Spa Dangers You'd Never Suspect
Get a mani-pedi, and a fungal infection too Manicures and pedicures are one of the most popular spa and salon treatments but there is still some risk for contracting a fungal or bacterial infection. Thankfully a few easy precautions is all it takes to make sure you won't get any unwanted 'bonuses' with your relaxing beauty treatment.
Existing conditions and spa therapies don't always mix Hot tubs, hot saunas, hot steam rooms, etc can all exacerbate high blood pressure, mani/pedi's are a special issue for diabetics, and of course if you're pregnant you should consult a doctor before doing almost anything at the spa. A good spa should certainly ask or provide warnings as necessary, but it's ultimately up to you to know and understand how treatments might interact with any pre-existing conditions.
What you can do
- Educate yourself on the risks and understand your own health
- Choose a spa that appears clean, has a good reputation, knowledgeable staff, and is properly licensed and accredited
- Avoid shaving the day of treatments and avoid treatments altogether when you have open or broken skin (even a sunburn).
- Bring your own equipment and/or supplies whenever possible