I first heard word about the new 'trend' for dipping your feet into a bowl full of fish in the hope of saying ta-ta to dead skin after a mobile beauty spa visited a nearby shopping centre. If I'm honest, I thought it was a wind up.
A friend of mine assured me that these fishy goings on were indeed making a splash up and down the country.
Sheffield's Meadowhall Centre welcomed this new treatment (which has some health benefits too) a few months back and from what I could see, plenty of people were more than happy to part with their cash (£10 for 10 minutes, I believe) to try it out.
The woman on the infomercials in the centre was raving about the treatment, which is said to be a little tickly, but altogether quite enjoyable.
Does this want to make you gip?
How it works:
"The Garra Rufa, or Doctor Fish, naturally live in spa pools in Turkey and feed from the skin of clients. The fish aid the growth of healthy skin by consuming dead skin cells and disease affected skin cells.
"This is a very different treatment of where the fish nibble on problem areas of the skin surface whilst producing an enzyme which prevents the growth of cells on the skin."
So, after hearing the news that London's first ever 'Fish Therapy' spa has recenty opened, my memory was jogged.
Personally, I wouldn't go anywhere near this. But whayt do you think?
I wondered, just how far would you go in the name of beauty? Have you have had this done? Would you ever? Or what else have you put yourself through to look better?