Indonesian Spa Claims “Python Massage” Boosts Metabolism With Fear

by , 11/05/13   filed under: Eco-Friendly Beauty, The Big Idea

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SNAKES IN A SPA

Pythons, which vary in length from 23 inches to a whopping 33 feet, are part of a group of snakes known as constrictors. Instead of poisoning their prey with venom, these reptiles attack their victims by squeezing them, then devouring them whole. A handy mechanism that enables the python to unlock its jaw allows it to consumer animals up to four or five times bigger than its head.

Two staff members will be present throughout the treatment and all pythons are fed 30 minutes beforehand.

Not that you have to worry about your attendants having an attack of the munchies mid-massage, maintains the spa. Two staff members will be present throughout the treatment and all pythons are fed 30 minutes beforehand.

If the borderline animal cruelty doesn’t turn you off—the animals’ jaws are also taped shut for the duration of the massage—consider this. In 2011, wildlife officials in the Florida Everglades came upon a 16-foot Burmese python with an intact 76-pound deer in its belly. We’ll stick to more conventional, people-based therapies, thanks.

[Via Yahoo News]

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