A spa in Egypt is currently offering snake massages and it is something you would not do.
The spa that we are talking about is allowing live snakes to slither on the backs and the faces of people that are trying to get relief from pain.
Oil is being rubbed on the backs of the customers and 28 types of non venomous snakes are left to slither on the bare bodies of people.
Yes, that happens there and it’s pretty scary.
A session of snake massage lasts for around 30 minutes.
Talking about the unusual spa that they are offering, Safwat Sedki, a masseuse and the owner of the spa, said that the snake massage helps reduce massage and joint pain.
It also helps blood circulation, said Sedki.
The use of snakes is a type of massage, and it has two aims, physical and emotional. The physical aim is to improve blood circulation and mental stimulation and the emotional aim is that it releases endorphins that help with the ‘happy hormone’ that helps people regain confidence and strengthen the immune system.
Opening up the business was easy, but the convincing part was not easy.
Sedki said that it was not easy to convince the clients to try their snake massage therapy.
When we first introduced the session, a lot of people were afraid, they said, ‘Snakes, how can you use snakes?!’ — but once we started explaining to people the benefits of this massage … the idea was accepted by a lot of people, especially those who have a phobia or fear of snakes.
Customers love the snake therapy.
Some said that they felt better self-confidence after the snake massage.
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