Would you indulge in a Fish Pedicure? It’s the rage! I first saw the advertisement on CNN, and my first reaction was OMG who would let fish nibble at their feet. Shortly thereafter there was an article on the pedicure in our local newspaper. Over 5,000 people have tried Dr. Fish and the reviews are great. John Ho, who runs the Yvonne Hair and Nails salon with his wife, Yvonne Le, in Alexandria, VA, is offering this unique treatment as part of their pedicure. They are the only salon in the country to offer the treatment, which costs $35 for 15 minutes and $50 for 30 minutes. The technique originated in Turkey and moved to Asia.
The salon uses tiny carp to perform the dead skin extraction in place of razors and other traditional pedicure tools. Customers say it tickles, but its very relaxing and the carp leave the feet silky smooth. The carp are toothless, so their can be no harm to customer’s feet. One customer who is an athlete says it’s the first time that she’s ever had a pedicure and all of her callouses were completely removed. I’m telling you customers are swearing by this pedicure. The spa has more than 1,000 fish, with about 100 in each individual pedicure tank at any given time.
I can’t resist any longer, I’m going to make an appointment within the next two weeks and test out this technique. I’ll post about my experience, so stay tuned for my adventure with Dr. Fish.