The iconic fish pedicures offered in many Asian and Middle-Eastern countries are now available for the first time in Brisbane at Barefoot Fish, opened earlier this year at the Logan Hyperdome.

During the 20 minute experience clients place their feet into a fish tank where small toothless Garra Rufa fish nibble away at the dead skin, while stimulating micro circulation, activating acupuncture points and balancing the nervous system. The end result is said to leave feet feeling fresh, smooth and healthy. Owner of Barefoot Fish Simone Trueman first discovered the benefits of fish spas when on holiday with her family. After returning home and sharing her experiences with her friends, she was baffled that there was nowhere that offered the service. From there she decided to embark on the bold venture of opening up a Barefoot Fish and sharing the experience with Australians.

Store Manager Melanie Spall says that when compared to a traditional pedicure, clients experience numerous different emotions during a fish spa. From anticipation, to excitement, to relaxation and finally amazement. She says it’s not uncommon for clients to connect and engage with each other during the experience. “It’s like a full detox, no phones, no disengagement, just connection through the experience,” she said.

Barefoot Fish is open Monday to Wednesday and Friday 9am to 5:30pm, Thursday 9am to 9pm, Saturday 9am to 5pm and Sunday 10am to 4pm.

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