Puncak, West Java, Indonesia
In Puncak, my mom and I decided that rather than letting our dead skin cells go to waste, we’re going to pay for the privilege of feeding them to these cute little fishies.
The cost: $4 for 15 mins
Where you can find it: Kampung Brascoe factory outlet in Puncak
The sensation: We were the very first customer of the day and the fish were just as excited as we were. They were bobbing out of the water as soon we sat down and started working on our feet right away.
And, man did they tickle or what?! When they started working at the bottom of my feet, I kind of had to brush them away because it was sooo ticklish! They also gave my feet the feeling of ‘pins and needles’ — but in a pleasant way.
What’s the benefit? The fish are supposed to eat dead skin. If you expect callous-free heel and cuticle-free toes afterward, don’t hold your breath. I honestly couldn’t tell the after-before difference. But then again, it could be that there’s so much dead skin cells on my feet to begin with.
And besides, I didn’t have that much fish working on me. Apparently they liked my mom’s feet so much more (see pic above). What could that possibly mean? Our family jokes that my mom’s feet probably taste more like the dried worm that they are usually fed with :p
Would I do it again? The price is a little pricey for a treatment which benefit I can’t see right away. But I enjoyed the feeling of these fish nibbling on my feet, so I will definitely do it again if it’s a little cheaper OR if the spa environment is a little bit more than a corner of a cafeteria like this one.
It was a little weird having people drinking their coffee and nibbling on their breakfast snack watch you feeding the fish their breakfast.