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Snake massage

Don't Look If You're Afraid of Snakes...

Indiana Jones isn't going to like this: In northern Israel, a spa offers a unique massage that isn't for the squeamish. At Ada Barak's spa, you can have six massage therapists work on loosening tight, sore muscles. The only catch: they're snakes.

Barak's odd treatment incorporates king snakes, corn snakes, and milk snakes. Six non-venomous serpents slither slowly around your torso. Barak told Reuters that people find the experience soothing, but I can't even look at snakes at the zoo without feeling faint. To see a video of the treatment,


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gr_09 gr_09 8 years
is this for real? i am going to stay faaaaaaaaaar away from it!
Kaitie-M Kaitie-M 8 years
I'm a bit weird, I love snakes (If they don't want to eat me)!
Black-Velveteen Black-Velveteen 8 years
NO WAY! I'd be worrying about being bitten. Is that even hygenic??
Cwinche Cwinche 8 years
Ewwww! So scary and gross and scary and gross!!!
christinapeeples christinapeeples 8 years
ewwwwwwwwwwwwwww! i have the worst phobia of snakes... i even had to turn my head so i could scroll down and write this comment...anybody who can do that is my hero...and it doesnt seem like you would be getting a real full fledged massage..
SmileyFace26 SmileyFace26 8 years
Never ever!!!!! I will not. How wuold this even feel good, they can't rub into the knots.
LisaKate LisaKate 8 years
i just cant imagine, even if you WEREN'T afraid of snakes, that this could feel good...
flutterby-moon flutterby-moon 8 years
This wouldn't be a nightmare for me, i've never been afraid of snakes. One time i even kissed one, it was a dare ok. I have to agree with tigr3bianca, i don't see how this would enhance a massage. It sounds more like some gimmick.
tigr3bianca tigr3bianca 8 years
I think snakes are beautiful and they don't freak me out. But I'm not sure how good of a massage they would give. I've held many snakes and they can give a good squeeze but to just have them move over you is not a massage. It would be no different than having someone slowly move a towel over you. Possibly relaxing but I wouldn't pay money for it.
sparkleluvr sparkleluvr 9 years
Thanks anyway, but I prefer people. Snakes are one thing that I am horribly afraid of
0037sammie 0037sammie 9 years
Whatever. Its gross, weird and scary. I think Ill pass.
Rouge-Noir Rouge-Noir 9 years
Surely those snakes are not licensed massage therapists? Somebody call the Israeli massage therapist association!
Arias101 Arias101 9 years
lol props to people who try that :) but i don't think that would relax me at all
smiley13tree smiley13tree 9 years
wow, this is new. :D
chiquita29 chiquita29 9 years
I'm not afraid of snakes but I wouldn't be interested in this. It just seems too weird to me, i'd never be able to relax.
norajeans norajeans 9 years
I'd do it, though I can't see myself feeling too relaxed afterward.
ilovemakeup ilovemakeup 9 years
Ew! Gross and scary, I'll never do that.
sweetpeabrina sweetpeabrina 9 years
I think I'd be more tense after the so-called massage was finished. I'll pass!
idawson idawson 9 years
think i will pass on that one ...
gabiushka gabiushka 9 years
Tech Tech 9 years
My whole body is going through one massive shudder right now.
Smart-Living Smart-Living 9 years
Worst. Nightmare. It gives me chills just sitting here at my snake-free desk!
Dana18 Dana18 9 years
WTF, they are crazy! Any thing for beauty stops at creatures. Leave the crazy beauty regimes to Demi and her leaches. LOL
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