A widespread practice for years in Turkey and the Middle East,
it has only started to become popular in Europe recently.
The way it works is you soak your feet in a tub with little fish for
about 20-30 minutes, during which the fish eat cuticles,
corns and calluses, and get rid of dry skin.
What kind of fish are they?
Doctor Fish is the nickname given to the Garra rufa fish,
native to the Kangal region in Central Turkey.
These fish have no teeth and use their small sucking mouths to
eat algae or, in our case, the skin on our feet.
No, it's a natural peeling and also a micro-massage! Initially it may tickle a bit, but once you get used to it, it feels quite nice.
The overall risk of infection is likely to be low if the spa has good hygiene standards. We highly recommend you only go to spas that have proper permits. People with cuts, infections, blisters and verrucas on hands and feet, or with diabetic foot symptoms should avoid this treatment.