Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Fish Pedicure

Doctor Fish For Your Help!

Do you want to acquire silky soft feet by being a fish food? Sounds crazy? Well! Its all about it here. A number spa goers of Asian countries, Turkey and U.S. are giving in to this new treatment for feet called fish pedicure. Not to worry, although the treatment seems like they're out of a science fiction film, the treatment is quite safe and enjoyable.

Ready for the latest in spa pampering? Prepare to dunk your tootsies in a tank of water and let tiny carp nibble away.

Garra Rufa Fish in Action - Giving a Natural Pedicure!! - Free videos are just a click away

Garra rufa fish, the doctor fish, eating away all my dead skin!! What a great way to cure psoriasis and dermatitis, among other skin diseases!

The idea behind the fish spa was to find a replacement for scrubbers used for pedicures and manicures. A fish called 'Garra Rufa' or 'Doctor Fish' is used for these beauty treatments.

These fish nibble away at the dead skin on the hands and feet as the hot water in which they thrive doesn't support much plant or aquatic life, so they learned to feed on whatever food sources were available, including dead, flaking skin and this is what gave the idea to start this unique beauty treatment.

They leave live skin alone because, without teeth, they can't bite it off.

Fish pedicure and manicure has already created quite a stir in the city with hordes of people coming in to try them out.

For the first timers, the experience might have been a little scary, but they come out all full of praise after letting the 'Garra Rufa' nibble away at their feet and hands.

"Initially, it's a bit scary. It's a very nice feeling. Before I used to keep coming for the normal pedicure and manicure, now I keep coming for this because it's different. It's like entertainment when you see those fishes doing it," said Ankeera, a customer.

The fish don't do the job alone. After 15 to 30 minutes in the tank, customers get a standard pedicure, made easier by the soft skin the doctor fish leave behind.

1 comment:

  1. hahaa..thanx for sharing...
    ive even heard of leach-treatment.. :)
    n haa..btw..a new reader/follower here..just came thru ur blog yesterday..n pretty much read all the posts..!!


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