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Man Receiving Extras in an Oil Massage

I have been having regular oil massages since I was about 20 years old and I can quite safely say that at over 50 years old my skin is still supple and like a baby's. Many people have commented on how soft and supple my skin is compared with other men my age.

The amount of money I have spent over the years is astonishing.

Oil Massage is a major part of my life.


The Cost of Massage

During the last 15 years I have had:

1. On average at least 1 oil massage every 7 days averaging 1 1/2 hours at a time.

2. That's a total of 782 oil massages.

3. Now, 9 out of 10 of these massages involved happy endings or more - that is 704.

4. Therefore 78 massages were normal.

5. Assuming an average rate of 500 Baht for 78 normal oil massages = 39,000 Baht

6. Assuming an average rate of 500 Baht per massage plus a 'tip' at an average rate of 600 Baht, for 352 special massages  = 860,200 Baht!

That's a grand total of  899,000 Baht over 15 years or nearly 60,000 Baht a year.

....and these figures are probably on the low side and just relate to the last 15 years; then there is the 15 years before!

But I find massage is a great way to relax and reduce stress levels.  After writing these staggering figures, my stress level has gone sky high so off for a massage :)

UPDATE: After writing this, I went for a massage at a small and scruffy shop I had never been to before. The lady who massaged me was 56 years old and had been in the trade for 40 years. She was clearly experienced and expert. It was a great experience but I kept my eyes closed throughout! Excellent 300 Baht massage and a 200 Baht 'tip'. Low 'tip' because she said I was nearly Khun Thai. I suppose she said that as I told her in Thai, that I had been in Thailand a long time. Or maybe she was just old school?

UPDATE 24 April, 2020

I have now tried most of the massage places in Chiang Rai - that is a lot! So if you want any pointers as to where to go, e mail me from our contact page.


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