Thursday, March 24, 2011

Fish. Feet. Fun?

Some days you does gardening and other days you just puts your feet in a tank and fish nibble 'em. Curious bliss - an unexpected and tickly mid-morning pleasure. Possibly the most fun you can have with most of your clothes on....what a sybaritic experience this 'fish spa' is.


Little Garra Rufa fish rush to suck off one's dead skin (yeucky concept) in a tank of warm and filtered water (no worries there folks!) The world around us may crumble financially, tsumanis devastate and no-fly zones be enforced, but here in this little corner of Shropshire's county town we can be blissfully unaware for 30 minutes at least.

They gave me a loyalty card - in the fond hope I'd come back often enough to earn an extra 'Express Tootsie treatment'.  I do hope I can. Afterwards my feet felt soft as well as gently nibbled - I was walking on air - my sense of well-being enhanced no doubt by a: another day of sunshine which had me squeaking with joy on the drive over the Long Mountain and b: by a visit to the wonderful Michelle and Gavin at Toni and Guy who changed my haystack hair into something more soignée. A feel-good day.

I may as well make the most of this because I think there may well be more serious things on the horizon - those things being National Grid Pylons. Sigh.

There's always something isn't there?  More of this anon. Perhaps.

11 comments:

Cro Magnon said...

Yesterday was HOT, and my shorts came out from hibernation. For some reason our new 3 month old Lab' puppy spent most of the day licking my legs. A French version of fish-cleansing perhaps?

Tattie Weasle said...

Oh how wonderful a bit of indulgence and feel good topped up by fabulous sunshine - we all need those days and shoudl cherish them as they help us to carry on. Bet your feet looked wonderful too!

rachel said...

Oh yuk, mountainear. Yukyukyuk. Head between knees moment......

But then I'm very squeamish about feet, dead skin, things nibbling at/feeding off one.

Twiglet said...

No not my idea of fun either but each to their own. We really needed a photo of the new hairdo!

Frances said...

Yes, Mountaineer, there always is something! Sometimes, something and a half.

I've heard about this fishy nibbling bit and wondered what it might be like. Can you imagine that I have no idea where fish might nibble feet in New York. Even if I were to find that elusive address, don't think I'd put my feet in the pool.

Still, love the idea of soft tootsies!

xo

Pondside said...

Of course I want to try this. I haven't heard of it over here, but if I have to wait to visit your part of the world to try it, I will.
What are National Grid Pylons?

Crystal Jigsaw said...

Not sure I could do that. Massaging maybe, but the thought of having fish swimming about my feet would put me off my fish and chips for life!

CJ xx

snailbeachshepherdess said...

spose it could be worse ....maggots - leeches ....arrgghhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh and then there are pylons ....ARGHHHHHHH

Pam said...

I love the idea but don't know that I could actually do it. Did it tickle?

Fennie said...

Everyone seems to be talking about this. I wonder if I'll ever try it. Not quite sure I see the point. I like my dead skin! Even when I go barefoot! (Especially when I go barefoot). So I'll pass, I think on this one, unless dragged along.

Friko said...

Fish and feet in Shrewsbury? Do tell.
Once I get past the yeuck factor it sounds idyllic.