Barefoot Fish

Relaxing Fish Spa
Queensland, Australia

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Australia’s only Registered Fish Spa Therapy Centre.
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The Fish Spa (Ichthyotherapy) Story

The origin of the ‘Fish Spa’ has been traced back to the countries of Turkey and Iran. They were first discovered in the 19th century in the Hot Springs of the Kangal valley.

There is more than one legend telling the story of how the healing properties of Fish Spa therapy were discovered. How true these stories are is unknown and maybe there are variations of the same set of events changed slightly over the years.

The most popular one is that of two Turkish brothers from the town of Kangal stumbled across a hot spring one day during a long walk stopped to dip their feet into the water. The moment their feet were submersed, tiny fish swarmed around and began to nibble at them.

The brothers enjoyed this massage so much that they returned on a regular basis and adopted fish spa therapy. It is said that one of the brothers had a skin condition of the feet, he noticed a dramatic improvement as a result of the fish pedicure.

Over the last 500 years the ‘fish pedicure’ has evolved through research and medical studies to become an amazing alternative treatment to many conditions from poor circulation and psoriasis to lymphatic support and of course soft smooth silky feet.

Today ‘Fish Spa’ Therapy is found in many countries including Greece, Malta, China, Japan, USA, France, Malaysia, Indonesia to name a few and now Australia.

Treat Your Feet To A Fish Spa!

Learn About The Fish Spa Experience!

Barefoot Fish Spa!

It was an awesome experience and great service by staff! Definitely going back!! Something really different. Weird feeling at first but after it my feet felt so damn good! Didnt think I'd last long cause of the tickling scratching feeling but the amazing staff helped me relax and I stayed in the whole time. Worth it!!!!!

– Bambi K.J. | TripAdvisor
Great Experience!

My daughter took me there today and I didn't have a booking but the lovely ladies slotted me in , they were absolutely wonderful and lovely, the fish tank was a great experience I would recommend it to anyone it made my day and the ladies made me smile it was all in all a wonderful pick me up . I will return and I will be telling everyone and anyone about the shop.

– Allison K. | Facebook
Awesome experience

I took my two teenage daughters to Barefoot Fish in Browns Plains on the weekend. It was the first time we had done anything like that and it was such a great experience. Customer service was excellent, the fish tanks were clean and hygienic and our feet were amazingly soft afterwards. We will definitely recommend this to friends and family and are looking forward to our next visit to Barefoot Fish!

– Tanya H. | TripAdvisor
It was a great experience!

Our whole family said nah at 1st when the ladies where handing out brochures today but then our kids wanted to see what it was like so went and checked it out and actually ended up doing it and having a fantastic time! The staff where fantastic and it really is a great experience after you get over the tickling/ 1st few mins! We will be back again thanks!

– Mel N. P. | Facebook