What is a fish pedicure called?
Fish pedicures are a type of foot treatment that aims to give people soft skin. They are also known as fish spa treatments or ichthyotherapy. During the pedicure, a person soaks their feet in a basin of water, in which tiny “doctor fish,” or Garra rufa, are swimming. The fish will eat dead skin off the person’s feet.
Is Garra rufa fish pedicure safe?
So are fish pedicures safe? The Health Protection Agency says that “on the basis of the evidence identified and the consensus view of experts, the risk of infection as a result of a fish pedicure is likely to be very low”.
Is fish pedicure legal in US?
Fish pedicures do not meet the legal definition of a pedicure. Some state regulations specify that fish at a salon must be contained in an aquarium. The fish must be starved to get them to eat skin, which might be considered animal cruelty.