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Tuesday, 14 September 2010

Appy Feet........

I just have to tell you about something fabulous I have just experienced.

Our youngest son text me this morning to ask if we fancied a trip to the Trafford Centre in Manchester, which we did, and whilst we were there we came across this place



I'd actually heard of the place before so I went in for a look.    

Appy Feet is a fish spa.   A place where they have tanks full of Garra Rufa fish  also known as doctor fish, nibble fish or little dermatologist.


 

These little Minnow size fish have no teeth, they certainly have a big impact! When you immerse your feet into the warm water these curious little dermatologist will get to work by gently nibbling off any dead hard skin, leaving you pampered, healthy and glowing.   A totally organic pedicure. The fish will only work on unhealthy or dead skin, the healthy skin is left untouched.

Of course I had to have a go because I love having my feet pampered in any way.  It was £10 for 15 minutes and I can honestly say it was fabulous!    It is a strange sensation, more like vibrations than anything nibbling your feet, but my feet were totally smooth and totally relaxed at the end of the 15 minutes.

If you get the chance to try it do, I can totally recommend it.

22 comments:

Ron said...

Oooo...I've read something about this a couple of years ago, and have been wanting to try it.

They also have one that is part of a reflexology session.

Thanks for sharing about your experience with this, m'dear!

I will try it!

Finding Pam said...

I can barely stand my pedicure because I am so tickleish. I find the idea strangely interesting, but did it tickle?

clean and crazy said...

oh my gosh!! there is no way i could handle letting the fish touch my toes!! they are curled up right now just thinking about it. no way couldn't do. i don't think. it sounds like fun but i don't think i could mentally wrap my head around animals biting my feet.

you are so brave!!

G-Man said...

Ake....
Hehehehe
Of Course you know me all too well!
Thank You.....G

Dumdad said...

Crikey, whatever will they think of next?

Thom said...

You sure there is no Piranha lurking in those tanks? LOL I have never heard of such a thing. I think you are a braver soul than me my friend LOL I'd be leery....

Akelamalu said...

Oh you must try it Ron you will love it!

It didn't tickle me Pam but then my feet aren't ticklish at all. As I said it felt more like vibrations, I really enjoyed it.

There were a few people there who were really hesitating to put their feet in the tanks Clean&Crazy but once they did they liked it.

I think I do G ;)

Apparently it is something which originated in Turkey and is practised all over the Far East Dumdad.

No I checked the tank before I put my feet in Thom, definitely no Piranha! LOL

nitebyrd said...

I've heard about this type of pedicure. Sounds weird and lovely all at the same time!

Spiky Zora Jones said...

akelamalu: Oh my...how weird that the little fish do that. I couldn't do it though. My girl would love it. I'm so ticklish. I would be laughing and giggling and my feet become uncontrolable and eventually I would wet my panties. Honey...I have to sneek up on them to wash them in the shower.

My girl has quite a laugh when she walks by and jumps on me to tickle them...the stinker. My little one is ticklish on the feet too.

xxx

A Lady's Life said...

I have also heard of this and yes I can imagine how nice it must feel.
Nice little guys aren't they? :)

Akelamalu said...

You're right Nitebyrd it is wierd and lovely all at the same time. :)

Ticklish feet certainly would stop you having a go at this Spiky, shame.

They're lovely little guys Lady's Life :)

Valerie said...

How interesting... I've sent the word up to our Manchester family in case they want to have to have a go. I think I'll stick with my 'foot man'

Empress Bee (of the High Sea) said...

i saw this somewhere, don't remember where, but thought it was really interesting!

smiles, bee
xoxoxooxoxoxo

Lulda Casadaga said...

I've heard about this and seen it advertised..must check locally to see if there is one near by. I being a Pisces (and the feet are ruled by Pisces) that it only stands to reason that I should get my feet sucked! :D

Akelamalu said...

Oh do let me know if your Manchester family try it and what they think Valerie :)

Would you like to try it Bee?

I hope you find somewhere near you that does it Lulda, I'm sure you'd love it.

Daryl said...

I wish my beautification™ salon had this available

Cloudia said...

imagine that...in England!

secret agent woman said...

Oh my goodness, I don't know if I could sit still for that.

Emmie said...

I saw these on the news once and would love to try it! Does it tickle? xx

Travis Cody said...

No thanks!

GEWELS said...

That is one of the weirdest things I have ever heard. But, I would totally try it. I love little minnows. :)

CG said...

OOOH...would love to try this!!