Mammoth Amounts Of Stress? Try An ELEPHANT Massage! Tourists Flock To Thailand Jungle Camp To Be Trampled By Three-Tonne Animals

Being trampled on by a three-tonne elephant is not usually the first thing that springs to mind when thinking about ways to relieve stress.

But tourists are flocking to a jungle camp in Thailand for just that.

The spa treatment is being offered in Chang Mai province, where a number of Asian elephants – that weigh anywhere from 2.25 to 5.5 tonnes – administer the massage using their trunks and feet.

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Trunk therapy: Tourists are flocking to a jungle camp in Thailand to be massaged by elephants

But the unusual massage certainly isn’t for the faint-hearted – with a wrong move having potentially deadly results.

Ian Maclean, from Hawaii, USA, captured two foreign tourists – one male and another female – lying on the ground with a towel over their midriff.

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The giant Asian elephant is then led up to the tourists by a mahout, before ‘gently’ patting them to replicate the techniques used by masseurs.

Ian Maclean, from Hawaii, USA, captured two foreign tourists – one male and another female – lying on the ground receiving the unusual therapy

Ian said: ‘During my travels around Asia I have seen many unusual animal massages including one with four Burmese pythons.

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‘In places like Thailand entrepreneurial safari park owners see it as a way of making some extra money.

‘But this elephant one is a little more challenging purely thanks to the animals sheer size and power.

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The spa treatment, which is being offered in Chang Mai, Thailand, is certainly not for the feint hearted

‘It looked quite dangerous and I saw many years ago the perils when an elephant stepped on a tourist’s leg. You can imagine what happened and the pain that person was in.

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‘But if you are brave enough, it is one for the bucket list.’

By: dailymail.co.uk

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