This is no normal pedicure, forget an ethereal looking beauty therapist rubbing your feet to whale music because you’ll be plunging your feet into a tank full of Garra Rufa fish who thrive on sucking and nibbling away the dead skin cells on your tootsies.
Until now this treatment has only been available in specialist spa’s and salons, but Superdrug has now introduced a living spa and some fishy friends to their store on Kensingston High Street.
The Garra Rufa fish live in the treatment tank in clean water which is filtered and sterilized with UV light, and customers will now be able to visit the store for hand and foot treatments which will leave their skin feeling soft and exfoliated. After the fish spa a trained therapist will massage and moisturise your hands and feet which will help to prolong the treatment results.
The full treatment includes a 20 minute spa session, followed by a five minute massage for £20.
Anish Sabherwal, Superdrug business development manager comments: “We know that our customers want to experience the latest beauty services, but don’t want to pay Bond Street prices.
“Fish nibbling your feet may sound strange, but it’s a mainstream treatment in Japan and really does make a noticeable difference. In our mission to offer everyday accessible beauty on the high street we’re looking at all kinds of treatment, however strange, that our customers may like to try.”