Face-slapping salon opens in America
Thai natural health practitioner Rassameesaitarn Wongsirodkul, known as Tata, charges $350 (£220) for a 15-minute session where she slaps, pinches, and smooths the clients face.
She and husband Mawan, who co-owns the salon, claimed that this unusual technique is a natural alternative to chemical skin-firming treatments such as botox.
Mawan told The AP: "It firms the face [and] lessens the wrinkles. It also slims the face and makes the pores smaller."
Despite the high price tag, the couple added that just a week after opening, they already had clients through the door wanting to try the treatment, which is already popular in Thailand.
No medical evidence has proved that face-slapping works, but doctors have said that it could cause some temporary benefits such as swelling and a flushed complexion.
Tata plans to return to Thailand next year to expand her slapping skills, where her next venture will be learning the ancient art of 'butt pinching'.
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