Brand New Beauty Trend Literally Hit The Internet: People Are Lining Up To Get A Massage From Real Snakes

Date August 6, 2018 18:00

Just imagine this – you are relaxed thinking about something very pleasant and getting ready to be massaged by… snakes. Yes, you heard that right. A massage from real snakes is a new popular beauty trend that literally hit the internet.

But, how does it exactly work? What are the benefits of such an unusual therapy? Let’s figure it out.

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New beauty trend

As strange as it may sound, but a snake massage is a quite popular trend in the beauty industry. Of course, there are those people who can’t imagine these long and cold reptiles crawling on their skin, but other beauty gurus are lining up to get a massage from a real snake.

If you still can’t choose to what category you belong, we’ll give you a helping hand.

What is a snake massage?

Specialists who perform a massage with the help of real snakes are called priestesses. As a rule, they use 3 or 4 reptiles for one massage session.

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Snakes slither across a client's skin, wrapping around the feet, arms, head, and neck.

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Serpentessa, a snake priestess at Dreaming Goddess in New York, told New York Insider that some of her clients ask for this unusual therapy just to defeat their fear of snakes. But the majority of people are really fascinated by the numerous healthy benefits of this massage.

Benefits of a snake massage

Serpentessa discussed the advantages of this therapy. First of all, snake massages are reported to stimulate nerves which release endorphins, hormones of happiness.

Snake massages are also believed to lower blood pressure and decrease the risk of heart disease. Besides, this popular trend reportedly helps to reduce anxiety and get rid of stress.

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One of Serpentessa’s clients told about her impressions after the procedure:

There was a point it felt like they were just hugging me around the shoulders. It just felt very calm – like I could fall asleep.


Even with a highly qualified specialist, people should be aware of the possible danger of a snake massage.

Snakes are not capable ‘to work’ at any time, especially when they're feeding or shedding.

No one can give you any guarantees with a wild animal. You are the one to choose whether it’s suitable for you or not.

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