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The Therapeutic Medi-Pedi Treatment
By: Denise Dubois
Posted: June 29, 2012, from the July 2012 issue of Skin Inc. magazine.
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This allows the appropriate treatment to be recommended. A therapeutic pedicure is not a fluff-and-buff type of treatment; it is more clinical and does not include the use of scrubs, masks or paraffin.
Benefits for better health
Providing a therapeutic pedicure allows the skin care and nail professional the opportunity to aid in the client’s pursuit of health and wellness. A classic spa pedicure addresses appearance and feels great; however, a therapeutic pedicure’s emphasis is on correcting specific conditions with benefits that can translate into better health.
Denise Dubois graduated from the Catherine E. Hinds Institute of Esthetics in 1984, and is currently the president and owner of Complexions Spa for Beauty & Wellness in Albany, New York. One very important component of Complexions is the medical spa, which Dubois implemented after building a solid bond with dermatologists and plastic surgeons. She has also developed a program for Age Management Skin Care. In the spring of 2009, Complexions became the first spa in the country to receive Gold LEED certification for new construction, one of the highest honors granted by the U.S. Green Business Council.