About Us

About Us

Garra Rufa Spas provides treatments lasting for 20, 30 or 60 minutes where you dip your feet, hands or full body into a pool or tank of water containing Geniune Garra Rufa Fish. Garra Rufa has gained its fame from the hot spring area of Kangal, located in the centre of Turkey Fish spas are now opening up all over the world. Come and give these Garra Rufa’s with their unique dietary habit where they naturally and gently suck away dead skin a try at our Spas. These fish do not have any teeth; the sensation is more like little kisses! The treatment is relaxing and leaves you with a feeling of being pampered, massaged, soft and smooth.

Where does Garra Rufa come from?

Garra rufa occurs in the river basins of the Northern and Central Middle East, mainly in Turkey, Syria, Iraq and Iran. Garra rufa can survive in waters as hot as 42 degrees Celsius.They also live and breed in the outdoor pools of some Turkish spas.

What is Doctor fish?

Doctor fish is a nickname given to the two main species of fish: Garra rufa and Cyprinion macrostomus. Other nicknames include nibble fish, kangal fish, little dermatologists, surgeonfish and doctorfishen; in non-medical contexts, Garra rufa is called the reddish log sucker.

What is the benefits?

This amazing species of fish is used in spas or spa resorts as a cosmetic beautifying treatment and as a cure for a variety of skin disorders including psoriasis, dermatitis and eczema. The Garra rufa love to nibble on dead and diseased skin. As soon as the patients insert their limbs in the water, an army of these little guys start eating away the skin that´s been softened by the warm water. Thats not all! It´s also been found that these tiny fishes secrete an ENZYME called diathanol which is said to improve skin regeneration!

Will Garra Rufa damage your healthy skin?

No, Garra Rufa's are like combfishes in that they only consume the affected and dead areas of the skin through natural exfoliation, leaving the healthy skin to grow. If you enjoy taking care of your skin, and are tired of costly creams or products to obtain that smooth soft skin you've been wanting for! Then Garra Rufa fish is the answer! Try Garra Rufa therapy at one of our proud Spa´s, saying goodbye to your old skin and hello to a new healthy layer, smooth as a baby´s. Garra Rufa will also help you to relax, make you smile and giggle; these are great ways to relieve stress and tensions!