Tuesday, 28 February 2012
Fish Spa in Krabi Town
A few weeks ago we treated ourselves to a spa experience of a different kind.
It involved treatment by fish!
We went to a little place on the local weekend market.
While we were waiting our turn we could order any kind of drink and listen to the performances on the market stage.
When it was time for our "treatment" we had to rinse our feet off, then walk to a long row of aquariums with little fish.
These fish nibble on the foot soles and pretty much any skin immersed into the water, and thereby remove any old skin cells.
I admit, it took a while to get used to it. The intensity of the experience depends on how hungry the fish are. The fish in my aquarium seemed to be very hungry, so that almost all of them were nibbling on some part of my feet.
It doesn't hurt at all, but can be very ticklish. After a while however, one gets quite used to it.
The fish in Konrad's pool didn't seem quite so hungry and only some of them were actually nibbling away. We switched half-way through. This way I could also prove to him that all my squeaking and jerking in the beginning wasn't just me being overly ticklish ;)
After half an hour we got handed a little foot towel to dry off with and got to walk away with nice and smooth foot soles.