Treat Your FeetThursday, March 27, 2014
Lately I've been reading a lot of articles about how manicures and pedicures can pose all sorts of health risks, including infections and fungus (ewe). Although manicures have their own hazards, pedicures are where the real danger lies. Even the most spotless of basins can be risky since the water still has to travel through the whirlpool jets. These jets are loaded with all types of harmful bacteria which can cause athletes foot, warts, and viral infections. I have several clients and friends who have been the victim of foot fungus and let me tell you, their stories are not pretty.
I recently saw Podiatrist Dr. Teresa Burtoft of The Foot Health Center of Merrimack Valley in North Andover, for some foot issues that I've been struggling with. Everyone at the center is incredibly nice and friendly and Dr. Burtoft herself has a wonderful manner and is very knowledgable. While I was there I learned of their new nail service which is set up right in the medical office...brilliant idea!
|Everyone gets their own sterile disposable foot bath.|
|The nail room is quiet, relaxing and CLEAN!|
I made an appointment for next Tuesday. I'm really looking forward to getting my nails done in a clean and sanitary environment where I can actually sit back and relax.
To find out more on the dangers on manis and pedis, check out this article on The Huffington Post