A pedicure can be the highlight of your week. Going to a salon with pedicure chairs can be pure heaven. A spa chair is the perfect accompaniment to the perfect pedicure. Press a few buttons and you can have an incredible back massage, a neck massage, and a total overall de-stressing from head to foot. Some salons don’t have these professional pedicure spas and chairs. They have uncomfortable chairs with small basins to soak your feet in warm or hot water.
Being able to use a pedicure chair that comes complete with the spas – the hydrofoam basin in which you soak your feet – is the only way to have a real pedicure and relax at the same time. The soothing water jets target tired achy feet for a few minutes before the technician begins. Once she starts, one foot always remains in the basin of sudsy swirling water.
Expect to pay more for a pedicure when using these vibrating chairs. One of these high end chairs can cost over $1,000. Some salons even give customers the option of two pedicure styles – one using these vibrating chairs and the other using a regular basis like you’d have at home. However, most clientele choose the real thing and opt for the chair even it means waiting a bit.
The newer pedicure spa actually massages the legs as well as the back. Some technicians prefer that you don’t use the vibration mechanism once they begin to put the polish on simply because the vibration does cause considerable, well, vibration, preventing the perfect paint job you are paying for.
In salons with multiple chairs, don’t be afraid to switch if you are asked to sit in a chair that isn’t completely functional. These tend to break easily because of heavy usage, and they are expensive to repair. If you are paying for a spa service using one of these vibrating chairs, make sure you get your money’s worth.