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VOTE! Would you like a massage with snakes?

By Rediff Get Ahead Bureau
Last updated on: April 25, 2018 16:15 IST
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People relaxing with snakes is a new fad among millennials!

 Snake massage

A woman receives a snake massage at a spa in Israel. 'Some people said that holding the snakes made them feel better, relaxed,' Ada Barak, the owner of the spa says. 'One old lady said it was soothing, like a cold compress.' Now Ada uses a combination of big snakes for deep massage and little ones for light massage, though all are non-venemous. Photograph: Uriel Sinai/Getty Images

The sheer sight of snakes is creepy, but would you dare to cozy up with the slithering beauty for a massage session? 

Probably not! However, the latest fad in the beauty industry is snake massages. 

Snake massage

Photographs: Ulet Ifansasti/Getty Images

Yes! You heard it right. People are using snakes to relax. 

The movement of the snakes and the adrenaline triggered by fear is said to have a positive impact on the customers metabolism. 

snake massage

During the massage session, the person is asked to lie down on a bamboo mat and 3-4 giant pythons -- weighing over 200 kg -- are put on the person's back.

It is said that within 10-15 minutes, the sliding movement of the snakes have a calming effect on the person.

Snake massage

Bali Heritage Reflexology and Spa in Jakarta, Indonesia offers a massage with pythons. 

The snake spa offers a unique massage treatment which involves having several pythons placed on the customers body.

The massage costs around 480,000 Indonesian rupiah (approximately ₹2,300). 

We ask you, dear readers, would you opt for a snake massage.

Take the poll below and let us know!

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