An Indian Civilizational Perspective

Massaging your mind and body into submission in India

One thing is for sure.. we Indians like our massages rough and hard. I still remember when the local hair dresser in Delhi would do my head massage. I would feel at many times that he will do something to just snap my head. Luckily it never happened to me and I escaped everytime without any injury or incident.

However, this diplomat who thought she might try a massage at a spa in Delhi airport called O2, had a rather rough experience. She was twisted and turned and then something happened and she fainted. When she made it back she was wonky and vomitting. She contacted her embassy which helped her out. It seems the masseur had gone for her carotid artery!

The massage parlour owner contends that his staff is trained and well qualified, a lament that most distractors have about the massage profession in India.

Worse, is the reputation of massage parlours in general. It is common to see classified ads in the Indian newspapers touting “Afghan, European, Russian masseurs”. It is fairly obvious the kind of “skills” that an Afghan masseur will bring “to the table”! Basically, massage parlours are prostitution places.

Police officers admit, albeit sotto voce, that there are thousands of massage parlours which supply call girls in Delhi. Many of them, however, are beginning to feel the heat. The police have identified about 800 such parlours which are ostensibly running a prostitution racket.

The economics is pretty simple it seems: Every lady makes around Rs 40k-50k and the parlour owner earns Rs 100k on her in a month. The rates are also fixed and the entire continuum of sexual experiences are on the menu:

The activity at these so-called massage parlours is of an entirely different kind. In one such parlour at Lajpat Nagar, which was raided by the crime branch last week, the police found that the owner was charging Rs 2,000 for masturbation, Rs 5,000 for oral sex and Rs 10,000 for sexual intercourse.

From a time, when you could see those fat guys massaging guys away in the sunshine of Delhi in the local parks to the discreet parlours with “phoren” masseurs who bring a menu-full of exotic experiences, to the rough and tumble world of “respectable” massages, the world of massage in India is fairly wide open!

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