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Massage in Jakarta

Indonesian economy is growing rapidly. Prices are also considerably higher than before, but the current situation is that other countries are still a lot more expensive. That’s why in Jakarta, you can get a stable technical massage at a low price in a clean shop. Introducing Jakarta’s massages and spas, as well as 5 recommended massages and spas in detail.

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About Jakarta

Jakarta, the capital of Indonesia, is a highly populated megacity. It is the largest city in Indonesia and the center of economy and politics. It is also famous that many Japanese companies are expanding into Jakarta. The number of foreigners living in Jakarta for work, such as expatriates and overseas business trips, is increasing, and the number of popular western restaurants is also increasing.

About Jakarta

Indonesia’s economy is growing rapidly, but there are considerable disparities between cities. Among Indonesia, Jakarta is expensive and the minimum wage is twice that of the ancient city of Yogyakarta. It’s also a problem that there are so many differences within the same country. Jakarta is one of the most expensive in Indonesia.

Comparing the minimum wage between the USA and Jakarta, the US is more than several times higher. Prices in Jakarta are cheaper for local Indonesians to buy and use, and whiskey and other alcoholic beverages and western restaurants are more expensive than in the west.

Massage Shops and spas in Jakarta

The metropolis of Jakarta has a variety of massage and spa shops. There are a variety of shops, from popular shops that locals go to, to popular luxury spas targeting foreigners. There are many famous luxury hotels in Jakarta, and the hotels have a spa, which is a little cheaper than the spas of the same level in other expensive countries.

Of course, it is also nice to relax at the luxury spa in a luxurious atmosphere. But in the rapidly developing Jakarta, we especially recommend getting a satisfying level of massage at a low price. It’s a little more expensive than the locals go to, but it’s still a lot cheaper than in Europe or the US, and there are more and more clean shops where foreigners can relax.

Many foreigners, are stationed or visiting in Jakarta. You can rest assured that these massage and spa shops targeting foreigners are accustomed to serving and responding to foreigners. Many foreigners stationed in Jakarta regularly go to these massage and spa shops.

Characteristics of an Indonesian Massage

In Indonesia, traditional massages such as Balinese massage and cream spa are famous and popular with tourists. Both use oils and creams for body and head massage. Even in massage and spa shops in Jakarta, it is common to use oils and creams.

Speaking of Ma’s popular massage shops in Jakarta, there are many reflexology shops, and this type of shop offers body massage as well as foot massage. Oil is often used on the neck and shoulders, and you need to take off your clothes if you want to receive it. Most massage and spa treatments start from an hour or more.

Jakarta Massage Prices

There are many beauty salons, spas, and massage shops in Jakarta. In Jakarta, which is one of the most expensive in Indonesia, the price of massage is also a little higher comparing to the rest of the country. A 1-hour aroma massage at a luxury hotel spa can cost you 1.000.000 IDR Indonesian rupiah, or about $70 USD.

The massage and spa shops introduced here are a little more expensive than the shops that locals go to, and they are clean and have services and technologies that satisfy foreigners. Around 120.000 Indonesian rupiah (about $8 USD) for 1 hour even at a slightly higher price.

About Jakarta Massage Cleanliness

Some of us worry about cleanliness, especially when it comes to massage. Jakarta, the capital of Indonesia and the city, is becoming more and more modern with new buildings. However, the cleanliness is inferior to that of Japan. It is a daily occurrence that garbage is falling on the road and flies are hungry for food stalls. For foreigners who like beauty, some people are concerned about the hygiene in Jakarta.

Many foreigners are visiting or living in Jakarta, and the number of shops for foreigners is increasing. Local people know that some foreigners are concerned with hygiene. So they’re improving their massage shops and spas to cater not only for the locals but also for the foreigners who are accustomed to luxurious conditions.

Is Massage Reservation Required in Jakarta?

As in Japan, it is safer to make a reservation in advance at a massage shop in Jakarta. Especially at beauty salons and spas, it may take some time to prepare, so it is better to make a reservation so that you can receive it smoothly and comfortably. However, it is of course possible to get a massage by diving without making a reservation. If you are in a shopping mall or a massage shop on the road, you can feel free to take it if it is available.

Massage Tipping in Jakarta

Indonesian guidebooks may say that you don’t need a tip. In fact, Indonesia also has a habit of tipping. In a taxi, small amounts are rounded down and the driver may not give you change instead of a tip. Also, if you receive any service such as a hotel or a beauty salon, you may give it to the other party with gratitude.

Tipping is not required if you have a massage in Jakarta, but it is smarter to tip for good service. The market price of tips given to practitioners at massages and spas is 10,000 Indonesian rupiah (IDR). If you are very impressed, and you think that you will return, it is a good idea to give a nice tip.

Massage Shops and Spas in Jakarta

Please see our article about the top Massage Shops and Spas in Jakarta. Additionally, you may want to read about Yogyakarta Massage as well – the prices in Jogja are cheaper and the location is beautiful.

Other Massage Places in Asia

You’d be pleased to hear that Asia is the place for massage, especially oil and soapy massage. Japan and Thailand, of course, are the top countries for this type of massage. But Taiwan is also a great destination. Check-out 個工 which is the Spaland in various Taiwanese locations such as Taichung, Taipei, Kaohsiung, and Tainan.

April 18, 2021 / by / in , ,
Travel to Countries that DO NOT Require Quarantine or Covid Test

The information below, regarding whether a country requires a covid test or quarantine, is valid as of November 26th, 2020. However, it is not guaranteed as governments may have not publicized their recent updates. Your citizenship matters. Citizens of certain countries, or even certain regions, may not be allowed to enter. The situation is fluid and is best for travelers to check with the immigration officers at their destination. This is an approximate guide.

NO Travel Restrictions

For the past few months, the traveling restrictions have been shuffled and reshuffled. It is almost daily that we learn about new rules being put in place. Most of these travel restrictions do not make real sense. One could say that travel has been politicized. Indeed the current rules have little to do with how many “cases” are reportedly found in one country.

Look at India and the United States for example. They have reported some of the highest numbers of infections in the world – that does not change the fact that many countries will allow citizens from India and the US to enter their borders. Malaysia and Thailand allow US citizens with Thailand issuing a special visa only for US tourists. Japan and India now have a sort of a travel bubble while blocking citizens of most other countries. And the list is quite large. We look to expanding on this topic, but you get the idea.

As December is almost here, many of us are looking to spend the winter holidays in a special place. Difficult as it has become there are still havens out there. And by haven, I mean a country or a region where you can fly and stay without having to quarantine or take a PCR covid test.

European countries without quarantine or covid requirements

Turkey

Turkey is technically only partly European yet is currently one of the most important destinations – due to being open to any travelers, regardless of their citizenship. Turkey has been one of the few countries open to tourists early this summer. So far there are no travel restrictions for any of the travelers no matter where they fly from. Turkey has no RT-PCR, antigen, or any other type of testing requirements. And there is no quarantine imposed on any of the travelers, tourists, or business people.

Serbia

Serbia stayed open during the summer when most countries shut their borders. There is no quarantine on arriving in Serbia and for most travelers, there are no tests required either. The only exception is for passengers departing from Bulgaria, Croatia, or Romania which must hold a negative PCR test result for Covid-19 not older than 48 hours.

Albania

Starting July 1st, 2020, Albania has lifted the entry regulations regarding the Coronavirus SARS-Cov2. There is no quarantine for travelers arriving in Albania either flying or overland. Moreover, there is no need to show a Covid test.

Other European countries that do not require quarantine or covid test and do not impose other travel restrictions are Kosovo, Malta, Montenegro, Ukraine (only certain nationalities), and North Macedonia.

Countries in the Americas that don’t require testing or quarantine

(including Central America and the Caribbean)

Mexico

There is no country in the world like Mexico. When it comes to freedom of travel. Since their borders were always open during the “height of the pandemic” when world travel was basically non-existent. They do deserve a prize for keeping travel addicts sane. Too many passengers arrive in Mexico every single day. They arrive not only from the US, Canada but also from Europe and all over the world. Covid tests have never been asked for in Mexico since opening up and there is no quarantine for tourists, no matter their nationality or departure city.

Brazil

Another huge destination in the Americas is of course Brazil. Beaches, jungles, history, and culture – they’re all amazing in Brazil. And there is no quarantine for those traveling to any part of this beautiful country. Covid tests are not required either.

Other countries in the Americas that accept tourists without imposing a quarantine or mandating a covid test are Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Honduras (with a Rapid Test?), and Haiti.

Other Regions that do not require quarantine or covid testing

Finally here is a list of other countries that do not require quarantine or covid test. This array is in continuous change but here are the latest updates: Tanzania, Seychelles, Tonga, Nauru, Central African Republic, Equatorial Guinea, and Afghanistan.

November 26, 2020 / by / in ,
Massage and Spa Booking Technologies – It is All Online Now

Massage and Spa Booking Technologies


So you want to use a new massage and spa booking technology. It is not difficult but it has become the norm rather. With the rise of machines, and I am talking machine learning and AI, perhaps at some point, we will be able to get robots to provide some deep tissue massage. We’ll quickly summon a perfect artificial masseur that will be familiar with our bodies. It would be more like a personal chiropractor. Having our physiological information stored in its database a proper alignment of the body’s musculoskeletal structure would be a piece of cake. Or rather a piece of software. But until then we still need to find that massage therapist that is available when we need help.

All bookings are online now


Hence the online services. The apps are becoming more and more popular, being downloaded by the billions. It is true, teenagers are leading the pack with most app installations and usage. Yet, slowly they are training the adults into this digital cornucopia of products and services. Mostly free.

Free Massage App

Massage Open App

Massage Open App

About Ionic and Firebase

There are two distinct categories when it comes to apps or applications. There is the web app which is basically an application that is run in the browser and that can be on a desktop, laptop, or a mobile device. And there is the mobile which is what it sounds like – an app built specifically for a smartphone or other devices such as tablets. There is a third type which can be run on a desktop but outside the browser but that market is barely making a difference.

The app we are presenting today belongs to the mobile apps category. In fact, it can be used inside a web browser as well but that is just a side fact and not of importance here. When it comes to mobile apps there two main providers or stores that eclipsed all the others. And you sure know which I am talking of Google with its Google Play and the Apple Store. Of course, there still are some other “insignificant” apps stores such as Blackberry, Windows, and Amazon. But again, their market share is almost invisible.

Nowadays we could use almost any programming language and build a mobile. But that does not necessarily make it a quality product. Technically speaking you could make a mobile app in Python but many of its features will lag when compared to Java. It’s just not like Java native code since that’s what Google chose for its Android. Now, Apple is even more restrictive. Therefore only a few technologies are dedicated to building good code for mobile apps. But that is changing fast. Ionic is one technology that is bringing a wind of change. With the use of Angular and Cordova, Ionic gave options to Javascript developers a way to make mobile applications without having to spend years learning Java.

Firebase is another Google product that is basically an “always online database” that stores objects in a JSON-like format. What made it attractive was its real-time capabilities (at least it was marketed as such) and its packages that take care of authentication. Authentication and security is always a difficult thing to build and maintain. By offering authentication as a service part of its database package Google made Firebase an attractive product. In reality, there are issues but as with all software technologies, they are quickly improving.

About the Book Massage App

You can find more about the app from its Book Massage Android App documentation. It is built in Ionic and Firebase and there are plans to launch a new version of the PWA (Progressive Web App) in Polymer which will be easily accessed in-browser without the need of downloading or installing any additional software. The app appeals to those looking for massage therapists and doesn’t have the time to travel to a massage and/or spa establishment. Most of the certified massage therapists do house calls and Massage Open decided to list them in a database that can be accessed by all users free of charge.

Most app users are registering from Asian countries such as India, Indonesia, Malaysia, The Philippines, Thailand, Myanmar. As we know massage is a lot more popular and more affordable in Asia. However recently a spike in registrations from Europe and the USA has been recorded. There is also a version in Bahasa Indonesia with the name Indonesia Massage Aplikasi Pijat and it has its own users – massage therapists and customers.

Massage App Features

Main features are as listed below but Massage Open is continuously upgrading the application adding new features needed or requested by users.

1. Signing up for the service is free of charge but does require an email address. Further profile enhancements can be made on the profile page.


2. The app allows users to register as regular users (looking to purchase massage services) and as massage therapists.


3. Massage therapists may add service listings (offers) in any location provided that ads are not duplicates.


4. Regular users and therapists alike may contact each other inside the app via private messages or chat messages.


5. Massage seekers may send a Booking Request to any therapist. In response, the massage provider will respond with availability and details.

The technology behind contact messages and notifications

The private messages (chats) will be sent to users via push notifications on smartphones and e-mail notifications. Such notifications may be turned off in the account. Both notifications are being sent with the help of AWS Lambda Serverless via a Sparkpost API. On the other hand, the Booking Requests are directly sent as messages by a function in the Google Cloud Messaging. In short Google Cloud Messaging (recently updated to Firebase Messaging) is easier to install and manage since it’s a one-step application rather than using 2 separate entities such as AWS and Sparkpost.

Bottom Line Regarding Massage and Spa Booking

While there are things to be improved and the database to show more variety and options, we would recommend this application for massage and spa booking. In short the Massage Booking Online App it’s worth trying especially if you’re traveling to Asia and would like a quick way to book massages. The application is indeed helpful to both parties therapists and massage clients. As there is no cost to install or use the app and no advertising, it adds to the list of benefits. We have noticed that the database is relatively current, and up to date. That means that you increased your chances to get a response quickly. As of March 2019, the Massage Booking Online App can be installed only on Android smartphones after an easy install from Google Play. For additional info, feature details, and an explanatory video you can access the massage app presentation on the Massage Open website.

November 24, 2020 / by / in
How to book a flight in 2020

How to book a flight in 2020? “Book a flight to nowhere.” This could be the title of an adventure novel. In a normal world. Unfortunately this could be happening to you if you don’t pay attention. Booking an international flight in 2020 is really a headache since there are so many unknowns. Honestly, I was hoping that soon we will witness Moon and Mars colonisation. Instead we can’t even take a flight to the neighbouring country.

Parts of the advice and recommendations here would have been looked at as ridiculous just 2 months ago. But this is the new status quo. 

So here is a list with situations to observe and advice of how to book a flight in 2020.

Make sure that the borders at destination are not closed

First of all make sure that your destination country is open to receive international flights. It may sound ludicrous but some airlines are selling tickets to countries in quarantine. For example at the beginning of May, you can buy tickets from UK to Portugal but the country is closed. Except for its citizens and a few other exceptions. And there are many other examples. You can purchase a flight ticket to many destinations but you can fly to almost none.

How can you check if flights land at your destination and if you’re allowed on the plane? And that you’re allowed to disembark.

  • Check with the airline. Most times you’ll have an unpleasant surprise of being turned away by the airline at check-in. Hence do call the airline before purchasing your flight tickets.
  • Check with embassy of the country of your destination.
  • Check with the Immigration department of the country of your destination. This may be a challenge but there is a chance that they do respond to email messages. Some are even active on Twitter.
  • Check the IATA Travel News and Travel Restrictions. It is not guaranteed that all their data is accurate but is one of the best sources of travel restrictions listed by country. And is being update daily.

Get a flexible or a refundable ticket

Do not hope that your ticket will be refundable or extendable due to certain circumstances. It used to be the case but you’ll find that a huge number of would-be passengers are still waiting for their refunds – which they will probably never receive. Make sure you ask and get proof that your ticket can be refunded or changed. If you’re making a flight search through SkyScanner for example, you will see that some flights are marked as “Flexible.” Read on the details to understand the conditions.

Purchase travel insurance that guarantees flight refund or change

Alternatively, you could purchase through various travel agents that offer insurance. The terms of the insurance varies from agent to agent. They usually work independently from the airline and will cover part of the fare. However make sure that you read all the terms and conditions of the offer. As there may be a catch.

Don’t buy a ticket long in advance

With this virus pandemic situation in certain countries changes often; it could be either way. Booking your flight way ahead of your travel date becomes risky. There is no way to know in advance should the borders will be closed.

As the airlines are trying to assess the situation, at the moment flight fares criteria are in disarray. Booking in advance becomes risky since we don’t know which way the market is going. I do not see an advantage in booking a flight way ahead as the cost can’t reflect the reality. You might get lucky but that is another thing. For example, at the moment I am stranded in Bali, Indonesia. Searching for flight options everyday is a habit now. The logistics are incredible for flights of long duration. It is not a problem finding flights to the capital Jakarta. But just to Singapore (which by the way does not allow transit passengers or “short-duration” passengers) one would have to fly through Tokyo or Taipei (which also does not allow transit passengers).

May 3, 2020 / by / in ,
Food Delivery Apps in Bali (Grab vs Gojek)

If you’re like stranded in Bali due to Coronavirus, such as myself, then you need to eat well. And since most restaurants, small and big, are closed down you need to find a way to get food. You could walk around the town and scout what is still open but that might vary from day to day. You also cook if your accommodation has a kitchen. Cooking, however, is definitely not a great option since you’ll need to buy groceries first. And if there are few restaurants still open there are even fewer grocery and supermarkets open. And in many cases the groceries are more expensive than cooked food. But yes, the quality of the groceries you buy would be better. And there are items such as certain imported vegetables and fruits that you won’t find on restaurants’ menu. That’s when you need the tech – food delivery apps in Bali are just a finger tap away.

Eating in Bali during the Coronavirus times

We are still lucky in Bali since there is no real quarantine that keeps you inside the house. Of course you can’t go to the beach, you can’t visit the waterfalls or the museums and local attractions and you can’t spend the night out at a club either. So, you could take a walk on the street or ride around town on your rented motorbike. But the choice of places where you can get food is very limited. Yes, there are some warungs (small family owned restaurants) that serve local Indonesian food. But you can’t have the rice, chicken, fish, tempeh and tofu everyday for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Or perhaps you can?

Food delivery apps in Bali

Enter the virtual food ordering options – the food delivery apps in Bali and Indonesia as a whole. As with transportation systems such as hailing a virtual taxi or even a motorbike taxi, there are apps that let you order food and deliver it to your hotel or home. Actually they are the same apps – in Bali, and Indonesia in general there are two apps that compete against each other. They are Gojek and Grab. Gojek is a local startup while Grab started in Singapore – or with Singapore backing and ownership.

Gojek Go Food vs Grab Food Delivery

These two apps share most of the market. There may be other smaller companies that deliver food but they’d be virtually insignificant. I am only aware of these 2 apps as I’ve used them in the past 4 years.

There are only minor differences between Grab and Gojek when it comes to transportation or taxi services. In fact, when it comes to taxi fares they basically mirror their prices – or otherwise have a very similar price calculating algorithm. In most situations the transportation fares from A to B is virtually the same when it comes to motorbike taxi rides. But I did find that Gojek car rides in “smaller vehicles” tend to be cheaper than their Grab counterparts.

The apps are also similar in most aspects of the food delivery as well. There are minor differences however they are worth mentioning. Yes, you could save a little money, if you’re on a tight budget, in the long term, by using one or the other app. If that is important to you then you need to develop a strategy. Otherwise just use any of the two.

Similarities of the Grab and Gojek Food Delivery Apps

  • They are both free and easy to use.
  • Both apps have a huge selection of restaurants and warungs (some restaurants appear in both apps and some are exclusive to a network).
  • Prices are very similar though certain promotions can help you discount up to 50% of the price.

What I like about Gojek Food Delivery App

  • Fine-grained search. Search lets you find a specific food item quicker by bringing highlighted results on the main screen.
  • It shows price category in search results.
  • Gojek Go Food app has a system which responds better when certain restaurants are closed. Grab on the other hand does not which sends customers and food delivery drivers on a wild goose chase. This is from my own experience.

Download here the Gojek Android App – Food delivery and Taxi, Moto-taxi

Gojek Gofood food delivery app in Bali and Indonesia. This app lets you order food to your hotel
Gojek Gofood food delivery app in Bali and Indonesia. This app lets you order food to your hotel

What I like about Grab Food Delivery App

  • Grab App features a wide range of discounts and promos.
  • There is a rating for restaurants that are rated 4 stars and up. (I am not sure how true the ratings are though but certainly the higher the rating the higher the menu costs).
  • It seems to have more restaurants and better deals – but I might be wrong since I only have 1 month experience in ordering (at least 2 orders per day).

Download here the Grab Android App – Food delivery and Taxi, Moto-taxi

Grab Food Delivery App lists a wide range of restaurants. You can order and pay by cash on delivery or with credit card online.
Grab Food Delivery App lists a wide range of restaurants. You can order and pay by cash on delivery or with credit card online.

Food Delivery Prices in Bali

While Bali is probably the most expensive region in Indonesia (generally speaking and that’s valid mostly for tourist areas) food and especially food delivery items are quite cheap. Yes, there are expensive restaurants in Jakarta, Batam (due to proximity to Singapore) and regions like Papua in the East; but as an average Bali is still more expensive. The reason why the food delivery is cheap is due to high competition – there are so many restaurants registered. And of course the labour is cheap hence delivery fees are keeping low. Of course, as everywhere else in the market, the food prices vary from restaurant to restaurant on factors such as popularity, size and quality.

When ordering food there will be basically 3 price segments:

  1. Food Cost and Tax
  2. Convenience Fee (usually symbolic and waived by many restaurants)
  3. Delivery Fee (for the motorbike driver that delivers the food)

Example of food delivery price for a pack of Indonesian foodRice, Vegetables and Grilled/Fried Fish

  1. Food Costs and Tax – starting at 40000 IDR ($2.5 USD)
  2. Convenience Fee – starting at 0
  3. Delivery Fee – starting 0 but usually at around 4000 to 10000 IDR (roughly $0.5 USD)

Example of food delivery price for: 1 Pizza

  1. Food Costs and Tax – starting at 80000 IDR ($5 USD)
  2. Convenience Fee – starting at 0
  3. Delivery Fee – starting 0 but usually at around 4000 to 10000 IDR (roughly $0.5 USD)

Gojek and Grab Coupon Codes

The promos and discounts have certain limits such a maximum use per day or a minimum order amount. Grab has lots of coupon codes to apply. Usually you apply the coupon code to your cart after adding items. This is solution seems to work best for me. Gojek instead seems to let restaurant owners discount individual food items then list them. I haven’t done the maths but I think Grab solution is more advantageous for buyers – which could also be beneficial for a seller that uses this strategy to attract more customers.

App specifics and generalities

Grab operates in more countries in Asia such as Malaysia, The Philippines, Singapore, Vietnam and Indonesia.

Grab and Gojek operate and deliver food basically anywhere on the island of Bali. However, especially now, in times of the coronavirus in Bali, there are less active drivers and there is no guarantee that you will find someone to deliver your food in far away areas such as Uluwatu or in the North part of the island.

May 1, 2020 / by / in ,
Massage in the Coronavirus times

Why a massage during the Coronavirus?

It is important that we take care of ourselves. We could be locked inside without sunshine, without movement and without a proper physical exercise. A massage cannot replace all those but it does help. Our bodies need the feeling, skin and muscles need the touch. Massage can alleviate stress and even help you sleep better. 

Would you take a massage during the quarantine?

Would you get a massage during the coronavirus pandemic or whatever this may be called. I am sure most folks would say “no way, not a chance” and I can’t blame them. But what if this takes more months, more years? What if life as before never returns? As I understand, there has never been a vaccine created for any coronavirus of any type. Let alone the all feared COVID19. Or perhaps this entity is not exactly what it seems and we have been scared by the media. In any case, we must adapt, as humans always did. Read THIS ARTICLE about a 100 Million years old virus that still lives inside of us. There is nothing to fear but to understand.

We do live in interesting times. Perhaps not the happiest, it is true. But make no mistakes, happiness grows everywhere, you just need to pick it up. The past few decades brought change at a speed and pace never before seen. So, try to relax a bit. And see how you can get a massage without fear.

Criteria for getting a safe massage during the coronavirus times

Here are some ideas as how to stay safer when ordering a massage. This is just a small list and we always must exercise caution. But completely disconnect we should not.

  1. Have your wife, husband or someone in the family give you a massage.
    You’d be the first to admit that this is the safest way. True, probably not the best rub, but you decide what’s more important. And there are many videos online – one can learn how to pull those muscles back. And there is time. Plus, is also the most affordable. Though that I can’t bet.
  2. Find a massage therapist you can trust.
    “Trust is a must. And it’s good for you too.”  That’s how an older song goes. And it’s a valid reason. You could ask a friend or a colleague to recommend you a massage therapists. And then, when you trust that therapist you can contact him/her when needed. This relationship may bring mutual benefits to both parties.
  3. Find a rated massage provider
    This is still a better idea than just getting a massage at the shop in the corner. Not all massage establishments are alike. Even if you need to pay a little more know that safety is worth. Places with reputation strive to keep that reputation. They will hire massage professionals and will check their health as a routine. This is important.
  4. Finding massage therapists online
    This option requires most scrutiny as anybody could offer massage services on the internet. It is wise to ask for their massage certification proof. Unless you’re much into adventures and risk. There are quite a few options out there. Best to stick with massage listings that give you the most options. One we recommend is Book Massage App on Google Play, which is only for Android phones. Should you decide to use their services, know that there are a few ways to contact the therapists. The simplest would be a booking via the email. But if you’re looking for an immediate answer there are also these options: phone call, SMS and Whatsapp contact. What is best is that you can post a rating after receiving the service. These ratings and reviews bring more trust into the application community.

Stay optimistic and smile

So, it is not really the end of the world. You could get a massage during the coronavirus times. And other dark times. Let’s keep ourselves optimistic, constructive and ingenious. 

April 29, 2020 / by / in
Massage Shops Kuching

Massage shops Kuching

Nothing beats a nice, hour-long massage after a hard day of work. It makes you stress-free and ready to face the world. Or, at least, makes you ready to face another workday. Kuching is not known for having great massage shops. Yet, there are still several massage shops in Kuching that deserve your attention and bank-balance as they have masseuses that are worth both. Here is a list of massage places that any massage enthusiast would be happy to spend some of their time at.

Mirage Spa

The Mirage Spa is a massage shop that is higher-end than most of the parlours in this list. You’d have to spend 88 Ringgit for an hour of body massage at this facility. However, this is an example of when the premium price is indicative of superior quality as the spa offers some truly remarkable masseuses and the experience is a memorable one. Most of their customers are regulars of the establishment and swear by the excellence of their service.

Being situated quite close to the major hotels of the city, the Mirage Spa is an excellent spot for tourists to be relieved at.

They offer a variety of different kinds of massages. They have everything from traditional Borneo massages to body wrap massages, which is a very modern method of massaging. The environment of the parlor is quite relaxing and feels relieving just to be inside the establishment.

It’s also the number one massage establishment as rated by TripAdvisor in Kuching, so any massage enthusiast worth his salt should visit Mirage Spa and get their joints popped and muscles relaxed.

Their location is on the Jalan Padungan in Kuching.

Tribal Remedy

Frequented by both tourists and locals, the Tribal Remedy is one of the most popular massage shops in Kuching. This should also be your preferred massage place in Kuching if you are a part of a growing community of environmentally conscious citizens. Tribal Remedy uses only herbal ingredients environmentally friendly products.

Tribal Remedy will be pampering your body with ginger and massage you with massaging oil. Or perhaps you’d rather cool down with a swig of Tapai, a local rice wine that is a favorite of the patrons here. They offer many different kinds of massage. These massages include aromatherapy, post-natal massage, sports therapy massage, traditional Sarawak massage, etc. it’s rather difficult to get a massage here without advanced booking, so it is encouraged to book in advance before your trip to Tribal Remedy.

The establishment is situated in Chongling Park in Kuching, on Jalan Tabuan.

Thai Legend Traditional Reflexology Center

The Thai Legend Traditional Reflexology has a great pedigree. It has the distinction of being the first spa or massage center in Kuching that comes with recognition from the Thai Massage Association. It is said to be the best Thai and Aromatherapy massage center in Kuching, with a soothing interior for the customers. Stepping into the shop you’ll be greeted by calming Thai music and a relaxing environment. To get away from the stress of city life, this massage center is the best option for you.

The parlour offers various services such as Anti-stress massage, Thai foot massage, and the Traditional Thai facial massage. The best part about this center is that it provides pick up service for the guests, so if you don’t want to spend time searching for the place you can always ask them to pick you up from your hotel. The services cost from 88 ringgit for one hour of massage to 138 ringgit for two hours. It seems a bit costly at first glance but given the comfortable environment and the services provided by them, it’s quite a bargain.

Thai Legend Traditional Reflexology Center is situated at Brighton Square in Kuching. You can call or go to their website for reservation whenever you want to get rid of the built-up stress from daily life.

Batu Lintang Blind Center

The Batu Lintang Blind Center has some of the best rates in the city compared to the professional massage service they offer. They have a very unassuming look but don’t let that fool you in thinking that they are not good at giving massages. The average masseuse at the Batu Lintang Blind Center has years of experience in handling muscle and joint pains.

As the name suggests, it is no ordinary massage parlor. It is, in fact, a rehabilitation center and employment opportunity for the blind community of Kuching. The Batu Lintang Blind Center provides training and employment almost exclusively to blind people. As you are getting your massage, you can also be relieved by the fact that you are doing a service to the community by paying these previously underprivileged people.

The massages at the Batu Lintang Blind Center start from 25 ringgit for one hour. At this rate, it’s the cheapest massage you could find in Malaysia while also being very professional.

The establishment is situated at Jalan Batu Lintang in Kuching.

About Massage in Kuching

Kuching is a beautiful city surrounded by mountains and greenery. If you’re a person who enjoys massages, you should certainly try these places out after exploring Kuching.

December 11, 2019 / by / in
Adult Massage Hotels Jakarta 2020

Adult Massage Hotels in Jakarta 2020

Jakarta is one of the most popular cities in the world today. Many people come to this place for business, leisure, or school. Many great things are offered by this city. It is the capital city of Indonesia. If you visit Jakarta for any reason, you may want to consider trying the adult massage in Jakarta. Some popular massage centers are available in this city. Some of these places offer adult massage sessions for all customers. This massage session can make you enjoy your time while you are in Jakarta.

How much is the adult massage in Jakarta?

The price varies between one adult massage hotel and the other. You have to take a look at some popular massage places before you can decide to visit the best one for yourself. The price of one massage session is usually ranging from $40 to $1,000. This is the normal range of adult massage session in Jakarta. However, some places offer their private massage sessions at a more expensive rate than the regular rate. Here are some popular places in Jakarta that offer great massage sessions for all customers.

Top Adult Massage Venues in Jakarta

Malio Hotel

It is one of the most famous places that can offer the best massage service in Jakarta. This hotel has a modern look and design. It has a nice spa area, a strip club, and also karaoke rooms. You can find more than 100 beautiful girls who are working in this hotel. Most of them are Indonesian. Malio Hotel also has some girls from Vietnam, China, and also Uzbekistan. Most of these girls are beautiful and sexy. The price of these girls is ranging from $50 to $300 depending on the girls that you choose. You should try the body to body massage when you visit this hotel.

Hotel Travel

If you are looking for the best adult massage place in Jakarta, you can take a look at this place. This place offers great massage service at a very affordable price. In general, you only need to pay for about $30 to $50 for each massage session. You can also pay more if you want to have a threesome massage service from your favourite girls. Most girls from Hotel Travel are in their early 20s. They are very attractive and cute. You will never forget your experience when visiting this place.

Classic Hotel

This is another great place that you should visit when you are in Jakarta. The massage parlor is located on the second floor of this hotel. When you come to this place, you are going to meet a lady who comes with some pretty girls. This lady is going to introduce you to all pretty girls, so you can choose your favourite girl easily. It is a good idea for you to take some time by ordering a beer first in this hotel, so you can check out all the girls who are available in this hotel. Classic Hotel also has live music every night after 9 pm.

Emporium Hotel

Emporium Hotel is located in North Jakarta. It is managed by the same group that also runs the Malio hotel. Therefore, this hotel has some similarities with the Malio hotel. When you come to this place, you can meet a lot of beautiful and attractive girls who are ready to give you the best adult massage in Jakarta. The price of all girls in this hotel is ranging from $100 to $200 depending on the quality of your favorite massage therapist. This price will include the use of the spa area inside this hotel. Those are some of the most popular massage places in Jakarta. When you want to get the best adult massage in Jakarta, you can visit any of those places. Those places are very popular for their happy ending massage services. It is recommended for you to bring enough cash when you visit any of those places. Don't forget to give a good tip to your massage therapists, so they can give the best service to you. They will be very happy to make you get an unforgettable massage experience in Jakarta. Jakarta will be the best place for you to have a good adult massage session in your life.

November 17, 2019 / by / in
Asian Massage Therapists by Country in 2019

Asian Massage Therapists by Country in 2019

Mobile apps are becoming used more and more by all of us. It is easier now to pay for groceries, bills, transportation and even massage booking – all of these by tapping a few times on the screen of your smartphone. In order to make it quicker for users to find massage, the Massage Booking App team has made a few changes improving the search results, making it clearer how to sign up and login. Also, slowly we are enhancing the design so that user interface is friendlier and easier to use.

Since massage is most popular in the Asian countries there are of course a lot more users registered in our app’s database. Most users registered in 2019 are from Indonesia (especially Jakarta, Bandung and Medan) and

We are expanding to Europe, the USA and Africa as well. Those listing can be found in the app just by searching with a city keyword. Examples: London, Berlin, Las Vegas.

Indonesia massage providers by city

Indonesia is one of the countries with large population. While Java Island is the most populous (and one of the smallest islands in the archipelago country) there are large cities in Sumatra, Kalimantan and Papua regions. Indonesian Massage is a famous in this part of the world and most people often get a massage. It is a well-known health benefit that the locals enjoy. Among the biggest city we can mention Jakarta (the capital city), Surabaya, Bandung, Medan and Denpasar on the Bali island.

Here are the latest massage therapists that signed up and added their services.

Vernadio, Massage Therapist in Bandung, Indonesia

Dave, Massage Therapist in Jakarta, Indonesia – $10 USD per 1 Hour

Robyrefresh, Massage Therapist in Surakarta (Solo), Indonesia – $20 USD per 1 Hour

Adie Romeo, Massage Therapist in Bandung, Indonesia

Vrasta, Massage Therapist in Surabaya, Indonesia

Rifky, Massage Therapist in Bandung, Indonesia – 200000 IDR per 1 Hour

Aria, Massage Therapist in Jakarta, Indonesia

Andre Reflexcy, Massage Therapist in Pekanbaru, Indonesia

Rudi Purnama Milano, Massage Therapist in Jakarta, Indonesia

Mutiaa, Massage Therapist in Medan, Indonesia

India massage providers by city

India is a powerhouse which heads proudly into the future. Even though some parts of India are still developing and in the process of catching up on new or even recent technologies, one could say that the country is advancing quickly. Fortunately, perhaps, is the fact that the small entrepreneurs have somehow bypassed the traditional “pay by card” payments and jumped directly to “pay by mobile” concept which is faster and more accessible to most buyers. In India most people have a mobile phone but not a large percentage of the population has a bank account. This natural evolution makes it simpler for app developers to use this concept familiar to users and launch new similar applications.

Also, Indian people are an avid massage consumers segment where the demand is by far surpassing the supply. Hence many more massage therapists are needed in modern India. It is probably a good career path to study the art of massage. Some of the masseurs/masseuses are relocating from the remote parts of the country to big cities such as Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore and other booming metropolises.

Here are March’s new massage therapists from India:

Rahul Sharma, Massage Therapist in Gurgaon, India – $10 USD per 1 Hour

Manu, Massage Therapist in Palakkad, Kerala, India – $15 USD per 1 Hour

Sanjeev, Massage Therapist in Mumbai, India

Deepak Jagale, Massage Therapist in Pune, Maharastra, India – $20 USD per 1 Hour

Ankit, Massage Therapist in Mumbai, India

Rajesh Chandran, Massage Therapist in Bangalore, India

Atik Body Therapy, Massage Therapist in Dwarka, India

Puja, Massage Therapist in Hyderabad, India

Amol, Massage Therapist in Pimpri Chinchwad, India – $600 INR per 1 Hour

Raja, Massage Therapist in Kasepur, Uttarakhand, India

Philippines massage providers by city

People in the Philippines are also great massage lovers and they order massage weekly, in the least. However it is possible that in Manila there are a few too many therapists for the demand. Hence it would be a good idea if some of them would travel to India and cover the market inequality there. That’s just a joke. However, even with a high number of service providers it’s not easy getting the right service, or to find one available at the right time. Enter Massage Open Booking App that gives your the option to contact the providers from your phone via private chat. Otherwise send a Booking Request and you will quickly get a response.

See below a list therapists in the Philippines:

Ian341, Massage Therapist in Marikina, Philippines

Rex, Massage Therapist in Pasig, Manila, Philippines

Other Asian cities massage listings

There are of course many other countries in Asia and all of them love massage. Hence, don’t forget to use our app when searching for massage shops or individual certified massage providers.

Ra Sajiba – Massage Therapist in Dhaka, Mymesingh, Bangladesh

Moe, Massage Therapist in Amman, Jordan

Rizal, Massage Therapist in Batam Sekupang

Rina Indian Girl, Massage Therapist in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Ninis Masseuse, Massage Therapist in Jakarta, Indonesia

Patel, Massage Therapist in Ahmedabad, India

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Find massage therapists online 2019

Find massage therapists online 2019

The latest listings in the Massage App in the year 2019

Are you still looking for an easy way to find and book massage therapists? We are still suggesting the “Book Massage Therapists” App on Android. And there are a few reasons why. We will list them below:

  • It is easy to use. Anybody can tap and make a booking.
  • Book Massage Therapists App is 100% Free!
  • Quick registration – 30 seconds or less.
  • Large user database (particularly in Asia).
  • Private message options (chat directly with therapists).
  • Book Massage Online option (request services at your convenience).
  • Leave comments and ratings after receiving service.

CLICK HERE TO INSTALL THE APP (and book massage instantly)

If you went through the above list and are happy then go for it. Install the Massage App from Google Play and find massage on your phone. You can make the booking and have the masseurs/masseuses come to your hotel or condo/apartment.

Massage Therapists registered in January and February 2019

Wanting to see a sample of the latest therapists registered on the app? Look no further, we have an iteration of the therapists registered in January and February 2019. Though are many others registering as we speak.

Massage in Sidney, Australia by user Topten

Professional Swedish Massage in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA by alisa024

Body Massage in Bandung, Indonesia by Meilani Azhari

Massage Therapist in San Diego, California by Dezz

Licensed Massage Therapist in Daytona Beach by Yogiron (also Yoga Instructor)

Massage by Putra Aryadi in Bekasi, Jakarta, Indonesia

Natural Massage in Jakarta, Indonesia by Naturale

Massage in Chennai, India by Kan

Outcall Massage Therapist in Damansara, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Massage in Ahmedabad, India by Massage Therapist Srinevasatava

Massage Pijat in Jakarta Selatan by Cahayaspa

Massage Therapist in Colorado Springs, Colorado by abbytotallybeautiful

Full Body Massage Therapy in Bogor, Indonesia by pijachikung

Gay Massage Therapy in Cavite, Manila, Philippines

Male Massage Therapy in Capetown, South Africa – Jason Therapist

Full Body Massage in Al Rayan Doha, Qatar by Mathayus

Massage in Cirebon, Indonesia by Andiloh Therapist

Body Massage in Mumbai, India by DJ

Massage (2000 INR rupees) in Mumbai by Sameer in Bandra Boy

Mobile Service Massage in Belgrade, Serbia

Massage in Wayanad Kerala, India by Abhilash

24 Hours Outcall Massage in Bandung, Indonesia by Mr Therapist

Massage ($50 USD) by Joe in Lebanon

Massage in Denpasar, Bali by azhary98

Paranaque (Manila) Massage in Philippines by experienced therapist Roshelle

Massage in Cairo, Egypt by Bondok. This is a first in Egypt.

Whole body massage in Marikina, Philippines by Chris

Massage in Alor Star by Refleksologi and Bude Massage

Massage in Central Jakarta by Nafia Experienced Therapist

Massage Therapist in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania by Nawalito

Scientific Body Massage in Rourkela, Odisha, India by Subashtherapist

Massage in Setaibudi Jaksel, Indonesia by Dani

Vancouver Massage Therapist on app, by Sam (50 USD)

Mumbai Massage Therapists by GO FREE 90 Therapists Group

Massage in Medan City, Sumatra, Indonesia by Triasaja (15 USD)

Relaxation and oil massage in Pune, Maharastra, India by Ravi (20 USD)

Massage Allahabad and Lucknow by Desmond (25 USD)

Massage in Hyderabad, India by ronykhan1988

Tantric Massage for Ladies in Cyberjaya, KL, Malaysia by Philip

Massage Male to Male by Kelvin Liando in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (30 USD)

Massage in Ujjain, India by Jatinp (1500 INR rupees for 1 hour)

Body Booster Massage in Abu Dhabi by Ljohn03 (40 USD)

Massage in Bijnor, India by Dr Neeraj Kumar Choudhary (1500, 2000 INR rupees)

Massage in Jalandhar, India by Manish (7 USD)

Massage in Pretoria, South Africa by Loubser123 (300 R)

Massage Therapist in Malang, Jawa, Indonesia by djibrylsakty

Swedish, Thai, Deep Tissue Massage in Al Hasa, Saudi Arabia (20 USD or 70 SR)

Massage in Ludhiana, India by Massage Master (6 USD)

Indian Massage in Chandigarh by Massage Master (25 USD)

Massage in Laguna, Philippines by Atashiro Romeo (250 PHP)

Massage for Couples in New Delhi, India by Kumar Raj (100 USD)

Body and Foot Massage in Mexico City, Mexico by Paco Coran ($20 USD)

Body Massage in Dubai, UAE by Drieangel (35 USD)

Outcall Thai Massage in Makassar City, Sulawesi by Haryansyah ($10 USD)

Outcall Massage Cebu City, Philippines by Raymond (500 PHP)

Body Massage in Balikpapan, Indonesia Kalimantan by Adri ($25 USD)

Full Body Massage and Totok Wajah in Medan City, Indonesia by Endang (10 USD)

Massage in Bangalore, India by Mani

 

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