What is fish spa?

A natural and organic form of exfoliation that has been practiced for centuries across the Middle East. The Garra Rufa remove dry, dead skin while stimulating acupuncture points which help regulate the nervous system as well as blood circulation. The fish are known to have therapeutic properties and only consume the effected & dead areas of skin, leaving the healthy skin to grow. The Garra Rufa’s saliva contains an enzyme called Diathanol which has been found to improve skin regeneration.

Does it hurt?

No. The Garra Rufa do not have any teeth. After the warm water softens the outer layers of your skin, the Garra Rufa will seek out and remove dead skin cells, bacteria and calluses while rejuvenating healthy skin. After dipping your feet into the water you will be desensitized & the remainder of the session will feel like a gentle massage, as if your feet were somewhat vibrating!

Some of the benefits include:

  • Smoother & healthier glowing skin with increased moisturizer absorption
  • Promotes blood circulation from the micro-massage
  • Lightening of minor scars
  • Release of stress and muscular tension.

Is it Hygienic?

Water in tanks are filtered through three different filters and sterilized using an isolated and protected UV light.
“Lack of evidence in scientific literature of the potential public health risk to users.” (Health Protection Agency of United Kingdom, issued in August 31, 2011: p5)
“The US Centers for Disease Controls (CDC) has confirmed that no documented infections have been associated with fish spas.”
(CDC Division of Food borne, Waterborne, and Environmental Diseases; Health Protection Agency of United Kingdom, issued in August 31, 2011: p5-6)