massage parlor


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massage parlor

n.
1. An establishment that offers therapeutic massage.
2. An establishment that offers illicit sexual services under the guise of therapeutic massage.

massage parlor

Sexology An establishment that advertises nonsexual manipulation and massage services, which may be provided by 'sex workers' who, for an appropriate fee, provide sexual services. See Sexual service. Cf Massage therapy.
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Some foot massage parlors, such as the eight-year-old Liangzi Foot Massage chain, which survived the 1998 purge, give full-body massages, and people with sight disabilities give full-body massages at 472 clinic-style parlors around the city.
The massage parlor was equipped with about 10 power-operated reclining beds.
But the Shanghai massage parlors stand out in the sex service scene because they target and live off a group of expatriates.
Let individual neighborhoods police themselves and decide if they want a massage parlor in the house next door or not.
I drove west on Ventura from Laurel toward Coldwater, and I knew that's where I'd have Jeff (Daniels) and Eric (Stoltz) as the vice cops, and I knew the area on Ventura where I'd put the massage parlor, because it's kind of rundown, and there really aren't any massage parlors there, and we had to build a false front for one.
If the courts throw out the law, the massage parlors - some of which are just fronts for brothels - could become licensed and regulated sites for the sex trade.
From Hong Kong massage parlors to Taiwanese betel-nut stands, Japanese love hotels to Filipino dance halls, photographer Reagan Louie spent six years patrolling Asia's underground sex dens in search of his subject.
Part II treats the common prostitutes, including streetwalkers known as "pheasants" (yeji), female guides and escorts ( xiangdaonu), and what the author calls "ancillary forms of prostitution" such as the waitresses in amusement centers nicknamed "tea glasses" (bolibei) and sexual services provided in massage parlors and dancing halls.
from South Korea and provided them to brothels that were housed in massage parlors, spas and acupuncture clinics.
The Phnom Penh municipality said Wednesday it will seek measures to control karaoke and massage parlors in the Cambodian capital, saying the current boom of entertainment places has created social disorder by annoying neighbors and disturbing students trying to study.
There's a rash of massage parlors and chiropractors cropping up in the San Fernando Valley that are used as fronts,'' said Sgt.
But they may not hire staff members, lease office space or spend on certain things such as discos, alcohol or trips to massage parlors.