But Im still skipping from one of the best foot treatments Ive had in a very long time
My real feet had been drilled, filed and buffed to within an inch of their lizard-like life. Like all of the Margaret Dabbs team (including celebrity foot fixer Margaret Dabbs herself), my therapist, Tamara, was a fully-qualified podiatrist who availed herself of various tools, including a surgical blade and electrical buffers, in order to perfect my feet. The treatment was practical rather than indulgent dont expect a lengthy foot massage but who cares when the results are so good?
The spa itself was lovely and Ive seen a few. Luxurious but laid-back with a friendly atmosphere and good service. I also loved where the treatment was carried out in a big, comfy armchair-like affair that tipped me back just enough to feel wonderfully relaxed but not so much I couldnt sip my tea or flick through a magazine.
Tamara was so confident about the results; she told me I wouldnt need another treatment for at least three or four months. Mores the pity. But thats not to say I can forget about my feet completely. The biggest mistake we make with feet, she told me, is neglecting to moisturise them. You should be doing it every day. I rarely touch my feet, but now they look and feel so lovely, I actually want to.
Dont just take my word for it, though: Margaret Dabbs Foot Clinic and Nail Spa is offering a special mother-daughter package to celebrate Mothers Day, exclusively to readers of Beauty Notes Daily. While one of you enjoys a 45-minute medical pedicure, the other will receive a speedy manicure, worth £25, absolutely free. To book, call 0207 487 5510. The offer is valid from today till April 14th.