19 July 2012

Treatment Tales: Danné Medi Pedi at Carter Beauty, Blackrock



For a while now I have been on the hunt for something I wasn’t sure really existed – a foot treatment to remove the dry skin on my feet, and include a really good foot massage.
Recently I threw it out on Twitter, where there was consensus that for dry, hard or calloused skin, a Danné medi pedi is your only man. But what about an aul’ foot rub? Sadly, it seemed that ne’er the twain would meet.

Then I was contacted by Marissa Carter, MD of Carter Beauty - one of my favourite salons - who told me any therapist worth their salt would customise the treatment to the customer. This was a new one on me. So she invited me in to see for myself.



My therapist, Gemma -  an absolute sweetheart - talked me through the treatment. There’ll be a foot rub? I asked her anxiously. Yes, there would be a foot rub. But not before my feet were bathed and an alkaline paste applied to my heels, the balls of my feet and the side of my big toe – basically, wherever there was a hard skin build-up. The solution raises the pH level of the feet and causes the dead skin to dissolve away.

A neutraliser was then applied to bring the pH of my feet back to their normal level – at which stage I had a good rub to see how things were progressing. My feet felt fabulous! Soft and smooth, with about 80% of the hard skin removed.
Then came the part I’d been waiting for. Gemma used a callous cream to give my poor aching feet the massage of their lives. It was so blissful I didn’t want it to end. It was followed by a file and polish with the very cheerful OPI shade, Brights Power, and I was done. I left the salon with a spring in my step, feeling refreshed, renewed and relaxed – and already planning my next visit.

You’ll find Carter Beauty at 40 Main Street, Blackrock. A Danné medi pedi is €70, or €90 with a file and polish. It’s also worth keeping an eye on their website as they run great special offers which change according with the season.

25 comments:

Laura said...

Sounds fab! Love that colour :) xo

CeeCee said...

That sounds heavenly! Love the colour too.x

fluff and fripperies said...

It was sheer bliss! And the colour is still cheering me up every time I look at my toes :)

CherrySue said...

Sounds like heaven, the girls at Carter are such sweethearts too.

Love your colour choice! x

limesandsmiles said...

Lovely colour and it looks like a really nice salon! Ixx

jiglycious said...

wow, look like really nice salon

xo
www.jiglycius.com

little t said...

I had my first pedicure before I came home. I HATE anyone even touching my feet so it was a challenge to get through the filing, but totally worth it when I felt my feet afterwards. Baby soft!

fluff and fripperies said...

T, I am the opposite - I want EVERYONE to touch my feet, ALL OF THE TIME!

Sarah Lanagan said...

I would love an ol' foot rub!! That colour is really pretty too :)

Sarah Lanagan said...

I would love an ol' foot rub!! That colour is really pretty too :)

ElsaD said...

Wow, darling, I tought u were talking to me the whole post! I SO need this...will try to find something like this in Miami. Thanks so much for sharing! xoxo

Cheryl said...

My feet have never looked worse. Yours look so fresh and lovely!

Mary Jo at TrustYourStyle said...

They have something here that I was kind of afraid to try at first since I'm an all-natural kind of girl, but as it's sandal season I went ahead and tried it. It's called a callous blaster and it's a clear gel that makes your feet baby soft. I do it once a month or so and it really makes your feet look great. Can you find something like that where you are?

xo mary jo

Bravoe Runway said...

A pedicure right now sounds heavenly....

Kim (A Very Sweet Blog) said...

they did a really great job! i love the color you chose. so pretty!
http://www.averysweetblog.com/

Leslie said...

Sign me up! A good pedicure is not easy to find.

Tiffany said...

Oh, that sounds simply fabulous! I'd never heard of a Danne pedi, but I'm going to have to try it. My poor heels are a mess!

Anonymous said...

Great colour that you've chosen!

Popcorn, Pugs & Peonies said...

I am so jealous! I want one now. It sounds divine. I think the foot run is the most important part of my pedicures.

*Erin

fluff and fripperies said...

My favourite bit by far Erin! xo

ThinkOrange said...

This sounds great:) I love the color, too!

dudara said...

Sounds like a lovely experience, but it seems quite pricey. I know the US is different, but I've gotten much more extensive pedicures there for $50. Why are things like this so expensive here

Jenna Hughes said...

great color

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Style-Delights said...

ooooh..the whole treatment sounds divine! I love the idea of dissolving the hard/dead skin at the heel/side of the toe. I do home pedi, but surely this seems a preofessional and mpre effective way! I could use a little foot rub right now..time for shout out to hubby dear..ahem..Hope you are having a wonderful day!
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Johanna said...

I think we have the same color on our tootsies!