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Philippines Zoo offering 'snake massages'

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Posted 22 May 2014 - 10:48 AM

If you've ever wanted a big pile of snakes heaped on top of you then Cebu City Zoo has just the thing.


The bizarre massage service is provided by four giant pythons weighing a total of 550lbs that are unceremoniously draped on top of the recipient. The writhing weight of the massive reptiles is believed to offer therapeutic benefits to those who are brave enough to try it.

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Posted 22 May 2014 - 11:23 AM

I like the way they say they feed the snakes first just to make sure :D That inspires a lot of confidence (not), anyway you won't catch me doing this, no way!

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Posted 22 May 2014 - 11:36 AM

Might one assume that this is followed by cognitive behavioral therapy for the treatment of the resulting PTSD.

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Posted 22 May 2014 - 12:54 PM

Snake nowadays have to massage people in order to earn their meal.

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Posted 22 May 2014 - 02:03 PM

I always thought a Snake Massage was a gigolos service...  ;)

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Posted 22 May 2014 - 02:19 PM

python thinks to itself.."i never felt human skin and flesh before.. what would happen if i squeeze it tight"

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Posted 22 May 2014 - 02:43 PM

I'm sure it will be the new craze for the rich and bored.  Espeically in California

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Posted 22 May 2014 - 03:09 PM

It's probably done for the drama.  You can get a perfectly good snake massage from smaller snakes.

The problem's going to be to keep them in one place on your body.
(yes, I like snakes.)

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Posted 22 May 2014 - 03:10 PM

It just looked like a heavy weight on her body. Not enough writhing. The "masseuse" needs  more training.
Do snakes "lie low" or sleep after eating? They feed them first.
I have zero confidence in that guy being able to pry that huge thing off me if it didn't like my perfume.
Poor snake. The woman is free to leave.

Edited by QuiteContrary, 22 May 2014 - 03:12 PM.

Bigfoot is definitely in the eye of the beholder!

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Posted 22 May 2014 - 04:11 PM

View PostKenemet, on 22 May 2014 - 03:09 PM, said:

It's probably done for the drama.  You can get a perfectly good snake massage from smaller snakes.

The problem's going to be to keep them in one place on your body.
(yes, I like snakes.)
Amazing creatures, but I like them better when they're not piled up on my back.

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Posted 23 May 2014 - 02:27 AM

i misread the title, and assumed that it was the snakes themselves who were receiving massages. alas, it was not to be.

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Posted 23 May 2014 - 03:52 AM

Awww I thought they were going to give massages to the snakes. They probably deserve it more! And um... how is that beneficial? They don't move much, nor do they know 'where' to apply pressure. Its just a heavy thing sitting on you.

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Posted 23 May 2014 - 04:30 AM

I'll stick with hubby's massages...... B) :wub:

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Posted 23 May 2014 - 09:04 AM

I hope there a "You must be this heavy/tall/size to enjoy a snake massage" sign, preferably featuring Steve Irwin.

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Posted 26 May 2014 - 06:18 PM

People are nuts.....

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