The red barbe (medical: Garra rufa) belongs to the carp fish family. It is originally based in the middle east. It has been proven that by the suckling of the fish, skin conditions can be alleviated by the fish treatment. In Turkey for example the fish therapy has been used for more than 400 years with good healing and relief. That’s why the fish are also called "doctor fish" and are used in ichthyotherapy (Ichthys = Greek for fish). The fish are harmless and have no teeth. They just feed from your feet in a very careful and enjoyable way.
The fish for pedicures
Since this action is the most natural and least invasive form of skin treatment, it can also be used for the gentle and completely safe wellness treatment of your feet. To avoid foot fungus, prevent dry and flaky skin, hygiene is essential. Especially diabetics and people with circulatory problems should pay special attention to their feet. The fish can do the following for your feet:
- Method of relaxation for tired and heavy legs
- It is fun, relieves stress and bad moods
- Natural exfoliation of dead and dry skin
- Deep pore cleansing of the feet
- Prevention of hard skin and callous
- Minimizes food odor
- Regeneration and rejuvenation of skin cells
- Stimulates peripheral nerve sensation/reflexology
- Support of blood circulation
- Spa treatment for your feet
- Well-groomed and healthy feet
Relax your mind from stress with a relaxing, refreshing and pleasant treatment of fish and fun. In addition, FISHNESS provides a wide Spa menu with wellness treatments like foot reflexology, full body or sports massages, manicures, pedicures and many other cosmetic treatments to complement a comfortable experience at FISHNESS.
Is it safe?
Yes! In order to ensure germs can’t propagate, which takes place usually from 35 degrees water temperature, the water is never heated over 30 degrees. In addition, FISHNESS guarantees highest hygiene through daily water changes, constant water controls, active filter systems which filter all of the water 14times in 1 hour and UV lamps for sterilisation of the water in each aquarium! The fish don’t have teeth, they just gently suckle on your skin! FISHNESS also offer individual fish tanks to ensure hygienic standards for fresh and clean water to each individual customer!
Who should not do the fish pedicure?
We limit ourselves consciously to the treatment of the feet or hands in cosmetic terms. Therefore we ask for understanding that we do not make treatment of psoriasis and eczema. For this reason, we cannot accept people, who have nail fungus or other diseases of the feet.
Relax your mind from stress with a relaxing, refreshing and pleasant treatment of fish and fun. In addition, FISHNESS provides a wide Spa menu with wellness treatments like foot reflexology, full body or sports massages, manicures, pedicures and many other cosmetic treatments to complement a comfortable experience at FISHNESS!