29 July 2008

Eat My Feet, Fish

A couple of days ago, a special feature flashed while I was watching the news. With the surge of personal wellness products and exercises, comes something quite novel, called the Fish Spa. The Garra rufa, also called doctor fish, eats one's dead skin leaving the healthy skin underneath to glow. Usually, this treatment is given to patients experiencing psoriasis, but is growing popularity for catering to one's vanity and relaxation demands.



Note: These are not my feet.

I am interested, hope this idea comes to the Philippines soon.

Wikipedia:
"In 2006, doctor fish spa resorts opened in Hakone, Japan, and in Umag, Croatia, where the fish are used to clean the bathers at the spa. There are also spas in resorts in China, such as Hainan, South Korea, Singapore and Malaysia."

2 comments:

Carol said...

hi kat. actually there is a fish foot spa here in the Philippines. but the catch is you have go to manila ocean park. park entrance is like P450 and foot spa is P100 for 10mins. the fish came from turkey. did this wil my son last summer. he loved it.

Kwagoo said...

oh, i just checked.. yeah.. COOL!..

i've never been to ocean park, but now i'm seriously contemplating it. hehhe.. thanks :D