AskDefine | Define pedicure

Dictionary Definition

pedicure n : professional care for the feet and toenails v : care for one's feet by cutting and shaping the nails, etc.

User Contributed Dictionary



From pedis (feet)


  1. superficial cosmetic treatment of the feet and toenails


superficial cosmetic treatment of the feet and toenails


  1. To apply such treatment to the feet



  1. pedicure

Extensive Definition

A pedicure is a way to improve the appearance of the feet, and their nails. It provides a similar service as a manicure. The word pedicure comes from the Latin words pedis, which means of the foot, and cura, which means care. It also means the care of the feet and toenails. A pedicure can help prevent nail diseases and nail disorders. Pedicures are not just limited to nails; usually dead skin cells on the bottom of feet are rubbed off using a rough stone called a pumice stone.

Foot massage

Feet, leg, hand, and arm massages are an important part of pedicures and manicures. This creates a relaxing environment for the person having the treatment.
Foot reflexology has been widely used while giving the foot massage; it is said to soothe nerves throughout the body. Practitioners may also massage with hot stones in their hands, and use special creams with menthol which are said to help rejuvenate the foot. Pumice stone is used to rub off dead skin of feet.

Tools used

Different tools used for pedicure include:

Typical feet disorders

See also



pedicure in Bengali: চরণ প্রসাধন বিদ্যা
pedicure in German: Fußpflege
pedicure in Dutch: Pedicure
pedicure in Portuguese: Pedicuro
pedicure in Russian: Педикюр
pedicure in Finnish: Pedikyyri
pedicure in Swedish: Pedikyr
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