When I lived in Ubon I walked past this place on the ground floor of the Sunee Hotel complex many times on my way to the Post Office located just a few shops further along.
I had seen similar places scattered around Ubon like this one but had never had the time to kick the shoes off and jump right in to check it out.
When we decided to stay at the Sunee hotel on this trip I made a point of telling my wife that I was going to give this fish spa thing a go!
This is what it looks like from the outside. To find it just head downstairs to the food court and instead of turning right for a feed turn left to become the feed!
Inside you will see three tanks that look like this one.
Walk inside and if all three tanks are available like they were when I visited ask which tank has the hungriest fish. This is the one you want!
You can chose either a 15, 30 or 60 minute session which costs 120 or 200 or 380 baht. They also offer foot or Back/neck and shoulder massage for 100 baht for 30 minutes of 200 baht for an hour. Thai traditional massage is 200 baht for an hour or 350 baht for two hours.
They will clean your feet before you place them inside the tank. Within seconds the fish attack hungrily and it is a very bizarre feeling indeed. Something between a tickle and a tick sucking your blood! I left with feeling of very clean feet but am not sure if there is any other benifit to it!
I was going to upload a photo I took of the fish gnawing on my ankles but could not believe how hairy my legs were so decided to show my youngest daughter Marisah braving the deep waters. Her older sister Ariya wasn’t going to have a bar of it!