Dear Miss A,
What do you think about the fish pedicure they are giving at the spa in Alexandria? I’m really into getting a mani/pedi, but not sure if I should try this or not. I heard about it online – http://www.cnn.com/2008/LIVING/homestyle/07/21/fish.pedicure.ap/index.html
Thank you for your question, Patty. I have always been a “pool girl”, rather than a “beach girl” or a “lake girl”. When I attended camp at Camp Greystone, I was forced to swim laps in the lake during swim class. I hear that they have since added a pool. They probably have internet now, too. Anyway, I digress. I hated the feel of the slimy bottom, and freaked out when fish touched me while swimming in the murky water. So the thought of actually PAYING to have a bunch of fish touch me is just something I can’t fathom.
Let’s be honest, the only way to get hard skin off the bottom of feet is to use a razor. A little fish, or even 20 little fish aren’t going to cut it (pardon the pun). High heels take a toll on feet, and if you really want to get rid of the rough skin, a razor is the right tool for the job. I know that there are risks involved, but if a new razor is used, I think you’re fine.
The CNN article even states that the fish can’t do the job alone and that customers get a normal pedicure after 15 to 30 minutes with the fish. I think the one thing we all can always use more of is time and money – save both, and skip the fish pedicure!
- Miss A