Have you tried it yet? If not, Why not?

I’m talking about the new Fish Spa in the marina los Gigantes . The spa was recently opened and is great for your feet, the tanks are all filtered and sterilised constantly for the health of the fish as well as the customers, and a foot bath is mandatory before you can put your feet in the tank, all under the watchful eye of Vicky the Manageress.

The fish are all genuine Garra Rufa and legally imported, the healing effect of these tiny fish is well documented.

When you put your feet in the tank for the first time it can be a little scary, but the mild nibbling sensation is very relaxing, and the massaging of the fish can help to improve circulation.

I can’t wait until my next visit and while you are there and well relaxed, why not pop into one of the bars next door and enjoy a relaxing drink, to round off the experience.

Small playful Garra Rufa is also known as the fish of happiness and guarantee absolute rest for your feet. They gently massage the feet, improve blood circulation and stimulate acupuncture points causing the nervous system to relax, reducing fatigue and stress.

The procedure is natural form of peeling, and unlike a pedicure it does not harm living cells because the fish only remove the top layer of dead skin cells. The Garra Rufa improve blood circulation which helps to rejuvenate cells.

The procedures last between 15-20 minutes and are suitable for anyone who wants to try something new, unusual, and exotic.The procedure is very pleasant the fish do not bite and the tingling sensation is very relaxing.

The tanks are of the latest design and incorporate the most modern filter systems including German made ultraviolet sterilisation, to ensure the health of the fish and hygiene for clients.

The wild fish feed on vegetation and algae

Their properties were discovered accidentally in Turkey by a shepherd who walked barefoot in the waters of a small lake. Hundreds of the small fish crowded his injured foot and began to detach small particles from the broken skin, and after a few days his foot was completely healed.

Today, in Turkey they have been declared a protected species.

The actual birthplace of the modern fish spa was Japan in 2006 at town of Hakone. By 2010 Fish Spa’s had spread across much of Europe.