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When we swam in the Kinneret (Sea of Galilee to you English-speakers), little fish swam around our feet, nibbling and tickling our toes. Laura Ingalls Wilder describes the same phenomenon (along with a snapping crab) in On the Banks of Plum Creek.
Who knew it was a luxury spa treatment?
Ready for the latest in spa pampering? Prepare to dunk your tootsies in a tank of water and let tiny carp nibble away.
Fish pedicures are creating something of a splash in the D.C. area, where a northern Virginia spa has been offering them for the past four months. John Ho, who runs the Yvonne Hair and Nails salon with his wife, Yvonne Le, said 5,000 people have taken the plunge so far.
“This is a good treatment for everyone who likes to have nice feet,” Ho said.
He said he wanted to come up with something unique while finding a replacement for pedicures that use razors to scrape off dead skin. The razors have fallen out of favor with state regulators because of concerns about whether they’re sanitary.
Ho was skeptical at first about the fish, which are called garra rufa but typically known as doctor fish. They were first used in Turkey and have become popular in some Asian countries.
Or, as my 18-month old would say, “Tickle-oo!”
[AP story via Kosher Fish Destination]