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Israeli Snake Massage Expert on Tyra Banks Show

Tyra Banks is the master of changing perceptions and raising sensitive issues. So when Tyra announced that she was going to be airing an episode of her talk show entitled “Beauty Tips Around the World,” focusing on what women from … Read More

By / April 22, 2008

Tyra Banks is the master of changing perceptions and raising sensitive issues. So when Tyra announced that she was going to be airing an episode of her talk show entitled “Beauty Tips Around the World,” focusing on what women from different international locales do to stay beautiful, we could have predicted that it was going to be a good one.

What we couldn’t have predicted was that Tyra would bring in an Israeli snake massage expert to tell her viewers about how snakes can be used to work your back muscles and relieve stress. The expert is Ada Barak, and according to reports, she runs a day spa in the northern Israeli town of Talmey El’Azar which, in exchange for $70, will let milk snakes, corn snakes, and other non-venomous snake breeds slither all up on you while a human masseuse performs a more traditional hand-based sort of therapy. Sound refreshing? Hebrew readers can read more about it on her website.

But what we REALLY couldn’t have predicted was that the whole plan would go awry, culminating in an Barak doing a funny dance with snakes down her shirt while Tyra screamed helplessly. Watch the clip at Best Week Ever, if you dare.