Korean massage parlors in the Unites States are different than Chinese massage parlors in that they usually offer “full service” as standard practice. A table shower, which will be explained later, is also standard. That’s a bonus both for the client and the woman servicing him who won’t have to deal with any unnecessary body odors.
How can you tell if a massage parlor is Chinese or Korean? For those who know the difference between the Chinese and Korean people and their languages this is very easy. For others there are a number of clues to look for. Watching Korean porn can give you an idea of how Korean women look and act but details about individual massage parlors can also indicate whether or not they are Korean.
Do customers have to call the place to find out the location? There’s a good chance it’s Korean. Is it open 24 hours or at least very late? There’s a good chance it’s Korean. Does the massage parlor or “spa” have a website with pictures of the girls who work there in modeling poses? Then it’s most likely Korean. Does it have all of the features I just mentioned? Then it’s most likely a Korean place. You can also do some scouting online to find out which places are Korean. There are now numerous sites where people share information on Asian massage parlors.
How do people find Korean massage parlors? There was a time when potential customers were limited to word of mouth and looking around town unless they could get their hands on some alternative newspapers like the Village Voice. The Yellow Pages were even an option back then. Some places had big ads placed under “massage”. Today guys looking for Korean massage parlors typically seek out massage review websites.
Korean massage parlors
Of course when I talk about “Korean massage parlors” I am not saying every massage parlor owned or staffed by Koreans operates in this way. That is definitely not the case. I am simply describing a particular category of adult oriented massage parlor that exists in the United States.
Korean massage parlors exist in most major cities and to a much lesser extent in some small towns. The prices and services are pretty much standard. In New York and other large cities customers typically pay 200 dollars all in. In some smaller cities they’ll pay 160 or 180. Guys who act like they don’t know whats going on may be asked for a lot more. It’s pretty rare for a customer to be ripped off in a Korean massage parlor even if they are a complete newbie but it does happen. Customers who are knowledgeable and prepared don’t deal with that issue at all.
Booking a session
When guys visit a Korean massage parlor for the first time they usually call ahead to make an appointment or at least see if there is any availability. With a lot of places that is a necessity since the massage parlors don’t list their exact locations in ads or on websites.
Customers usually need to call from an unblocked number. A lot of Korean massage parlors won’t answer phone calls from private numbers. In the US cheap prepaid phones are easy to get and guys with discretion issues usually come up with a fake name. Nowadays there are even apps that let people temporarily use a phone number then discard it. So there are a lot of guys with names like “Joe” and “Frank” calling from burner phones.
In select big cities like New York a lot of Korean massage parlors have websites that feature pictures of the women on staff. When guys find a particular woman on a parlor’s website attractive they can ask to set an appointment with her. In smaller cities that’s a lot less common. Even where websites are available they don’t always reflect reality.
In any event customers usually call ahead before visiting a Korean massage parlor. If they are regular visitors or the place has a more stable and well advertised location customers also have the option of just dropping in unannounced though they then run the risk of being turned away at the door.
When customers arrive at a Korean massage parlor they usually need to ring a doorbell. Most Korean massage parlors have secure steel doors with several looks in front. They also tend to have video cameras above the door so they can see who is outside before they open their doors. This is meant to keep out unwanted “surprise visitors” like robbers or other more devious creatures from just dropping in. Customers typically arrive alone and are able to gain entrance by smiling at the camera and waiting a moment.
New customers at any Korean massage parlor are usually asked if they have been there before. Lying in these places often doesn’t work because unlike the massage girls the managers, often called mamasans, tend to stick around for a while and have good memories. In some cases they even keep record books with names and numbers of customers that they share with other managers to block out undesirable customers. Educated guys who want to enter a Korean massage parlor for the first time usually say that they have been to other parlors before and have decided to try a new location. Or they simply say that a friend recommended the place. Of course guys aren’t necessarily turned away if they just say “no, I haven’t.” It depends on the situation.
The women on staff
After gaining entrance to a Korean massage parlor customers are led into a private room. Sometimes the manager will do the leading. At other times a masseuse will. The masseuses in the Korean massage parlors are most often more attractive than those at the Chinese parlors. They are usually dressed in a revealing nightie or other sexy garb too.
The Korean women who work in the Korean massage parlors usually come to the United States as visitors or live there permanently and rotate around any number of parlors. They normally don’t stay in any one place too long though some do maintain permanent homes.
In the bigger cities, they staff at Korean massage parlors are typically made up of very attractive women in their twenties and thirties. Quite often they have well shaped large fake breasts and nice hair and makeup. In the smaller cities the women working the Korean massage parlors will usually be less attractive and often older gals that aged out of the big city scene. They are still attractive enough in most cases and are commonly very skilled at their jobs. At one time these were the hotties in their twenties working in New York and Los Angeles. In some rare cases especially in more rural areas some of the women working in Korean massage parlors are at the end of middle age or older. Surprisingly they still do get customers. If they didn’t they wouldn’t be in the game.
Payment and price
Customers usually pay the mamasan upon entry. If not, they hand payment over to their massage gal as soon as they get into a room. The standard rate is 60 per hour though it may be more in some places. Some shops may offer half hour sessions. But guys in the know always opt for the hour to show that they’re serious. They are also prepared and pay in cash. This money goes to the house.
Customers will also have to pay for the extras. In New York and perhaps some other of the biggest cities the standard rate for full service is between 140 and 160 dollars. It has been that way for some time. In the rest of the United States the price for extras varies between 100 and 140 on top of the house fee. All together the rates for service at a Korean massage parlor range from $160 to $220.
Either immediately after asking for the house payment or a few minutes into the pathetic excuse for a massage that’s provided customers will be asked what they want. In some places the masseuses will offer first timers lesser action like a hand job or blow job. This seems to be a way of testing new customers out. On repeat visits they are sometimes offered full service. More commonly though it is simply expected that customers are looking for full service and so they are charged accordingly with no questions asked.
Korean massage parlor regulars tend to simply hand over the total amount together with the house fee all at once to show that they know the deal. Guys who opt for a hand job or blow job have to negotiate their own rates. They typically won’t pay more than the going rate for full service.
Selection and surroundings
When customers make appointments with a specific girl then that girl tends to be the service provider they get. When guys don’t request a particular woman they are given whoever is next in rotation. Some experienced customers will ask for a “lineup” of available women to choose from though this is considered bad form. It is a common practice in Korea but the Koreans working in the United States don’t seem to like it much. There are reasons these women work in the US to begin with. Since they often refuse to service Korean customers all together it seems that one of their motivations may be to get away from particular customers.
Korean massage parlors are usually clean and neat. The rooms are always private with complete walls that go up to the ceiling and locking doors. Some of the parlors are subdivided with thin walls so customers can hear what’s going on outside of their rooms to some small extent but guys won’t run into any paper walls or curtain “doors” like they’ll find in some Chinese parlors.
How sessions begin
Upon entering the room customers are told to take off their clothes and wait. Sometimes the masseuse will stay in the room to watch or help the customer get undressed. Other times they will leave for a few minutes. When the customer tenders payment the girl will leave the room to give it to the house mom. Sometimes this is all combined into one action when a masseuse says something like “please give me the money and get undressed.” In any case the customers simply sit tight and wait for their service providers to return.
Some Korean massage parlors give customers clear plastic pouches for their phones and wallets. This is so those valuables can be carried into the table shower and sauna. That ensures that nothing is stolen and that no one can pretend anything was taken either.
After taking off their clothes customers are normally given a towel. Experienced guys sometimes make sure the masseuse seems them naked before wrapping the towel around their body if they are at a new place. This is intended to let the service provider know what she’s working with and help relax her a little bit keeping in mind they have a large number of things to worry about from customers who just walk in off the street. The thinking is that if the guy is cool she will be more likely to be too.
The table shower
After undressing customers will either be offered a table shower or simply led to a wash room. They put on the provided slippers and follow their masseuses to be washed. Korean massage parlors are great at discretion and organization. Although a guy might hear another customer enter he will probably never ever actually see one inside.
Once customers enter the shower room they disrobe and wait for the masseuse to spray some warm water on a big table specially designed for table showers. If a customer lays on the table before it’s prepared he’ll look like a newbie. And he’ll also run the risk of freezing his nuts off!
After the table has been cleaned and prepared customers are told to lay down face first on the table. This is typically the time the service providers feel out their customers. As they lather up the clients they may get into some small talk. The nicer the guys are during the table shower the better chance they have at getting superior service.
After the service providers wash the customers from head to toe–including the butt hole–thoroughly, they say “turn over” and start to wash the front. Sometimes they will get playful when they wash the cock and balls but sometimes they will not. Guys who get hard at this point may give the kind of signal the masseuse is looking for but even those who stay limp are likely to get similar service since they’ve already gone far enough for most service providers to be comfortable. In addition, when experienced customers are offered mouthwash they take it. That may mean they’re going to be allowed to kiss or do more later. Any customers who refuse mouthwash when offered run the risk of being refused themselves.
Once customers are washed and dried they are either led to a small sauna room or directly back to the private massage room. Sometimes the service providers ask if the customers want to use the sauna. If a Korean massage parlor is particularly busy sometimes they will put the customer in there for storage while they do some work in another room. Customers who do end up in the sauna simply wait there until their masseuses return.
Back in the private rooms the customers are given a perfunctory massage. Experienced guys know not to expect any pain relief here at all. It’s almost unheard of to get a decent massage in a Korean parlor. But that’s not why guys visit them. Sometimes a customer will get nothing more than a few seconds of “soft massage” which involves the masseuse gently gliding her fingers on the customer’s skin to get him relaxed and in the mood. Sometimes the service providers will do a few minutes of half-assed massage. And sometimes they’ll get right to work.
If they didn’t get their work supplies while the customer was in the sauna the masseuses will often leave at this point to retrieve them. They all have small bags containing lube and condoms that they use for their clients.
After the massage ends and the supplies are retrieved customers are told to lie down on the massage table on their backs. A lot of times the more professional girls will already have filled their pussies with lubricant so as not to ruin the mood.
Customers may get a cat bath which involves being licked all over, with a special concentration on the nipples and balls. Sometimes the anus is also orally stimulated. This is all popular and common in Asia. It appears in varying degrees in Korean massage parlors in America.
The main event
The service providers then get their customers hard then apply a condom usually by using their mouth. Most of the service providers at Korean massage parlors are very good at this. More than one man has expressed his amazement at their ability to get hard instantly in these situations when they previously suffered from what was labeled erectile dysfunction. Many have also voiced amazement over the ability of some Korean service providers to apply a condom by mouth in a way that left them wondering if a condom was ever put on at all.
Korean service providers working in massage parlors typically use Asian condoms that are very thin and very high quality. They apply these then perform oral sex for a varying amount of time. Some will suck their customer and work his nuts with their hands for quite a while. Some will only give a few mechanical up and down motions.
One woman who worked at a shop in the Midwest used to do her best to make customers blow their loads early on with her “magic mouth”. Those are her words, not mine. She wasn’t very attractive. She had an older worn face and big, badly installed bolt-on tits. I’m sure most of her customers did not mind finishing by fellatio. Experienced customers who come close to cumming with hotter girls early on when things are still in the oral stage would probably be more likely to ask to slow down so there would be an opportunity for sex.
As the main event unfolds the masseuses climb on top of their customers and start riding. Customers who want to go down on a service provider have to ask for that before the bucking begins. I can’t be sure but I would guess that most customers skip the cunnilingus and get right in the routine. That would explain why the service providers normally go from blowing to humping. One thing to note is that while requests for oral either way are usually accepted, fingering is normally not permitted.
Once the full service begins some providers will allow all kinds of roaming hands and kissing. Others are princess-like and want none of it. Some treat their tits like prize possessions and will shy away from even nipple licking by customers. Others will let the customer have at it. Guys in the know just go with the flow, as even their “bad” experiences in these places are usually quite good.
If customers don’t shoot their wad while they are being ridden things usually progress to missionary style. The transition typically involves the service provider climbing down, laying on her back and spreading her legs wide and invitingly.
The service providers are usually quite good at holding their customers back with their legs and arms in what feels like an embrace. In fact this maneuver is really meant to keep the customers from going them too hard and deep. Considerate and caring guys are most appreciated by service providers since they can control themselves instead of being controlled. At the end of the day its a job for the women working these places. They want to avoid undue stress.
Customers will usually only be given doggy style access if they directly request it during sex. If they do that they still may be denied though they usually are not. Guys who go crazy and start pounding away are by all accounts not be warmly received. Many of the service providers who work at massage parlors are rather tight even though they bang guys on a regular basis. They don’t want to ruin the goods that they use to make a living or feel pain. Considerate guys along with any person with a functioning brain can understand this.
Clean up and conclusion
After customers shoot their loads the service providers grab their junk by the base and pull it out ensuring that the rubber stays on and no seed is spilled. Then the service providers gently remove the condom and put a wet towel over the still pulsating penis. As the customers kick back and relax the providers leave the room and come back with a warm wet towel to gently clean things up.
Most sessions wind up with some small talk. The service providers usually help their customers get dressed too. Mileage will vary here even with the same girl. Sometimes they want to lie together and cuddle with customers and sometimes they want to get the guy out the door as soon as possible. A customer may be thanked and offered a drink or candy by the mamasan on the way out. Or he may not see anything but the door. Generally speaking the nicer customers are more likely to receive better service in the future.
It really is as simple as that. A guy makes an appointment, goes in, has a good time with a hot girl, and then leaves. That’s one of the reason these places are so common and popular. If it weren’t for arcane and frankly ridiculous laws prohibiting the sale of sexual services in the United States one can only imagine that things would be even more popular, not to mention safe.
As it stands Korean massage parlors tend to be some of the most reliable adult oriented shops in the country. On top of that they often employ some of the most attractive women of any business of their kind. That doesn’t seem set to change anytime soon despite the wishes of some in the anti-sex brigade.
Of course things are much different elsewhere in the world, which I’ll explain further in future entries. For now check out my book on happy ending massage for more information.