Dear Korea #103

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Hey readers! Apologies for the late update! If you’re ever curious as to why some strips might be late, be sure to follow this Facebook page for updates and all that other good stuff.

For those of you that may be curious, fish pedicures are pretty much spa treatments where doctor fish (also known as garra rufa) nibble away at dead skin on your feet. Some say it can help with psoriasis, but there hasn’t been any sort of conclusive evidence to confirm nor deny the claim.

 

Hey readers! Apologies for the late update! If you’re ever curious as to why some strips might be late, be sure to follow this Facebook page for updates and all that other good stuff.

For those of you that may be curious, fish pedicures are pretty much spa treatments where doctor fish (also known as garra rufa) nibble away at dead skin on your feet. Some say it can help with psoriasis, but there hasn’t been any sort of conclusive evidence to confirm nor deny the claim.

From the bit of research I did, this treatment has been a thing around the world for quite some time. I honestly didn’t know it was a thing until I came to South Korea. Americans and Canadians may not be familiar with this practice, as it’s banned in those countries for sanitary reasons.

Being the curious person that I am, I actually tried getting this treatment a few years ago with some friends. Looking back, I’m not sure what made me think it was a good idea, especially since I’m quite possibly the most ticklish person I know. What was supposed to be a relaxing spa treatment turned into people glaring at me as I squealed and squirmed, trying not to crush those poor little fish by moving around too much. There’s just something about feeling dozens of little mouths chewing away in between your toes and the bottom of your feet that just doesn’t feel right. That being said, it didn’t hurt at all (a fear many people have).

I’m not sure if I’ll go back anytime soon, but it’s definitely worth trying at least once.



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