The Garra Rufa fish are amazing little creatures, they originate from the river basins of Turkey, they were first discovered in the Kangal Valley in Sivas, Turkey. People of Turkey have known of the healing properties of Garra Rufa fish for many years as they have been found to alleviate the symptoms of psoriasis and eczema, sometimes quite dramatically.
People from all over the world have visited Turkey specifically to treat their psoriasis with a Garra Rufa massage. Although the spas are not meant as a cure, the beautifying effect that Garra Rufa fish have on the skin can sometimes bring great relief from psoriasis as these fish will only eat and remove any dead skin, leaving healthy skin to grow.
During a Garra Rufa fish pedicure your feet are washed and checked before you dip your feet into the spa tank full of Garra Rufa fish. The fish start to gently nibble away at the dead skin, they have no teeth so cannot bite, this nibbling away of the dead skin enables the healthy new skin to grow. While it can be quite ticklish to begin with it does not take long for it to become quite relaxing. Your feet then feel so soft and silky afterwards, a very enjoyable experience and alot of fun!
How does the Garra Rufa Fish do it?
Garra Rufa fish gently suck the dead skin of from the outer layer of the body but leave the under layer skin a side. During the removal of the dead skin, the fish produce an enzyme that has a vitalizing effect on the new to grow skin. The new skin feels softer and healthier than before.