When during springs, women seek out for spas offering fish pedicure they seldom take a look at the other side of the coin.
The lavish requisite or call it a need of the season by the delicate feet is trending day by day. The Garra Rufa fish or more affectionately called as “doctor fish” is exploited for this treatment. The procedure called as Ichthyotherapy involves the fish feeding on dead skin of the feet, in a water tank.
However, these days have seen a changing facet in this context. Several countries have banned their use on health and safety grounds. Making use of the same fish to clean the dead skins of multiple customers brought this issue to the attention of health experts. It is alarming as it can spread infection from person to person by the fate of open wounds and cause Hepatitis C.
Those suffering from diabetes, psoriasis or a week immune system are more prone to this. The actual worry comes in when the tank in which you soak your foot in is small. The water carries micro-organisms and thus health issues arise when bacteria is transmitted by the fish, either from that water itself or from one customer to another if the water isn’t changed in between two sittings. The delicate skin can suffer due to this callousness. During the treatment, a person has to submerge his/her feet in a water tank that contains toothless fishes that bite on the dead skin. Although the fish eats only the dead skin but sometimes it might rupture the skin also.
But while this is causing a disturbance amongst its prospects there are ways out to mark your self-safe. Prior to any fish pedicure just check that you don’t have any vulnerable health issues. Also, make sure that your feet don’t have any open cuts or wounds.
The concerns in this regard are justified but good care and precautions are a prerequisite in avoiding any kind of unwanted troubles.