fish pedicure


A controversial treatment, popular in Asia, in which clients place their feet into a tub containing small carp that eat away dead skin.

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Icky But Safe

January 23, 2012

Fish pedicures are unlikely to cause infection, according to a report released in October from the U.K.’s Health Protection Agency titled “Guidance on the Management of Public Health Risks from Fish Pedicures.”

INTA Denounces Fish Pedicures

October 1, 2008

The International Nail Technicians Association (INTA) has come out against this service that requires clients to place their feet into a tub containing small carp that nibble dead skin from clients' feet.


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