Foot Treatments

Classic Foot Treatment

First session you will feel like you're walking on air!

An initial visit with our Foot Health Practitioners include a medical history, foot health check, advice and treatment.

The Classic Foot Treatment is suitable for diabetics and includes: 

  • Removal of hard skin, corns and calluses (without infection)

  • Correct cutting and shape of nails and cuticle

  • Fungal treatment (deep cleaning)

  • Exfoliation and moisturisation of feet and nails


£45 for up to 60 minutes 

 

Pedicure polish finish add plus £15

Please remove your nail varnish at home so you don't have to pay for us to remove your nail varnish.

Ordinary nail polish removal add plus £3

Gel nail polish removal with burr add plus £5

 

Pedi Xpress

The Pedi Xpress is suitable for all people, including diabetics and the therapist will focus on:

 

  • Either removal of hard skin and corns

  • Or nails cut and cuticles shaped (thick nails with fungal infection or not and ingrown toenail without infection). 

 

£30 for up to 30 minutes

 

Hard skin on heels

Paraffin Wax Treatment

Paraffin wax heat therapy increases blood flow, tolerance for pain, relaxes muscles and increases hydration in the skin. Intended to moisturise and soften the skin while providing a therapeutic and healing effect to sore and aching joints, making it particularly beneficial for those suffering from arthritis and rheumatic pain.

The Treatment Procedures

  • Feet are thoroughly covered in the paraffin wax, when the paraffin wax sets, it retains the heat and this warms, soothes and moisturises.

  • The feet are placed in single use socks and then into special booties to retain the warmth and intensify the moisturisation process.

  • After 20 minutes the paraffin is removed and the procedure is completed.

Hot Paraffin £ 25  
Paraffin Cream £ 20


Combine the Classic Foot Treatment plus Paraffin Wax Treatment for best results.

N.B. The hot treatment is not suitable if you have diabetes, varicose veins, Raynaurd's disease or hypertension. However, the Cream treatment is suitable for anyone.

 
 
 
Reflexology Therapy

Reflexology

Why the Feet?


Because all nerves in the body ends in the feet!

Benefits of Reflexology

  • 75% of diseases are estimated to be stress related and Reflexology relieves stress and tension with a deeply relaxing effect;​

  • Reflexology improves blood circulation, increasing then the efficiency of all organs and cells;

  • As approximately 7000 nerves are stimulated by reflexology massage, it helps to release trapped nervous energy and improves neural efficiency ;

  • It improves waste removal and elimination of deposited toxins;

  • It activates the body's self healing.


Anyone  who is willing to accept responsibility for their own well being can benefit from reflexology.

£45 for up to 60 minutes  

Foot reflexology chart
 

Ingrown Toenails

Ingrown toe nails are a common, painful condition that occur when skin on one or both sides of a nail grows over the edges of the nail, or when the nail itself grows into the skin.

 
This condition is usually very painful and can be associated with infection of the toe.


Irritation, redness, an uncomfortable sensation of warmth, as well as swelling can result from an ingrown toenail.

Cause
Ingrown toenails develop for many reasons, but most likely because you are using the wrong shoes, cutting it wrong or there's a repeated trauma causing the problem.

Regular treatment may be required. Cutting a 'v' in the middle of the nail does not correct an ingrown toenail. Hot water baths are extremely harmful. Antibiotic may be required, consult your GP.

Contact the clinic for a consultation and a treatment of your ingrown toenails.

Ingrown Toenail Treatment (with infection) £45 per toenail 
Includes removal of the spike nail, bandage, entitled to  1 return for new dressing, if necessary.

If there is no infection an ingrown toenail is treated as part of the Classic Foot Treatment, which includes the correct cutting and shape of nails. 

Nail Bracing

Ideal for ingrown toenail without infection or after infection healing.

An effective technique used in Brazil, and expertly applied by Milena Thoms to the correction of the uncomfortable growth curve of a nail. 

This method of treatment is not a painful process and offers a more comfortable alternative to surgery in case of ingrown toenails.


Takes 4 to 6 visits (maybe longer) for the treatment to modify the curvature of the nail plate, the nail bracing is pasted on the blade of the nail, becoming traction as a lever, forcing the nail to the opposite direction thereby causing it to grow straight and relieving the symptoms of ingrown toenail. 
 

Prices under consultation, please book an appointment.

Nail bracing

Corns 

Causes

Pressure and friction also caused by mechanical stress as shown.


Appearance
In this case, the hard skin is an inverted cone and is pushed into the skin causing discomfort.

There are various types of corns: 

  • Hard corns, usually found on the soles of the feet or the tips and front of the toes

  • Soft corns, usually found between the toes

  • Seed corns, which are smaller and found on the soles.

 

Corns on the foot
Corns on the foot

Calluses

The formation of calluses is caused by an accumulation of dead skin cells that harden and thicken over an area of the foot. This callus formation is the body's defence mechanism to protect the foot against excessive pressure and friction. 
Calluses are normally found on the ball-of-the-foot, the heel, and/or the inside of the big toe. 

Some calluses have a deep seated core known as a nucleation. 
This particular type of callus can be especially painful to pressure. 
This condition is often referred to as Intractable Plantar Keratosis.

Causes
Calluses develop because of excessive pressure at a specific area of the foot. Some common causes of callus formation are high-heeled dress shoes, shoes that are too small, obesity, abnormalities in the gait cycle (walking motion), flat feet, high arched feet, bony prominences, and the loss of the fat pad on the bottom of the foot.

Contact me for a Classic Foot Treatment and have a happy feet again!

 

Calluses on the sole of a foot
 
 
 
 
Padicure

Fungal Nail Infection

Definition
Toenail fungus, known by physicians as Onychomycosis, affects about half of people by the age of 70. 
Fungus infections occur when microscopic fungi gain entry through a small trauma in the nail, then grow and spread in the warm, moist environment inside the patient's socks and shoes. 

Symptoms of toenail fungus, which can be caused by several types of fungi, include swelling, yellowing, thickening or crumbling of the nail, streaks or spots down the side of the nail, and even complete loss of the nail. Toenail colour can vary from brown or yellow to white with this condition. 

Fungal infections can affect the fingernails as well as the toenails, but toenail fungus is more difficult to treat because toenails grow more slowly. It occurs most often on the big or small toe, but might occur on any toe.

Causes

  1. Toenail fungus can be picked up in damp areas such as public gyms, shower stalls or swimming pools, and can be passed among family members.

  2. Athletes and people who wear tight-fitting shoes or tight hosiery that cause trauma to the toes or keep the feet from drying out are at higher risk.

  3. The condition can also spread from one toe to another, or to other parts of the body.

  4. Other risk factors include abnormal PH level of the skin, not drying off the feet thoroughly after bathing or exercise, and a compromised immune system in someone who has been exposed to a fungus.

  5.  Diabetics have an increased risk of contracting a toenail fungus because their immune system is compromised. They should have their nails cut and debrided by a foot health practitioner.

Treatment and Prevention

  1. Because it is difficult to treat or eradicate toenail fungus, it is a good idea to try to prevent it.

  2. It helps to wear protective shoes or sandals in public showers, pool areas and gyms, and to avoid borrowing someone else's shoes or sharing socks or towels with someone who has toenail fungus.

  3. Wash your feet regularly, and dry them thoroughly when they get wet.

  4. Wearing nail polish on the toes is not advised because it can seal in fungus and allow it to grow.

  5. If you do develop toenail fungus, see your foot health practitioner. She might remove as much of the nail as possible by trimming, filing or dissolving it.

  6. Medicated nail polish might be prescribed by a G.P. for a localized infection,

  7. but a serious infection will likely be treated with a prescription oral anti-fungal medication. These medications can have side effects, so be sure to work closely with your doctor on your treatment plan.

  8. Nails need professional intervention to reduce thickness.

Contact me for a Classic Foot Treatment and have a happy feet again!

 

Cracked Heels

Heel fissures, also known as cracked heels can be a simple cosmetic problem and a nuisance, but can also lead to serious medical problems. 

Heel fissures occur when the skin on the bottom, outer edge of the heel becomes hard, dry and flaky, sometimes causing deep fissures that can be painful or bleed.

Cause
Heel fissures can affect anyone, but risk factors include:

  1. Living in a dry climate,

  2. Obesity

  3. Consistently walking barefoot or wearing sandals or open-backed shoes,

  4. inactive sweat glands.


Like many foot conditions, heel fissures can become more dangerous if they go untreated and become deep or infected. This is especially dangerous for people with diabetes or compromised immune systems.
 

Treatment

  1. Filing and creaming with a heel balm will help, but a foot health practitioner can debride the area more successfully.

  2. If the cracks become infected, then an antiseptic cream needs to be applied.

  3. Moisturizing the feet at least twice a day and wearing socks over moisturizer while sleeping can also help.

  4. Paraffin Wax Treatment can help.

  5. Never use a razor or scissors to remove any skin.

Contact me for a Classic Foot Treatment and have a happy feet again!

Diabetic Footcare

Diabetes disrupts the vascular system, affecting many areas of the body such as the eyes, kidneys, legs, and feet. 

People with diabetes should pay special attention to their feet, because they are far more likely to develop complications such as foot ulcers. 

Research shows that people with diabetes who take care of their feet and protect them from injury, are less likely to develop ulcers.
 

If you are diabetic it is recommended you see a Foot Health Practitioner frequently for a foot health check and treatment.

If you see a break in the skin which is not healing or an ulcer, see your G.P. immediately.

Contact me for a Classic Foot Treatment and have a happy feet again!