Relaxation on Overdrive: A Trip to the Spa

FAQs About Getting A Professional Pedicure

If you want your toes to look cute and colorful, then you may be thinking of booking a pedicure appointment at your local day spa. Getting a pedicure can be relaxing and enjoyable, but you may have a few questions you'd like answered before you go. 

Will they remove calluses and dead skin from your feet?

In most cases, the answer is "yes." People think of pedicures as being the service by which your toenails are painted. However, most pedicures consist of more than this. Your salon professional will soak your feet in a tub of water, scrub away any calluses and dead skin, and moisturize your feet. They'll also tidy up the cuticles around your nails before painting them. While nail painting is a key part of getting a pedicure, it's just a part of the process. It's really about making your whole foot look its best.

Does a pedicure hurt? 

A pedicure should not hurt. If you feel any pain while your salon professional is filing your nails or scrubbing your calluses, say something right away so they know to adjust their technique. Some people find that their toes are a little sore afterwards if they have their cuticles trimmed extensively, but this soreness should be minor.

What if you're ticklish?

People with really ticklish feet tend to find the foot massage portion of the pedicure a little uncomfortable. If you are not enjoying this part of the service because your feet are really ticklish, you can just let the salon professional know. They can skip the massage step if you prefer. The other parts of the pedicure—filing calluses and painting your nails—don't usually tickle.

Can you get foot fungus from having a pedicure?

Fungal infections can be spread from person to person if the spa does not use proper sanitization protocols. But rest assured—most salons want their customers to be happy and safe, and as such, they thoroughly clean their equipment between uses. They heat-sanitize their tools, and they use disinfectant in the foot basins. As long as these protocols are followed, you should not have to worry about contracting foot fungus.

Now that you know a little more about getting a pedicure, you can go ahead and schedule your appointment. Having a pedicure is a lovely way to relax and take better care of your feet, especially when you visit a day spa.

Contact a local pedicure spa to learn more.