Introducing the Doctor Fish Spa Concept

Doctor Fish trend is made popular in Asia and has since been making the headlines in the lifestyle industry. This Doctor Fish phenomenon is making it’s way around the world even as you are reading this!!! The secret to natural beautiful skin is finally here! These Doctor Fishes (Garra Rufa) are put to work by nibbling on your skin removing dead skin cells through natural exfoliation!

That’s not all! They have found that these tiny fishes secrete a ENZYME called diathanol which is said to improve skin regeneration! Now Imagine this, no more costly creams or products to obtain that smooth soft skin you’ve been wanting! The Doctor Fish Spa is a treatment which helps in the regeneration of the human skin through a natural and fun way using the Original Doctor Fish known as Garra Rufa. Most common concepts of this Doctor Fish treatment are done on the Hands & Feet also known as Fish Manicure & Fish Pedicure. As you read on, you will be uncovering more facts about Doctor Fish & the history of it’s existence. Due to the popular demand of this treatment, we have gone to the extend to secure the Doctor Fishes to bring them to you! If you are looking for home setup or business setup, you have found the right place!


Doctor fish is the name given to two species of fish: Garra rufa and Cyprinion Macrostomus. Other nicknames include nibble fish, kangal fish,little dermatologists and doctorfishen; in non-medical contexts, Garra Rufa is called the reddish log sucker. They live and breed in the outdoor pools of some Turkish spas, where they feed on the skin of patients with psoriasis. The fish are like combfishes in that they only consume the affected and dead areas of the skin, leaving the healthy skin to grow, with the outdoor location of the treatment bringing beneficial effects. The spas are not meant as a treatment option, only as a temporary cure for symptoms, and patients usually revisit the spas every few months. Some patients have experienced complete cure of psoriasis after repeated treatments, but due to the unpredictable nature of the disease, which is strongly influenced by endogenous factors, this may simply be regression towards the mean.

Garra Rufa occurs in the river basins of the Northern and Central Middle East, mainly in Turkey, Syria, Iraq and Iran. It is legally protected from commercial exploitation in Turkey due to concerns of overharvesting for export. Garra Rufa can be kept in an aquarium at home; while not strictly a “beginner’s fish”, it is quite hardy. For treatment of skin diseases, aquarium specimens are not well suited as the skin-feeding behavior fully manifests only under conditions where the food supply is somewhat scarce and unpredictable.

In 2006, doctor fish spa resorts opened in Hakone, Japan, and in Umag, Croatia, where the fish are used to clean the bathers at the spa. There are also spas in resorts in China, such as Hainan, Belgium, The Netherlands, South Korea, Singapore, Slovakia, Surat(INDIA) and Malaysia. In 2008, the first widely known doctor fish pedicure service was opened in the United States by John Ho in Alexandria, Virginia and later in Woodbridge, Virginia, and has trademarked the treatment name of ‘Dr. Fish’. The first Skin Therapy clinic using Garra Rufa fish in Ireland (Limerick) was opened in 2008. These little dermatologists are used there to give relief to people with various Skin Disorders, including Eczema, Psoriasis and Dermatitis.