be some instances when it will not be possible to carry out a Manicure/Pedicure. Reasons may include
Fungal infection (athletes foot, ringworm),
Bacterial infections (whitlows, paronychia) ,
Viral infection (verruca or warts).
To get the absolute best from your treatment(s), please read, and follow the advice given below:
Allow your nails to dry before returning to daily tasks - they may seem dry, but the layers underneath will take longer
Wear protective gloves when gardening, doing housework, or working with any detergents
Use hand cream regularly
Dry hands, particularly between fingers, after getting them wet
Always use a base coat under polish to prevent staining, and top coat to prevent chipping
Use an Acetone free polish remover
Apply cuticle oil, at least once per day (twice is even better!)
Please wear open toe shoes if possible on day of treatment
Change socks or tights daily
Moisturise the feet after bathing
Dry feet, paying particular attention to between the toes, after bathing/showering
Foot sprays are useful for refreshing feet during the day
Use an Acetone free polish remover
Only use a Foot File once per week - more will ENCOURAGE build up of hard skin
Apply cuticle oil at least once per day (twice is even better!)
Return to your Manicurist for regular, professional manicures & pedicures at least every 2-4 weeks.