July 15, 2008

Fish Therapy...

Fish nibbling as exfoliation...
Have you heard of this? Has it made it to the US yet? Its the new thing here. Mrs. Guru, Tall T, and I went to check this place out. Fish that eat the dead skin off your feet and legs. It's true. The brochure says they're imported from Turkey. So for about $10 we went to try it out.
Here's the tanks you put your feet in. Warm water, soft pillows to sit on...and the blue lights aren't for decoration they're special UV lights that help kill bacteria in the water. Go figure...
Before dipping our feet in, we had to rinse off any lotions, etc that might be on our feet. I am an avid Bath&Body Works fan, so I had some rinsing to do.
Mrs. Guru and Tall T getting in...
At first it REALLY tickles. I love pedicures and they never tickle in the least...these fish have obviously never been to cosmetology school. After a couple minutes its fine. Until a big one finds you. Then its like a mini-hoover vacuum cleaner with a special "tickle" mode. I also noticed when I was just talking and not paying attention that I didn't notice any tickles, but as soon as I looked at a specific fish I could instantly feel exactly what the fish was doing and it would tickle.

At first Isaac was just in his stroller but some 4 year old girl started messing with him so I had to hold him... so of course we put his feet in...
You could tell it tickled him because he would relax then suddenly jerk his feet up. Funny!
It was great to hang out...but as far as the fish go it wasn't like the most miraculous spa treatment I've ever had. The fish's mouths are supposed to have some sort of enzyme in them that leave your feet feeling fresh. I could tell something had been done to them, but no different than a peppermint scrub. It was fun but for about the same price I could have a lady not only exfoliate my feet and legs, but also massage them, lotion them, and then paint my toenails. However if you happen to be in our neck of the woods sometime, I'd be happy to take you... if anything just to see your face when the fish begin "exfoliating."

5 comments:

SouthAsiaRocks said...

haha!! That's hilarious!!! Sounds like fun! That is so funny! I bet they make a fortune!! They dont have to pay for soaps, scrubs, polishes, files, workers, etc... just fish and water - haha! fun :)

Cara said...

I HAVE heard about it, but after your "leg waxing" idea, I'm not sure I trust it...j/k - sounds fun!

Roberts said...

I've heard of this too...I can't remember where I heard of it though. On some TV show, I think. Isaac's little footsie looks so cute!

Now I'm curious about the leg waxing idea...

The Agarwals said...

Wow! I don't think I could ever do that! My feet are so ticklish I would probably last for about 5 seconds! Props to Isaac for being so brave with the little fishies!

dee said...

Sharon,
They actually showed this on channel 8 here. They were interviewing people that were having "the Fish thingy".