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.
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?