Fish pedicures, London

Photo © Eric Molina

Fish pedicures are set to arrive in London with the opening of concept spa, Aqua Sheko, on Monday June the 7th.

Letting a shoal of little wrigglers loose to nibble on your feet is a popular beauty treatment in Asia.

The Garra Rufa fish, a form of carp, like to feed on dead skin cells. They gently suck and nibble at old skin, revealing the new skin underneath and leaving feet smooth and soft all over. The fish also secrete an enzyme that reportedly aids skin regeneration. Thankfully, Garra Rufa do not have teeth, so the sensation is painless – but not for the ticklish!

Aqua Sheko is located at 14 Holland Street, High Street Kensington, W8 4LT.

Written by - Photo by Eric Molina

Readers who enjoyed
this article also liked:

  • Toilets as art, USA

    Travellers know how to appreciate a decent washroom. But these loos are in a league all their own.

  • YHA Christmas, England

    The idea of dormitories, bunk beds, queues for breakfast and communal TV rooms may not give you a glowy Christmas feeling, but you’d be surprised.

  • Port Lockroy, Antarctica

    For those lucky few that happen to be cruising the Antarctic Peninsula, take some time to visit the most southerly post office on earth.

Discuss

By continuing to use the site, you agree to the use of cookies. more information

The cookie settings on this website are set to "allow cookies" to give you the best browsing experience possible. If you continue to use this website without changing your cookie settings or you click "Accept" below then you are consenting to this.

Close