Hera’s Massage is a popular erotic massage parlor on Sukhumvit Soi 33 in Bangkok. The place doesn’t necessarily stand out, though it is known by a large number of guys. The shop is on a street that some refer to as “Soi Japan.” The same strip is also home to other well known erotic massage parlors like Mitu Massage and Dozo.
To be honest, I am not sure totally sure why Hera’s Massage is so popular. As far as I can tell it doesn’t really stand out from any of its many competitors. The only feature I see that makes the place unique at all is its somewhat higher-than-normal price.
Sure Hera’s is less expensive than places like Doki Doki and the previously mentioned Mitu. But it doesn’t offer the same level of service as those places. Instead, Hera’s is like an oily massage parlor with a premium price tag.
Hera’s Massage in Bangkok
As stated, Hera’s is located on Soi 33. It is about 200 meters up from Sukhumvit Road on the right hand side. There are a few signs in front of the shop that are easy to see from the road. But the place is not totally obvious in a way that everyone walking by would know what goes on inside.
Through the glass doors the place has a large white lobby. There are some couches against the exterior wall and a desk to the right. The female manager has a basic menu which shows the various services available. The most standard is probably the 60 minute session which costs 2400 Baht ($78 USD). This is three to four hundred more than most Bangkok oily massage parlors charge. On the other hand it is 600 Baht less than an hour at Doki Doki.
The available women on staff are called to lineup when a customer comes in. Supposedly there are a lot of ladies at Hera’s. But I have never seen more than five gals lined up at the same time in the shop. Most are decidedly average in looks, though their uniforms do looks nice. They tend more toward a light skin look and a few have had obvious nose jobs. Under their uniforms, many have tattoos and obvious signs of previous pregnancies.
At Hera’s massage payment has to be rendered before the service. It is paid at the desk up front. Then the service provider takes the customer up a flight of stairs to one of several rooms. The rooms are private enough though they have glass windows as seen in Saigon massage parlors like Minh Minh Tam. The windows are quickly covered up once people are in their rooms however.
Sensual service and summary
Each room at Hera’s has a bed with a sheet, a mirror on the wall, and a moderately sized bath tub. The tubs seem to be kept rather clean. And the rooms in general are not too bad. But the sheets may not be the most hygienic bed coverings around as they are frequently stained. This is actually not uncommon in oily massage parlors but one might expect more due to the location and higher price tag.
At any place with multiple providers on staff there will be variation in the way things are done. One session can also vary from the next depending on the people involved and the way they interact. These are just basic facts. Yet there can be a certain level of service set in particular establishments, either as terms of employment or training, or simply as a sort of “culture” that develops among the providers as they try to meet customer expectations. As a general rule the service level tends to be higher in places that are oriented towards Japanese guys.
General rules aren’t real natural laws set in stone however. Hera’s is located in an area with many
Japanese style shops. Yet the level of service isn’t much different than any run of the mill oily massage parlor. The masseuses are friendly and they do provide the expected services. But they don’t do anything special or go above and beyond in any way.
Most sessions start with the customer being washed in the bath. From there things move to the bed. The sensual services usually start with a bit of ball massage with the aid of some oil. After that it typically progresses into uninspired bareback oral followed by full intercourse with a condom. And there simply isn’t much more to say. With so many other shops around with lower prices or a better standard of service, I give the Hera’s a star-and-a-half.
|Address:||12/3 Sukhumvit Soi 33, Bangkok, Thailand (Map)|
|Hours:||10:00 AM - 12:00 AM|