Garra rufa and Cyprinion macrostomus whose nicknames include nibble fish, kangal fish (region in Turkey) consume disease affected and dead areas of the skin, allowing healthy new skin growth. They're known to be able cure of psoriasis & dermatitis after repeated treatments.
Although other claimed benefits are yet to be proven.
Garra Fish Spa at Kenko's Pavilion is finally in KL! Ok fine has been for a while. Been dying to try it since they were featured in Ugly Betty. It's supposed to exfoliate and increase circulation plus a bunch good stuff. A steal at RM38 for 30 mins.
It's kinda relaxing after getting use to the initial ticklish sensation. These guys are a vicious hungry bunch of mofos though, they really get into it eating all the dead skin, cuticles, toe jam, and were obsessed with my one scab which they ate and then fought amongst themselves to leech on to the bleeding wound. Blood. Mmmm... -Eeew!!! All said... Felt really smooth after... Bring your own lotion.
* Garra Rufa a similar concept Spa has opened in Bangsar it's nicer and kinda less crowded...
and they have real Gara Fish!!! - According to Gara Rufa's owner Kenko's uses Tilapias!!! -Touche!