Monday, 22 August 2011

My fishy little friends!

Hey guys!

The other day in Monaco I tried out something pretty exciting that I had been wondering about doing and hoping I might have the chance to try out at some point- a fish pedicure!

My fishy friends in action!

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My feet/legs (a bit stubbly, with lots of onlookers= Noooo! Haha) were hosed down before going into the tank. You just dipped your feet/legs in very slowly, and very quickly the fish were all around my feet, sucking on them! Apparently I needed a good exfoliate!

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My fish pedicure experience, as captured on film!

The fish are called Garra Rufa or 'Doctor fish' and they're small and (very importantly!) toothless fish that suck and nibble away at dead skin.

My feet did feel soft after I lifted my legs out of the tank after my 15 minute session. Later on whilst walking, I noticed that the soles of my feet were more sensitive than usual in my same pair of flip flops.  I presume it's because the fish got rid of a lot of the hardness on my soles.

It was quite an experience!

...I wonder whether they sell them in pet stores....!?

Just kidding!

:)

3 comments:

  1. This is totally cool! I dont know if id be brave enough to try it myself, though =P something about the fact that they are actually EATING part of your feet is a little scary to me =P but i'm glad you did this and decided to blog about it =]!

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  2. Haha thank you Lindsey! I was just super curious about it really, and yep it was weird for a couple of minutes but then strangely relaxing! Try it! :)

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  3. I've always wondered about this. What did it feel like? Did it tickle or did you not feel anything? Would you do it again?

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