Introducing the zoo offering giant snake massages

Could it be the world's least relaxing massage?

Introducing the zoo offering snake massages

A zoo is offering visitors the opportunity to 'enjoy' a deep muscle massage - from enormous deadly pythons.

In return for a donation to the running of the organisation, visitors to the Cebu City Zoo in the Philippines are offered the service, which involves four large pythons being placed across the body.

According to the Mirror, the snakes are five metres long and weigh a combined 250kg.

Introducing the zoo offering snake massages

The Metro reports the giant Burmese pythons, named Michelle, Walter, EJ and Daniel, are each fed around 10 chickens before the massage begins to help curb hunger pains.

Zoo manager Giovanni Romarate said: "At first, visitors feel fear but most of the guests who try the snake massage say that they like it."

One 'patient', Ian Maclean from Hawaii, told the Daily Mail: "I've been massaged twice and lived to tell the tale.

"I had to lie on my back on a bamboo daybed in the open air. I was briefed on 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 on the snake, because this is like being pinched on the bum, apparently.

"You can't shout for help as the snake can feel your vibrations and thinks you're prey or a predator, depending on the environment."

And here we were thinking the whole point of a massage was to be able to really switch off and relax (and not worry about being squeezed to death by a python)...

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