Snake massage is the latest attraction at the Cebu City Zoo in the Philippines.
The zoo’s Burmese pythons – Michelle, Walter, EJ and Daniel – give visitors a 15-minute massage by constantly slithering on their bodies.
After paying the 50-cent entrance fee, those in need of a “calming” massage lie down on a bamboo mat near the zoo’s main entrance.
Snakes are then brought out from nearby cages, and placed on top of the guests. With a collective weight of more than 550 pounds, the reptiles are supposedly relaxing and therapeutic.
Before the massage begins, guests are briefed on how to behave around the reptiles — do not shout for help or breathe too heavily.
Each python is fed 10 chickens before the massage sessions, so the snakes shouldn’t be hungry.