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FISH SPA... do you like to try it?

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One of the attraction in Manila Ocean Park is the FISH SPA and according to Wikipedia:

"It is about a freshwater fish used for treating skin diseases in Turkey. For the species sometimes called "doctor fish" in the UK.  Doctor fish is the name given species of fish: Garra rufa and Cyprinion macrostomum. Other nicknames include nibble fishkangal fishphysio fish,  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 curative treatment option, only as a temporary alleviation of symptoms, and patients usually revisit the spas every few months."

This is how "fishspa" define this …