What is a fish pedicure? It sound fishy? Well, yes it is. A fish pedicure involves placing the feet into water with a particular fish, the Garra rufa species, that can feed on the dead skin cells of the foot. This was originally used to treat psoriasis, but is no being widely used to treat dry and scaling callused skin on the foot.
While it is commonly used in some places around the world, it has been banned in others due to infection control concerns. Those who have had a fish pedicure are happy to give testimonial as to how good they are. However, the squeamish often decide against it.
There is no information or research or comparative studies as to how effective they are.