shops, is to ask the therapists where they have been trained." "Ask some really genuine. Some of these are listed below: Signage doesnt mean much, joy* a Thai masseuse in her thirties who has worked at several massage parlours in Sydney for about a year says that flashing signs saying "open" and "massage" cant always be taken as a sign. From the outside appearance alone, its impossible to tell. So do you know how to spot one? The clue to this is in the title. So it's really worth calling in advance to find out what you're going to get. Professional massage therapists are aware that being naked can make both the client and the masseuse feel uneasy. The shops advertise about their staff using describing their age, appearance, race, and promoting new staff. Dr Helen Pringle, Senior Lecturer in Social Sciences at the University of New South Wales and a coordinator of the global research on prostitution says that there are many massage parlours that border on being brothels. What is relaxation massage good for? You just lie there and take. During the massage you will lie on a cushioned massage or treatment table and the masseuse will employ skilfully-positioned towels to protect your dignities. If traveling to spas in the Caribbean, Europe or the Far East, different rules apply. . You will have a long, luxurious massage which will use all kinds of techniques including long strokes, gentle kneading and rolling of skin and muscle, and perhaps some rhythmic rocking from side to side. This is probably exactly what you will feel like doing - listen to your body! Oh well, we made our way to the next bra massage stockholm so thai spa massage parlor, just down the road. Unlike other treatments, relaxation massage does not usually much discussion beforehand. And so we dragged our tired but eager bodies a mere 300 meters and reached the spa. If you go to a private therapist, you may not get something so easy to ignore if you have a spiritual dread of Enya or whale song, it might be worth taking along your own music, as these kinds of music tend to be favourites.