If you are thinking about setting up a business offering Garra Rufa Fish pedicures or manicures then one of the first things you will need to know is how much will it cost to set it up and what will be the ongoing costs to run the business. Firstly it depends on the size of the business you are planning to run. If you are adding just one or two spa units to an existing business, such as a beauty salon, then the costs are quite low, especially for the return you can hope to make. If you are thinking about a business that is purely offering Garra Rufa Fish treatments then you have lots of costs to consider like any new business, like rent, electric, phone, rates etc. For the actual Garra Rufa systems I have briefly outlined the main equipment you will need with a guideline to the current cost.
For a Garra Rufa Fish spa system, they can be bought as either a single or double unit, the double unit is obviously for two people but it does have two separate tanks not a shared one. A single system costs approximately between £1200 – £1700, and a double unit is about £1800-£3200 depending on the style of the unit and material used. This is for the complete Garra Rufa system which should include the tank, and the tank lids, the filter, the Garra Rufa fish and the seat cushions. Most companies that supply these systems will also install and show you how to clean and maintain your system, this is quite important as you want it set up correctly with instructions on how it works and how to clean it, it really is best to choose a company that provides this service so do check before you buy.
The Running costs for this type of business are quite low, just really cleaning and maintenance, and please remember that Garra Rufa fish do need supplementary food to ensure they get all the nutrients they need to keep them healthy and active.
As with buying anything please shop around for your system to get what you want at the best price, choose a style to fit it with the style of your business and don’t be afraid to ask companies if they can price match or if they could do it for less, and ask them if what the best price they can do it for. You may be surprised.