Wednesday, December 19, 2007

me does kenko fish spa

I've first seen it on the internet forwards messages. Japanese / Taiwanese / Chinese ladies were super into this and it was such a rave in Asia. Already this sparked my curiosity. Then it appears in one of the episodes of Ugly Betty where Marc prepares Wilhelmina what he calls a 'Japanese footsoak'. That just really intrigued me. What is it with this fishy business?? So I Yahoo-ed the tags and voila!! Streams of blog entries on Kenko fish spas started popping out from every corner of the search engine. So I decided to go-lah.

Firstly you go to the counter and tell them you wanna go for the fish spa business. It costs RM38 for half an hour. Didn't really know how to go about it so we just plunged in. But before beginning we had to wash our feet to rid it off macro dirt. Wouldn't wanna kill the fishes lei. You can also scrub your legs to start releasing the attached dead cells. Or exfoliate at home before coming.

Then basically it's just inserting your pins into the water-loh. Fishes will immediately crowd your legs and it feels like ticklish + light electricity current running through your legs + geli + nibbling sensation all hodge-podged in one. When your feet hits the water and they first start biting on you it's such a BIZARRE SENSATION you can't help but yelp or in my case shriek pretty loudly!

"Also called Doctor Fish, Garra rufa is a species of freshwater fish used for the treatment of skin conditions as well as provide therapeutical help. Found in the Northern & Central Middle East, this fish’s unique therapy of nibbling away dead & scaly skin was first discovered in a hot spring near Kangal in Turkey."

After abit you get pretty accustomed to the feeling and can start camera-whoring.

I don't mind the teeny fishes. It's the bigger ones that really sends shivers down your spine. So geli neh feeling little mouths *chomp* *chomp* *chomp* and *munch* *munch* *munch* on your feet. You can also spread your toes out abit so they can get between the webs of your feet.

I don't understand how is it my sister would have more fishes than...

MOI?!! I'll conclude it as her having crappier legs (more to work on) than me. Fishes also so bias one!!



There are afew spots to pick: one that overlooks the city, one that peers into the pond or mine the one that faces another aquarium. I'll watch fishies go by as other fishies eat away. No-lah they won't eat into your bloody bone-lah. It's like how we humans know where to stop-lah in terms on munching on animal muscles. It's not as if we gnaw on the bones as dogs do what. So the fishes know the same.

Then you wash the fish water off your legs. We both really did feel quite abit of difference although most obvious on Sophiekins (maybe 'cos she had really crappy legs to start with) 'cos all the stained skin on her feets soles were half gone from the fishes. I brought some lotion to spread over the legs just as an incentive.

Lot 5.01.09, Level 5
Pavilion Kuala Lumpur

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