Unusual. Uncanny. Unnerving. These are just a few words one might use to describe what might be the most skin-crawling spa on Earth. Literally.
Located in Haifa, Israel, Ada Barak’s spa has some of the strangest treatments one might come across. Barak believes that her non-venomous snakes, which come in a variety of sizes and colors, have therapeutic value when allowed to slither around on people.
Barak or a special trained snake masseuse watches over and guides the creatures as the write along patients’ backs, legs, arms, stomachs, hair and even their faces!
Supposedly the slithering and writhing relieve muscle tension and promote circulation. California and Florida King Snakes, Corn snakes and Milk snakes are used on the body for their size and power – the stronger the snake, the more pressure they can apply. Smaller snakes are used on the face, providing a unique spa experience – especially for snake lovers.
Only the brave have “snake massage” on their bucket list. And only the truly brave have it checked off.