Quirky News

  • 4 December 2012, 11:56

Coffin therapy for the living

A Ukrainian man is giving people the chance to lie down in a coffin - to prepare themselves for the afterlife.

Stepan Piryanyk, from Truskavets, who has been making coffins for more than a decade, calls his new service 'coffin therapy'.

It gives people the chance to lie inside a casket for approximately 15 minutes - putting the lid on is optional.

Mr Piryanyk explained: "When you lay in the coffin, it feels just like a bed. It's the same sheets, the same pillow... a wooden coffin has its own aura inside."

The businessman has a room set up for his customers with several empty coffins to choose from, clients can recline as a soundtrack of birdsong and water falling plays in the background.

Client Anna Petrukhina, 51, said: "After hard working day you can come in and just relax - it's great. You go home in a completely different mood."

 

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