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Sunday, September 11, 2011

Garra Rufa Fish Sucking Teatment!!!!

I finally did it, I plucked up enough courage to put my tootsies into the fish tank. Because I was so nervous I dragged my 3 year old son, mother and nephew along too..lol...
I had the treatment done in Ennis in Sole Serenity. They have hand and feet tanks and private booths available. If you want to check them out check their webpage, http://www.soleserenityennis.com/. To begin with they get you to rinse your feet or hands before you can put your feet into the tank(no fake tan allowed). What happens: The fish they use are original Garu Rufa also known as doctor fish, nibble fish or little dermatologist. When you immerse your feet into the warm water these curious little dermatologist will get to work by gently nibbling off any dead hard skin, leaving you pampered, healthy and glowing. The fish will only work on unhealthy or dead skin, the healthy skin is left untouched.  It's great for sufferers of psoriasis, eczema, hard skin and callouses. I asked about diabetes and pregnant women and they advise that its great for both of these as it increases the blood flow to the foot without breaking the skin.
We paid for the 15 minute treatment, 10 euro per adult and 5 euro per child. I sat back while the kids and granny put their feet in, there were no screams of pain just that they're tickly. It's such a weird feeling, you can see them all going to the one area and then one by one they pick a part of your foot and start sucking. It only hurt on one part, a hungry little fecker tried to such off the top of my toe, but he got a good kick.
It definitely made my feet and cuticles look and feel alot better but didn't take a whole lot of hard skin off. I wouldn't have much hard skin on my feet just a small bit on the ball of my foot and that doesn't feel any different. I think I will get it done again just for a little treat. I've had pedicures that cost 50 euro and haven't had the same effect. All in all I'd recommend it, its a fun and different way to spend 15 minutes.

Laters...xxx

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