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Manicuring Course

Pedicures

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Slightly abrasive product containing softening agents or oils to penetrate dry, flaky skin and calluses that need to be smoothed during a pedicure. Abrasive Scrub
Help to soften and smooth calluses, especially on heels and over pressure points. Callus Softeners
Small, spoon-shaped implement used for cleaning debris from the edges of nail plate. Curette
A light, continuous-stroking massage movement applied with fingers and palms in a slow and rhytmic manner. Effleurage
Used to remove dry or scaly skin. Exfoliating Scrub
Large Abrasive file used to smooth and reduce thicker areas of callus. Foot File (Paddle)
Products containing gentle soaps, moisturizers, and so on, that are used in a pedicure bath to cleanse and soften the skin. Foot Soaks
Firm pressure applied to the bottom of the foot using thumb compression to work from side to side and toward the heel. Friction Movement
Movements used in therapeutic massage. Hand Movement
Usually composed of mineral clays, moisturizing agents, skin softeners, aromatherapy oils, and beneficial extracts. Masques
Method of therapeutic manipulation of the body by rubbing, pinching, kneading, and tapping. Massage
Blends of oils used to lubricate, moisturize, and invigorate the skin during a massage. Massage Oils
Metal file with an edge that can file the nail plate in only one direction. Nail Rasp
Implement used for manicures and pedicures to trim tags of dead skin. Nippers
Used to stimulate circulation and to reduce inflammation and promote circulation to the affected joints. Paraffin Bath
Standard service performed by nail professionals that includes care and massage of feet and trimmingm shaping and polishing toenails. Pedicure
Compression movements in massage performed by kneading, squeezing, and friction. Petrissage
Massage movement using a short, quick hacking, slapping, or tapping technique. Tapotement
Pofessional implements with curved or straight jaws used for cutting toenails. Toenail Clippers
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