A pedicure isn’t the same as chiropody. A chiropodist is a medically trained professional who can treat diagnosed problems such as corns and calluses and carry out preventative care on your feet. This may involve minor surgical procedures such as cutting off dead skin, and treating in-growing toenails and related infections. A pedicurist is not a chiropodist. However, a regular pedicure can support any work you’re having done by a chiropodist, and may prevent you from needing further treatment.
A pedicure can help your posture by enabling you to walk more comfortably. Combined with massage, hot stones, a herbal or aromatic rub or a soak in scented oils, a pedicure can also soothe and relax you generally. Once your therapist has massaged several softening and soothing creams into your feet, you may feel you are walking on air.