If someone offers to give you a snake massage you should probably know what you're getting yourself into.

Serpentessa is a self-proclaimed "snake goddess" based in New Paltz that has been making national headlines for her unconventional approach to massage. She doesn't use oils or hot stones. Instead, Serpentessa enlists the help of her boa constrictors to massage her clients.

Videos of Serpentessa and her snakes hard at work have gone viral, becoming the topic of conversation on shows like The View and Entertainment Tonight. The New York Times, People and Us Weekly have all written about this eccentric massage being offered by the Hudson Valley's own snake goddess.

According to Serpentessa, she cannot guide the snakes during their massage session. The snakes choose their own path, slithering around the client's arms, face and even their neck. During an interview with CBS New York last year, Serpentessa said that in her 25 years of giving snake massages no one has ever been injured by the reptiles.

Serpentessa travels throughout the country, offering her snakes for private and group massage sessions. Hudson Valley residents, however, can experience snake massages on Saturdays right here at Serpentessa's home base in New Paltz. One hour sessions cost $297. Details about all of the massage services offered are listed on Serpentessa's website.

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