Foot spa by fish is a health-related activity that has become popular in Bangkok and throughout Thailand within the past several months. It is being offered at more and more locations such as in spas and massage parlors.
In many cases, entrepreneurs are offering it as a "stand along" service in shopping malls and street markets. Users of foot spa by fish usually report their experience as satisfactory or pleasant, so more and more people are becoming interested in it.
The activity appears to have developed in Turkey and involves permitting a certain species of fish to eat away dead or sick skin on the feet. The feet are placed in a tub of water that also contains many of these fish.
This species of fish, nicknamed "doctor fish", "nibble fish", or "kangal fish", only eat the bad skin and leave good or healthy skin undisturbed.
The treatment is particularly helpful for treating patients suffering from the foot diseases psoriasis and eczema although it is not curative. It does, however, help alleviate the symptoms of the diseases, making the afflicted feel comfortable and relieved.
The price for this service is normally 300 baht/30 minutes. Please note that prices varies.
In some places you can actually get it done for the whole body and not just legs.
Here's a list of some of Fish Spa in Bangkok
Siam Fish Spa
- They are located in many areas of Bangkok, such as Silom, Pratunam, Siam Square, MBK, Lad Prao, Central Department Store and Suan Lum Night Bazaar.
Fish Spa Healthcare