PHOTOS: Skin-Crawling Massage Treatment Uses Three Live PYTHONS On Your Body
A spa in the Indonesian capital of Jakarta is pushing the boundaries for its latest treatment with a snake body massage.
The gruesome session sees three real-life PYTHONS placed on top of you and take the place of a massage therapist’s trained hands for the 90-minute treatment.
Two trained masseuses are still nearby – but never lay a hand on you.
They are merely present to make sure the six-foot snakes move around all over the customer’s body rather than stay coiled up in one place.
And Feri Tilukay – who has paid nearly £30 for the dubious pleasure – seems blissfully relaxed as the three enormous snakes named Jasmine, Muscle and Brown slithered all over him.
“It is a very unique sensation,” the 31-year-old told AFP, as the snakes went to work during a recent treatment, adding the session “gives you an adrenaline rush.”
Very few locals actually get on board with the bizarre treatment with most paying customers coming from further afield places like Europe, Japan and South Korea.
Tilukay, who has now had three sessions, added: “I used to be afraid of snakes, I had a phobia. But after getting this treatment several times, the phobia started going away and now I like snakes.”