wedding preperation

The Garra Rufa Experience

As the wedding is approaching I thought that I better start treating and indulging my body, give it that little extra bit of tlc that it needs. One of the things which I have wanted to indulge in for a while now is a Fish Pedicure after all my feet have been neglected over the winter months and if I want to be wearing the sandals that I have bought for the wedding then my feet really need a bit of loving.
So out with one of my Bridesmaids shopping for shoes today we decided to indulge ourselves and experience these little fish for ourselves.


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Now fish spa pedicures are a new trend within the UK and has seen lots of fish spas opening up acrosss the country. The actual process involves plunging your feet into a tank of Garra Rufa fish who then nibble on the dead areas of skin that are on your feet this then promotes your healthy skin to grow and leaves them feeling soft and smooth, although probably not the best pedicure option if you are a fish phobe.
As I plunged my feet into the tank a feeling of uncertaintly and the unknown came over me, an urge to retreat but I was there and had paid for it so I was going to give it a go. The sensation of all of these fish latching on in a feeding frenzy is one that you cannot fully describe, it doesn't hurt but it will certainly have you flinching and maybe even giggling as you plunge your feet into the water and the fish begin to feed. 
As the session went on I found the experience became quiet calming and therapeutic although I think that Rachael may disagree with me there and by the end I found myself feeling more relaxed.
After a fifteen minute session when my feet had been dried off they did feel smoother than they started, it wasnt a miracle cure for smooth feet and I know to achieve the sexy feet that I desire for my wedding I know that I will require several more sessions between now and the wedding, but for £10 for a 15minute session I think that it is worth the money and I now have some new fishy friends.