About Our Spa
The Foot & Hand Spa is Richmond’s only medical spa that focuses solely on the feet and hands.
Medical spas, or medi-spas, offer traditional spa services. You’ll notice a big difference, however, in the environment. Dr. Mitchell Waskin, a Board Certified podiatrist in the Foot & Ankle Center, is the Medical Director and is onsite. He works with our professionally trained nail technicians and will oversee your care, particularly if you have foot problems or other health issues that affect your feet.
The Foot & Hand Spa offers a holistic and aesthetic approach to good foot health. We use only the highest quality skin care products and EPA-registered hospital disinfectants. Our sanitation procedures meet or exceed OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) standards for maintaining a clean environment and preventing the spread of germs and disease. In fact, our instruments are sterilized using the same techniques a hospital uses to sterilize surgical instruments.
The Foot & Ankle Center offers spa services in a clean, comfortable setting. We are inside of the Foot & Ankle Center, conveniently located on the medical campus of Johnston-Willis hospital.
Our spa pedicure chairs support up to 350 pounds; please let us know when you book your appointment if you require alternative seating, and we will be happy to accommodate you.
About Our Medical Director
As a podiatrist, Dr. Waskin has treated people with all types of foot problems, including those caused by poor sanitation practices in local spas. He realized that they put some of his patients, particularly diabetics, at serious risk. Dr. Waskin visited many other spas to see firsthand how they cleaned their equipment. He was not impressed.
Dr. Waskin decided to open a medical-grade spa to provide pedicures & manicures in a safe and comfortable environment. The Foot and Hand Spa is located on the campus of Johnston-Willis hospital within The Foot & Ankle Center so that Dr. Waskin can personally oversee the care of the spa’s clients.
He earned his podiatric medical degree from the Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine, which recognized him for outstanding achievement, and then completed his residency in foot and ankle surgery at Metropolitan Hospital in Philadelphia. Dr. Waskin continued his post-graduate training in Laser Surgery, Foot & Ankle Arthroscopy, Rigid Internal Fixation and Cryosurgery.
Dr. Waskin is certified in foot surgery by the American Board of Podiatric Surgery. He is a Fellow of the American College of Foot & Ankle Surgeons. He is also a published author and speaker, and has served leadership roles in several professional medical organizations. Dr. Waskin is one of only 25 podiatrists in the nation who provides full-service medical spa services specializing in the hands & feet.
For information about all the services offered at Dr. Waskin's Foot & Ankle Clinic, click here.
About Our Pedicurists
Karen discovered her interest in nail care while, as a caregiver, she started doing her mother's nails. She decided to pursue her interest by taking a 150-hour class to pass the state boards and earn her Virginia state license. After an 11-year career at the nail spa of the Country Club of Virginia, Karen joined the staff of The Foot & Hand Spa. She looks forward to providing expert nail care to diabetics and others requiring specialized care — as well as to anyone concerned about germs and infection and looking for a clean place to get a manicure and pedicure.
Taylor developed an interest in the beauty industry in high school, where she participated in a nail technician program, and went on to receive her Virginia Nail Technician license. She also competed as a member of the nail program "Skills USA," achieving first place at the district level, and fifth place at the state level. Before coming to The Foot & Hand Spa, Taylor worked as a nail tech, and owned her own nail spa. Today, when she's not working with her wonderful clients to make their nails look fabulous, Taylor enjoys spending time on her farm with her beloved horses.
Robin has been a licensed nail technician for over 20 years. She gives gentle, attentive care to each of her clients. If you need routine nail care, or if you need specialized nail care for health reasons, she will customize a treatment plan to address your needs and concerns. Her goal is to nurture and help you maintain healthy nails and feet. In her spare time, Robin enjoys cooking and listening to music. She is also passionate about quality end-of-life care, and volunteers with Bon Secours Hospice.
Koya, Chrissy and Keisha (photos coming soon!)