Is The Experience Safe?
According to the CDC excerpt below under proper conditions Garra’s Fish Spa experience is safe. We use a 5-step filtration and UV sterilization procedure that keeps our water crystal clear and which is why we have maintained a 100% safety record.
“Garra rufa are native to the Middle East, where they have been used as a medical treatment for individuals with skin diseases, like psoriasis. 1. One study has illustrated the effectiveness of fish pedicures in the treatment of psoriasis; however, this treatment was performed in a controlled setting at a medical university in Austria, not at a nail salon. 2. The CDC is not aware of any published reports on illnesses resulting from fish pedicures.”
– CDC.gov Source: https://www.cdc.gov/healthywater/hygiene/body/fish_pedicures.html
Is There Any Pain In The Experience?
Because these fish have no teeth, the experience is 100% free of pain. We have children as young as four do the fish spa within our locations just about every day.
When You Say Clean, How Clean is the Water?
The tank actually goes all the way to the back of the chair. What you don’t see is a second part of the tank that houses our patented filtration system. Our equipment sterilizes the water to kill any bacteria using UV sterilization and filtration. The water goes through a carbon chamber to remove any visible debris in the tank, and our filters cycle the water at nearly 600 GPH. This means that the water you put your feet in changes more than four times while your feet are in there. This is much more clean, sanitary, and efficient than if we could change the water between each guest.