ManiCare and PediCare
The words pedicure and manicure are derived from Latin words. Pedicure came from the latin word pedis meaning feet and cura meaning care. Thus pedicure means the care of the feet or PediCare at Terra Atma in plain English. Manicure came from the latin word manus meaning hands and, again cura, meaning care. So manicure is the care of the hands. Manicures and pedicures are similiar but not quite the same. In a manicure your fingernails are trimmed (if desired), soaked in a finger bowl with warm soapy water, filed, and ridges are buffed off the surface of the nail. The cuticles are softened, pushed back, and possibly removed. Dirt is cleaned out from under the free edge (the part that hangs over and extends beyond your fingers) of your nails and brushed with a nail brush. As is the surface of your nails. A hand massage is performed with lotion/oil along with your arm massage. Then fingernails are painted with a base coat, two coats of desired color, and a top coat. That’s a basic manicure or ManiCare at Terra Atma Medi Spa.
Pedicures are slightly different. Your toe nails are clipped if desired or needed first. Then your feet are soaked in a heated tub of warm water at 40 C. Think of a hot tub for your feet. Toenails are filed and cuticles are pushed back/cut and then comes a series of treatments that are all massaged into your feet and your legs up to but not past your knees. A scrub is applied which continues to remove dead skin cells by bumping them off the surface and it also is used to break down calluses on the bottom of your feet. This process is called exfoliation. A Drumel foot file is used at this time in order to remove and smooth calluses. Not all calluses can be completely removed in the first pedicure if feet are severely damaged. Only routine pedicures can mend this problem. One every week to two weeks is recommended. This part of the pedicure can be very ticklish if you are in fact ticklish on the bottom of your feet. It feels like a cool breeze blowing on your feet. Then a moisturizing lotion/oil is applied on foot and leg massage is performed for five minutes each side. After the massage a pair of disposable flip flops are provided for your feet, clean the excess lotion from your toe nails with nail polish remover and paint them in the same manner that it is applied to finger nails.
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Shape and Polish with Shellac $35
Shellac addition to any manicure or pedicure $15
Soak off included with next Shellac treatment, soak off with no subsequent Shellac coating is $12
|ManiCare with Paraffin
|ManiCare without Paraffin||50 mins||$65|
Our most popular manicare. Includes shaping, intensive cuticle work, nail buff, special UV cured gel color for gorgeous high gloss, high shine nails resistant to flaking and chipping for up to 2 weeks! Finish with cuticle oil and hand cream to nourish
For those short on time, but want a great looking nail. Includes shaping, mini cuticle tidy, buff, and professional nail lacquer.
For a total hand treatment. Includes nail shaping, cuticle care, hand exfoliation, hand serum, massage, buff and your choice of professional nail lacquer.
PediCare with Parafin 90 Mins $85
|Pedicure without Parafin
Everything you need to leave your toes and feet looking and feeling gorgeous using the divinely fragranced. Includes softening soak, cuticle care, nail shaping, sugar rub exfoliation of feet and lower legs, heel buffing, massage of lower legs and feet, hydrating lotion and nail lacquer of your choice.
For intensive work on calloused, cracked, dry heels and feet. Includes soaking, specialized medi-pedi treatment and buffing and aftercare nourishers.
ManiCare: Regular manicures have many benefits other than the beauty factor. They can help with circulation or muscle aches in the arms, wrists, hands, and fingers, and may help relieve pain due to tendonitis in the wrists.
PediCare: Routine pedicures can relieve back and leg pain, help with circulation in the legs and feet which is especially beneficial for diabetics, and actually may help you sleep better at night.