Garra rufa. People who know this are probably feeling uneasy right now – just as what I’m feeling. Squirmy, squirmy, squirmy. And restless. Do you love foot therapy but tired of the same old school massages, shiatsus and whatnots?
I give you Garra rufa, baby.
Poster says: Gara sensei (sensei means teacher but also “doctor” in Japanese), 10 minutes, 500 yen. Lower left phrase: “Now you’ll have beautiful feet with this”
It’s 500 yen for 10 minutes (the pedicure not included, FYI). I’m not sure if I’m bothered by the amount of money or the amount of time that I’m going to spend being bitten or possibly tickled to death by these hungry little critters. You?
Oh no, for the love of God.
My legs and cleavage do NOT, I repeat, do not look like that. That’s my sister in-law not just being busty but being brave. I’m so proud of her. She just offered her beautiful feet to hundreds, maybe thousands of hungry fishes! She loves charity.
Uhm, me? I’m contented with taking photos of generous people with lovely feet submerged in fishy, fishy water. What if by mistake, they weren’t Garra rufa’s but piranhas?
I dreamed about that posibility, that very night.
If you promise me you won’t dream about it, I might post a video of the whole fishy therapy for your viewing pleasure.
Thanks for sharing your view about Garra rufa therapy. I have seen this therapy recently in my spa. I think you have to try it and share my experience in my blog.
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Something about fish nibbling on my feet just bothers me! lol I couldn’t do it! I Hope she enjoyed it!
I know! I don’t know how someone can put up with that!
Had this done first in Malaysia so cool, where is this Spa?
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This one’s in Japan.
Interesting. I’ve never heard of it before. I’d try it 🙂
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Really? You are one brave woman! I’d only do it in gunpoint.
Oh boy…I see little fish like this in the ocean and won’t go in. Don’t think it is something for me. It is interesting though!
Hehehehe. I would so get that done if I had the chance! What can I say-I’m a thrill seeker. I asked my mum if she heard of the treatment and she asked to see the picture and she looked at it for a minute and suddenly said, ‘Oh EWWWWWWWWW’ with a little shudder. LOL
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My feet are far too ticklish for that madness.
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You got the perfect word there – MADNESS!!
I?ve never heard of it befor!!!But I’m sure is relaxing… my hubby loves our little dog licks his feet!!!!!:-O I can’t look at them… I find it really disgusting!!!!:-(
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I would jump with fear if a dog comes near me and your hubby loves dog licking his feet! *faint*
Yeah…I am not sure I would do that, either. There are several salons in the DC area that offer it for about $50 or so, but I am not sure I would do it even if it were free!
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$50!? That’s an expensive splurge for torture! They should be the one to pay – you’re the one feeding the fishes right?
hehehe your post was so funny. I tried this in Malaysia. It’s crazy. Hungry fish all dashing for your feet. Honestly it feels like hundreds of ants crawling on you.
Can you imagine doing a full body one?
BTW, like your new theme.
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Thanks! Glad you like the theme coz I do too. Just needs a little bit tweaking here and there to get it 100% done. 🙂
OMG, fish therapy for the whole body? That would kill me.
I have never heard of this kind of therapy before . I don’t think I could stand something around my feet that long. I am really picky with things touching my feet. If she could actually do it I am very proud of her. Keep up the great articles and hard work.
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Yikes! I don’t know if I could. Maybe if someone paid me to — say, 500 yen? 🙂 I do however like to tackle a good dare from time to time. If someone said I couldn’t, I just might take a dip to prove them wrong.
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What we do all for the sake of our blogs! LOL! I’m not sure I could do it.
Pristine looks very interested!
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I have seen this on television, but never know anyone that had seen it in person. Looks really neat. Still I would be like you and watch. I had my first and only pedicure before my brother’s wedding and hated it. Not into people pestering with my feet. I was sore after and it tickled too much during.
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I still cringe everytime I scroll down yor page and see the picture! lol
I haven’t tried this therapy before, not even heard before this.It actualy annoys me that places usually offer this only on feet ? psoriasis is everywhere! Although, it matters not, as the salons aren?t everywhere.Can?t stand anyone going near my feet so the thought of 125 little fishies nibbling away at them is sending waves of panic right through me. More than that though I would never subject the poor little blighters to getting up close and personal with my trotters, PETA would be banging down my door for that act of cruelty.
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