Doctor Fish Massage franchises are the goal of John Ho of Alexandria, Virginia. He, together with his wife Yvonne own and operate Yvonne Hair and Nails salon. For the past four months they have been offering fish pedicures. No, I'm not talking pedicures for fish, I'm talking about a footbath filled with tiny fish that remove the dead skin from your feet!
You still get a standard pedicure after the fish are done and the skin is softened.
The hot water in which these toothless fish thrive doesn't support plant or aquatic life, so they adapted to feed on whatever food sources were available—like dead, flaking skin.
State regulations no longer allow the salon to treat the cusomers in a communal pool, where at times the fish would flock to the feet of an individual with a surplus of dead skin, leaving other customers nearly alone.