The?Garra Rufa?fish?originates in?the warm waters of?Kangal?in Turkey.?People in the area has benefited for hundreds of years from?the properties of these?fish?to improve?skin problems like?psoriasis, eczema, corns, acne?and more.
In 1960 the?water containing?the fish?were discovered by?tourists.Since then and?until now it has?become?a place visited?by people from all over the?world?to treat?various?skin conditions?mentioned above.
How does the?Garra Rufa fish work on skin?
The?Garra Rufa?fish?”sucks” softly?dead cells?of the?epidermis (outer layer?of skin)?without touching the?dermis (inner layer?of the skin).?In the?process of removing?dead cells?this type of fish generates?an enzyme that?has?a regenerating effect?on the skin?to grow.?That is,?the dead skin?is removed and?the skin?”new” issofter and?healthier than?before.
The “other” fish
Due?to the healing properties?that these fish?are known for they are also called “doctor?fish.” However, this?name has been used?not only for the Garra Rufa?fish. There is a type of fish being marketed as pedicure fish known as the?AsianChin-Chin fish.?These Asian species?of fish also?eat?dead skin cells,?but once they reach two?inches?in size they will?grow?teeth and start eating the dead cells as well as the living cells by?biting?into the skin.
The?cosmetic treatment?using?Garra Rufa?fish?is unique.?This pedicure is original and?one hundred percent?natural and has?been a resounding success?in many countries in Europe and Asia.?Garra Rufa fish are now allowed in many states in the United States ?at premium Garra Rufa Spas. For a location near you, do a search here.