Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

A Treat for Your Feet; When the Sun Comes out, So Do Your Feet. SARAH DALE Finds out How to Get Yours Looking Their Very Best

Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

A Treat for Your Feet; When the Sun Comes out, So Do Your Feet. SARAH DALE Finds out How to Get Yours Looking Their Very Best

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Byline: SARAH DALE

FANCY a med-ped? The latest feet treat combines chiropody with beauty to turn even the unprettiest hooves into cute little tootsies.

Laura Dicken, who owns Podology in Saltburn, says it offers "a fusion of chiropody and beauty," "We do the chiropody treatment first which is done by a qualified chiropodist/podiatrist," says Laura, who has 10 years' experience as a podiatrist.

Feet are dipped in a herbal bath, nails are cut, filed and reshaped, cuticles are treated, hard skin and corns and cracked heels are reduced.

Feet are gently exfoliated, lower legs and feet are massaged and the treatment ends with a colourful splash of nail polish.

Laura started Podology eight years ago, taking on a second chiropodist a year later. They moved to bigger premises on Milton Street two years ago and then took on beauty therapist Linzi Passmore.

"It's now Podology healthcare for feet and Beautypod as we do all the usual beauty treatments as well as a range of different pedicures," says Laura, who took on a full-time receptionist in January.

Beautypod provides clients with personalised Elemis face and body treatments plus OPI or LCN gel manicures, pedicures, waxing, threading and eye packages. Customer can then purchase products to use at home in shoppingpod.

A new website - www.podology.info - is launching soon.

ENSURE your feet are ready for summer with: * OOH La Spa minty foot butter, left, pounds 3.99, Superdrug - with hydrating shea butter and an invigorating blend of menthol crystals and peppermint to treat dry skin and leave your feet feeling revitalised.

* TREATS for Feet, above, pounds 33.75 from Great Elm Physick Garden at www.notonthehighstreet.com - includes Sage & Salt Foot Scrub, Parsley & Thyme Foot Soak, Sage & Mint Foot Rescue Oil and a pumice stone.

* BLISS Softening Socks, left, pounds 36.80 from www.asos.com - moisture-gel padded socks, wear for 20 minutes. * FOOT File Spoon, pounds 6, left, The Body Shop - remove rough skin from the soles of the feet.

* L'OCCITANE en Provence Shea Butter Foot Cream, right, pounds 17.50, Debenhams - antiseptic lavender essential oil to purify; arnica extract, an antiinflammatory to help reduce redness and irritation; refreshing mint to cool feet; and enriched with 15% nourishing shea butter for exceptional comfort. …

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