Walking out of your foot treatment at Monique’s Skin Care Center feels like you are doing so in new silk slippers. But not just any pair of silk slippers – the softest, smoothest, most velvety you have ever felt.
But alas, these are your new feet.
The treatment itself has the same spa feel as all other treatments Monique offers, with sensational scents in the products they use, a peaceful service room, and gentle care given during every step of the process.
It is a much more serene environment than a traditional nail parlor where pedicures are given, and the results are incomparable. In fact, one of the worst things you can do to your feet is get a pedicure, Monique says. The scrubbing and scraping they do simply deepens the callous of the heels, temporarily smoothing out the feet but, in the long run, ruining them.
The special German-made tools that Monique’s aesthetician Sarah uses during foot treatments are peaceful to the feet. Shaped like a small wooden paddle with a very fine surface used for gently exfoliating the feet, the tool removes all excess, dead skin, before the feet are wrapped in soaked towels that take care of the rest.
Sarah says the special, mild solution she places on the feet before wrapping a cool and then warm towel around them safely dissolves the rest of the dead skin. While it sits, she uses a loofah to exfoliate the legs with a relaxing leg massage before using the best moisturizing products to hydrate the legs and eventually the feet. The feet are rejuvenated and become as soft as baby’s skin.
Monique says she sees some of the most unkempt feet imaginable, ones filled with painfully deep, wide cracks and gashes. “Clients will come in sometimes with their feet wrapped in bandages because they are so embarrassed,” she says. But when those clients leave, those gashes are at the start of a healing journey.
Monique’s recommendation for people with feet in dire condition is to come in once a week for six weeks to receive this treatment, and follow up as needed afterward. These six weeks will give feet a chance to heal rather than simply remain masked by the damage that has been done. A good, hydrating moisturizer used daily at home between services will maintain the treatments until one is needed only every couple of months or so.
Monique says that our feet take the brunt of our every-day lives, and are often forgotten until they are in desperate need of repair. The best thing to do to keep feet as smooth as possible is to moisturize regularly and wear shoes outdoors. The dry climate we live in helps to keep feet in their driest, worst condition, so foot treatments are essential. And right now through the holidays, Monique is offering this foot treatment for $30 rather than $65, so it is the perfect time to start YOUR feet on their path to permanent recovery.
And if you don’t want to take the time to come in for this short 35-minute foot treatment alone, incorporate it into another service, such as a facial or peel, and be doubly spoiled!