We've all seen our fair share of interesting wellness treatments.
However, the latest type of spa treatment steadily growing in popularity amidst the stars may surprise you.
Apparently, celebs are ditching the boring old Swedish massages for a unique, toothy alternative.
That's right. Dorothy Stein, aka Dr. Dot, actually gets paid to sink her teeth into the backs of some of the biggest names in Hollywood.
While this might sound like some sort of weird vampire BDSM shit, it's not. This special technique is simply Stein's way of delivering a super deep tissue massage.
Stein first learned this signature massage move as a child, when her mother told her to bite her back for a more intense massage.
However, Stein didn't start nibbling on celebrities until 1983, when she took a bite out of famous musician Phil Collen.
Stein told Hollywood Reporter,
I went to every Def Leppard show and massaged them. I built a network with those people and eventually started massaging bands to get into shows.
Since then, Stein has increased her star-studded clientele list and her hourly rate, now charging between $150 and $250 per hour to bite people's backs.
Yep, that's right. Celebs actually shell out hundreds of dollars to experience the incisors of the infamous Dr. Dot.
Apparently, a lot of famous people seem to be big fans of the bite massage and over the years, Stein has used her teeth to massage everyone from Katy Perry and Eminem to David Bowie and Simon Cowell.
In fact, she once even bit the back of Kanye West while giving him a massage in Berlin at 4 am. Stein revealed that Kanye was pretty into the toothy treatment, and said,
He listened to Jimi Hendrix and was very down to earth.
Dr. Dot believes that her unorthodox massage methods have the added benefit of increasing blood circulation, similar to cupping treatments. However, some of her critics, like Dr. Holly Phillips, author of "The Exhaustion Breakthrough," argue that her bite massages could be dangerous since "about 10 to 15 percent of human bite wounds become infected by bacteria. There is also the potential for transmission of viruses like hepatitis B."
All of Stein's clients know that her bite is totally optional, though, and don't worry, you can rest assured that she always asks for permission before taking a bite out of her clients' backs.