World's Strangest Spa Treatments
Courtesy of Sampuoton Fish Spa
Full-Body Fish Nibbling
Where to experience it: The Sampuoton Spa (www.sampuotonspa.com) in Selangor, Malaysia.
What it is: Sticking your feet into a tub full of flesh-nibbling fish and calling it a pedicure is already de rigueur in several parts of Asia—but here, the garra rufa (small fish in the carp family, which feed on dead skin cells) are used for full-immersion purposes. The process is simple: you lounge in a heated pool for about an hour—as long as you’re not ticklish—while swarms of “nibble fish” snack away at rough spots and deep-clean your pores. While feeding, the nibbling fish also reportedly exude an enzyme that slows the return of skin problems like acne.
Best for: Anyone too lazy to exfoliate.
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