I am a big fan of spas, and a particularly big fan of massages. If I could afford it, I would have a massage once a week. Sadly massages are one of those things that are more of a luxury than a necessity.

When I would have a massage every two weeks, it was one of the few things that made my aching body feel good. If you’ve ever been pregnant, you know the extra weight, the lack of sleep and the changes in your body make you exhausted. A massage is a great way to help you relax and relieve some of the stress on your body, at least for a little bit.

I love massages, but I was a quite creeped out to find out that some spas have added a unique element to their massages. It is a snake. I’m not sure how anyone could relax with a snake crawling all over them. I’m fairly certain that I would leave that massage with a higher blood pressure and stress level than before I got it.

The spa that offers this eerie massage is in Bali (thank goodness). The spa claims that fear and adrenaline induced by having multiple pythons slithering all over a person’s body is supposed to boost their metabolism. I’m not sure about you, but I think I could probably find a thousand better ways to boost my metabolism.

In my opinion, this special massage is reserved for those who are thrill seekers not afraid of anything, or who just love to creep themselves out. This could actually be a pretty great massage to get on Halloween.

Joy Larson is a mother of four boys, graduate of the University of Montana, animal lover and writer.