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Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Southern Style Pedicure?

Have you seen this new way of getting a pedicure? Some upscale salons are using Doctor Fish so that people can get an environmentally friendly pedicure. These fish feed off of the dead skin on feet~ leaving your heels and toes soft as a baby's bottom.
I can't imagine paying extra for this! This has been going on in the south for years. We just never thought of it as a spa treatment.

I have always hated the feeling of dangling my feet in the lake. The little crapie would swarm... I think they were looking for bread crumbs and my toes just were in the way. Still, not a feeling I liked.

Maybe the catfish farms could open up a spa on the weekends.

I'd rather go to the corner salon, Nail Princess, any day.
Y'all enjoy!


artgirlATL said...

Now I don't know about the fish thing. That seems... uh... well... weird. I'd freak out. And I grew up playing with fish my grandfather used as bait.

Sugar Bear said...

I saw this and really I'm not so sure. I think I'd have a panic attack as soon as I put my feet in! The idea is very intersting though.

Brad'll Do It said...

That fish pedicure sounds like it really sucks, so to speak.

Nnairda's said...

I don't think I would enjoy that too much! I'm a simple kinda gal.

Very interesting though.

Enjoy your week!


Darius T. Williams said...

Too funny - um, yea - dont' pay more if you don't have to.


Mari said...

I saw this in the paper and thought it looked disgusting. I showed it to my hubby who thought it would be fun

Pat said...

Oh my! I don't think I'll be having a fish pedicure anytime soon! I'd rather walk on the sand and let that do the job.
I wonder if those fish tickle?
Hugs, Pat

Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe said...

Atl Girl~ Weird!
Karla~ It would make me panicy to.
Brad~ You are on top of it!
Adriann~I just realized where you got the blog- Nnairda.
DariusT~ Not your cup of T?
Mari~ It does seem more like a man thing.
Pat~ I am all for walking in the sand too... lets go!

Kristen said...

I saw that in the newspaper last week... gives me the eeby jeebies!

Sally said...

Ahhhh, ya. Think I'll just let my beautician do my pedicures, thankyouverymuch.

Eden said...

As much as I love my pedicures, I think I will pass on this one. I can be environmentally concious somewhere else. Are those fish related to piranhas? YIKES! Just seems "fishy" / creepy to me.

Plus, my nail lady massages my feet and I bet those fish wont. ;)

London Southern Belle said...

hahahaha catfish farms. That made me chuckle. :0)

Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe said...

Kristen~ the eeby jeebies??? :-)
Sally~ youarewelcomeverymuch!
Eden~ it does seem fishy to me too.
Southern belle~ I'm glad you stopped by!

Anonymous said...

Holy carp! I couldn't resist! I saw this on the TV the other day and couldn't believe people were paying for this.

Tonja said...

Yuck! Saw this on TV the other day...I can't imagine doing this.

katiez said...

Hmmm. Growing ou on the muddy Mississippi I, apparently, have had my share of expensive spa treatments, too. We called'em sunfish!

KJ said...

I had no idea that this was fashionable! I'm so ticklish that I'd probably have the fish laughing!


DebraK from ~the Bunnies Bungalow~ said...

OMGosh, that is so freaky, I could never let fish eat at my feet & actually pay for it!
LOL, DebraK

Ice Tea For Me said...

Eeeeeuwww! I love pedicures, I'll stick to the traditional way, thank you!

joan said...

I seen this on TV and I do love a good pedicure but not sure I want little fish nibbling at my feet. What will they think of next? LOL

giz said...

Now that just looks and sounds nasty to me.

Wheelchair said...

Hey, very nice site. I came across this on Google, and I am stoked that I did. I will definitely be coming back here more often. Wish I could add to the conversation and bring a bit more to the table, but am just taking in as much info as I can at the moment. Thanks for sharing.
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