Thursday, February 01, 2007

Worse than "On a Plane"

Audio Girl sends me an e-mail with the subject line: I'm guessing you won't want to try this.

No. No I won't.

This was the article she sent me:

Snakes help soothe the joints at spa
Fri Jan 26, 10:02 AM ET
TALMEY EL'AZAR, Israel, Jan 25 (Reuters Life!) - Hold the Dead Sea salts and tea-tree oil. An Israeli health and beauty spa has introduced a new treatment to its menu -- snake massage.
For 300 shekels ($70), clients at Ada Barak's spa in northern
Israel can add a wild twist to their treatment by having six non-venomous but very lively serpents slither and hiss a path across their aching muscles and stiff joints.
"I'm actually afraid of snakes, but the therapeutic effects are really good," customer Liz Cohen told Reuters Television as Barak let the snakes loose on her body.
Barak uses California and Florida king snakes, corn snakes and milk snakes in her treatments, which she said were inspired by her belief that once people get over any initial misgivings, they find physical contact with the creatures to be soothing.

In the humble opinion of a phobic I would like to call a hearty Bullshit! on Ms. Cohen. There are 4 different kinds of reptiles slithering all over your milky skin if you aren't screaming and clawing your eyes out you aren't afraid. YOU'RE NAKED WITH SNAKES ON YOU! Are you Nucking Futs, lady?

On a lighter note Audio Girl and I have decided it should be billed as "The Indiana Jones" massage to add a bit of retro flair. Hipsters love the retro flair.


  1. Anonymous8:40 PM

    It's truly amazing what people will pay money for, isn't it?


  2. Anonymous11:08 PM

    they have GOT to be kidding. i would prefer the "on a plane" option to this nonsense. eeeew, indeed...

  3. That's a no for me. A big fat HELL NO.