At Yvonne’s Salon in Alexandria, Virginia customers are given the latest pedicures and massages by tiny schools of tiny fish known as Garra Rufa or Doctor Fish. People who have had a fish pedicure rave about the service, saying even though it tickles and feels very strange at first, it doesn’t hurt a bit. As talked about on The Howard Stern Show.Tracy Roberts, 33, of Rockville, Md. has her toes nibbled on by a type of carp called garra rufa, or doctor fish, during a fish pedicure treatment at Yvonne Hair and Nails salon in Alexandria, Va. on Thursday July 17, 2008. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin) The feet turn out soft and smooth. What do you think? Would you give the fish pedicure a try?
The tiny fish actually eat the dead tissue off the feat of salon guests. Just in case you forget to make an appointment, walk-in’s are always welcome.