Where has pedicure been derived of?

Where has pedicure been derived of?

Where has pedicure been derived of?




The words pedicure and manicure are derived from Latin words. Pedicure came from the latin word pedis meaning feet and cura meaning care. Thus pedicure means the care of the feet. Manicure came from the latin word manus meaning hands and, again cura, meaning care. So manicure is the care of the hands. Manicures and pedicures are similiar but not quite the same. In a manicure your fingernails are trimmed (if desired), soaked in a finger bowl with warm soapy water, filed, and ridges are buffed off the surface of the nail. The cuticles are softened, pushed back, and possibly removed. Dirt is cleaned out from under the free edge (the part that hangs over and extends beyond your fingers) of your nails and brushed with a nail brush. As is the surface of your nails. A hand massage is performed with lotion and in some cases an arm massage too. Then fingernails are painted with a base coat, two coats of desired color, and a top coat. That's a basic manicure. There are also ones where fake nails or fake nail tips are applied over your natural nail. I'm not very educated on how they do those types so I won't go into that. Regular manicures have many benefits other than the beauty factor. They can help with circulation or muscle aches in the arms, wrists, hands, and fingers, and may help relieve pain due to tendonitis in the wrists. Pedicures are slightly different. Your toe nails are clipped if desired or needed first. Then your feet are soaked in a small bubbling, vibrating, heated tub of warm water. Think of a hot tub for your feet. Many salons have the chairs that are attached to the big tubs that have back massagers in the apolestry

7/2/2015
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