There’s nothing better than a soothing massage after a long day at work. Being treated by a professional masseur is no longer a luxury. I mean, everyone should find enough time to enjoy a good relaxing massage once in a while.
A masseur will release the tension in your muscles, and this therapy will also help you relieve multiple health conditions. But, would you do the snake massage?
For most people, being touched by a cold snake is the worst nightmare. The word “snake” isn’t usually used to describe something peaceful. Yes, we know there are a lot of people who like snakes, but the number of folks petrified by these animals is a lot bigger.
A massage is supposed to quiet your mind and soothe your body, killing your stress and pain at the same time.
A snake massage will do the same, and the only difference is actually the professional that performs the massage. You won’t be treated by a masseur. A nice colorful snake will do the job for you.
An Israeli beauty spa offers snake massages, and to get one, you will have to pay $80 dollars an hour.
Snake massages are really common in Indonesian spas, and customers are treated by a few non-venomous large snakes. These beauties crawl all over the body, including your spine, back, face, arms and legs.
Snake’s crawl is more potent than you can imagine. Ada Barak owns a spa in Israel. He explains that most clients are skeptical about this massage, but everything changes after the first one.
Snake provide a stimulating experience, and the benefits are endless. Some of Barak’s clients even hold the serpents during the massage.
According to one of his clients, snakes act like “soothing, cold compress.”
Large snakes are used to relieve deep tissue tension. Tiny snakes are chosen by clients who opt for a mild effect. If you don’t like the big guys, you can have a bunch of small snakes crawling between your fingers and toes.
Barak’s spa is located in Talmei Elazar, northern Israel. Clients are massaged with California and Florida king snakes, corn snakes and milk snakes. The serpents are washed and dried before the treatment.
If flying to Israel is too much for you, you can use Serpentessa’s services. The snake priestess is an inter-species facilitator specialized in Boa Constrictors.
Serpentessa provides snake massages and works at the Dreaming Goddess gift shop in Pougkeepsie, New York. She’s been an interspecies facilitator for 15 years. According to her, serpents can “ignite awe and mystery” in your life.
It’s all about the pressure snakes apply on your body. It helps release tension and fear, and snakes like to rest alongside the spine or wrap around the feet.
Serpentessa explains that her friends don’t take orders from clients, and choose their own rhythm and way across the body.
“They tone and stimulate the vagus nerve in our body and that releases endorphins and oxytocin. Those are the feel-good hormones,” Serpentessa explains.
“There are no guarantees with a wild animal. You are the one who’s going to choose whether if it’s is safe for you or not. So no one has ever been hurt by one of my boa constrictors.”
Most of her clients ask for help to overcome their fear of serpents. A 75-minute massage costs $297, and you can get a massage in Bedford Hills and New Platz, NY.
Snakes can be your best friends when it comes to relaxing or overcoming your fear.
Would you try anything like this? We know someone who’d love to be treated by a big snake.