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General Foot Care

 

A clinic appointment commences with a full assessment of your feet and a discussion to decide what treatment you require and a plan so that you know exactly what to expect. We will carry out regular Neuro-Vascular Assessments on your feet to check your foot and lower limb health. (especially important for diabetics) Your appointment will cover the following treatments: Nails: cut and filed Hard skin and callus: reduced and removed Corns: removed Verucca: Identity and treatment plan Thick or fungal nails: Treatment and a plan for maintainance Athletes foot: Treatment and advice to avoid re-occurance Ingrown toenails: Treatment plan where possible or referral for nail surgery Advice on maintaining your feet between appointments All treatments are finished with an application of our high quality foot cream to help maintain your feet.

Clearanail Fungal Nail Treatment

We are one of the few clinics in North Yorkshire to treat fungal nails using a revolutionary treatment CLEARANAIL.

It is recognised that up to 29% of the population may suffer with fungal nails with the rates increasing with age. Until now the treatment choices are very limited for these difficult to treat, unsightly and sometimes painful nails. Painting the nail with topical solutions for up to a year, takes much perseverance, determination and hope. Taking tablets for 6-9 months is successful for the majority of patients however during your treatment you need regular blood tests and care needs to be taken not to interact with other tablets you may be taking.

CLEARANAIL is a painless treatment that involves micro penetration of the infected nail, very precise 0.4mm holes are made in the nail plate allowing the impermeable structure of the nail to be made permeable, taking seconds to produce these precise holes allow the antifungal spray to reach the problem area quickly and much more effectively.

Clinical trials and our experience using Clearanail has shown the treatment to be quick (about 20 minutes) and painless, the drill is designed to sense when it is through the nail plate and then stops, that’s why this fantastic new treatment is so exciting it offers a quick pain free option to a problem suffered by over a million people in the UK.

HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?
Clearanail Fungal nail treatment INCLUDES all of the following; initial treatment with a single use SUM (drill head), topical treatment spray and then 2 follow up appointments at 8 and 16 weeks, photographic record of before, during and after treatment.

Cost from £120.00  

Nail Bracing

Nail bracing is a gentle way to halt a worsening of excess nail curvature and in the longer term to correct nails that are susceptible to in-growth. The brace is a fine plastic composite strip that is glued to the nail plate and can be over-painted with nail varnish to affect a better appearance and long term adherence.

While flexible, the resilient composite material attempts to return to its natural flat shape. As a result, this gently lifts the sides of the curved nail. This lifting action normally provides relief from any discomfort as well as training the nail to grow flatter over time. This procedure can be combined with the Minor Wedge Resection treatment discussed below.

Cost: £20 per nail 

 

 

Toenail Reconstruction

What is toenail reconstruction?

Toenail reconstruction is a cosmetic as well as medical procedure. Toenail reconstruction is performed by a trained and registered Foot Healthcare Practitioner using a specialist gel that is layered either directly onto the nail bed if no nail is present (due to trauma or surgery) so that a brand new nail is created, or, on top of unsightly or misshapen nails so that the nail is more aesthetically pleasing.

How long will the new nail last for?
Nail reconstruction is not a permanent solution. The length of time that the nail reconstruction lasts will vary from person to person. The new nail will generally last between 4 and 6 weeks after which another nail will need to be re-filled or re-applied.

How is toenail reconstruction different to gel nails in a salon?

Toenail reconstruction is a very similar process to gel nails in the way that a gel is layered and then hardened using a UV light. Toenail reconstruction however is very different, and this is where the similarities end. Toenail reconstruction is different to gel nails carried out by beauticians in salons for the following reasons:
– The nail created under toenail reconstruction is described as a prosthetic, it is not an acrylic nail, instead it is designed to look and feel exactly the same as a natural nail
– Toenail reconstruction uses a specialised gel that is flexible, whereas the gel used in salons for fingernails is hard. The gel needs to be flexible to allow the toenail to move with the natural movements of the toe, this is very important as the nail will then last longer and will not ‘lift’
– The gel used has antifungal properties; meaning that any nails which have a fungal infection will be treated whilst wearing the nail
– Nail reconstruction is performed by a fully trained Foot Healthcare Practitioner
– The gel we use is suitable for those who have diabetics
– The nail that is reconstructed will not damage the natural nail or restrict growth, this means that the natural nail is able to grow unaffected.

 

What happens during toenail reconstruction?
If you have a nail, the practitioner will begin by reducing the nail and removing as much of the diseased nail as possible. The nail is then roughened with the file. 
The toenail is cleaned to remove oil and disinfected..   A solution containing an antifungal is applied to the nail plate/nail bed to enhance the bonding of the gel.  The practitioner will then apply the gel in layers, with each layer being hardened under a UV light. As soon as the desired look and thickness has been achieved the nail is then filed and buffed smooth.  Finally, if desired, a high gloss layer can be applied.

A reconstructed toenail may be treated in exactly the same way as you would treat a normal nail, this means that if you wish to you can apply nail varnish and use a nail varnish remover.

 

Who is toenail reconstruction suitable for?

Toe nail reconstruction is suitable for:
Thick nails
Men and women
Nail tufts or spikes that have been left after nail surgery
Discoloured nails
Fungal nails
Traumatised nails
Diabetics
Psoriatic nails
People with no nail at all

Cost:

  • First nail £25.00

  • Additional nails will be charged at £5.00 each 

  • Complete set from £45.00

Please note that prior to this treatment you will require an assessment to ensure your nails and feet and suitable for this procedure. You need to have attended a general footcare appointment to ensure your feet are prepared and that your nails are suitable for this treatment. 

 

Luxury Lime & Ginger and Warm Wax Therapy

 

What is Warm Wax Therapy?

Our New 5 Stage Treatment:

  • General foot care including nails and hard skin treatment

  • Warm Ginger and Lime Foot Scrub Treatment with warm towel mitts

  • Pure grapeseed oil is applied to your feet

  • Your feet are immersed in warm paraffin wax and popped into warm boots

  • Finally your feet are massaged with our luxury blended foot cream and you leave us feeling like you are walking on air

Warm wax bath therapy is an innovative, hygienic and therapeutic paraffin wax treatment.

What are the benfits?

Paraffin wax heat therapy increases blood flow, tolerance for pain, relaxes muscles and increases hydration in the skin.

Intended to moisturise and soften the skin while providing a therapeutic and healing effect to sore and aching joints. Making it particularly beneficial for those suffering from arthritis and rheumatic pain.

Warm wax is applied to your feet ensuring they are fully encapsulated for the most beneficial experience. As well as offering a deep moisturising for your feet, warm wax can all benefit several medical conditions:

Conditions that benefit from warm wax therapy include:

  • Chilblains

  • Arthritis

  • Bursitis

  • Eczema and psoriasis

  • Sore muscles

  • Stiff joints

  • Scar tissue

  • Inflammation

  • Muscle spasm

  • Tendonitis

  • Sports injury

  • Scleroderma

  • Bad circulation

Offered as an extra to routine treatments.

 

Prices
General treatment followed by warm wax bath therapy £40.00

 

How Heat Helps
Though it is usually a very simple form of treatment, heat therapy is actually quite ingenious in the way that it relieves pain and muscle stiffness. When applied to sore areas of the body, heat helps to dilate your blood vessels. This encourages blood to rush to the affected area, flushing out toxins and other wastes. This blood also brings oxygen to the site, which helps to repair soft tissue, encourage muscle tone, and relax muscles contractions.

 

*Paraffin wax treatments are NOT SUITABLE for some diabetics, varicose veins or abnormalities , vascular disorders, broken or open skin wounds.

 
Authentic Thai Foot Massage

Thai Foot Massage is a massage of the feet and also lower legs. Thai foot massage is both invigorating and deeply relaxing and involves hands on massage, stretching and acupressure to stimulate reflex points. It has elements of Shiatsu, Reflexology, and Chinese massage, incorporated into the treatment. Traditional Thai Foot Massage, as offered by Mark, includes the use of a traditional Thai foot massage stick as well as using the palms, fingers, thumbs and knuckles to work the feet. 

 

This wonderfully enjoyable foot massage dates back more than two thousand years, originating in China, and is seen all over Thailand today. Treatment includes working on 'Sen' lines, which are from the Ayurvedic tradition and are the equivalent to the meridians of Traditional Chinese Medicine. The techniques of Thai Foot Massage are thought to stimulate and open these energy channels, leaving you feeling relaxed, balanced and invigorated.  

 

Thai Foot Massage is great for tired feet, improving circulation and lymph movement in the feet and lower legs, and improving flexibility. If you have tried reflexology, you will also enjoy this fabulous treatment, but will be surprised at how different the techniques feel! Certainly, like reflexology, you will leave the session feeling relaxed, yet energized and invigorated!   

 

Benefits of Thai Foot Massage are:

  • Improves circulation in feet and legs 

  • Improves lymphatic drainage 

  • A boost for the immune system

  • Reduces stiffness and improves flexibility 

  • Encourages physical healing 

  • Stress relief 

  • Improves sleep 

  • Lifts your mood

  • Improves concentration and clarity of mind

  • Leaves you with a general feeling of tranquillity, calmness and wellbeing

 

The effects may be felt at the first treatment, or it may take a few treatments for changes to be noticed.

Who can benefit?

Thai Foot Massage is suitable for men, women and children of all ages. It may be suitable for pregnant women who are past the first trimester, and without medical complications. There are some medical conditions where it may not be possible to carry out treatment, which is why a full consultation is carried out before commencing. This also allows the treatment to be tailored to your own needs. If you have any serious medical conditions or take medication, it is advisable to check with your doctor before making an appointment.

How much does a session cost?

Full Treatment 
50-60 mins. £30.00


Treatment is NOT RECOMMENDED if the following exist: severe heart or serious health problems, pregnancy, menstruation, high fever, contagious disease or sores, broken foot or leg bones, or with a full stomach.

​Guests who have high blood pressure, heart conditions, allergies, or any other medical complications are advised to consult their doctors before booking treatments. Kindly inform staff of any existing medical conditions. we are unable to provide treatments for guests who are pregnant, have given birth in the last 3 months or suffer from or varicose thrombosis.