Here, you’ll pay an entry fee, typically 60,000 VND ( USD), which includes steam room, sauna, shower, and a one-hour body massage.
Since many massage parlors are government-owned and controlled, girls are under threat to be fired if caught doing anything naughty.
You will get your 45 minute massage, after which your masseuse will ask you if you’d like “special service”. Prices can usually be bargained to 100,000 VND (roughly USD), but service is uniformly poor throughout the country.
This activity is illegal in Vietnam, and its practitioners rarely provide “service with a smile,” as they are constantly watching the window in the door to see if they’re being spied upon.
In 1986, the government initiated a series of economic and political reforms which began Vietnam's path towards integration into the world economy.
Its successful economic reforms resulted in its joining the World Trade Organization in 2007.