Not sure if this idea will make a splash nationwide, but according to AP
, a salon near D.C. is offering bowls of fish to nibble the callouses off toes.
"This is a good treatment for everyone who likes to have nice feet," the unfortunately named John Ho, salon manager said.
Evidently, the fish, garra rufa, also known as doctor fish eat the softened callouses, a practice known in Turkey and Asia. The treatment, which involves sharing a bowl of water with about 100 fish, costs $50 for a half hour, tip not included.