Imagine a Bali massage: a relaxing massage, getting the tightness and soreness out of your muscles while you relax on a comfortable bed enjoying the talented, sensual hands of a trained masseuse .
How about getting all of that for a full hour for the all-inclusive price of seven dollars? That’s right – in Bali you can have it all for next to nothing – and the best part is that massage parlors are insanely plentiful through Bali, with one on nearly every corner.
Lie back, enjoy the beautiful sights and sounds of Bali, breathe in the warm tropical air and enjoy one of the best massages money can buy.
With so many massage parlors to choose from, it’s easy for a first timer to fall for a less than legitimate establishment – one where perhaps the sheets aren’t cleaned after each customer, or another where the quality of the massage is far below expectations.
A common rule of thumb is to not go below the standard rate of 100k IDR (about $7 US).
Though it still sounds amazingly cheap, there is a big difference between a 100k IDR massage and a 70k IDR (about $4.50 US), so if you’re on a budget and want to get a great massage at a quality establishment, you’re best off forking over the extra two to three dollars for a truly wonderful experience.
If you’re not concerned about the quality of your massage or the price you’ll pay for it and are looking for something a bit more ‘adult oriented’ and along the lines of a sex vacation, there are many establishments that offer customers more than a standard massage.
These places aren’t hard to find, but be cautious on your hunt for your erotic massage. Several establishments may not meet certain hygienic standards (at least from a Westerner’s point of view), and you may end up paying a lot more than you expected.
These are just a few things to watch out for when looking for a massage beyond a massage. An erotic massage normally includes a firm body massage plus a body-body massage treatment with nuru gel and finally sex intercourse with the masseuse.
When you’re searching for the perfect massage parlor for your Bali massage, there are a few important things to keep in mind before agreeing to do business with them.
From a hygienic perspective, it’s important to ask whether the sheets are changed after each customer, whether they wash the massage oils off of your body after the massage, what the conditions and states of the rooms and equipment are like, what kind of training your masseuse has and if they offer condoms (in case you are getting an erotic massage).
These will keep you safe, secure and healthy – and also ensure that your massage is relaxing, comfortable and worth your time and money.
With so many massage parlors to choose from, take the time to ask the right questions and do your research – your body, mind and soul will thank you in the end.