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1. Have Fish Eat Dead Skin

Treatment: You place your feet in water with doctor fish, the species Garra rufa and Cyprinion macrostomum, swimming in it. Spa owners claim the fish eat away your dead skin. In actuality, though, the fish slough off the dead skin during their search for food.

The controversial treatment is touted as a temporary fix for people suffering from conditions like psoriasis and eczema. Originating in Turkey, the practice is banned in several places in North America, citing concerns over hygiene and the potential spread of diseases.

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Katie Waldeck

Katie is a freelance writer focused on pets, food and women’s issues. A Chicago native and longtime resident of the Pacific Northwest, Katie now lives in Oakland, California.


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12:33PM PST on Nov 10, 2013

I'm up for anything HOWEVER the snake message is CRAZY! They may not b poisonous but THEY STILL BITE!! No thank u! Slather slug slime all day! Lol

1:33AM PST on Nov 26, 2012

hm - up to those idiots consume all of these.

7:19PM PDT on Oct 13, 2012

This just proves that people will do anything for beauty....bleh. In a few weeks I can go outside to experience an "Arctic Ice Room" for free (I live near Buffalo, lol).

6:41PM PDT on Oct 5, 2012

glad I can't afford any of this

3:45PM PDT on Aug 25, 2012

the snake thing is cool. but the rest? meh

9:54AM PDT on Aug 1, 2012

snake massage??? ...

8:24AM PDT on Jul 31, 2012

Fascinating, I guess if people have a lot of extra cash to spare, anything goes. As far as the arctic chilling experience, this is free during any Canadian Winter near me...lots of that for six entire months.

6:23AM PDT on Jul 5, 2012

I would try the Arctic Ice Room

6:05PM PDT on Jul 3, 2012


7:16PM PDT on Jul 1, 2012

Tell me again why the super rich shouldn't have to pay more taxes...

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Very original..thank you

Very creative. Thank you for the ideas.

Thank you, quite a few I didn't know.


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