CEBU, Philippines (CCTV VIA APTN/NBC) – In the Philippines, some people slither right into their massage – because the massage comes by way of four snakes. The Cebu Zoo offers massages by the huge pythons.
Not everyone was ready to even see the snakes, much less have them draped over their body. Zoo Manager Giovanni Romarate said the pythons are not aggressive and that the adrenaline produced in the scary situation can have a positive effect on a person’s metabolism.
Some people getting the massage seemed to like it, and Romarate said he’s offering the massages for a good reason.
“This is just an educational way for you to learn more about the snake,” said Romarate. “So, now kids understand. It might not be all, some also will be afraid about snake, but the moment you introduce, the moment you introduce or explain about the snake, then they might still be scared but not as much like before.”