On the first day of my month of living dangerously, I paid a visit to Doctor Fish.
Doctor Fish is not a real doctor, but a pool of little fish that eat the dry skin off one's legs and feet, leaving it smooth and exfoliated. What a way to self-pamper! It should be noted that you are only allowed to rest your feet in the pool for 10 minutes; otherwise, you might go down a few shoe sizes. (okay, joke)
But I am not kidding that is a real treatment in Japan as well as other parts of the world. They are even believed to treat various skin conditions. You can read all about Doctor Fish here.
So what did it feel like? Ticklish mostly, once you get over knowing there's all kinds of flesh nibbling going on.
Who else in Japan does this? Turns out it's a big draw for lots of cross sections of society...
So, this gets me thinking-- what other strange body treatments are out there?