I kept waiting for the "pool attendant" to tell me that my time was up (it was 800 Yen for 10 minutes) but that didn't seem to happen and I swear my feet were in there for at least 20 minutes. After a while it became too much to handle and the fish were getting to another layer of skin, at least that's what it felt like, so I hopped out...without any fish dangling from my feet. I was happy to see that there wasn't any exposed bone.
I read the brochure provided by the Doctor Fish staff and it indicated that this breed of fish only live in hot springs and that Cleopatra was very fond of them and their ability to remove dead skin from her legs/feet. Cleopatra was a better woman than I. Once is definitely enough! Been there, done that, don't need seconds!
|Just looking at this picture creeps me out. Ick!|