The Thai Oil Massage

Oil Massage

Within the field of massage the Oil Massage is amongst the most popular and is a special favourite for male customers. Oil Massage is the type of massage that most people are familiar with and shots frequently used in photographs or film footage. Usually it will be a naked female, draped with a towel, skin glistening with oil, being rubbed down by a muscular young man. The opposite applies of course.

The Oil Massage is a special experience. It never should be a once in a lifetime experience. It should, where possible, be a daily treat. For those in Thailand on holiday it usually is. The Oil Massage in Thailand will cost you from 200 Baht (roughly four UK pounds) for a one hour session. With new massage parlours opening all the time it is easy enough to find special deals of 100 or 150 Baht. Massage parlours on the main road will usually start at a minimum of 300 Baht and those in Hotels, Health Clubs and Resorts the sky is the limit.

Paying more for a massage does not necessarily mean that you are going to experience something better because it is really all in the hands of the masseuse. I have lost count of the number of different masseuse who have had their hands on my body. It must be nearing a hundred. I can categorically state that every one of them gave massage in a different way. All broadly similar of course but each masseuse had her own way of going about it.

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The Oil Massage Experience

The Oil Massage is a private affair. Private because you need to take your clothes of. With Thai Massage you are expected t wear loose fitting clothes. Leg and foot, shoulder and neck are also clothed massage. The Soapy Massage is like the Oil Massage, you have to get naked. Actually you don't have to be fully naked with Oil Massage if you are shy. You could leave your underwear on if you liked or drape a small towel over your private bits. Why bother though? You are not going to hide anything that your masseuse has not seen before in a huge variety of sizes, shapes and colours.

Within the conventional Massage Parlours in Thailand the Oil Massage will take place on a mattress on the floor. This will be located in a private room or as part of a screened off area of a larger room. The larger rooms are often fun because you can eavesdrop on conversations.

So...you are walking down the street and the girls are sitting or standing outside the massage parlour. "Masaaaage!" "Masaaaage!" they cry out. Suddenly you are overcome with the urge to have a massage and so you approach the girls. The girl you choose to speak to may not necessarily be the one who will give you the massage. There can be a multitude of reasons for this. She may specialise in Thai or foot massage or the girls may be taking turns. If you especially want that girl, say so now, otherwise you may get a shock once you have got undressed. You can always choose another at the beginning but not later on.

When you undress you can usually roll your clothes up and keep them on the floor next to your head. Sometimes you get a clothes hangar or even a locker. More than once I have been on a box bed and my clothes were stored inside.

Without exception, even in some less salubrious locations, the massage bed, towels and bits and pieces have always been spotlessly clean.

Masseuse usually work on a commission and tip basis. They want you to enjoy the experience. They want you to tip and they want you to come back. If you have never had an Oil Massage before my best advice is to go for a two hour session if you can afford it. You certainly will not regret it.

You start the massage lying face down. Sometimes you will be asked if you want it soft, medium or hard. Before you decide take a look at your masseuse and consider that even quite slender girls are capable of quite surprising strength. Personally I like it hard.

The massage itself is quite straightforward. Sometimes aromatic oils are used or you may get a choice of creams or lotions.The sensation as your muscles are stroked, pummelled and kneaded is extremely pleasurable. It is very relaxing and it would be very easy to drop to sleep. Some do as I know from eavesdropping. Back done and you turn over and the same caring attention is given to your front.

Anything Extra?

Consider my previous statement about commission and tips. In Thailand... Pattaya, Phuket and Bangkok in particular there are thousands of massage parlours. Each employs several girls. They are all competing for trade. They need money to live and to stay in business.

You have only come for an Oil Massage...right? Okay 200 Baht, a 30 Baht tip and you are on your way. It may well be that you really genuinely never had a single fleeting sexual thought as the beautiful young masseuse led you to the bed. I believe you.

These girls though are experts in what they do. They are great at massage. They know every muscle, every pressure point. They know how to touch, fleetingly, as if by accident. You can steel yourself and try your best to keep your thoughts on subjects like algorithms or playing golf with Margaret Thatcher but you will fail. That part of you that you may have preferred to remain asleep and unmassaged will start vying for attention. The girl knows it...in fact it will be very obvious if you are naked and if you have a cloth draped over your bits it will now look a bit like a tent.

It is at just such moments that a female spy would ask her lover for the blueprints of the new stealth bomber... and get them. It really is not the time to be negotiating a price for 'anything extra' with your masseuse. She will ask you anyhow. You must decide. Having gone down this road a time or two in the interests of science and the pursuit of pleasure I can say that it is usually worth it. This is the so called 'Happy Ending'. Everything you would expect is normally on offer. A girl who works all day with her hands is sometimes capable of making the simplest of pleasures something you would want to come back to time and again.

Whatever you paid for your 'extra' is extra and is absolutely separate from the massage fee and is over and above the tip. You pay the girl for the 'extra' into her hand in the massage room where no-one can see. You pay the massage fee at the front of the shop. Sometimes you may get a cup of tea and a biscuit.

If it really is sex in massage that you are looking for look at the various sites on the internet. Many of these are very obviously Sex for Sale type sites offering private rooms, VIP Rooms, Two Girls and more. If you can't be bothered to check out the internet then go to any massage parlour located close to a bar. Sometimes the two are actually combined.

The Massuse in such places is often a Bar Girl as well and as such the Bar Fine can usually be applied. In the conventional parlours there might be no fine but most will have a 'visit in your hotel room' type service. This can be a very good deal as both you and your masseuse are a lot more relaxed.

The Oil Massage is relaxing. It is revitalising. It is worth the money.

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Comments 13 comments

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dawei888 7 years ago

My friend introduced me to his girlfriend. She is a professional Thai masseuse. I'd say he's probably one of the happiest guys I've ever met!


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jim10 7 years ago from ma

I enjoy a good oil massage. Unfortunately my wife only gives them out if we go to a hotel. apparently it is too messy in our own bed. I mean come on we have a washing machine. Thailand sounds like a great place to visit, maybe even better to live. I know. I should buy a massage table.


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Randy Behavior 7 years ago from Near the Ocean

I get a massage every week or two. My girlfriend is an awesome masseuse. For me a good massage (no happy ending) is right up there with sex. Well almost.


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seemorebangkok 6 years ago from Bangkok, Thailand

Personally I prefer a Thai massage rather then oil. I usually head over to a Tescos nearby where I live for their promotions. A 1 hour foot massage plus a bonus 30 minute head and shoulder massage all for B200, and a B50 tip. Worth every penny.


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Peter Dickinson 6 years ago from South East Asia Author

Yes seemorebangkok I loke a Thai massage too. Sets me up fot the day.


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Peter Dickinson 6 years ago from South East Asia Author

Yes seemorebangkok I loke a Thai massage too. Sets me up fot the day.


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expatudon08 6 years ago

its funny iam reading this because i think i just pulled a muscle playing with my son peter the wife should be able to sort me out she gives the best massage i ever had in 1o years in Thailand so i married her 1 son and 9 years of marriage she still does the business


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Peter Dickinson 6 years ago from South East Asia Author

expatudon08 - I hope you get the muscle sorted.


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expatudon08 6 years ago

its still work in progress peter hopefully i will get back to normal this weekend there's no other massage that gets the results that a Thai massage does


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restrelax 4 years ago from Los angeles CA

Very informative hub. Thanks for sharing.


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Peter Dickinson 4 years ago from South East Asia Author

Thank you restrelax.


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Thelma Alberts 4 years ago from Germany

Oh! Now I know why a Thai Oil Massage has a bad (sexual) notion in the Philippines. I´ve heard that when you say and heard about Thai Oil Massage, it´s connected with "happy ending". Even in Germany, where I worked as a part time massage therapist, a client asked an extra treatment after the massage. I was insulted. I kindly "threw" the man out of the room. What a pity that this kind of massage, which has a lot of healthy benefits is usually connected to "prostitution".

Thanks for sharing this hub to us.


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Peter Dickinson 4 years ago from South East Asia Author

Thanks Thelma....sadly its all about money in the end for some.

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