By EMMA FALLON "Anyone fancy having their feet nibbled?" asked Victoria for Boho Boxmoor. “Me please!” I replied via Facebook. So whilst Victoria was sunning herself in Florida, I, in the name of research, popped along to Dr Spa Fish in the Marlowes for a taster session at their grand opening.
After removing my socks and soaking my feet in a bowl of warm water I tentatively placed my feet into the “tank” where immediately hundreds of fish took to my feet! A very ticklish sensation which soon became bearable and then almost pleasurable.
The best way to describe it is that the fish almost “hoover” or “kiss” your skin on your feet to remove the dead skin cells. My treatment lasted almost 15 minutes and when I removed my feet they felt much softer and smoother.
The benefits are... all ages can use Dr Spa Fish; the fish stimulate acupuncture points; it's relaxing, and it's supposed to be fantastic for psoriasis and exema sufferers.
The treatments vary in time but the basic session is £10 for 15 minutes. You can buy giftcards in £10, £30 or £50 for between 1 and 8 treatments. Loyalty cards are also available.
DR SPA FISH Ground Floor, Unit 18, The Marlowes Shopping Centre, Hemel Hempstead, HP1 1DX Tel: 01442 236677. Dr Spa Fish website.
Opening times are the Marlowes opening times 9 – 5.30 Monday – Friday and 9-6 and 11-5 on Saturday and Sunday.