A strip-mall happy-ending spot in Phoenix, Arizona, one of nearly 5, Asian erotic massage parlors across America. Photo by Todd Huffman via Flickr. We know you're busy.
Maybe you broke up with your girlfriend, maybe you just got paid, or maybe your internet is down, but you find your mind wandering to the thought of the parlor. You decide to walk in… you know… just to research it, and find yourself instantly lost: What do I do? Where do I go?
As a woman who's been in the spa business as a therapist and a manager for over five years, I've basically seen everything -- the good, the bad, the downright awkward. Not to mention, like all massage therapists, I put up with a seemingly endless stream of "happy ending" jokes all. And while everyone thinks these jokes are hilarious, the reality is that every massage therapist does have to deal with a few sexually
Happy endings. Robert Kraft. I came to this country about a decade ago and learned that I had to do anything to survive.
This article is part three of a five-part series titled "The Business of Illicit Massage. Before the Greentree Health Spa was shut down last year, sex buyers crowed about the place on an erotic online review site called Rubmaps, a digital forum that lists some 7, illicit massage-related businesses across the United States. Most described in graphic terms the kind of sex they could buy at the Framingham spa.
Strip-mall massage parlors have become common sights in many communities, but they are drawing new scrutiny since charges were filed against NFL team owner Robert Kraft. Google Street View. Living alone in a two-bedroom apartment in New York City, the year-old is the picture of success.
Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about. In each instance, the masseuse did not ask explicitly if a man wanted her to perform a sex act, but made it clear one was available. A link has been sent to your friend's email address.
By Anitra Brown. A "happy massage" is a massage that ends with erotic contact between the client and massage therapist. Usually, there are tip-offs that erotic contact is on the spa menu—for example, an innuendo in the name of the spa.
If you are looking for massage in the area, there must be 20 places with better aesthetics, better locations, better reputations, and better menus, all within a half-hour drive. It is not the sort of place where good massage therapists go to work. As it happens, I know a little bit about this, as my wife has owned and operated her own day spa for going on 15 years.
Brothels posing as massage parlors and Asian spas have been part of the American landscape for decades, hidden in plain sight. But the Florida prostitution sting that ensnared New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft last week is a reminder of the human trafficking and abuse taking place behind the darkened windows of many of these storefronts — and how challenging they are to address. The case also highlights how police and prosecutors are increasingly using a broad range of approaches, including deeper investigations into wider criminal networks, crackdowns on online sites where johns trade detailed sex reviews and enforcement of stricter civil codes on the massage industry, anti-trafficking activists said. Most of the prostitutes are women from China and South Korea in their mids to late 50s who have entered the country illegally, are deeply in debt and are drawn into sex work through a combination of lies, threats and other forms of coercion, the organization said.