Debunking the new celebrity trend: Snake massages

Snake massages, recently made famous by Victoria Secret model Stella Maxwell, has boa constrictors slithering across your entire body while you lie flat on a massage table.

Serpentessa, the snake priestess talked with ET about the new fad. After getting her start in snake charming 35 years ago, she now offers her services to other to help them find relaxation and connection with snakes. "A snake massage is a thrilling surrender into deep sensual sensory bliss,” she exclaimed. 

But what can snakes do that a normal masseuse can’t? Serpentassa claims, “They stimulate the vagus nerve which releases oxytocin and endorphins, the ‘feel-good hormones.’” 

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"Many, many clients tell me that the snake will go to areas of their bodies they need healing and that’s often in the neck area and the head area, down by the feet.”

Which is why, in the clip above, you can see the snakes nestled around the head and neck of the woman getting massaged. 

Though it looks terrifying, Serpentessa claims that a session with her boas can help people overcome their fears. “They have never hurt anybody,” she says. 

The 75-minute massage will cost you around $300. 

Watch the creative massage above. 

A look at different types of snakes
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A look at different types of snakes
UNSPECIFIED - MARCH 23: Close-up of a mountain kingsnake (Lampropeltis zonata) (Photo by De Agostini Picture Library/De Agostini/Getty Images)
UNSPECIFIED - OCTOBER 28: Common garter snake (Thamnophis sirtalis) on leaves, illustration (Photo by De Agostini Picture Library/De Agostini/Getty Images)
UNSPECIFIED - JUNE 15: Water Moccasin or Cottonmouth (Agkistrodon piscivorus), Viperidae, drawing. (Photo by DeAgostini/Getty Images)
Western rattlesnake strike ready
Emperor boa (Boa constrictor imperator) on a tree
Juvenile Emerald Tree Boa (Corallus caninus) Ready to Strike (the underside scales visible)
Southern Copperhead (Agkistrodon Contortrix Contortrix) slithering through the green grass.
The eastern indigo snake is a large nonvenomous snake native to the Eastern United States.
close up of rare white albino monocled cobra
King Cobra on brown sand.

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