Something fishy about this pedicure

Having fish nibbling at my toes wasn’t the strangest part of the experience when I got a pedicure on Mykonos during my vacation in Greece. By now, I imagine people all over the world have shown a picture of my feet to their curious loved ones.

FishMe Spa, Mykonos

When I plunged my feet into the cold water, the little Garra Rufa fish immediately started nibbling at the dead skin on my feet. I happened to be sitting at the tank nearest the door, so while I felt timid enough about doing this, it felt extra strange to see the squeamish faces of other tourists coming in and snapping close-ups of my feet.

One woman who looked particularly apprehensive about it fearfully asked me, “Is there pain?”

“It kills,” I groaned, kidding. Her eyes opened wider. I assured her, though, that it didn’t hurt at all. It felt like bubbles from a hot tub were brushing against my feet. After the 15 minute treatment, my feet felt smooth and massaged.

I stayed away from the seafood at dinner that night.

Would you like to have little fish nibble at your feet?

Mykonos, Greece

#60. 101 things in 1001 days. Get a pedicure. {Check out my ebook about this quest: Timid No More.}

About Marcy

I blog about trying to get out of my comfort zone, completing 101 things in 1001 days (and beyond), and writing my memoirs. My book: Timid No More.
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14 Responses to Something fishy about this pedicure

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  2. That is so freaking cool! I’d so love that! I’d probably be giggling the entire time 😀
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  3. sammy says:

    Apparently they do this a lot in Bali too … hopefully I will have a photo to compare with you!
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  4. OH that would be so weird! And isn’t that part of the world so beautiful?

  5. I’ve always thought it would feel weird, but I’d be willing to give it a go! Thanks for Rewinding.

  6. Zanni Louise says:

    Very unusual! Sure, why not?
    Visiting for Rewind.

  7. Juliann says:

    LoL. I had much the same experience in Singapore except that I was there alone, so wasn’t being photographed, and I had to endure 30 minutes, not 15. I’ll consider it a once-in-a-lifetime thing. 😉
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