I completely forgot to let you all know about the pedicure I had at the weekend. It was at a place called Sole Sensation in Hornchurch and was carried out by little fishes! It was quite an odd experiance but strangely relaxing too and I would definitely have it done again. Their website says:
Q: Where do the fish come from?
A: The Garra Rufa fish, known as DR FISH for their therapeutic properties, belong to the carp family - a unique type of freshwater fish native to Middle East river basins. First discovered in the 19th century in the hot springs of the Kengal valley, Turkey, the Garra Rufa fish are recognized for their numerous healing benefits and effectiveness in exfoliating, cleansing and softening of the skin.
Q: How does it feel?
A: The sensation is similar to that of mini Jacuzzi jets that gently massage and stimulate your skin. Some find the experience ticklish at first but the feeling passes quickly so that deep relaxation can begin.
Q: Does it hurt - do they bite or have teeth?
A: No. The Garra Rufa fish have no teeth. They do not bite rather gently nibble away at dead skin cells to promote the growth of healthy new skin.
This is my brother-in-laws girlfriend, Barb, who is absolutely lovely as you can tell by her lovely smile! It was her idea to have the pedicure in the first place so I thought I should include her photo.
Me, my mother-in-law (Julie) and Barb's mum