The fish pedicure was introduced for the first time in 2008, in the Virginia, US. It was used for a treatment of various skin disorders, including psoriasis and eczema, since the fish will eat and remove any dead skin make it smooth and clean. Nowadays, Fish Pedicure are also used to to get your feet fresh and a relaxed sensation on your feet!
What kind of fish are used? It’s Garra ruffa fish, also known as Doctor Fish.
Actually, when we look back to history, the fish pedicure treatment was already known in Asia as one of the traditional therapies. Then recent research brought it as an alternative the treatment which is now widely available in almost every towns and cities.
We now can easily find it in many traditional salons and spas as their facilities. Some people are skeptic about its benefits and question if the fish can be more effective than a professional pedicure consultant?
What’s the difference between fish pedicure method with a trained beauty therapist removing the dead skin off your feet? The doctor fish naturally will eat only the dead skin cells and leave the healthy ones. While a human removes both good and bad skin cells. The sensation when the fish eating your skin is also a relaxing sensation since it is very gentle.
It’s a great therapy with no side effects and a fun activity to do for a holiday. However, it’s important to choose a reputable salon or spa that provides this service to make sure the pool and water is hygenic. A good salon will use ultra violet light in the tanks to destroy bacteria and keep the water clean and fresh. The fish pedicure is something new to try, but you need to repeat several times to see the best result.