There are plenty of salons/therapists that do care about proper sanition. It is possible to sanitise foot spas properly, it's just some places care more about $$$ than standards. That's why it is so important to be aware of hygiene issues and be careful in your salon choice.This is why I NEVER get pedicures. I always do my own feet and if I do need a polish change I bring my own foot files and cuticles nippers and never put my foot in those fungus infested tubs!
Those tapes are INFURIATING... it just makes me soooooo angry!
Why don't they change the entire DESIGN of those foot tubs? It's only COMMON SENSE. Salons are NEVER going to care enough to properly sanitize the filters etc of those tubs and it's difficult to sanitize those tubs and filters properly.
Why not make tubs where you just rest your feet on a metal bar (suspended in the air a few inches above the tub bottom) with sprays of water flowing on your feet out of a clean fountain (like a water fountain) where your feet are NEVER submerged in water and dirty filters? This way your feet will still get wet and soak SAFELY with NO need to submerge them into fungus tubs!!!!
The only thing you would need to disinfect is that metal bar your feet touched... MUCH easier to clean that than an entire tub and filters!!!