Before saying yes to some massage therapy check out our top 10 strangest technics which might make you change your mind!
Burmese Python Massage
You can get a free massage at Cebu City Zoo in the Philippines, although you might think twice about having this therapy once you see exactly what is involved. Four Burmese pythons, weighing a combined 250kgare placed on top of you whilst you lie on a bamboo bed. The pythons are each fed 10 chickens each before the massage begins to help stop any hunger pangs they might have. Each session lasts from 10 to 15 minutes and is said to be therapeutic and calming. Check out the Youtube video of the
Burmese Python Massage Therapy
Elephant Stomp Massage
Feeling a bit tense or have a bad back, then here’s a perfect masseur for you the “elephant stomp”. These 3 ton beasts are trained to gently press their feet to perform a delicate massage for tourists Chiang Mai, Thailand. This therapy can also include a some fancy manipulations with the trunk.
Meat Cleaver Massage
In Taiwan you can get the cleaver treatment for just $3.30 for 10 minutes, this therapy is only given to those who are brave enough. Cleaver massages actually date back more to more than 2,000 in Asia. During the treatment and the body is tapped with the sharp edge not flat one and is supposed to release the bodies trapped energy, increase blood flow and expel harmful toxins.
Bird Poop Massage
A Nightingale’s droppings facial massage is packed with nitrogen and guanine. This therapy has been used by Japanese geishas to cleanse their skin for hundreds of years, it helps to retain moisture, aids skin regeneration and the amino acid have bleaching qualities to keep their skin looking like porcelain.
Fresh Hot Pancake Massage
Pancake therapy helps to fight fatigue, detoxifies skin and expels excess fluid. This massage treatment is said to also help improve blood circulation and maintain body heat. This therapy developed by Yvette Chiang is and the innovative technique that uses natural flour for its healing properties.
At the Four Seasons Resort in Punta Mita, Mexico, the Hakali you can get a cactus massage free. It’s a painless process as the needles are first removed, this therapy helps hydrate the skin. For an extra $250 you can include a warm Tuna cactus blossom meringue blended with tequila to improve the treatment.
Just Give Me A Flaming Massage
In the right circumstances fire is considered therapeutic and is especially popular during the winter months in Chinese traditional hospitals. Many people there believe it keeps them safe from illnesses like the flu and cold’s. A cloth is soaked with flammable perfumed oil and set on fire before being doused out. This fire therapy treatment is said to also help lose weight.
Tickling Feather Massage
At the Cosquille Arte Spa in Madrid, Spain, they use tickling techniques to relieve stress with feathers. It might seam that being tickled might cause more stress but clients who frequent the spa are sure they leave feeling more relaxed than when they entered. Started by Isabel Aires who discovered that the tickling service satisfied many of her clients.
Slimy Snail Massage
In Russia, Japan, and the UK you can now enjoy a facial massages using the slimy snail method which is believed to help in regeneration of the skin, helps fight wrinkles, scars, and burn marks. The treatment involves having several giant African snails crawl up and down your face, leaving behind their slime behind which helps recover damaged skin.
Egg Head Massage
In China it is considered good luck for a father to give his baby a head massage with eggs but only after the baby has had a haircut. According to traditional beliefs getting a haircut on the second day of the second Chinese lunar month, which falls on February 23 is the most likely time to ensure good luck.