A SPA Manicure is a cosmetic beauty treatment for the fingernails and hands performed at home or in a nail salon. A manicure consists of filing and shaping the free edge of nails, pushing and clipping (with a cuticle pusher and cuticle nippers) any nonliving tissue (but limited to the cuticle and hangnails), treatments with various liquids, massage of the hand, and the application of fingernail polish. When the same is applied to the toenails and feet, the treatment is referred to as a pedicure. Most nail polish can stay on nails for 2-3 weeks before another manicure, if there is no deliberate damage to it.
What to expect from a spa manicure
A SPA Manicure is usually very soothing. It can be nice to have someone touch your hands and nails, especially if the manicurist uses reflexology or other hand-massage techniques to relax you. You will probably be one-on-one with the manicurist, who should tell you what she is going to do and check to see if you have any queries or concerns. A manicurist will usually dress your nails with your choice of nail color, and you may also be able to have more decorative nail art applied. Check beforehand if you want this, as you may need another person to do the honors.
A good manicure can:
+ Clean, shape, strengthen, paint and decorate your nails.
+ Attend to any skin problems you might have around the nail, such as broken or sore skin.
+ Use acupressure or hand-massage techniques to stimulate the blood and lymph flow to improve the health of your skin.
+ Use oils, creams and waxes to exfoliate, cleanse and improve the texture of your nails and the skin of your hands.
+ A manicure can last from 15 minutes to more than an hour, depending on what you’re having done.
The benefits of professional spa manicure
Many people think that SPA Manicure are only for special occasions, like weddings or proms. However, going to the salon for regular spa manicures has some unexpected benefits.
Spa manicures involve a lot more than polishing your nails. Other services can include a hand massage, exfoliation, cuticle treatments, buffing, and grooming, all of which are important elements of skincare for your hands, which are exposed to the environment every day.
A massage helps stimulate circulation, which optimizes mobility and helps deliver vital oxygen to the cells in your hands. Your hands work hard for you every day, so optimal health is important.
Exfoliation removes excess dirt and dead skin cells that washing alone cannot remove, clearing out your pores and stimulating the production of collagen, a protein that is important for healthy skin.
The cuticles are an important part of your nails, acting as a barrier to protect the matrix where the nail grows from bacteria and infections. This makes them the core of strong, beautiful nails, and the cuticle treatments performed in professional manicures are important for their health.
Buffing and grooming services keep your nails trimmed properly so there is less breakage – and no one wants to break a nail! In addition, your nail technician takes time to assess the overall health of your hands and address any issues before they become a problem. For example, fungus infections can take a couple of weeks before you notice them, but your professional nail technician can recognize the signs and take steps to prevent them right away.
Finally, regular trips to the nail salon gives you that rare opportunity to take time for yourself, away from the stress and hurry of the day. You get that extra pampering treatment and leave the salon feeling relaxed, with beautiful nails to show for it!
If you’re due for a professional manicure, make an appointment today at ANails Luxury Boutique. Our professional nail technicians offer a variety of spa manicures, including our signature hot stone manicure or SPA Manicure.
A Nails Luxury Boutique
Address: 179 Ly Tu Trong, Ben Thanh Ward, District 1, HCMC
Hotline: 0908 450 915