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Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Watery Wednesday: Fish Spa




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Fish cleaning therapy is sprouting all over in Japan, Korea , China and South East Asia.
Garra Rufa, a type of small tropical fish, also nicknamed Chinchin Yu, nibble fish or simply doctor fish nibble your skin and eat up dead cells.

My sister Helen took her children all the way from Australia to Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia to try this out. The fish bites don't hurt but leaves a pleasant tingling sensation.

While this is a new craze in the East, fish massage is not new. It has been practiced for more than one hundred years in Kangal, Turkey.

11 comments:

Jama said...

I've never tried this, looks so ticklish. I've seen the fish spa in shopping centres in Malaysia.

J Bar said...

I'm speechless.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

Hootin' Anni said...

Interesting....I've not heard of this, the fish cleansing routines.

Here is my Watery Photo, hope to see you stop by to view. It's always great to have you visiting.

eileeninmd said...

How neat, I would think the fish would tickle your feet.

Lina Gustina said...

i really want to try this...

Thanks for dropping by, Ann...

SeeThroughGreen said...

wow!! I want to do this so bad! looks AWESOME!

Ah Ngao said...

sort of doing skin ex foliation for you in this case.

alicesg said...

I first tried the fish spa in S. Korea, it was so ticklish and we were laughing so hard...lol. But after some getting use to it, it was quite fun.

Lois said...

I saw this on TV once! It looks like it would be fun.

Cheryl said...

Never seen such a thing. It would probably tickle my feet and then I would laugh!

Ann said...

May be the laughter is good therapy. LOL

In fact, I know some people who think that laughing is a good therapy. I can't believe that people can laugh spontaneously though. There was a club when I was able to leave Singapore for New Zealand. Now, it has followed me here.