Want to Lose Wrinkles? Try Thai Face-Slapping
Couple offers face-slapping therapy in Calif.
By Neal Colgrass, Newser Staff
Posted Oct 27, 2012 2:40 PM CDT
A slap like this could cost $350.   (Shutterstock)

(Newser) – A slap from a beautiful woman usually means "how dare you"—except at a Thai face-slapping parlor in San Francisco, where it costs $350, the Seattle Post-Intelligencer reports. The therapist, Bangkok-born Tata, says it removes wrinkles and firms up skin without the cost of surgery or a single injection. But a reporter who experienced a free session—and likened it to torture in a James Bond movie—says his face looked the same afterwards, and "not for lack of effort."

"After you get your face slapped a few times, you get used to it," says Tata's husband, who also plans to learn the art. They brought the business to America after Tata became something of a face-slapping celeb back in Thailand for smacking a talk show host on live television. Next she plans to learn the Thai art of butt-pinching, if she can afford it. And she scolds those who misunderstand her therapy: "Face slapping is not hitting," she says. "If you want someone to hit you, go on Craigslist."

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Oct 28, 2012 1:42 PM CDT
That'll be my defense after I slap some of my coworkers; It was a free introductory slap-therapy session.
Oct 28, 2012 1:14 PM CDT
I didn't slap my wife, officer. I was just removing her wrinkles.
Oct 27, 2012 3:47 PM CDT
"A slap from a beautiful woman ..." Opinion of one. http://www.seattlepi.com/style/articleGallery/Thai-face-slapping-in-S-F-3961882.php#photo-3