Israeli health and beauty spa offers a snake massage for £40

By | October 22, 2008

Snake massage - Israeli health and beauty spa offers a snake massage for £40 The treatment consists of six non-venomous snakes massaging the client’s aching muscles and joints.

Ada Barak’s snake spa, in Talmei Elazar, northern Israel, uses California and Florida king snakes, corn snakes and milk snakes for the massages, which cost £40 ($70).

Miss Barak believes that physical contact with the reptiles can be a relaxing experience. She says that she was inspired by her belief that once people get over any initial misgivings, they find physical contact with the snakes to be stress relieving.

“Some people said that holding the snakes made them feel better, relaxed,” she said “One old lady said it was soothing, like a cold compress.”

The size of the snakes depends on the type of massage – the larger ones are said to alleviate deeper muscle tensions and the smaller ones create a ‘fluttering’ effect. All are the snakes used are non-venemous.

Miss Barak began offering the service at the Talmey El’Azar tourist attraction in 2006 and now most of her income comes from exhibiting plants at her carnivorous plant farm, which eat everything from insects to small mammals.

She appeared on Tyra Banks Show, an American chat show, in April for an episode entitled “Beauty Tips Around the World”. – telegraph

This is almost as creepy as the Palin doll.

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