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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  • animalboy3
    animalboy34 months
    how how how how how that is just weird
    • therealsnakes
      therealsnakes11 months
      i think i would do that reply is you would or not
      • gfvdbjzbx
        gfvdbjzbxover 1 year
        OMG!!
        • adonikus
          adonikusover 1 year
          I would be trembling the second I walk in were ever you have to go to get this done
          • cinnamonroll12
            cinnamonroll12about 2 years
            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
              meatlover24over 2 years
              Wow wow wowzers that is amazing I will like that in school I'm in 4th grade by the way
              • cinnamonroll12
                cinnamonroll12about 2 years
                I'm in fifth, trust me there are the struggles. (Mostly Math struggles)😂
              • haloover 2 years
                omg
                • oceanstar
                  oceanstaralmost 3 years
                  it prob feels good. id rather not know its a snake giving me the massage!!
                  • posyalmost 3 years
                    i would love to have this done on me
                    • cittycat123
                      cittycat123over 3 years
                      nasty