I'm not very good at taking time out for myself, or a day off. I'm especially bad at pampering myself or having any kind of beauty treatments. Since I took up running last year, my feet have taken a battering and had hard skin on them. I was invited to go to Harrogate for a Margaret Dabbs Medical Pedicure.
Margaret Dabbs is the authority on feet and the pioneer of the medical pedicure. It is a 45 minute treatment which created baby soft soles. The pedicure is performed at a foot clinic by a qualified Podiatrists. The forty-five minute treatment costs £85.00 with a Podiatrist, or £130 if with the Director or Principal Podiatrist.
The clinic in Harrogate is newly opened and beautifully designed. The clinic room for the
treatment is a good size and I really enjoyed the peppermint tea I was offered. Whilst I was receiving the pedicure, I was also treated to a manicure. I couldn't believe how much work my nails could do with work too. They are often ignored and I spend most days washing my hands loads in the B&B, so they dry out quickly. They looked amazing after a little work!
Simone, a Senior Podiatrist carried out the medical pedicure. It is a complete foot overhaul. One of the unique elements is that it is performed on a dry foot to ensure exceptionally long lasting results. It also means there is less chance of hurting the foot. My feet were totally transformed, and although I was a bit nervous about the scalpel which removed dead and dry skin. I needn't have been though as it was completely painless. My toenails were then shaped, buffed and re-hydrated. My feet even sparkled at the end!
It wasn't painful in the slightest and it also didn't tickle, which was a bonus as I usually refrain from anyone touching my feet. Nearing the end of the pedicure, the chair I was sitting in became a massage chair and I was also attached to an oxygen headset which made me feel more awake and energised. Afterwards, my feet were left feeling incredibly smooth afterwards.
I treated myself to the Hydrating Foot Soak and have been using it after going for a run. It's really nice to hydrate my feet after a run and I'm really hoping to keep the hard parts off my feet for good now. It is also effective in providing relief from puffy feet and cracked nails.
I am really pleased with the results of the pedicure and my feet are still looking good now. Friends commented that I looked more relaxed and brighter after the treatment and it really was a wonderful experience. I will definitely be going back again. To top off the day, I filmed a Day in The Life vlog, which you can watch below.
Disclosure: I received a complimentary Margaret Dabbs Medical Pedicure and also a manicure for the purpose of this review.