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04/18/2006 04:45 PM ID: 53908 Permalink   

"New Spa Foot Treatment", Fish Nibble Away at Dead Skin & Bacteria

 

Hakone, Japan - Bathers at the resort spa of Hakone are experiencing a new foot treatment imported from Turkey. Participants dip their feet into a warm pool filled with fish that eat away dead skin and bacteria.

Kangal Fish are tootless and a few centimeters long. They are believed to cure the skin condition psoriasis in Turkey. The experience is described as painless but ticklish.

"They're eating the bad stuff and it makes me feel better," states Shingo Kamiya, a 45-year-old customer at the spa as fish surround his bare toes.

 
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  awww,  
 
for someone as ticklish as i am this would be torture!
Just reading the article made me feel ticklish!
Yuck!
 
  by: darkangelJG     04/18/2006 04:58 PM     
   
 
I love pedicures. I love fish. The two should never meet. I can not scratch my foot because i'm so tickelish. I would probably end up hurting one of the fishys by kicking it.
 
  by: Cherubgirl     04/18/2006 05:02 PM     
  the picture!  
   
  by: koultunami     04/18/2006 05:41 PM     
   
 
thanks for the picture. EWWWW. No thanks!
 
  by: Cherubgirl     04/18/2006 05:57 PM     
  Women will do anything  
 
404 on the picture - just go to the source.

I can pictures people trying to import these fish into the home aquariums and then sticking their feet in there.
 
  by: relacks   04/18/2006 05:58 PM     
  Can I just fill the bathtub and throw the fish in?  
 
This could get real kinky! Video at 6:00. NOT! you pervs.
 
  by: valkyrie123     04/18/2006 06:05 PM     
  Nothing new ;-P  
 
My whole family used to hang their feet off of our small lake docks and let minnows nibble away :-).
 
  by: luc1ddr3am     04/18/2006 06:10 PM     
  i am still getting goosebups from this article!  
 
the fish are so cute... they could get a proper job (pausing in an aquarium or being pets) instead of licking feet!
yuck!:P
good one roots88 ;)
 
  by: darkangeljg     04/18/2006 07:16 PM     
  man  
 
that makes my skin crawl
 
  by: starlock   04/19/2006 05:08 AM     
  @Cherub  
 
"I love pedicure"
Lately, here in Toronto a lot of nail stores opened that are just a front for massage parlors. They offer penicure too.
 
  by: kmazzawi     04/19/2006 08:36 AM     
  not new  
 
they've been doing this in china since forever. you emerse your whole body and get tickled and groomed at the same time.
 
  by: manilaryce     04/19/2006 09:59 AM     
  Hardly  
 
special.

They have been doing this for ages in Turkey. The only special thing about it is that they moved some of the fish to Japan. Big deal.
 
  by: Flutje   04/19/2006 10:30 AM     
  I'll remember that next time I go to Ihloff...  
 
It sounds like it could work really well...
 
  by: vanillaskye   04/19/2006 05:58 PM     
  working link  
 
http://us.news3.yimg.com/...

and I thought the majority of people that went to this site were techs and programmers.
 
  by: RoBBoB     04/19/2006 07:25 PM     
  No thanks  
 
I had a fish nibble on my feet once when I was a kid. It scared the hell out of me at first. While not dangerous or painful, it's an experience I don't care to repeat. Fish are just...*shudder*...gross. I can't even eat them.
 
  by: ChaoticVengeance     04/21/2006 06:41 AM     
 
 
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