DOCTOR FISH HAND PEDICURE – Gara Rufa fishes eat death skin from human hands!

October 22, 2010

 In 1988 a very unusual hand therapy became available at various Spa centers in the world, named: ‘Doctor fish’. Doctor fish are a species called Garra Rufa (and Cyprinion Macrostomus) – which originate in pools near two small Turkish towns, Kangal and Sivas. In non-medical contexts, Garra rufa is called the reddish log sucker. They have long been known for their ability to treat the symptoms of skin conditions, especially: psoriasis!

“Doctor fish” – so named for their ability to produce healthy, glowing results from even the most crusty or diseased epidermis – are the key ingredient in a spa and skin treatment becoming increasingly popular across Turkey, Japan, China, Europe and the US.

The idea is that you immerse your hands, feet, or, if you are brave enough, your entire body in a warm pool that swarms with hundreds of hungry minnow-sized feeders. The fish zoom in on your most crusty, flaky or scabby skin and chomp away at it to reveal the fresh layer beneath. According to the spas and their enthusiasts, you emerge refreshed, healthy, buffed and glowing.

SUGGESTION FOR FURTHER READING:
Let’s shake hands with the hand fish!
Into the hands of ‘Paul the Octopus’!
The mystery of the five fingers!
Five things that your 5 fingers can tell you!
The difference between the human hand & the hands of primates!

Evolution: from fish to human!

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One Response to “DOCTOR FISH HAND PEDICURE – Gara Rufa fishes eat death skin from human hands!”

  1. Melissa Says:

    You are so cool! I never read anything like this before. So nice to find someone with some original thoughts on this post. I really thank you for starting this up. This website is something, that is needed on the web. Useful job for bringing something new to the internet!

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