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   Undertoad  Wednesday Aug 22 08:16 AM

August 22, 2007: Flesh-eating fish spa



Axlrosen suggests this item from here. No it isn't just a way to get swimsuit models on the IotD. What we have here is a spa in China, where people pay to soak in hot spring water. And in that water...

Quote:
A newly emerged "fish spa" is becoming fashionable in many hot spring resorts, and has attracted even more customers, all curious about this peculiar treatment.

At such a spa, many Garra Rufa, a type of small tropical fish, also nicknamed Chinchin Yu, nibble fish or simply doctor fish, are put in hot springs. As they can live and swim freely in at least 43-degree-hot waters, they are naturally used for the treatment of skin diseases in such spas.

When placed in the spa, these fish can feed themselves on the dead cells of the human body, since they only consume such cells, leaving the healthy skin of the human body to grow. The whole process is reportedly free of pain. It won't hurt and the bather might feel a pleasant tingling on his or her skin.


Well, I think I would wear the tightest bathing suit possible.


Spexxvet  Wednesday Aug 22 08:43 AM

Next door is the spa that has the blow fish and sucker fish in it. It's a much more popular spa.



smurfalicious  Wednesday Aug 22 08:44 AM

I prefer the dust mites that live in my sheets and eat my skin.



Nikolai  Wednesday Aug 22 09:37 AM

Damn 3rd

So can old people use them, cause you know old people are prety much held togeather by there layers of dead skin.



piercehawkeye45  Wednesday Aug 22 09:42 AM

That sounds cool but I would still think my feet and hands would be raw due to all my callouses.

Is the price for this extremely high or something affordable?



lumberjim  Wednesday Aug 22 09:45 AM

Quote:
TIM: He'll do you up a treat mate!
GALAHAD: Oh, yeah?
ROBIN: You mangy scots git!
TIM: I'm warning you!
ROBIN: What's he do, nibble your bum?
TIM: He's got huge, sharp-- eh-- he can leap about-- look at the bones!



Shawnee123  Wednesday Aug 22 09:54 AM

She has way too much dead flesh in the pookie area. Perhaps she's just trying to get a cheap Brazilian?



dar512  Wednesday Aug 22 09:56 AM

Look in the second picture how they're clustered around the feet and knees. I'm not sure I care if my knees glow.



jester  Wednesday Aug 22 11:32 AM

Eww, that would drive me insane. That's precisely why I don't get into lakes - the thought of a fish nibbling (other than their just nasty) - barely get into the ocean.



Shawnee123  Wednesday Aug 22 11:34 AM

Having been a mermaid in a past life, i don't think the fish would bother me so much...but the thought of flesh eating fish is pretty creepy.



skysidhe  Wednesday Aug 22 12:45 PM

I notice they seem to mass around the feet.



Clodfobble  Wednesday Aug 22 01:02 PM

You could sit in a vat of maggots and get the same effect, you know.



Shawnee123  Wednesday Aug 22 01:05 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Clodfobble View Post
You could sit in a vat of maggots and get the same effect, you know.
And they're easier to come by!


odie number seven  Wednesday Aug 22 01:14 PM

It would be fun to throw something dead in there and see what happens.



Clodfobble  Wednesday Aug 22 01:19 PM

It's a shame they don't eat bones, you could dispose of some bodies at night when the spa is closed.



ferret88  Wednesday Aug 22 01:39 PM

Bravo!



Sheldonrs  Wednesday Aug 22 03:08 PM

Just for laughs, replace a few of the fish with pirrannah (sp.?) and see if it still tingles. :-D



Tomtheman5  Wednesday Aug 22 05:44 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Clodfobble View Post
It's a shame they don't eat bones, you could dispose of some bodies at night when the spa is closed.
Or fat cells ... cheap lipo!


TheMercenary  Wednesday Aug 22 09:28 PM

Why aren't they naked?



Razzmatazz13  Wednesday Aug 22 10:31 PM

I've had this "effect" in many a pond/stream in my day when all the goo from the water settles on my hands and minnows come up to nibble it off...but having my whole body in it....wouldn't you accidentally step on/mush a lot of the fishies?



Happy Monkey  Wednesday Aug 22 10:40 PM

Think of it as evolution in action.

Actually, I expect the fish are fast enough to avoid a wading human.



Sperlock  Wednesday Aug 22 11:16 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Undertoad View Post

No it isn't just a way to get swimsuit models on the IotD.
I have no problem with seeing more cute Asians in swimsuits.


JuancoRocks  Wednesday Aug 22 11:55 PM

Ahhhhhhh....Woo Goo...............

Nice plaid......



HungLikeJesus  Thursday Aug 23 01:06 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Shawnee123 View Post
Having been a mermaid in a past life, i don't think the fish would bother me so much...but the thought of flesh eating fish is pretty creepy.
Shawnee - I think you are a mermaid in this life.

But, the fish eat the flesh, not the other way around. How could flesh eat fish? Though I did have one housemate whose feet could eat shoes, so maybe...


AndyDan  Thursday Aug 23 09:24 PM

Finally, an IoTD that eats you, not the other way around!



DanaC  Thursday Aug 23 10:20 PM

Hullo Andy! Welcome to the Cellar



kgg  Thursday Aug 23 11:42 PM

I'd go back to the sucking and blowing part. Mm..hmm.



DanaC  Friday Aug 24 07:06 AM

Yeap...we're all about the sucking and the blowing in the Cellar.



Shawnee123  Friday Aug 24 09:15 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by HungLikeJesus View Post
Shawnee - I think you are a mermaid in this life.

But, the fish eat the flesh, not the other way around. How could flesh eat fish? Though I did have one housemate whose feet could eat shoes, so maybe...
Correction: flesh-eating fish!

Awww, thanks for noticing my fins.


BigV  Friday Aug 24 11:19 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by kgg View Post
I'd go back to the sucking and blowing part. Mm..hmm.
Quote:
Originally Posted by DanaC View Post
Yeap...we're all about the sucking and the blowing in the Cellar.
So you say. I've seen precious little evidence m'self. (Barring the schoolyard taunts "You suck!", of course. Sticks and stones...) Put up or shut up I say.


HungLikeJesus  Friday Aug 24 12:47 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Shawnee123 View Post
Correction: flesh-eating fish!

Awww, thanks for noticing my fins.
Oh, no. I was noticing your algae-bra.


Shawnee123  Friday Aug 24 12:56 PM

Leave my bra-nacles out of it.

Groan



HungLikeJesus  Friday Aug 24 01:04 PM

Oops, sorry. That was rude.



Shawnee123  Friday Aug 24 01:15 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by HungLikeJesus View Post
Oops, sorry. That was rude.
I don't care. Rude attention is better than no attention!


HungLikeJesus  Friday Aug 24 01:29 PM

I wish I had time. I must pack-up and head to the airport.



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