no secret that a conventional 
massage can be one of the
best ways to relax.  However, there
are tons of different types of massages out there!  Some are meant for more than just relaxation,
such as our 
tissue and stretching
 massage options.
The variety that exists in the massage world is…impressive, to say the least.  Check out a few of the STRANGEST massage
options that exist around the world:
Knife massage – Yup. You read that right.  This Taiwanese form of massage, otherwise
known as dao lio, uses butcher knives (dulled, but still…)
to gently pound on the backs of clients for the purpose of releasing the body’s
energy and stimulating blood flow.  This
procedure is said to be recommended to treat conditions like insomnia and

Snail massage – This is technically not a massage (it’s a facial), but it’s
still worth mentioning.  In a nutshell,
snails are left to crawl around on your face and secrete mucus.  The mucus is reported to have beauty-boosting
ingredients; proteins, hyaluronic acid, and antioxidants that help exfoliate
and moisturize your skin.
Snake massage – We mentioned earlier that a massage can be one of the best ways
to relax.  Well, some Bali spas are operating
under an entirely different assumption; inducing fear by placing pythons onto
a customer’s back in order to induce an adrenaline rush which is thought to
positively affect your metabolism.  To
each his own…!

Elephant massage – While this can sound like an exciting and
memorable tourist activity, unlike the others on this list it’s got some
ethical issues attached to it.  The
elephants obviously didn’t learn to massage tourists on their own, they were
taught to.  The problem is in the
teaching methods; the elephants had to be broken into submission to learn these
“tricks”.  Equally troubling is the fact
that tourists are in direct danger when paying for this service.  Elephants have been known to act out
aggressively in captivity (understandably so). 
By paying for this service you are not only encouraging further animal
abuse but also endangering yourself!  Do
yourselves a favor, stay away from this one.
panic! Not all massages have to be this eccentric. If you’re looking for a
slightly less nerve-inducing experience, our 
 might be right up your alley!
BONUS: Check out our blog
from 1/24/18 entitled “How to get a massage without being touched by
people” to learn about cat massages, fish
, llama therapy, robotic massage, and more…

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