20.6.11

Life | Being Sushi

Psynopsis Fish Pedicure Close-Up
Psynopsis Fish Pedicure
So, have you done it yet? The fish pedicure… Aaaand, did you like it?? Not for one moment did I think I might have an issue with putting my feet into the water, but when masses of hungry mouths rush to your over-the-water-surface-hovering toes it takes some inner pushing (and lots of hysteric screams and strange grimaces – until the staff thinks you're having a serious mental problem). But still braver than the woman next to us who was so frozen in horror that she just absolutely refused – no matter how much her friends (and everyone else in the place) assured her how 'wonderful' and 'relaxing' the procedure is. But when one extremely hungry sucker made my foot bleed, that was it for her – NEVER!
But even with dripping blood… I loved the sensuous creepiness of it all – and it really leaves your feet super-soft. Next time I'll do hands!


These places are everywhere now. We went to zoola.

skirt: rené lezard vintage, t-shirt: h&m

43 comments:

Ashley said...

I've heard about this before. It creeps me out, and I don't love the creepiness like you do! Did it hurt? I don't know. I'm sure I'd be the woman next to you, screaming and crying and kicking and moaning. I am intrigued by your pictures, though, no matter how much they make the backs of my legs tingle.

SabinePsynopsis said...

Ha ha, it's true, Ashley - it's creepy and sensuous... I thought it pretty addictive.

Kazuko said...

goodness, you did it... i've been actually waiting for this post since you tweeted about the experience earlier. :)

i've never tried it, and i'm still not sure, even after reading your post. after the fish-therapy - do they do anything else with your feet? so, would you recommend it?

your photos - amazing!

Vix said...

I'm dying to try this,Sabine. There's a special place that's opened in our local shopping centre and I'm totally intruiged. I've heard that it's best to go early in the day when the little fishes are hungry because when their bellies are full they aren't such enthusiastic nibblers.
Great pictures! xxx

Jen said...

Argh, Sabine! The first photo really freaked me out... the fish are ALL OVER your foot!

I do really like the idea of this but I'm a little bit squeamish when it comes to fish, so not sure I could hack it. Glad you enjoyed it though, despite the blood! x

Tanvi said...

Love the pictures!!! I have been dying to try it ... but haven't got a chance yet .. but after reading your experience I MUST try it soon! :)

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SabinePsynopsis said...

Kazuko - Yes, I would definitely recommend it! It's one of these things one cannot imagine until you've tried it...

Vix - I changed bassins after 15 minutes because my fish became a bit lazy. I think when they start sinking to the ground they are feeling full.

sacramento said...

I wouldn´t mind trying it.
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sacramento said...

Ah and i love the photos, specially the first one is magical.
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the nyanzi report said...

I've seen this in Camden but I don't think i'll be up for it.

You're so brave.

Susie said...

This looks kind of scary but yet I really want to try it! So wonderfully bizarre, isn't it!?

drollgirl said...

bah! but it made you bleed?! eeek!

i think i would try it. lord knows my feet are farked up and take 4EVER to scrub/rub down properly. maybe fish could make them even better!

Vanessa, Take only Memories said...

This looks like it would really tickle!
I think I'd be into trying it. It's just too weird not to :)

INTRO TO MY LIFE said...

I've heard about this also, and i want to do it, but i think i would die laughing before the fish is finish doing it's job lol

Kavery said...

Read so much about it but don't know if I'll ever dip my feet in it!

Miki's scrapbook said...

Oh, my! I had never heard of this before! That looks kind of creepy, haha!

Have a nice week! ;)

Miki.

Dancing Branflake said...

WHAT?! you are such the rock star!

polka dot said...

Nothing like laughing out loud first thing in the morning - your comment to Vix about them sinking to the ground when they're full.. it's killing me with laughter.

A friend wanted to bring me to do it a while ago - I forgot what happened, we ended up not going. As someone who loves to swim, I've swam in the murkiest of ponds, lakes, rivers, you name it - I'm sure I've been nibbled by far creepier stuff than just clean little fish.

I just wonder how the experience is for THEM. Lovely shots btw. xx

Mat said...

not yet but one has just opened in my town, i'm very tempted

Sherin said...

So nervous to try this!!! My friend did it and he spent the whole time screaming like a little girl, hehe. I definitely need to do it at some point though.

Rachel said...

it made your foot bleed? :S this does kinda put me off, I've heard good and bad things about it so far! :p x

Tea For Two said...

SO weird, I was just thinking about this the other day! I was walking passed the pedi place and -admittedly- getting a little creeped out by it..

It's not for me. I'm curious about the sensation but not to the extent that I'd try it. If I don't eat fish or wear fish it seems pretty weird to let fish eat me..

I LOVE these photos though, haha!

jess said...

It looks like an interesting experience. I don't know if I'd do it though.

jess said...

It looks like an interesting experience. I don't know if I'd do it though.

MyStyle said...

Hi my dear-you're a braver girl than me, unfortunately it really does not appeal, lol!! xxx

colorsdiary said...

omg, that is totally new to me as did not see it around.
i think it is creepy and interesting at the same time. still not sure if I would try it if it really makes u bleed.

vint junky said...

Ahhhhhhh! I'm SO ticklish that just looking at these pics is giving me the giggles. That said i do really want to 'man up' and try this. I love the feel of freshly pedi'd feet.
Great images Sabine!
xxx

THE ALTERNATIVE WIFE said...

Aaah!!! I'm so fascinated! I've never tried it but I've heard of it. I actually don't even know where to go to get it done in NY. I'm sure there must be places. I would probably freak especially after the blood but there must be something about it that makes you say you'll do it again.

Nikki said...

I've seen this before, but have never done it. It looks so funny! all those little fishies eating dead skin... it actually sound pretty cruel when you put it like that, doens't it? haha ^^ x

Cindy Whitehead said...

I've heard about this - how cool that you did it!! You are rad!!!

Syrious said...

oooh my gosh!!
i can't believe it ahahahhaha
that's amazing!!! i shouldn't do it!
to much fun to my feet :D
very cute blog, i'm following you with bloglovin hope you'll do the same with google friends box if you'll like mine :) sweet italian kisses

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Noelle Chantal said...

I would love to try!! I've heard of it before. Look so refreshing, hehe! And I love your skirt with the simple top, very chic! :)

Filipa said...

I think I'm gonna pass on this one :P There is nothing too attractive at fish eating away my feet for me. But go you being brave and all!

Clare said...

WOOOOOOAAAHHHH! that sounds so cooool! I will definitely look up a place to try this in nyc!!

Pratishtha Durga said...

Sabine, did it, loved it. In fact, it's one of my favorite foot treatments. Yes, i did get a little uneasy on my first trial, but it was fun.
You too look like you really enjoyed it, finally.

A Certain Vintage said...

your foot bled?! ok now i am definitley too scared to try it, I think all my friends but me have done it at this stage I just can't brave it!
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Nnenna said...

Hmm, I don't know how I feel about this! On the one hand it looks really cool, but on the other hand I'm pretty sure I would be too chicken to ever try it!

star-crossed smile

Sleekit said...

You brave woman, I would probably be one of those chicks who thinks she can do it and then runs from the building in a frenzy, arms in the air scaring passers by....I am intrigued though

sleekit x

Soccer Mom Style said...

This proves how behind times I am! I've never heard of this before. MUST FIND A PLACE NEAR HERE!!!

WendyB said...

My mother tried it and declared it to be creepy :-)

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jos xx said...

that takes alot of courage! i wouldn't do it!

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Diamonddigger said...

i have done it and loved it :-) my bf and I did this in Thailand and found it even quite relaxing :-)