Monday Mix: Jaws Meet Spas; Sales (Updated)

By Voxy  

I wish that I could explain away this weekend’s astonishing lack of posts by saying that I was busy having a pedicure that involved sticking my feet in a tub of flesh-eating fish, but I wasn’t.

Lest you think that is just a random creative excuse, let me mention that I could indeed be having such a pedicure if I wanted one, at least if I had been able to jet off to London and have a session at Aqua Sheko, London’s first “fish therapy” spa. The process involves sticking your feet into tanks of water containing Garra Rufa fish (sometimes called “doctor fish”), whose favorite food is — your dead skin. Garra Rufa fish don’t have teeth, but they do have little sucky mouths, so they essentially vacuum off dead skin tissue while leaving live healthy tissue intact. The treatment is said to be especially good for psoriasis sufferers. Says Aqua Sheko, “Most people find it pleasurable, a tickling, almost tingling sensation something akin to a light massage.”

According to Wikipedia (!), there are also “fish pedicure” services in the US in Alexandria and Woodbridge, VA. Anyone want to try it and report back?


HauteLook has Elemis Skincare on Monday 9/27 and Senna Cosmetics on Thursday 9/30. Sales start at 11 am Eastern/8 am Pacific.

Previously announced sales still in progress:

SkinStore has 20% off most things through 10/4 with code BELLA20 • SkincareRX is also offering 20% off of most things through 9/30 with code MAKEOVER20 • New Stila customers can save 20% off your first purchase between now and 12/31 with code STILAAF • Bare Escentuals is offering 20% off through 10/12 with code GLAMOUR •  Juara skincare is offering 10% off through 9/30 with code SEPT10

UPDATE: Stila‘s Friends & Family sale started today! 20% off through 9/29 with code FRIEND2010. One use only, so be sure your cart is full of everything you want before you purchase.

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  1. Posted September 28, 2010 at 6:48 am | Permalink | Reply

    I experienced this in Singapore a couple of years ago. My friend and I were screaming initially, as it is the most bizarre sensation. After a while I calmed down, until I looked down to see what looked like a giant catfish sucking on my toe. I nearly had a heart attack. The staff said “Oh, it’s just a sucker fish” – which they apparently keep in the same tank.
    Never again. I’ll stick to pumice.


  2. avatar chaosbydesign
    Posted September 27, 2010 at 6:45 pm | Permalink | Reply

    Oh, that’s just vile. Sorry, I don’t like anything or anyone touching my feet so the idea of a foot spa makes me nervous anyway, but one with fish in it? I would be running away screaming. ::shudder::


  3. avatar marigolds
    Posted September 27, 2010 at 5:40 pm | Permalink | Reply

    Uh, I’m good. Thanks though!


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