If you feel you’re back on the treadmill, perhaps you need a treat, something you’ve never done before – maybe even a fish foot spa!
Alex Cole, who lives in Oakhurst, has opened Swindon’s first garra rufa fish foot spa – Sole Spa – at Basepoint in Westlea
After moving to Swindon from Northampton last summer, where she taught English for seven years, she decided to give up teaching to achieve a better work life balance.
Alex, above, said, “it sounds odd to have your feet cleaned by fish but anybody who has been to Turkey or Thailand where fish spas are popular will know the soothing experience of tiny fish nibbling away. Somehow the garra rufa fish know where to find the hard and damaged skin. It’s not uncomfortable at all.
“The fish secrete a natural moisturising fluid and leave skin smooth and relieved. Dancers love the treatment, but anybody on their feet a lot will enjoy it, as well as people who suffer from conditions like eczema and psoriasis. It only tickles a little and it’s cheaper than a conventional pedicure.”
Sole Spa, located at Basepoint Business Centre in Westlea, is not part of a chain or franchise, so Alex, pictured right, can develop the business to suit her customers.
See the advert below for details.