Mac & Mac's Pick: Unusual relaxation techniques

By WEEK Reporter

December 3, 2012 Updated Oct 26, 2013 at 1:12 AM CDT

UKRAINE -- We all have different ways of dealing with difficult times...this is a new one.

In Western Ukraine a business offers people the chance to relax inside a casket.

A coffin producer who has been in business for over a decade decided to branch out into "coffin therapy."

It gives clients a chance to get used to what the afterlife might be like, complete with a soundtrack of chirping birds and falling water.

Placing the lid on the coffin is optional.

For some the free 15 minute therapy sessions in a casket are a way to take time-out from their hectic schedules.

The business' owner says its a chance for people to think about their negative actions and repent.

Others aren't so convinced of the benefits of coffin therapy and are concerned it could lead to depression.