Feet Cleaning Fish

July 25, 2008 / 9 Comments

doctor feet fish Feet Cleaning Fish

There’s a beauty salon in Virginia that is tapping into a natural resource to clean their clients’ feet … fish! The salon is using bottom feeders to suck on, nibble away at, eat at the dead skin on the feet of their customers.

This sounds like something that might come out of America. Too lazy to bend over and scrub their own tosies, the people apparently stick their tootsies into the fish tank (notice the toenail polish) and let the fish chomp away at the dead skin.

Yuck! Poor fish, indeed.

So, what about humans using animals to do their dirty work? This is not farming either. What do you think about using fish in this manner? What I am interested in knowing is, how in the world did anybody come up with this idea?

“Honey, I got so much dead skin on my feet.”
“That’s nice, dear.”
“Huh!? I said I have too much dead skin on my feet.”
“Why don’t you stick your feet in the fish tank?”
“Stick my feet in the fish tank?! Hmm, maybe.”
“Thank you, honey.”
“You’re welcome, dear.”

Seriously, how could someone come up with this idea?


  • lz

    wow thats….cool i guess, what will they think of next?, cows licking you?

  • http://www.devour.tv Watson

    Makes sense to me, the fish get fed, people get their feet cleaned. that, my friend, is what we call a symbiotic relationship.

  • Tam Bui

    Hi, I just wanted 2 know if there were any other locations in the US. My mom’s bday is on the 15th & I would really like to take her. We both live in Denver, CO. If you can just email me it would be greatly apprecaited.

    Thank you for your time,

    Tam Bui

  • good idea

    This is a very good idea. You are looking on the issue as if we are exploiting the fish which is true, but we are doing it in a symbiotic fashion, the fish are exploiting us as a food soruce and both parties benefit. It’s a good thing and I hope it continues.

  • James Ford Jr

    I am trying to locate a shop where I can have my feet cleaned by this meathod I live in Champaign Illinois 61820 411 E Vine St Champaign Illinois 61820

  • Adam Heath

    I have just come back from bangkok where I took part in this. It’s officially the weirdest / funniest thing I have ever done to my body. And I cannot recomend it enough! Though not for the ticklish

  • http://miss_fabb@hotmail.com Victoria

    I had my hands and feet cleaned today by ‘nibble fish’ today with my dad and sister. I am on holiday in Bangkok (Platinum clothes shopping centre) and it was the most amazing sensation. My sister had a patch on dermatitis on her finger (she’s a cleaner and often complains of sore rough dry hands). Our hands and feet were soft and clean after half an hour of sitting with them immersed in the fishes water. My sister was simply amazsed at how nice here hands were left feeling. I recommend them to all. it tickles but keep them there for a few moment and the feeling becomes bearable!
    Victoria From brighton UK

  • Adam from Northampton

    just visited Hua Hin and tried this in a street behind the Hilton. Un-believeable is all I can say! The fish seemed well cared for in clean tanks and more than happy to participate. 150 baht (USD 5) for 15 minutes. And my feet felt amazingly smooth. The initial sensation took a few seconds to adjust to but after that was pleasureable enough. Will definately be going back before leaving here. It seems that until this catches on elsewhere Thailand is the place to come and experience it..

  • dot trayhern

    is there anywhere in queensland australia where i can get this treatment