A pedicure is a soothing and relaxing experience to revive tired and aching feet and to improve the appearance of the feet and toe nails.
The main difference between a traditional pedicure and a paraffin pedicure is what happens at the moisturization step. Where lotion or creme is usually applied, melted paraffin is used instead, adding an enhanced level of moisturization which you can't get from lotions or cremes alone.
Dipping the feet in paraffin wax is an increasingly popular highlight for spa pedicures. After cleaning, smoothing and buffing the feet and nails, the esthetician wraps them in steaming towels to open the pores. The feet are then immersed in a warm bath of paraffin and when the wax is removed, feet emerge baby-soft. This is usually followed by a final application of moisturizer and nail polish.