Thursday, January 28, 2010

Fish Massage

While we were in Siem Reap we came across these little fish pools on the sidewalk. They try and get you to put your feet in and get a "fish Massage". Gregg, Patsy, and I tried it. Rene was a little weirded out by it, mostly because her feet are so ticklish, and wanted nothing to do with it. It did tickle a bit.

Doctor fish is the name given to two species of fish: Garra rufa and Cyprinion macrostomus. Named for their ability to produce healthy results from flaky, dried or diseased skin. They are the key ingredient in treatments becoming increasingly popular across Japan, China, Korea, and Singapore. We even have them here in Cambodia. You put your feet, hands or the entire body in a warm pool that swarms with hundreds of little hungry feeders (Dr Fish). The fish nibble away the crusty and scabby epidermis to reveal the fresh layer beneath. It is supposed to be very helpful for many skin conditions.

I'm really glad I'm not those fish. =)

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