But at Ada Barak's spa in northern Israel, slithering reptiles don't give people the creeps. They give deep-tissue massages.
Barak figured out several years ago that heavy king and corn snakes produce a relaxing kneading sensation. For years, she's been entertaining guests at her farm where she cultivates rodent-eating carnivorous plants. Strangely, she found a sideline that's even more bizarre.
"People either like it a lot or they hate it," she tells Time magazine.
For $80, a tangle of creepy-crawlies can wriggle their way up your spine and across your face, and you can decide.