Strange Therapy

Harris Mungai By Harris Mungai, 13th Jan 2015 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL http://nut.bz/1_07iw5p/
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Fish pedicure sounds fishy but works magic.The ticklish sensation of small fish nibbling your feet is a stress reliever.

Fish Pedicure

Small fish known as Garra rufa are the new rave in beauty parlours where they nibble your hands and feet,removing dead skin.
I first stumbled upon this therapy in Bulgaria after seeing a sign written 'Feet A Fish'.When I checked in I was fascinated to see the unique form of pedicure.In some countries it may take a long time to clear one to import the fish with many thinking that fish nibbling people's feet could be hazardous.Once the client checks in,you need to check his or her feet first to ascertain if they have any cuts or bruises or any kind of infections.As these could infect the 'fish-doctor'.Once this barrier is cleared,the feet are washed to remove oils and then dried.It's only then that you can allow a client to deep the feet in the aquarium.

At A Fee Ofcourse

While ordinary pedicure is cheaper,the standard time for one's feet to be in the aquarium is between fifteen and thirty minutes,depending on the customer.A fifteen minute session costs about $20 while a thirty minutes session is around $25.The same treatment is available for hands but smaller aquariums are used.The ticklish sensation of fish nibbling your feet is a natural stress reliever.It eases blood flow,softens the feet and leaves one refreshed.Some people who have been doing this pedicure when they go for a normal pedicure may develop some rashes due to the chemicals used.
Just like any other fish,the 'doctors' don't survive on dead skin alone and they have to be fed.Depending on the number of customers,the water in the aquaruim is changed daily.Fish pedicure has its own fair share of challenges the major one being the high amount of chlorine in water in some places which could affect the fish if not boiled first before being put in the aquarium.
Fish pedicure was first discovered in Turkey where two brothers noticed how fish enjoyed nibbling their feet whenever they went fishing.Doctors say that there are no negative effects associated with the treatment so far.

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Massage Techniques, Massage Therapy, Massage Treatment

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I developed an interest in writing when I was in elementary school and since then this passion keeps on burning in me.Thank you Wikinut for this chance to express myself here.

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author avatar GenkiWorld
14th Jan 2015 (#)

on my last vacation trip, a friend daed me to do just that, fish pedicure is surely something interesting and an unique experience, will i do it again, not sure lol

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author avatar Harris Mungai
14th Jan 2015 (#)

Lol...GenkiWorld,why not do it again? I know it is weird.
Good to hear that you've once experienced this massage.

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author avatar Mark Gordon Brown
14th Jan 2015 (#)

I read a post about these fish saying they are starved before they are used to nibble people's feet.

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author avatar Harris Mungai
14th Jan 2015 (#)

Mr.Mark,is that so,that is very interesting.Nibbling when hungry they might bite somebody...Lol.

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author avatar Utah Jay
14th Jan 2015 (#)

Oh my...I'm way too ticklish.

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author avatar Carol Roach
15th Jan 2015 (#)

it sounds sounds great but I am not sure I would try it

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author avatar Harris Mungai
15th Jan 2015 (#)

Thank you Carol,maybe you might want to give it a try one,it is fun.

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author avatar Harris Mungai
15th Jan 2015 (#)

Thank you Carol,maybe you might want to give it a try one,it is fun.

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author avatar Harris Mungai
15th Jan 2015 (#)

Utah Jay,you already sound afraid of this therapy....Lol.

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