Feet Only a Fish Could Love

Fishy Feet

CNN is reporting that a spa in Alexandria is offering a “fish pedicure”. It’s easy really. Just stick your feet in a tub of water and watch a whole bunch of tiny fish swarm all over your feet, eating off the dead skin. Sound like fun?

One customer describes it as “the best pedicure I ever had”, adding “I’d been an athlete all my life, so I’ve always had calluses on my feet. This was the first time somebody got rid of my calluses completely.”

Another customer “admitted she was nervous as she prepared for her first fish pedicure. But her apprehension dissolved into laughter after she put her feet in the tank and the fish swarmed to her toes.”

How about you DC? Does this sound fishy to you, or have you made the trek out to Arlington to have your dead skin eaten off? Please let us know how your experience was. This could very well be the next big thing.

Hailing from the Mile High City, Max has also lived in Tinsel Town, the Emerald City, as well as the City of Brotherly Love. Now a District resident, he likes to write about cool photos by local photographers, the DC restaurant and bar scene, or anything else that pops into his mind.

4 thoughts on “Feet Only a Fish Could Love

  1. Wow, that sounds… weird. But I imagine that it would be an interesting and green alternative to soaking your feet in one of those constant-jet footbaths, with some sort of exfoliant then applied and rinsed off. Some exfoliants use plastic beads as the abrasive, which municipal water systems aren’t designed to filter out, so they then get washed out into the ecosystem where marine animals ingest them and it clogs up their little digestive systems. (Exfoliants using salt, sugar, or other food-based abrasives do not have this problem.) I wonder how it works out for the fish.

  2. I’m strangely tempted by this, yet revolted at the same time…

    It has to be better than that cheese grater-esque tool they use on your feet.