Posts Tagged ‘fish pedicure’

Fish Pedicure – A new craze?

Friday, March 11th, 2011

Did you ever think you would hear of a pedicure involving fish?  Well, apparently in the UK a new chain of pedicure stores has opened which involve just that, pedicures and fish.   According to an article written by The Crawley Observer,  “Fish spa pedicures involve people allowing Garra rufa fish to eat dead skin from their feet. But concerns have been raised that infections could be spread through open wounds.”

Other sources have noted spas in Northern Virginia and other states introducing fish pedicures on their menu for as little as $35.

A new craze or just plain crazy?  Read the full article here and you be the judge.

Extreme Spa Treatments from Around the World

Monday, January 31st, 2011

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If you thought fish nibbling on your feet was… how should we say this? … Different. Try freezing yourself to near death or being massaged by a half dozen snakes!

Turns out spas aren’t all about aromatherapeutic oils and soft music. A handful of innovative spas have created original treatments based on local culture and customs — be it a provincial food or a small-town tradition — that shake up conventional notions of spa-going while purportedly offering a host of amazing health benefits. You might find these unusual treatments gimmicky, silly or even medieval … but don’t knock it till you try it. Read on to see our top seven extreme spa treatments from around the world.

Continue reading this article at MSNBC

Which of these extreme spa treatments would you try?

Concerns about fish pedis surface

Friday, January 28th, 2011

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We’ve talked about fish pedicures a few times on our Twitter page. They’re all the rage in Europe and Asia right now, but Peterborough Today reports that some animal welfare supporters are concerned about the health and well-being of the garra rufa fish being used.

A fish beauty treatment craze which has reached Peterborough has come under fire from animal welfare supporters.

The therapy where customers’ dead skin is nibbled off their feet by garra rufa fish has raised concerns that the fish would have to be starved to behave in this way.

Peter Hiscock, manager of Maidenhead Aquatics, in Peterborough Garden Park, Eye, said they refuse to sell the fish to anyone they suspect is setting up a spa.

He said: “To get them to do a good job you would need hundreds of fish kept at near starvation levels.

Continue reading this story at Peterborough Today

What do you think? Are the fish’s lives in danger?