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Barefoot Fish

Relaxing Fish Spa
Queensland, Australia

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The Fish Spa (Ichthyotherapy) Story

The origin of the ‘Fish Spa’ has been traced back to the countries of Turkey and Iran. They were first discovered in the 19th century in the Hot Springs of the Kangal valley.

There is more than one legend telling the story of how the healing properties of Fish Spa therapy were discovered. How true these stories are is unknown and maybe there are variations of the same set of events changed slightly over the years.

The most popular one is that of two Turkish brothers from the town of Kangal stumbled across a hot spring one day during a long walk stopped to dip their feet into the water. The moment their feet were submersed, tiny fish swarmed around and began to nibble at them.

The brothers enjoyed this massage so much that they returned on a regular basis and adopted fish spa therapy. It is said that one of the brothers had a skin condition of the feet, he noticed a dramatic improvement as a result of the fish pedicure.

Over the last 500 years the ‘fish pedicure’ has evolved through research and medical studies to become an amazing alternative treatment to many conditions from poor circulation and psoriasis to lymphatic support and of course soft smooth silky feet.

Today ‘Fish Spa’ Therapy is found in many countries including Greece, Malta, China, Japan, USA, France, Malaysia, Indonesia to name a few and now Australia.

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Australia’s only Registered Fish Spa Therapy Centre. Gift certificates available and group bookings are welcome.

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Browns Plains

Take part in a 20-minute therapy session in which small fish nibble the dead skin from your feet, leaving you feeling refreshed, relaxed, and like you’re walking on clouds

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Gold Coast

Take part in a 20-minute therapy session in which small fish nibble the dead skin from your feet, leaving you feeling refreshed, relaxed, and like you’re walking on clouds

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Jindalee

Take part in a 20-minute therapy session in which small fish nibble the dead skin from your feet, leaving you feeling refreshed, relaxed, and like you’re walking on clouds

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