OMG! Would you get a massage from 4 giant PYTHONS? (See Photos)

by Adeola Balogun

Snake massage

A zoo in the Philippines is offering visitors a curious massage treatment which involves being wrapped in 250kg of snake.

Those who are brave enough to try the massage will have 4 deadly Burmese pythons placed on top of them at the Cebu City Zoo.

There is no chance to escape the pythons once they are curled up and ready to go and they can only be taken off with the help of the handlers.

The snakes, named Michelle, Walter, EJ and Daniel, are fed with 10 chickens before hand so that they won’t get hungry and decided to devour the customer.

A volunteer, Ian Maclean from Hawaii, said:

‘I’ve been massaged twice and lived to tell the tale.’I had to lie on my back on a bamboo daybed in the open air. I was briefed on what to do and what not to do during the massage.

‘These instructions are crucial, as you can imagine. They tell you not to blow air on the snake, because this is like being pinched on the bum, apparently.

‘You can’t shout for help as the snake can feel your vibrations and thinks you’re prey or a predator, depending on the environment.’

See more photos below:

A little help, please? Four keepers keep a watchful eye as their snakes massage a punter
Show no fear: The Burmese pythons - named Michelle, Walter, EJ and Daniel - are taken out of their cages and placed one at a time on top of visitors, who lie down on a bamboo bed near the zoo's main entrance

Trapped: With a combined weight of 250kg, there is no escape from the snakes once the 'treatment' starts
Relaxing? The slithering motion is said to be therapeutic and calming; flicking tongues offer a tickling sensation
'Safe': Still, each python is fed 10 or more chickens beforehand, to curb any hunger pangs

How was it for you? A brave visitor kisses one of the pythons after undergoing the snake massage

Not for everyone: You can't shout as the snake can feel your vibrations and thinks you're prey or a predator

'You get to enjoy the cold grip': Zoo manager Giovanni Romarate insists the snake massage is safe

Hunger pangs: Staff at Cebu City Zoo make sure the snakes are well fed before letting them loose on 'patients'

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