Sunday, January 28, 2007

Snake massages

An Israeli health and beauty spa has introduced snake massage as a new treatment to its menu.

For 300 shekels (£36), clients at Ada Barak's spa in northern Israel can add a wild twist to their treatment by having six non-venomous but very lively serpents slither and hiss a path across their aching muscles and stiff joints.

"I'm actually afraid of snakes but the therapeutic effects are really good," customer Liz Cohen told Reuters Television as Ms Barak let the snakes loose on her body.

Ms Barak uses California and Florida king snakes, corn snakes and milk snakes in her treatments, which she says are inspired by her belief that once people get over any initial misgivings, they find physical contact with the creatures to be soothing.


yellowdog granny said...

that is the dumbest thing i have ever heard of...don't want no snake going up where no one has gone before(or at least in 21 years)

dom said...

Apart from that , don't you think it would be somewhat ticklish ?