The idea of
a spa engenders visions of relaxing music, lavender diffusers and muted
colours. Not the kind of environment one expects to encounter a snake. But at
Ada Barak’s Carnivorous Plant Farm, a spa in Israel, there are lots of them.
And they willingly serve as massage therapists. Do you tip a snake?
of us with a snake phobia, not to worry, the range of large and small slithery
beasts are all non-venemous. Small comfort. The treatment involves snakes
crawling over the shoulders, neck, face, back, scalp and legs of guests in
movements that are said to be therapeutic.
snakes are the ones which provide the kneading. Think of it as a masseuse with
very long arms.
For those of you who have clients
with a penchant for reptilian relaxation, snake paradise can be found at: Carnivorous
Plant Farm, Talmei Elazar, Haifa, Israel; +11 972 4 6373473