Sunday, August 08, 2010
There's a 'new business' down at the beach walk now. You can for 7 Euros get a 15 minutes fish pedicure.
You just clean your feet and then stick them down into a water tank containing a lot of small carp fishes from Turkey, called Garra Rufa.
They are like small doctor fishes that lick or such away the dead human skin from your feet.
People who have tried the service say the fishes tickle when they are removing the skin.
I haven't tried it myself.
The treatment was recently banned in 14 states in America, and some opponents argue that it should not be allowed anywhere.
Health officials over there fear the fish could spread infections to customers through open wounds or that a customer’s tiny nicks could become infected.
Some of the saloons in America charge $60 for a 30 minute treatment.
Here on Tenerife it anyhow has become a popular treatment among the tourists and you can find fish tanks in Las Americas, Los Cristianos and in Puerto Colon.