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Doctor Fish

Posted in beauty by tokyostargirl on February 26, 2009

I heard about Doctor Fish, but didn’t have a chance to try it out. I am always up for an adventure – so why not? =) We went to this CAFE where you can pay extra to get this doctor fish treatment. We were excited about doing this, but when the time came – we TOTALLY chickened out. We only had 15 minutes and the guy kept telling us that our clock was tickin, but we didn’t even care! Those fish were so scary looking. They were a lot bigger than we imagined and they kept opening their mouths ready to suck our dead skin. We just couldn’t do it, but we tried really hard.. we held hands as we tried to at least stick one foot in just so we could know what it felt like. One bite and we were through. I’ll never forgot how nervous I felt that day.

“Doctor fish is the name given to two species of fish: Garra rufa and Cyprinion macrostomus. Other nicknames include nibble fish, kangal fish, little dermatologists and doctorfishen. The fish are like combfishes in that they only consume the affected and dead areas of the skin, leaving the healthy skin to grow, with the outdoor location of the treatment bringing beneficial effects. The spas are not meant as a treatment option, only as a temporary cure for symptoms, and patients usually revisit the spas every few months.” WIKIPEDIA

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Our friend, Rika managed to capture this moment. It was during the 10 seconds that we managed to stick one foot in. Look how serious/scared we look. hahaha. We’re so dramatic.

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  1. Helouise said, on February 26, 2009 at 10:58 PM

    You guys look really scared, but at least you tried, I have heard of this but I am scared to try it too.

  2. mayk said, on February 26, 2009 at 11:51 PM

    I would’ve chickened out too!!
    But I still want to try it. So weird!!

  3. Couture Carrie said, on February 27, 2009 at 1:03 AM

    How cool that you got to do the fish pedicure!

    Gave you an award on my blog today, darling!

    xoxox,
    CC

  4. CestLaVy said, on February 27, 2009 at 2:04 AM

    =O whoa…this is certainly different! how does it feel in those 10 secs? =)

  5. issa said, on February 27, 2009 at 2:06 AM

    did it hurt?!!

  6. Karrie said, on February 27, 2009 at 2:48 AM

    I’ve heard about this too and am quite curious.
    I know i would chicken out though if given a chance.
    I just read that they will not allow it in the US because there wouldn’t be a good way to disinfect the water after each use.

  7. Anne said, on February 27, 2009 at 4:05 AM

    Awwww… I tried one too while I was in the Phils at the Ocean Park. It was cool huh?
    You girls look so scared in the pic…:)

  8. Farren said, on February 27, 2009 at 4:31 AM

    My mom was JUST telling me about how her co-worker’s father had that done when he went to Japan (I think). That is so scary. I would probably be acting dramatic too. Haha.

  9. marian said, on February 27, 2009 at 6:38 AM

    wow thats intriguing,would love to try it but i’d be too frightened to get bit hehhehe. hope your well. x
    marian

  10. Sarah said, on February 27, 2009 at 6:45 AM

    So cool! I would love to try that. I haven’t heard of a place in New York. I was hoping you’d describe the experience, but you guys were understandably nervous.

  11. kawaiikao said, on February 27, 2009 at 10:56 AM

    omgosh! i did this in hong kong and i could NOT handle it! tickles too much!!

  12. Faith said, on February 27, 2009 at 2:13 PM

    I’ve heard about these and always wanted to try it on my hands, maybe those fish could work their miracles on them!

    ~Faith

  13. heartofpearl said, on March 1, 2009 at 6:12 AM

    oh god that is hilarious and i want to try this too! i think id be as scared as you girls though!! i am really ticklish on my feet so i dno how well i’d handle this!! looks fun tho!:) x

  14. lisa nguyen said, on March 3, 2009 at 6:28 AM

    haha i did that in singapore.. ugh.. i don’t like it!! haha

  15. kat said, on March 9, 2009 at 10:01 AM

    lol, you guys look so scared! does it really make your feet softer?

  16. fabulessbeauty said, on March 11, 2009 at 12:21 PM

    I wrote a post on this awhile back. I would of chickened out also!

  17. Amy said, on March 14, 2009 at 3:35 AM

    i just found your site after a long trail of blog hops (i honestly don’t remember how i got here but i’m glad i did.) haha, you’re so cute! i’m super intrigued by this dr. fish cafe and want to try it! where in tokyo is it?

  18. Melissa said, on April 20, 2009 at 4:44 PM

    this cracked me up!


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