There are few things more relaxing than getting a good massage but the one being offered at a spa in Egypt are undoubtedly not for the fainthearted. The people visiting the Cairo spa can choose from several types of massages, including by non-venomous snakes.
In the spa, live snakes slither on the backs and faces of the people who are desperately looking for pain relief. According to a Reuters video, which has now gone viral on social media, a masseuse is seen first rubbing oil on the client’s back and then uses a combination of pythons and around 28 different types of non-venomous snakes during the 30-minute massage session.
Watch the video here:
This massage at a Cairo spa is not for the faint-hearted pic.twitter.com/YWAsHrHn1e
— Reuters (@Reuters) December 29, 2020
Masseuse and spa owner Safwat Sedki told the news website that snake massage helps “reduce muscle and joint pain” as well as improve blood circulation.
Diaa Zein, a client at the spa, who stumbled upon the service while scrolling the internet, said he experienced a “sense of relief and rejuvenation” when the snakes were placed on his back.
“I was nervous at first. Scared of snakes being on my body,” he said. ” But the fear, anxiety and tension was reduced and the session gave a sense of relaxation as the snakes went over my back and having them there boosted my self-confidence,” he says in the clip.
Since being shared online, the video has prompted many reactions among netizens.
Let’s not lie. This is an episode from @FearFactor
— Bheeshma Patel (@bheepatel) December 29, 2020
should replace those snakes with leeches. let’s see who’s faint-hearted and not. hehehe
— Gid Ben Gurion ✈🧳 (@gideon_ding) December 29, 2020
2021 we all about snakes .🐍🐍
— Chicago March’Eye🌎🌍🌏 (@Chicagomarcheye) December 29, 2020
Those are Nope Ropes…therefore that massage is a big nope.
— Patricia Greene (@peagreenenola) December 29, 2020
— Cat (@Cat_in_Florida) December 29, 2020
This is when I unplug my internet for the night.
— Keith Wozniak (@keithwozniak) December 29, 2020
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