How my Garra Rufa Fish Pedicure went…

How my Garra Rufa Fish Pedicure went…
As you may have seen on Twitter I dragged Spencer off to have our feet nibbled by fish on Sunday! I purchased the vouchers a while ago through Groupon, we got the vouchers for £7 instead of the £20 it usually costs, I had £6 credit in my account so thought I’d go for it!

Garra Rufa Fish Pedicure in Sun Angels Cardiff - blog review

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We had it done in Sun Angels in Lakeside, Cardiff. This is the description from their website:

Dip your feet into a warm pool of water and enjoy the a traditional eastern beauty therapy. The toothless Garra Rufa will nibble away all the unsightly dead skin, leaving you with smooth and refreshed soles.

Hundreds of hungry fish will create a relaxing massage sensation”

I think that “hundreds of [hungry] fish” is a bit of an exaggeration! There didn’t really seem to be that many fish in there, obviously there were loads but when I’ve seen photos of other people having this done there always looks as if there are more fish on their feet than there were on ours.

This aside I highly recommend this treatment and this salon. The salon was a bit difficult to find. When we finally found it we went in and were seen to straight away. The salon is clean and they seemed very up on their hygiene. We had to soak our feet in warm water before dipping, we were given clean towels and had to scrub our feet when we removed them from the water. Straight away they put clean water in the bowl things and put new towels out. We then had to slowly put our feet into the water tank!! The woman explained what we had to do and was very nice. We slowly put our feet in and instantly the fish were all over them! At first it felt horrible! Really tickly and just weird! After the initial shock though it was lovely! So relaxing. We were in for half an hour.

This isn’t a miracle cure, I still have a lot of dry skin on my feet (mine are very, very dry) but my feet did feel a lot softer afterwards and I had a lot of dry skin peeling off my feet. I would imagine that if you had this done as a regular part of your routine it would be very beneficial. My local beauty salon have just started doing it so I may go find out how much it costs and possibly book another!

If you’ve been debating having this done I say yes, go get it done! It is definitely an experience worth having!


  1. March 29, 2011 / 7:23 pm

    I had mine done with Appy Feet, and there were so many fish in the tank, but I agree it is most definitely an experience! 🙂


  2. March 29, 2011 / 7:28 pm

    ah i so want to try this out!

  3. March 29, 2011 / 7:29 pm

    thats where i had mine done too!! turns out it is my friends, fiances, mum's salon…small world!!

  4. March 29, 2011 / 10:06 pm

    Wow I cannot imagine this. I don't think i'd personally do it (I have the most ticklish feet ever i'd be scared in case i'd stamp on a fish!). Seems like it really works though x

  5. March 30, 2011 / 8:16 pm

    My feet are ticklish and I was fine. I couldn't reach the bottom of the tank to stand on them, I was worried that I'd have a laughing fit, fall off the seat and land in the tank smashing it haha, the things that go through your head hey…

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