Balance Co is the only Spa in Mossel Bay offering this unique treatment - visit us for an unforgettable experience!

Balance Co is the only Spa in Mossel Bay offering this unique treatment - visit us for an unforgettable experience!

History of the Garra Rufa

Since time dawned, the Garra Rufa is in perfect symbiosis with the physiology of the skin.  The Garra Rufa, traditionally, provide a massage in warm water that rids the body of dead skin cells.  According to local history, it was in Turkey that the phenomenon "Fish Spa" was born, 1660 m above sea level, in the Sivas province. Legend says that a shepherd wanting to take a bath in a natural hot spring, realized that many small black fish came bustling around him. Intrigued, he let them do their work, because he felt no pain.
The benefits that they had on his wounds gave birth to their reputation as “Doctor Fish"

The Garra Rufa is an amazing fish with many virtues.

One of it’s main strengths is to perfect your skin, with it’s unique method  of dead skin cell removal, which comes naturally to these amazing little creatures and leads to a very pleasant and relaxing experience. Indeed the Garra Rufa has no teeth and feeds on dead skin cells by a delicate suction effect.

It has the distinction of secreting an enzyme (Dithranol/Anthralin), known to stimulate skin rejuvenation, this enzyme gets excreted with each suction motion the fish performs. It is used, in many countries, as a therapeutic add-in for skin diseases such as psoriasis & eczema, but also in the treatment of diabetes as it promotes blood circulation. Sit back and enjoy the wonder these little fish has to offer!