By Mary N. DiZazzo

The Pedicure in all its Glory!

Ciao bella,

One of life's most beneficial and desirable pleasures is The Spa Pedicure. Maybe a scented candle or some incense fills the room taking you to the place of its scent's origin. The candle flickers as you immerse your feet into warm, swirling, fragranced water, tumbling around your toes and starting to soften the skin. Feet are dried as toe nails and cuticles are tended to. Rough heels and callous spots need to be gently pumiced. A foot mask should be applied using warm towels. There are a few really good masks that will seal in moisture and deliver valuable nutrients .A clay mask made of Bentonite and Kaolin contains minerals from volcanic ash, beneficial to the skin. Yogurt is also an ingredient found in some foot mask products. The proteins in the Yogurt help to mildly exfoliate dead skin cells revealing younger fresh skin. After removal of the mask a massage will follow. The massage should be heavenly applying technique on legs and feet. The foot massage is quite important since it incorporates a low-grade form of Acupressure. That is why everyone feels an all around euphoria after a Spa Pedicure. There are pressure points on the bottom of your feet and your hands that heal the body. Nowadays Nail Techs are incorporating different themed scent-u-al Pedis such as real Papaya, Roses, decadent Chocolate, Coffee, etc.! Really dreamy!

As the stress of the day is released from this healing service, recognize the value of The Spa Pedicure! Call for an appointment today!

Buona giornata and God bless the United States of America!

--Mary N. DiZazzo-Trumbull

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