Photo and Article source: crienglish.com
This is by far the strangest beauty related news I have ever heard, apparently in China the rage is to sit in a shallow pool while thousands of fish naw at your skin. The fish is called Garra Rufa (or Doctor Fish) and is used for treatment of skin disease. From the article:
A newly emerged “fish spa” is becoming fashionable in many hot spring resorts, and has attracted even more customers, all curious about this peculiar treatment. At such a spa, many Garra Rufa, a type of small tropical fish, also nicknamed Chinchin Yu, nibble fish or simply doctor fish, are put in hot springs. As they can live and swim freely in at least 43-degree-hot waters, they are naturally used for the treatment of skin diseases in such spas.
When placed in the spa, these fish can feed themselves on the dead cells of the human body, since they only consume such cells, leaving the healthy skin of the human body to grow. The whole process is reportedly free of pain. It won’t hurt and the bather might feel a pleasant tingling on his or her skin. Complete article here.
I don’t know about you but I feel itchy all over right now and feel the need for a hot shower, sans fish. What about you, would you sit in a tub for a Magic Fish Spa treatment?