Has anyone experienced this and is there somewhere in Cha am or Hua Hin where it is available?
I had this done on Phi Phi. Before getting into the tank the women at the spa sat me down in a foot bath and washed my feet and legs of all lotions, and checked for any open scratches or sores. I had a couple of bug bites/raw spots from lots of walking, so they very carefully bandaged the areas to restrict that skin from the fish. It was all very clean and methodical.
If you do go they say you should go early in the day when the fish are hungry.
It was the funkiest/creepiest/ticklish thing ever...I loved it!!!
There have been reports in Thailand of infections supposedly resulting from these fish pedicures. A few days ago the government announced controls over how they will be allowed to operate.
My husband and I had the fish pedicure in Kanchanaburi last April. I agree it was the strangest feeling ever, and yes our feet were fabulous for many days afterwards. However, on returning home my husband was admitted to hospital with cellulitis in his leg. It started in his ankle and worked its way up to just below the knee. Extremely painful, and resulted in ten days hospital and four weeks treatment from district nurses. The doctor treating him said that the most likely cause was an infection gained from the fish pedicure. I must say ~ I had no ill effects whatsoever. But as the saying goes...you pays your money and takes your chances
Cellulitis - Wow! I would have just been worried about athlete's foot and verrucas, but cellulitis .... sh*t!
If sanitation is concerned - how is putting your feet in a tank of water could be worse than swimming in the ocean? Just wondering…
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