Monday, July 21, 2008

Fish Pedicures???

Ready for the latest in spa pampering?
Prepare to dunk your tootsies in a tank of water and let tiny carp nibble away. John Ho, the owner said the hot water in which the fish thrive doesn't support much plant or aquatic life, so they learned to feed on whatever food sources were available - including dead, flaking skin. They leave live skin alone because, without teeth, they can't bite it off.


The fish are called Garra Rufa (in the carp family) but typically known as doctor fish. They were first used in Turkey and have become popular in some Asian countries, and I am sure you can guess what "Asian" countries they are talking about!

To read the full article go to: azcentral.com

1 comment:

Nancy said...

I saw this on a tv show some people did it when they were in China..Very interesting. Did you get to do this??