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Encyclopedia > Massage parlor

A massage parlor is a business where customers can receive a massage. In therapeutic massage, the genitalia or intimate parts of the body are not touched at all and remain covered by a drape, which may be a towel or a sheet. The client's modesty and personal boundaries are respected at all times by a licensed massage therapist. Massage in Frankfurt, Germany. ...


Sometimes the term is synonymous with brothel as the term "massage" may be used as a euphemism for paid sexual favours. In many countries and regions, particularly (but not limited to), New Zealand, the United Kingdom, Canada, South Korea, the Philippines, and San Francisco[1] some brothels advertise themselves as "massage parlours". However, while both offer some form of sexual service, the two are not always the same. A brothel, also known as a bordello or whorehouse, is an establishment specifically dedicated to prostitution, providing the prostitutes a place to meet and to have sex with the clients. ... This page is a candidate for speedy deletion. ... A brothel, also known as a bordello or whorehouse, is an establishment specifically dedicated to prostitution, providing the prostitutes a place to meet and to have sex with the clients. ...

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Africa

Kenya

In Nairobi and Mombasa, while massage parlours are opening at a very high rate, 70% of these are actually brothels. Their telephone numbers are advertised in many daily newspapers. A complete listing is also found at http://kenyaraha.net .If potential customers ask, "Are there extra services?", the employee will inform them if this is the case. Such establishments usually charge around 25 US dollars per hour massage, and 50 US dollars with full service. Location of Nairobi Coordinates: , Country Province HQ City Hall Founded 1899 Constituencies of Nairobi List Makadara Kamukunji Starehe Langata Dagoretti Westlands Kasarani Embakasi Government  - Mayor Geoffrey Majiwa Area  - City 684 km² (264. ... Mombasa is the second largest city in Kenya, lying on the Indian Ocean. ...


Asia

Thailand

Even though Thailand is rather well-known for its unique spa experience and particularly healthy and non-sexual traditional Thai massage, this section refers to the most mentioned type of massage parlors when thinking of the term in Thailand, Sexual massage. There are three kinds of massage parlours, all of them were originally copied from those in Japan during 1960s, though now the forms have changed through time. One offers the common massage from parlor girls. The second kind has body-course (B-course) girls who massage men with their naked bodies. Both have women in certain uniforms generally sitting behind a glass-window in a showroom which is also known as a fish tank or aquarium. The last kind are called sidelines, with women normally sitting outside a fish tank. The girls tend to not wear common clothes because they work in more than one place. Moreover, they are usually university students or office workers who work at the parlor at night. The minimum age is 18 years old. The girls are checked internally twice a month for HIV and have an external HIV test every 2 or 3 months. New employees must have an HIV test before beginning to work and condom usage is mandatory. Look up spa, Spa, SpA in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... For sexual massage, see erotic massage. ...


The parlours normally open from noon until midnight with some exceptions. Prices vary, depending on age, general appeal, rooms, facilities, how long she has worked, etc. They can be between US $10 to US $200 per 90 or 120 minutes or go even higher in case of nude models or B-graded actresses.


Oceania

New Zealand

Massage Parlors in New Zealand often (legally) offer sexual services. Chinese massage parlours are common, but establishments with woman of various races can also be found.


Europe

Northern England

Manchester, which has been called the "massage parlour capital of the UK,"[2] has over 80 parlours openly advertising sexual services in the local newspapers and online. Reporters for the Manchester Evening News state that the police generally ignore these brothels, focusing instead on reducing street prostitution. This article is about the City of Manchester in England. ... // Advert redirects here. ... Online advertising is a form of advertising that uses the Internet and World Wide Web in order to deliver marketing messages and attract customers. ... The Manchester Evening News is an English daily newspaper published each week day evening and on Saturdays. ... A stereotypical street-walker in Germany. ...


On October 12, 2005 the Evening News reported that "A self-confessed pimp walked free from court after a judge was told police had 'turned a blind eye' to organised prostitution in massage parlours in Manchester."[3] is the 285th day of the year (286th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...


North America

Mexico

As in Manchester, sexual services are openly advertised in the local newspapers and online for massage parlors. These ads claim the girls working at these establishments offer a "full service" massage, to get customers to come in and often even have promotions advertising "two for one" prices. Full service is a term that has many different uses. ...


Some massage parlors operate from suites in commercial establishments while others operate from within a residential house. Details for the "full service" massage are usually only given in person and generally they include a massage as well as sexual services, vaginal and or oral. Generally the customers are presented to the masseuses who are in a line up, wearing skimpy clothing or lingerie. Other times, the customer is shown the massage parlor facilities first, then told about the details of the "full service" massage and finally the masseuses parade in to a room, one at time, so the customer can make a selection.


The massage session can include an actual massage, if the customer prefers, but it can also be omitted for more time spent receiving sexual services. Generally, these massage sessions come with a time limit which depends on the amount spent by the customer. The use of condoms is normally encouraged by the women providing the massages, but sometimes the women offer bareback sexual services in exchange for an additional tip or the client will request this service offering a tip. Some massage parlors and or masseuses also offer their clients a bath or shower after the massage and/or sexual service(s). This service can be offered with or without the presence and assistance of the masseuse. Bareback is a term that originated in gay slang to describe acts of unprotected anal sex. ...


Toronto

In Toronto, massage parlors are now beginning to call themselves "holistic centres", and branching out to aromatherapy and shiatsu, but 75% of them will still offer sexual services.[4] Nevertheless, places that offers massages (called "body rubs" in Toronto legal jargon) are licensed and regulated differently than places offering "complementary touch therapies", such as shiatsu, and those who offer these services resent the possibility of being categorized with massage parlors.[5] Aromatherapy is a form of alternative medicine that uses volatile liquid plant materials, known as essential oils (EOs), and other aromatic compounds from plants for the purpose of affecting a persons mood or health. ... Shiatsu (指圧 Japanese from shi, meaning finger, and atsu, meaning pressure) is a traditional Japanese hands-on therapy based on anatomical and physiological theory and is regulated as a licensed medical therapy with the Ministry of Health and Welfare in Japan. ...


Other cities in Canada

In Canada, some Massage Parlors compete with brothels and escort agencies in providing sexual services. Laws, and the level of enforcement on sex trade restrictions, differ from one region to another. Vancouver and Hamilton have many unregulated massage parlours as well as escort agencies. Toronto, Calgary, Edmonton and Niagara Falls have many regulated massage parlors and a few unlicensed ones. Montreal has several massage parlors but is dominated by escorts visiting hotels.


United States

38 states and the District of Columbia require some type of licencing for massage therapists. [6] ...


Interstate establishments

Many interstate massage parlors exist that cater to lonely truck drivers and travelers.[citation needed]


See also

Whore redirects here. ... This article is about the massage technique. ...

References

  1. ^ May, Meredith. "SEX TRAFFICKING : San Francisco Is A Major Center For International Crime Networks That Smuggle And Enslave", San Francisco Chronicle, 2006-10-06. Retrieved on 2007-10-20. 
  2. ^ Qureshi, Yakub. "City 'is massage parlour capital'", Manchester Evening News, 2005-04-13. Retrieved on 2007-01-22. 
  3. ^ [unattributed]. "Police turn a blind eye to brothels", Manchester Evening News, 2005-10-12. Retrieved on 2007-01-22. 
  4. ^ List of new stories about massage parlors and holistic centers
  5. ^ Hendley, Nate. "City presses alternative therapists", Eye Weekly, 1997-09-18. Retrieved on 2007-01-07. 
  6. ^ Stellin, S. (2007-07-15). Beyond the Body Wrap: What Makes a Spa Stand Out?. New York Times. Retrieved on 2007-09-20.

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