👣 Express Pedicure Tutorial for Men and Diabetic Pedicure Tips

👣 Express Pedicure Tutorial for Men and Diabetic Pedicure Tips

August 15, 2019 99 By Jose Scott


Don’t forget to follow The Meticulous Manicurist
on your social media sites and click that subscribe button to know when I upload video. While I get started doing his pedicure I will
talk to you about diabetic feet I get a lot of questions about diabetic procedure there
are not any different steps to perform for someone who is diabetic most people won’t
even tell you they are diabetic but This client, my husband, is diabetic. You should ask your client if they are and
if it is well controlled because people who are diabetic have less blood flow to their
extremities so if they get an injury like a small cut on their toe it takes longer to
heal. Additional problems can occur if they also
have neuropathy in their feet and they can’t feel the pain from a cut. If that goes untreated it could get infected
and they could have a problem getting it to heal because of the blood flow. I clean my pedicure tub after every client
with a hospital grade disinfectant to make sure no one is at risk for being exposed to
bacteria and you should also do that. This pedicure is an express pedicure a version
of a regular pedicure but during an express pedicure, we do not apply the callus eliminator
to the bottom of the feet because we aren’t going to file the bottom of the feet or the
heels. So this is his toe we removed the ingrown
or impacted stuff last time. And I am going to do the technique where we
cut across to the left starting in the center and then work backward going toward the right. I am using a half inch acrylic nipper to cut
the toenails I added a link where you can buy these in the description. When it looks like the cuticle area has absorbed
all of the cuticle remover into the skin it is time to apply a second layer of cuticle
remover. I know its cold isn’t it. Another thing people ask a lot of questions
about is the direction in which you file the free edge of the nail. As long as you are using very light pressure
it does not matter if you go back and forth on the free edge. I have a video in my video list where I show
examples and discuss the reason of why it does not matter. You are not going to cause damage to the nail
if you file lightly. Don’t be afraid to use your nail file to file
the ends of the toes to get off any dead skin on the tip of the toe. And don’t be afraid to push the toes out of
the way so you can file the free edge easily. Tickle tickle tickle haha
He thinks he has a lot of stuff under his nails and I tell him it is not as bad as it
was the last time. There is a certain amount of skin that is
normal. So my husband the jokester throws in a joke,
saying shouldn’t you be wearing gloves, just to poke fun at all the people that make comments
about me not wearing gloves. We think it is funny. We don’t know why people think it is dangerous
to touch peoples feet. Gloves are worn to protect the technician
from catching something from a client. I am not going to give a client a pedicure
if they have a condition that they could pass on to me. And why would I risk passing it on to another
client. People spread nail diseases and disorders
from not cleaning thier tools and equipment. Tools and equipment are what can spread disease
not the hands. If you are exposed to blood boren pathogens
you should put on gloves but no one is bleeding so no gloves no big deal. We are just talking about one of our friends
who gave herself a perm. My client got here early and she is giving
Bruce a hard time about getting his toes done. You can see how this second toe looks a little
bit crazy compared to the other nails. Chances are if someone comes in with a nail
that is curled like this they will have a lot of cuticle under the toenail that is attached
to the nail plate. So be really careful when you are trimming
and look under the toenail before you cut. To make sure you are not going to cut any
skin. Especially if they are diabetic. This side does have a lot of build up on the
side of the big toe. Could you tip your knee to the center of your
body. When a client gets comfortable their knee
falls outward and you can not see the little toe to work on it. So who wants to take a guess at what all of
this stuff I am removing from under the nail is made up of? I will tell you, it is made up of dead skin
cells, keratin, perspiration, sebum, lint, and soap bubbles from the shower. Dang it I just shoved that further in there! What is that stuck to? We are just talking about my next client is
studying to take her board certification. She has to retake it every 10years, she is
a doctor. Remember when you are filing the free edge
of the nail plate that you are applying light pressure in toward the nail and not down onto
the skin. If you press down and file back and forth
you can slice the skin so you want to be very careful with your pressure. Now this little area that I keep messing with,
as his toenail grew up onto the fleshy part of the toe it started to try to create a new
nail groove, and when a toenail presses into that skin, the skin doesn’t like it, and starts
to create a callus as it cuts its way into that skin. Now if you pull too much of that build up
out you can cause it to become raw, then there is no protection, it is like peeling off a
scab. So go easy, ask them if it is uncomfortable,
you don’t want to peel all of it out, but you do want to get the buildup of layers out. I am teasing him about how big his foot and leg are. And that he is pale. Make sure you apply enough lotion so your
movements are smooth and don’t skip across the skin. First I am going to do some effluage, which
is gentle sliding motions of the hands over the skin while applying light pressure, it
stimuates the nervous system and has a positive influence on the circulation. Your hands can get tired when you are massaging
the foot and legs so I try to keep my fingers and my thumb hooked around the leg so you
can use a squeezing movement instead of pressing. If you only press it makes your hand and forearm
tired. But when you can use your thumb to actually
squeeze those fingers into the leg and use your thumb at the same time it is a lot easier
to manipulate the muscles. If the back of my hand is not resting on the
cushion then I have my elbow resting on my leg to work on the acrch and the bottom of
the foot we are going to transition the heel of his foot to our knee, you can then raise
your heel up and down to get the foot where you need it. You want to make sure you are using all of
your hand, not just your fingers, to give the massage. You are going to use the palm of your hand,
the top and the bottom of your metacarpals, keep continuous contact, even pressure and
a rhymic routine for the best result. He has some lactic acid build up in his feet
that when I go over it makes a click and feels like a knot. You can also get little knots on the tendons
that are sore when you massage over them. While you work in the arch area apply pressure
with your thumb while you are applying pressure on the top of
the foot. The lactic acid buildup will feel crunchy
and need to be broken up so the body can flush it out. My favorite part is when someone squeezes
my heal but he likes it best on the back of the leg above the ankle. The last step in the foot massage process
is massaging each of the toes before you go to the other foot. You need some clearance to get your hand under
the leg, and under the achilles tendon area, you do not want to hold the leg up with your
arm. This puts too much strain on your upper back
and neck, so hold the heel in your opposite hand and rest the back of your hand on the
cushion. Thank you for watching I hope you learned
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