Massage parlor offers free special massage by four deadly 550 pound snakesBy Mason White 1:52 PM May 22, 2014
By: Aarav Sen
(Scroll down for video) A massage parlor in the Philippines, is now offering free treatment with four 550 pound snakes for a total weight of 2,200 pounds.
Tourists in Cebu City Zoo, might think twice before taking the “treatment” when they see exactly what it implies.
Four giant Burmese pythons, which weigh 550 pounds each, glide on those who are brave enough to get comfortable with snakes on a bed made of bamboo. Pythons, named Michelle, Walter, EJ, and Daniel, are each given 10 chickens before the massage begins to help curb any hunger pains they might have.
“I was informed about what to do and what not to do during the massage. These instructions are crucial, as you can imagine. They tell you not to blow air into the snake, because this is like being pinched in the back. You cannot shout for help as the snake can feel the vibrations and thinks you are prey or a predator depending on the environment,” Ian Maclean of Hawaii, who has been massaged twice by the snakes, said.
The crawling movement of the snakes is said to be therapeutic and relaxing. “At first, customers feel fear, but after a few minutes they like it,” Giovanni Romarate, who overseen the treatment, said.