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Fancy Feet

Traveling can take its toll on your feet. Luckily, spas and salons all over the country offer a variety of unique services that'll leave you with born-again soles.

Candela Spa
Peppermint Pampering
After an alpha-hydroxy acid rub, lower legs and feet are slathered in cooling blue peppermint clay and wrapped in warm towels. Massage and pedicure follow. (90 minutes, $60; 617-426-6999.)

Cleveland area
Mario's International Spas & Hotels
Botanical Treat for Feet
Begin with a warm, cleansing saltwater soak spiked with tea tree oil. A cooling glacial clay mask is then applied, followed by a moisturizing massage. (40 minutes, $45; 330-562-9171.)


Spa Pedicure
Customized for each client, a selection of Chinese herbs blended with oil is rubbed into feet and calves to exfoliate and stimulate circulation. A dip in paraffin wax, full pedicure and moisturizing massage follow. (90 minutes, $58; 312-751-1511.)


Renée Rouleau Skin Spa
Peppermint Foot Scrub & Rub
Add this treatment to your basic pedicure or reflexology. The scrub, applied with loofahs, sloughs off dead skin and leaves feet refreshed and baby smooth. (10 minutes, $15; 972-248-6131.)

Los Angeles
Hands On
Rub-a-Dub Foot Massage
The intensive massage begins with a relaxing eucalyptus/tea tree oil soak and ends only when you're ready (or run out of money). (15 minutes, $15; 310-860-0137.)

The Biltmore Hotel Fitness Center & Spa
Aromatherapy Reflexology
The pressure points on your feet are gently manipulated according to reflexology practices to help balance and revive your body. All that rubbing feels divine. (30 or 50 minutes, $65 and $80; 800-727-1926.)

New York
The D.Vine Pedicure
Sip a glass of merlot while your feet get drunk on relaxation. Includes a bubbly soak and scrub, a mud wrap, acupressure massage, and a full pedicure. (90 minutes, $75; 212-274-8888.)

The Institute Beaute
The Power Peel
Pamper your feet the way you would your face with this microdermabrasion technique: A machine blowing tiny micro-crystals sloughs away rough, hardened skin so you can rediscover the soles you were born with. (15 minutes, soles only, $35; 30 minutes, ankles down, $75; 212-535-0229.)

Orlando, Fla.
The Disney Institute Spa
Seaweed Treatment Pedicure
Warm marine mud is painted onto feet, which are then wrapped in plastic and placed in warm booties to lock in moisture and maximize the seaweed's potency. A classic pedicure follows. (50 minutes, $59, gratuity included; 407-827-4455.)

Elizabeth Arden Red Door Salon & Spa
Warm Milk Pedicure
An oasis for dry, parched soles, this treatment begins when feet are soaked in a silver bowl filled with warm milk and rose petals. During the pedicure portion, your feet are massaged with warm avocado cream, then wrapped in hot, orange-scented towels. (60 minutes, $50; 602-553-8800 or 800-59-ARDEN.)

Ummelina International Day Spa
African Foot Bath
Rest your tired soles on an authentic African rain drum while Nana, an ethnobotanist from Ghana, soaks, soothes and smoothes your feet using shea butter from Africa. (30 minutes, $35; 800-663-4SPA.)

Washington D.C. area
Achilles Treat
Get revved up with their peppermint foot scrub, then choose an essential oil for an aromatherapy foot massage (depending on your mood), plus paraffin wax dip of the lower legs and feet. (60 minutes, $76, gratuity included; 703-519-8528.)


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