Saama Wellness Center offers its patrons the unique experience of the fish pedicure and manicure. The therapeutic value of the fish is a well known fact and getting this treatment is highly beneficial in a treating a number of conditions
Garra Rufa is the name of the primary fish used in the spa treatment known as a fish pedicure, which involves the Garra Rufa fish nibbling at the dead skin to leave feet feeling soft and smooth.
Also known as Doctor Fish or Kangal Fish - named after the town in Turkey where the fish are found in abundance.
Garra Rufa fish are naturally found in the hot spring pools in Turkey, are a natural phenomenon which have for hundreds of years been used for the treatment of a number of ailments.
Dating as far back as the early nineteenth century, spa fish have been used to treat all manner of skin conditions including psoriasis and eczema. Other ailments such as muscle and joint conditions have also been treated using Garra Rufa Fish.
The fish only nibble the dead skin whilst leaving the good skin areas to grow untouched, which has been beneficial to a number of conditions. In addition to the medical benefits they are a novel and fun way to remove dead skin from feet in particular.
Once your feet have been placed in the warm water, the Doctor fish (Garra Rufa) begin to investigate. This Fish Spa is certain to bring a smile to your face. Once you have passed the point of feeling ticklish, the fish begin to act as a stimulating, yet relaxing massage with hundreds of them running their little suction cup mouths along your feet and toes. Rest assured, these inch-long fish have no teeth! They seek out and remove dead skin, bacteria and calluses while rejuvenating healthy skin.
Water Hygiene Protocols
Contra indications – This treatment is not recommended for those having cuts & wounds.
Cost – Rs. 200 per 15 mins