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A Slithering Spa
Snake Massage: A Slithering Spa

Snake Massage: A Slithering Spa

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Ever since that run-in with Adam and Eve, snakes have gotten a bad rap in the Holy Land.

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.

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