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Fishy foot spas in Siam Bangkok

Say Goodbye to Dry Skin on your Feet!

Bangkok, the capital of Thailand, is one of the most exciting Southeast Asian tourist destinations. Known for its rich culture, unique landmarks, bustling shopping districts, exciting recreational attractions and thriving nightlife, Bangkok certainly has lots of offer.
Bangkok is known for its many spas, and the spas are known for the many unique treatments that have to offer. Spas that by far one of the most unique, but definitely the most fun, are the fish foot spas. Never heard of a fish foot spa? Well, it’s exactly what it sounds like; it’s a spa where the treatment involves live fish. Everyone hates dry skin on your legs and feet, and the fish foot spas offer a crazy way of getting the dry skin off you: feed it to fish! This treatment is so popular that almost any spa hotel in Bangkok, even the likes of the Anantara Siam Bangkok Hotel, offer fishy foot massages!

Garra rufa is a species of fish that are known to pick away at dry skin by nibbling it straight off your flesh. So how these foot spas operate is by having a large tank with lots of Garra rufas in it, and getting you to keep your feet and legs submerged in the water. Within seconds the shoal of fish will crowd around your legs and gnaw away at your legs! But before you get an impression of piranhas ripping your legs apart, know that Garra rufas have very nimble bites and, at worst, all you will feel is an extreme sense of ticklishness! The whole procedure takes about 15 minutes, and afterwards, you will readily notice that your legs no longer have dry skin and that your legs are smoother! Of course, a pumice stone will get the job done too, but this way is so much cooler and so much fun, right?

Jayani Senanayake is a writer who dabbles in travel and all things exotic. Under the pseudonym of Caliope Sage, she writes of the allures that must simply be discovered.Caliope Sage is a writer who dabbles in travel and all things exotic.Google+

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