One of the first things people
advise you to do when you begin living on this island is to take care of your
feet. They’re on display a lot, so it’s a good idea to keep them looking good
by getting a regular pedicure.
For a really special treat for your
feet, the La Prairie Silver Rain spa offers the creme-de-la-creme of pedicures.
The signature Silver Rain Pedicure
is a pedicure and so much more. It involves a massage chair, a hot stone
massage and foot mitts, with a delightful hand and arm massage thrown in for
My pedicurist Jaimee Dame met me at
the Silver Haven relaxation area of the spa – where guests can lounge in their
white robes, sipping tea, eating cranberries and nuts, and reading coffee table
books – and escorted me to a private pedicure area.
There, before me was a massage
chair with two magnetised remote controls clinging to either side of it. One
controlled the chair, while the other controlled the whirlpool foot spa I was
about to sink my feet into.
Decisions, decisions… Did I want
to choose the wave action that would in turn massage my lower back, my mid-back
and my shoulders, or the pulse which hit different pressure points along my
back? Luckily, the pedicure lasted 75 minutes so I had enough time to go
through all the options.
While I was figuring out what kind
of back massage the chair should give me, Jaimee was already at work, buffing
my feet before placing them in the foot spa for a comforting soak. The foot spa
was filled with water wonderfully scented with fragrant vanilla and jasmine.
After a little soak, Jaimee began a
deep but gentle exfoliation of my feet using Cellular Microdermabrasion Cream,
and then applied magnolia oils. This was followed by a stimulating mask for my
feet, ankles and legs using a Hydralift Firming Mask.
The entire experience was like a
facial for my feet – they’d never been so pampered.
While the mask was doing its work
inside some heated foot mitts, Jaimee has begun to give me a wonderful hand and
This was followed by a sublime hot
stone massage of the legs and feet that made me wish I had longer legs so that
the massage could last several minutes more.
Jaimee presented me with a variety
of nail varnish colours to choose from, but I opted for the Silver Rain
signature treatment – a French polish with a subtle and delicate difference –
silver tips instead of white ones.
My feet walked away from this
pedicure very happy.
As an added treat, each person who
gets a pedicure at Silver Rain is presented with a La Prairie file and a pot of
The Silver Rain Pedicure lasts 75
minutes and costs US$115.
Throughout August, Silver Rain is
offering Cayman Islands’ residents a gift of a full-sized La Prairie product
used during any 90-minute facial or body treatment. The spa is also offering a
complimentary Caviar or Platinum Collection Gift Set with the purchase any
product from the La Prairie Caviar and/or Platinum skin-perfecting collections.