Mr Nibble: The Unique Fish Pedicure Experience

December 4, 2023

If you’re looking for a unique and effective way to pamper your feet, then look no further than Mr Nibble – the fish pedicure (also known as Doctor fish and Pedicure Fish) offered at Bakwena Spa. This treatment involves dipping your feet into a tub of warm water filled with fish that nibble away dead skin cells from your toes and soles.These tiny creatures are commonly used in clinics to treat various skin problems.

Many people are curious about this type of pedicure and may have concerns regarding its safety or effectiveness. In this article, we’ll address some common questions surrounding the use of fish in spa treatments.

How Does it Work?

It’s simple – just soak your feet in a tub of warm water filled with these starving little fish! As soon as you dip them into the water, they’ll start nibbling away at any flaky or dry patches on your soles or heels. Don’t worry about getting bitten though; these gentle creatures don’t have teeth but instead use their lips to exfoliate without causing pain.

Not only is this treatment effective at removing dead skin cells from even hard-to-reach areas like between toes or around cuticles – it also stimulates blood flow which improves circulation throughout the body while reducing bacteria growth responsible for foot odour! A 15-minute session will leave you feeling refreshed & rejuvenated.

Are Fish Pedicures Safe?

Yes! The practice has been around since ancient times when it was used as an alternative therapy for various skin conditions such as psoriasis and eczema. It is, however, not recommended to get this type treatment if you have open wounds or cuts on your feet to prevent it from getting infected.

What are the Benefits of Getting a Fish Foot Pedicure?

Apart from being an enjoyable experience overall, there are several other reasons why someone might choose to get one:

  1. Exfoliation: As mentioned earlier, Dr Fish eat only dead flaky skin. This means that after just 15 minutes of soaking, you will be left with a soft, smooth, healthy-looking skin.
  2. Improved circulation: When those little guys start nibbling away old layers of skin, it starts stimulating better flow throughout entire body system.
  3. Reduced bacteria growth: By removing excess buildup, it reduces chances of fungal infection developing over time.
  4. Reduced foot odour: By removing dead skin cells and bacteria, the fish pedicure can help to reduce foot odour.

How Much Does a Fish Nibbling Pedicure Cost?

Mr Nibble Pedicures are priced at R100 per session. This is an affordable price for such a unique experience that offers so many benefits!

Where Can I Find Fish Pedicure Locations Near Me?

Bakwena Spa has three branches in different parts of South Africa where Mr Nibble will be available soon. At the moment, The Venue Country Hotel & Spa Branch located in Hartbeespoort is where you will be able to enjoy this treatment

You may also search online or ask around your local area if there are any other spas offering similar services nearby.


In conclusion, getting a Mr Nibble pedi from our team here at Bakwena Spa could be just what you need after long day on feet! Not only do they provide exfoliation but also improve circulation while reducing bacterial growth. This makes it great option anyone looking pamper themselves without breaking the bank. So why not book yourself into one today?

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We are embarking on a new chapter for Bakwena Spa. As we bid farewell to our Velmore Branch, effective 25th January, we’re thrilled about the future. This change opens doors to new opportunities and ways to serve you better. While we transition, we’re delighted to remind you that the same serene spa experience awaits you at our Hartbeespoort branch, just down the road. We’re deeply grateful for your support and cannot wait to share the exciting developments ahead of 2024. Stay connected for more updates, and thank you for being a part of our journey!
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