Snake Massages - The Latest In Beauty Therapy

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First there was the fish pedicure and now this. A Health and Beauty Spa in Northern Israel is offering a snake massage, which entails at least six snakes of all kinds slithering up and down and massaging the client's aching muscles.

Ada Barak, who offers this treatment at her Salon in the city of Talmei Elazer in Northern Israel, uses a combination of Florida and California King snakes, Corn snakes and Milk snakes for her massages. All three snakes are non-poisonous, feed largely on dead mice and make great pets.

Ada says she got the idea when people holding these snakes said it felt therapeutic to have them creeping over their hands. Over the years, she has figured out what snakes work best for different kinds of aches. The heavier King and Corn snakes are best for kneading away those deep muscle aches, whilst the little ones flutter away on those delicate face muscles, sometimes even taking a small bite at the eyelashes - at least that's what happened to a reporter from Time magazine, who recently tried the massage.

Ada, who charges $80 USD for this special treatment, says that most people who try it are a little apprehensive at first, but end up loving it, feeling totally relaxed by the time they are done. We don't know about you but having these creepy crawlies slithering down the body sounds........... Just a little too creepy for us!

Sources:about.com,nymag.com,telegraph.com

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  • adonikus
    adonikusSunday, January 10, 2021 at 8:51 am
    I would be trembling the second I walk in were ever you have to go to get this done
    • cinnamonroll12
      cinnamonroll12Monday, March 23, 2020 at 9:32 am
      I would love this because I only have a fear for poisonous animals, and these are non-venomous snakes, plus, my shoulder has been hurting for a while. #Ineedmeoneofthese
      • meatlover24
        meatlover24Wednesday, October 9, 2019 at 12:34 pm
        Wow wow wowzers that is amazing I will like that in school I'm in 4th grade by the way
        • cinnamonroll12
          cinnamonroll12Monday, March 23, 2020 at 9:34 am
          I'm in fifth, trust me there are the struggles. (Mostly Math struggles)😂
        • haloWednesday, September 18, 2019 at 8:58 am
          omg
          • oceanstar
            oceanstarSunday, July 21, 2019 at 3:25 pm
            it prob feels good. id rather not know its a snake giving me the massage!!
            • posyWednesday, July 10, 2019 at 8:34 pm
              i would love to have this done on me
              • cittycat123
                cittycat123Wednesday, December 5, 2018 at 12:18 pm
                nasty
                • sailor_moon
                  sailor_moonWednesday, September 12, 2018 at 9:24 am
                  OMG EWWWWW
                  • Animal LoverSaturday, September 1, 2018 at 12:11 pm
                    i would love one of these
                    • GiselleSaturday, June 9, 2018 at 4:00 am
                      This sounds really creepy so I would personally only try the back massage