Fish Spa in Manila Ocean Park


One of the unwinding tourist attractions in Manila, Philippines is the Fish Spa in Manila Ocean Park. Yeah, you heard me right! It’s true, there’s literally a fish spa in the country. It is a physically rejuvenating and relaxing way to enjoy a foot spa together with your family and friends at a decent amount.

The Fish Spa uses Doctor Fishes which are also known as Nibble Fishes, Kangal Fishes, and Doctorfishen. The fish species are found in the river basins of China, Turkey and the Middle East. They live and breed in the outdoor pools of some Turkish spas, where they feed on the skin of patients with psoriasis.

Back in the 1917, an unknown shepherd dipped his wounded leg into the water with these little fishes measuring a little less than 4 inches or 9.7 cm long. It nibbled off the dead skin from the wound and miraculously his wound was healed.

Fish Spa Pond

Fish Spa Pond

Doctor Fish

Doctor Fish

Because of this historical finding and benefit, people from all over the world took care of this Doctor Fishes and provide a fish spa for themselves. Later on, they thought of selling the services to the public and it succeed. People are patronizing the services because of the long term and healthy benefit it can give to ones legs and foot.

These fishes consume dead skin cells directly off the body parts of the people, leaving the healthy skin to grow and revealing smoother skin. The process is free of pain and does not hurt. Rather, you can feel a pleasant tingling sensation on your feet.

Doctor Fish getting the Dead Skin Cell

Doctor Fish getting the Dead Skin Cell

The “fish spa” has no medical claims. It can only make you feel relaxed and rejuvenated.

There is a symbiotic relationship between man and fish. This means that they equally benefit from each other. The fish finds its nourishment from the unwanted dead skin cells of the humans and in return the humans get healthier and smoother skin.

Patrons of the Fish Spa

Patrons of the Fish Spa

Set an appointment with the Doctor Dish and be treated to a unique and truly exciting spa experience for only P120 per head. The Fish Spa in Manila Ocean Park is located in the top floor of the main building. You can opt not to pay the entrance fee by telling the cashier and assistants that you will go directly to the Fish Spa. Visit Fish Spa in Manila Ocean Park today!


This page is last updated on Jun 16, 2011 @ 1:40 pm
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