We stumbled upon this place (like Malaysian Barbie) as we were desperate. Not really knowing much, decided on a 30 minute massage in case it was terrible (which turned out to be a good idea).
We were led up the stairs to a kind of...dingy area. The environment really wasn't that nice at all. My friend and I were the only customers and she ended up getting a young girl who looked about 17 and I got a young boy who looked about 16. We got the "body massage" on the menu, and they did it without oil in the beginning. His hands were really quite dry and it felt so weird. and at one point he started just sitting on my butt. It was a really strange feeling. I had never had a massage before where SOMEONE SITS ON YOUR BUTT.
Anyway at the end, when they finished the only thing they knew to say was TIP TIP. And my friend and I really didn't want to tip since it was such a terrible massage. And I said no later. I was adamant on saying later later. Finally they left us to change.
As we went downstairs to pay, I asked the lady, "so uh, is it normal to tip?" And she goes, "Um. Well they're not getting salary."
So obviously friend and I felt bad and we left a tip (though still small). The next day, we passed by this parlor again and saw a group of western tourists looking at the menu and I was so tempted to go up and say DON'T DO IT, but...thought that maybe it was just because my friend and I had a bad experience, but looking at the below review....nope. wish I had done that.
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