Our fish are called Garra Rufas or Doctor Fish. They are toothless carp that nibble off dead skin.The treatment originated in the hot springs of Turkey but the fish spas have spread all over the world. They are particularly popular throughout Europe and Asia. England alone boasts 100’s of treatment centers. They have recently come to the public’s attention due to the Kardashian Sisters experience in Greece. Watch their “YouTube”” video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YaHxovuRbd8”
The story of how the curative properties of the fish were discovered originates from 2 brothers that spent the day swimming in a hot spring in the mountains of Turkey. One of the brothers had severe psoriasis. When he emerged from the spring, his skin was completely clear.
The fish not only suck away the dead skin but they also emit an enzyme that rejuvenates the skin.