It may sound like a strange concept but the fish manicure and pedicure is the latest trend to hit the high-street. The service which has previously only been reserved to the capital now has concessions appearing all over the country. The practice which uses adeptly named ‘doctor fish’ requires you to submerge your feet (or hands) into a heated tank, whilst the fish zoom round nibbling the dead skin. We Magellan girls decided to give it a whirl to see what all the fuss was about…
Once the tickling sensation of the (rather hungry) fish becomes bearable – the benefits of a Zoola fish pedicure are very obvious. After fifteen minutes for a price of £10, our feet felt soft and smooth – a rather unusual feeling for us, considering we tend to hide our feet in pumps at every opportunity! The initial ‘plunge’ (as described by the staff) was rather traumatic, as the fish appeared to spot our feet before they entered the water and follow them, giving them a rather worrying piranha-like personality. This was however a false accusation, the friendly fish merely nibbled our feet – between the toes, heels and some even travelled up our shins for more.
If we can overcome the giggles at the tickling (and minimise our screaming at their touch), this might just become an ongoing “necessary” monthly pedicure treat for us. The outcome – we have the smoothest feet imaginable – feet that even legendary bather Cleopatra would be proud to call her own.
For more information about Zoola Fish Pedicures log on to: www.zoolafish.com
Contributers: Hannah Noakes and Ali Bedford
Zoola Fish Pedicures are not clients of Magellan PR.