Would you mind being eaten alive by small fish? The Danish newspaper Politiken praises an unusual kind of spa-treatment in Singapore, where small Garra Rufa fish simply eat the dead skin on your feet.
In the small spas in Underwaterworld and around Singapore Flyer it is possible to having the unwanted skin-cells eaten while getting a massage on the parts of your body, there are above the aquarium.
According to the article it is quite nice to be eaten – and the strange treatment leaves your feet softer than ever.
FACT BOX – WHERE?
Kampong Fish Therapy
275 Thomson Road, 01-06 Novena Ville,
A beauty and health fish spa with two pools for your feet ($38 for 30 minutes) and two smaller tanks for your hands ($35 for 30 minutes). Manicures (from $12) and pedicures (from $15) are also available.
Fish Reflexology, Underwater World
80 Siloso Road, Sentosa, tel: 6279-9229
An interactive and kid-friendly experience, this outlet targets families, tourists and those seeking new thrills. A 40-minute package, consisting of 20 minutes in the fish pool and 20 minutes for foot reflexology, costs $35. Pay $50 and get an additional 10-minute head and shoulder massage.
Fish Spa, Qian Hu Fish Farm
71 Jalan Lekar, Agrotechnology Park,
After wandering through the fishy surrounds of this farm in Lim Chu Kang, try out its fish spa in a big communal pool ($10 for 30 minutes, with slippers and towels which you are free to take home). Manicures (from $10) and pedicures (from $20) are also available.