Snake-Massage Therapy

'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 owner of Israel's Barak's Snake Spa said her pets are able to give massage as their slithering causes a rubbing sensation on the body.

Ms Barak had relied on exhibiting her scaly friends to make money, but found there is more cash rolling in from people wanting a massage - reptile therapy style


The larger snakes are used for deep massage while the smaller creatures are used to give a lighter touch.

And those with a slight reluctance to have a snake massage will be pleased to know the reptiles are all non-venamous.

But if the thought of reptiles is too much, Ms Barak also offers a rodent-style massage where mouse and rats are placed on the bottom of people's feet instead.