Frequently Asked Questions
Services and Procedures
What’s a Euro Pedi?
A Euro Pedi is short for European Style Pedicure, which uses a European methodology. It’s a pedicure that has its original roots in Germany; for over 45 years spa patrons in many parts of Europe and Canada have been enjoying this type of pedicure for its unique benefits.
A Euro Pedi includes an electric pedicuring file with various tools, and podology bits, that accomplish many things beyond standard American pedicure practices.
Why would I choose a European Style Pedicure?
A Euro Pedi, with its unique tooling and methodology, can benefit those with seriously dry skin that may include deep fissures or cracks on the heels and the soles of the feet; ingrown toenails, high curvature of the nails; thickening of the toe nails; excessive tough and calloused cuticles; or excessive calluses on the soles, heels, or tips of the toes.
Why does the technician use an electric pedicuring file?
The electric file utilizes special rotary bits that are versatile, safe, and comfortable. They do many different tasks of the pedicure and can efficiently, effectively, and safely reduce tough calluses quickly in larger areas of the foot, yet exfoliate in very tight areas near nail grooves, the tips of the toes, and other small areas.
What are the major differences between the European Pedicure and other pedicures?
Traditional large pedicure foot files and paddles have broad surfaces that may come in contact with supple, healthy areas that may not need exfoliation. A Euro Pedi does not use a broad foot file—it uses small surfaced bits to exfoliate precise areas of the foot. This style of pedicure also does not use the more traditional cuticle pushers, cuticle nippers, or block buffers. Instead, it uses bits that can easily be sterilized after each use.
What is a Podologist?
More widely known in Europe and Canada, a Podologist is someone who has a Bachelor’s Degree in Podology (Foot Care Science).
A Podologist recognizes and manages the care of different skin and nail disorders, and recommends products or services that will help in aiding each client’s problem. He or she has completed numerous
case studies under the supervision of doctors, and has specialized experience in taking care of the feet. A Podologist also has a concentration in foot care for the special needs of those with diabetes, cancer, neuropathy, and circulation issues as well as expectant
mothers and the elderly.
A Podologist also refers clients to the medical community, for example, a Podiatrist, Dermatologist, Pedorthist, Chiropractor, or other specialist.
If I have medical issues with my feet, when can I let Donald know about them?
We offer a complete consultation at the beginning of your appointment and ask questions to determine the best, customized, most comprehensive and appropriate pedicure.
May I bring my own polish for a special occasion for application?
Certainly. We will advise you if your polish may be inadequate or past its date of effectiveness. Results of on-site polishes are guaranteed.
May I bring my own implements for my service?
We use an auto-clave sterilizer for all implements, so there is no need to bring your own tools.
Is this location wheel chair accessible?
Yes, our facility is wheel chair accessible. Clients may park in the explicitly marked areas on the side of the building and use the ramp to enter the building through the double doors. The studio entrance can be accessed without the use of stairs.
How long will my appointment last?
Generally speaking, most pedicures last 50 minutes, but please allow for some additional time to dry nail polish, up to 15 or 20 minutes after the service.
The 5 Element Signature Pedicure lasts 80 minutes because of the extra time and care needed for the masks and the use of the hot basalt stones.
May I come early to my appointment?
Clients are encouraged to come early and relax in the serenity of our sanctuary, a true pearl of Pittsford, in preparation of your service. Free internet access is available. Also, you may enjoy a cup of coffee, tea, or hydrate with spring water.
What if I have to cancel my appointment?
Please cancel your appointment within 24 hours to avoid a full price fee.
Will there be other pedicures going on during my appointment?
Only one pedicure or nail service at a time occurs in our private studio.