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Something Smells Fishy: Carp Rid Human Feet Of Scaly Skin – The New Spa Treatment

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: July 21, 2008 | Categories: In The News, Skin Care and Beauty

Okay, now I've heard it all!  Fish pedicures are becoming all the rage in the D.C. area, where a northern Virginia spa, Yvonne Hair and Nails salon, is offering the latest in spa treatments.  Just dunk your feet in a tank of water and let tiny carp nibble away at your dry, scaly skin.

Traditionally, when getting pedicures, spas use razors to scrape off dead skin.  However, there are concerns over sanitary issues.  The fish, called Garra Rufa, but known as doctor fish, were first used in Turkey and have become popular in some Asian countries.

The pedicure costs $35 for 15 minutes and $50 for 30 minutes.  Oh, and don't worry that they will bite you…they have no teeth, therefore, they don't eat live skin.

You can read the entire story in this Associated Press article.  Which includes several testimonials.

I'm definitely intrigued by the garra rufa spa treatment, but not sure if I could actually let the doctor fish nibble on my little tootsies.  If this spa treatment was offered at your local salon would you have it done or not?  Let us know.  Hope to hear from you!  Enjoy life!!!

0 Responses to Something Smells Fishy: Carp Rid Human Feet Of Scaly Skin – The New Spa Treatment

  1. Julie, I know what you mean. It seems a little disgusting to me. I sure wouldn’t pay to have this treatment done on me. 🙂

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