Undoubtedly, massage therapy is one of the most pleasant things in the world. It can be done with hands, legs, other body parts, warm stones, and all kind of objects depending on the type of massage. But what about a massage done by kitty paws? We believe it sounds quite fantastic! Animal massage is something not many people are willing to try (snake massage, anyone?) but once they do, it becomes the only type of massage for them! Here are 5 types of animal massage that will blow you away.
A snake massage
sounds a bit wild because it is very much so! The process is pretty
simple though – all you need to do is lie down motionless under
some 500 pounds of moving snake and enjoy it as much as possible.
While this may sound slightly terrifying, the snake doing all the
work is a python, which means you won’t be bitten as they are
poison-less. They do have a tendency to strangle their prey and then
swallow it whole, so make sure you don’t make jerky movements or
loud sounds. Russia, Thailand, Indonesia, and the Philippines are
among the few places that offer this kind of massage.
crawling all over your face is yet another way to fight off ageing
and make your wrinkles go away (or at least less visible). Snail
facials first appeared in Tokyo and you can still get a few
gastropods slime their way around your face for $200, but another
option is to head to Chiang Mai in Thailand and do the same for a
more pleasant price of $30. The owner of the salon is a French guy,
who took some 100 specimens with him to Thailand, growing a farm of
30,000 creatures that eat only organic food and produce only organic
slime. The science behind the whole process is a bit vague, but all
beauticians agree that snail’s mucus has amazing moisturizing
properties and more antioxidants than most beauty products.
Most weird and
wonderful things come from Japan, and so does the cat back massage! A
rather unusual massage parlour offers its customers the services of
an actual cat masseur. If you’ve ever owned a cat you know they are
great at ‘kneading’ things before lying down, be it a pillow, a
blanket, or a human lap. That’s why inventive Japanese decided to
incorporate these cat skills and add them to the service of usual
human massage. We’d certainly give it a try!
If being bitten
by a bee can be considered a massage, then certainly this is the most
painful type of ‘massage’ out there! Some people experience up to
80 stings per day to get the incredible benefits of bee venom that is
said to ease spasms, back pain, headache, and help with conditions
like rheumatoid arthritis, eczema, and psoriasis. Bee venom also has
powerful anti-inflammatory properties, but be warned – people
allergic to bee venom put themselves in grave danger by performing
this kind of treatment!
From Thailand comes yet another bizarre form of massage – elephant massage! Mae Ping Elephant Camp in the north of Chiang Mai boasts a number of cool services from an elephant ride through the jungles packed with local tribes to elephants painting pictures (with brushes!) and playing musical instruments. You can also get an actual elephant massage there! What happens is that you lie down on the ground and an elephant carefully puts a foot on your back. Yes, sounds not too safe, but that’s the whole idea.