Fishy Goings On

There is one thing to be said about being involved with Yourthurrock – you never know what to expect next. So when I was casually asked to pop along to a spa with a difference in Basildon this morning I did not dream that I would be dangling my feet into a tank and nibbled by tiny fish!!!

The Garra Rufa fish, native to river basins in Turkey, were found to have therapeutic healing qualities about 400 years ago and earned the title of “doctor fish”. Regular treatments will eliminate any hard skin on the feet and this is the most natural pedicure treatment you can get. It can also be beneficial to patients suffering from skin disorders such as psoriasis and exzema as the fish naturally eat and remove dead skin.

DrSpafish is a bright and cheerful environment with welcoming staff. After filling in and signing a routine medical questionnaire I was taken through to my tank where Rosa soaked my feet in lukewarm water to soften the skin. She answered all of my questions and made me feel at ease as I was a little apprehensive to say the least. I then had to sit and slowly lower my feet into the water in the tank and let these little fish nibble away!!! It was pretty amazing I have to say! At first it tickled a little, especially underneath the feet, and then it felt a little like pins and needles. It certainly didn’t hurt and was very relaxing.

A treatment costs £10 for 15 minutes so why don’t you give it a try? After watching our film I bet you won’t be able to resist a visit! Come on in! The water’s lovely!!!

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