10 Of The Most Unusual Massage Therapies



Every once in a while, people have the need to let themselves loose and completely relax. Whether you find your serenity in a secluded holiday with your loved one or you love the lavish Spa centers all around the world, the truth is that a nice massage therapy will always help you achieve complete relaxation and comfort. However, trying to stay on the top of the innovation chain, different massage centers around the world have started offering some bizarre and odd therapies that will make you question whether or not this is a massage therapy or something completely different. With that in mind we’ve decided to gather 10 of the most unusual massage therapies in the world and present them to you. Here they are!

Tickling Massage

Offered at the CosquilleArteSpa in Madrdn, Spain, the tickling massage is as straightforward as it goes. Using delicate tickling technique to relieve the client’s stress, the massage therapists at CosquilleArte gently trace soft feathers and their fingers down people’s backs and adjust their techniques and touches according to how ticklish each person is. This massage therapy is said to be extremely relaxing and stress-relieving!

Cactus Massage

You might think that a castus massage therapy might be extremely painful, but according to the Four Seasons Resort in Punta Mita, Mexico it isn’t! Praised to be pain free by using a Hakali cactus, which needles are removed from its paddles, the therapy is said to help hydrate the skin.

Python Massage

What about having a deadly animal strap around you without killing you? In order to help you relax, the Cebu City Zoo in the Philippines offer a special Python massage treatment. It includes four pythons, named Michelle, Walter, EJ, and Danial, which are put upon you, on a bamboo bed, and then perform their slithering motions on top of you for as much as 10 to 15 minutes.

Flame Massage

Supposed to be a great way to lose weight and very popular in the winter months, especially in Chinese traditional hospitals, Flame Massages are gaining heat! Not at all painful, the flames massage is performed by putting a cloth on one’s back, which is then sprinkled with a flammable substance, such as alcohol, and then it is set on fire, before being put-out with another cloth. Awesome, right?

Egg Baby Massage

While it is a mystery on why it is performed, in China, after the baby is given a haircut on the second day of the second Chinese lunar month, it receives a special head massage with a boiled egg. And here we thought eggs were for eating!

Face Slapping Massage

Usually, when one person slaps the other it is quite the indicator of a negative reaction. However, there has been a new slapping revolution led by Mawin and Tata New Series World, who offer special Face Slapping Massages. Known to be face slapping experts, their spa will soon offer butt-punching as well!

African Snail Massage

What about putting snails on your head? In Russia, Japan and the U.K. it is becoming extremely popular to do so! Called an African Snail Massage, this treatment involves putting as much as three of these creatures on your face, to leave their slime, which is said to be able to recover damaged skin.

Gondola Massage

For a truly relaxing experience, the Casanova Spa at the Hotel Cipriani in Venice, Italy offers a special Gondola massage. This outdoor massage is performed in one of Venice’s alluring lagoons and is definitely a nice treat!

Elephant Massage

If you want a truly thrilling massage experience, you should go to the tourist park in Chiang Mai, Thailand. They offer a special kind of manipulation, letting you be massaged by none other but an elephant. The three-ton beast will step on you and will give you special manipulations with its trunk. Not that kind of special manipulations!

Meat Cleaver Massage

Have you ever wanted to have a bunch of meat cleavers pushed upon your face? If this is so, you should try the meat cleaver massage. Usually found in Taiwan, such a therapy is not something new. Dating back more than 2,000 years, the Chinese knife massage is supposed to release the body’s stored energy and to increase the blood flow, washing away any harmful toxins.