What's It All About?
Is It Cruel?I'm told the fish enjoy eating dead skin and each establishment looks after their fish well. While I had my fish pedicure my daughter helped feed the baby Garra Rufa fish who were not big enough yet to perform treatments.
Is it hygienic?Each fish tank has a filter fitted and you must clean your feet before putting them in the tank.
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Does It Hurt?
Does It Tickle?Everyone reacts differently but nearly all giggle and say it tickles when they first put their feet in the tank. Most people get over it and relax within a few minutes but I found it incredibly tickly for the whole 30 minute treatment. Most people chatted to friends and almost ignored what was going on but I found it hard to look at my feet as it tickled so much. I left with a feeling in my tummy like I had been on a roller coaster but the general reaction was a little bit of giggling and then enjoying the treatment.
Does It Work?The claims that you will have smooth feet with no hard bits is quite an exaggeration as I could see and feel no real noticeable difference afterwards. Don't go thinking your heels will be super smooth but think of it as a non-abrasive exfoliation and massage which is said to improve circulation in the feet.
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Where To Try a Fish Pedicure in London
Zoola Fish, 214 Camden Lock Village, Camden High Street, Camden, London NW1 8QU
Aqua Sheko, 14 Holland Street, High Street Kensington, London W8 4LT
Fab Fish & Beauty, 789 Fulham Road, London SW6 5HD
Cucumba, 12 Poland Street London W1F 8QB
Bliss Fish, 40 Tavistock Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E 7PB