Top Five Pampering Pedicures

Pedicure chairs at Jin Soon Natural Hand & Foot Spa on the Upper East Side.Photo: Courtesy of Jin Soon Natural Hand and Foot Spa

Jin Soon Natural Hand & Foot Spa
Various locations
The Summer Oasis pedicure ($47) is a cure-all for flip-flop- and sandal-ravaged feet. Feet are first soaked in bath of sliced cucumber, mint leaves, and peppermint essential oil to alleviate swelling and moisturize dry skin. Rough heels are buffed with a pumice stone, followed by a thorough cucumber and peppermint foot and calf massage.

150 Mercer St., nr. Prince St.; 212-343-3515
The 75-minute Peditation treatment ($80) begins with an exfoliating pumice scrub. A purifying foot mask incorporates papaya extract and essential oils, and the pre-polish foot and ankle massage includes a steamed bag of aromatic herbs.

Sweet Lily Natural Nail Spa
222 W. Broadway, nr. Franklin St.; 212-925-5441
The $76 Honey Walnut treatment at this cozy natural nail spa targets parched skin with a conditioning foot bath of hot milk, almond oil, and rose petals. After a brief soak, the feet are covered in a honey and walnut mask to gently exfoliate dry heels and seal in moisture before painting.

Acqua Beauty Bar
7 E. 14th St., nr. Fifth Ave.; 212-620-4329
Orange-peel patches slough off dry skin and a gentle brown-sugar scrub exfoliates heels during the hour-long Buff Pedicure ($90) at this Union Square spot. After softening skin with a sweet-smelling green-tea mask and foot and calf massage, next comes paraffin booties followed by polish.

Soho Sanctuary
119 Mercer St., 3rd fl., nr. Prince St.; 212-334-5550
This luxe spa forgoes traditional footbaths for Dr. Hauschka products and herbal-infused hot towels to steam and soften dry skin. Pedicures are $55 and take place in plush leather recliners, where you can sip herbal tea and nibble on chocolate while your feet are buffed, massaged with essential oils, and meticulously polished.

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Top Five Pampering Pedicures