Forget a visit to the dermetologist for your skin treatment, Get treated by the doctor fish if you have a skin disease. The latest fad to get rid of your flaky, scaly or scabby skin is to feed them to fish.
The idea behind these spas is that you soak your hands, feet or you body in a tub filled with hundreds of hungry tiny toothless fish who’ll happily chomp away the diseased skin leaving your body exfoliated and glowing.
Doctor fish are a species called garra rufa and they originate in Hot Spring pools of the Tigress and Euphrates rivers, in the East Anatolian Kangal region of Turkey and Iraqi and Iran.They have long been known for their ability to treat the symptoms of skin conditions such as psoriasis, eczema and dermatitis.
The ravenous fish will attack diseased skin with a vengeance and will lick it up happily. Just like others they have their preferences too when it comes to treating the skin; The more diseased skin gets the first preference which means if you soaked yourself in the fishy pool along with your partner who has chapped and scaly skin, your partner gets the special treatment first.
Cashing in on this new found craze,more and more spas are offering treatments with doctor fish but not every body enjoys getting their bodies nibbled and tickles by fish.
This treatment may offer a hope to thousands of sufferers who may prefer to give in to the doctor fish for a few hours rather than suffer for the lifetime though the spas don’t promise that it is a permanent solution.
So, are you ready to get nibbled by Dr.Fish?