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Fish Massage, Siem Reap, Cambodia

These fish massage stalls are basically a fish tank with a continuous bench built along the edge of the tank, and some florescent tubes.Notice the sign in front surface of the fish tank: Please Feed Our Hungry Fish WIth Your Dead Skin.

Let me clarify: The fishes don’t actually massage your feet. Instead they eat the dead skin off of your feet.  I have also heard about such a massage in Zhuhai, China. But you can see these stalls along the main street in Siem Reap town as well.  A kind of ‘killing 2 birds with 1 stone’ is happening here: the fishes are being fed, and the guy’s feet is being massaged (tingled really).  I did not try it myself. It does not appeal to me. I would much prefer a foot massage by a human being.

You can see the fishes in action, having their dinner: the dead skin off this guy's feet!

Another stall, notice the sign in front surface of the fish tank: Please feed our hungry fish wIth your dead skin.


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This entry was posted on February 13, 2012 by in Cambodia, See and tagged .
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