Snake Massage – A bizarre therapy.



Can you imagine snakes slinking all over your body and yet be a stress reliever? This is a bizarre therapy popular in some Oriental countries and Indonesia. It is believed that once you overcome the initial fear, the unique sensation of snakes sliding over your body would relieve the muscle tension, hence relieve the stress.

Bigger snakes will relieve deeper muscle stiffness while the smaller snakes will give kneading effect. These are similar to deep tissue massage, and light to medium pressure massage techniques administered by humans.

Snake massage causes an Adrenaline Rush:

Snake massage will give you the adrenaline rush that is good for your metabolism. Although not confirmed by any study or research yet, the department of Anesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine, Aarhus University Hospital, Denmark, confirmed the following that snake massage:

  • It prevents the production of insulin
  • It stimulates the synthesis of sugar and fat.

However, an adrenaline rush can be bad as well as it can affect the proper brain functions. It can also lead to chronic stress and subsequent heart failure.

Benefits of a Snake Massage:

Studies on the benefits of massage shows that it is a stress reliever. It improves the blood circulation. This is because the snake’s sliding movement will improve blood circulation as it causes blood to move and that will include to the congested area. Availability of oxygen rich blood to various parts of the body will therefore improve body functions.


This alternative yet bizarre form of therapy is gaining popularity and you can now find snake massage not only in Indonesia and Thailand, but in health spas in Israel and Russia as well.