Step right up! You can’t try this at home – unless your home is in Thailand or Malaysia, though I hear the trend is spreading – I found this one in a mall in Kuala Lumpur – but there might be one the mall just down the road from you soon.
Yes, I tried it, though it took two days of walking past before I got up the nerve. There were two pools – this one with bigger fish, that produced all sorts of delighted squeals from the participants. On the other side of the small area was a smaller pool with smaller fish. Neither have teeth. Apparently, they suck the dead skin, which becomes very soft with soaking in the spa, right off – leaving your feet incredibly smooth and the squirming movement of the fish is like a gentle massage that soothes your mind.
OK. I can do this.
I opted for the pool with the smaller fish. In my feet went, with me holding my breath and waiting and then… little bit sting-y, little bit ticklish, way too squirmy… slightly nausea inducing – but okay. Okay, it’s kind of, well, okay. Yikes, still kind of okay… Actually, more nauseating than I expected. Yikes, they are sliming themselves right between my toes! With a yelp and plucked my feet from the water, much to the amusement of the others, including my husband, who were enjoying themselves very much. I think I lasted about two minutes…
Yeah – I’ll try most things. But I don’t have to like them all. <<shudder>>