Thailand May Reopen Massage Parlors, But Only Allow Massages From The Waist Down

Government Officials Claim Upper Body Massages May Involve Higher Risk Of COVID-19

May 22, 2020


As businesses around the world begin to reopen, many are trying to figure out the best way to conduct operations while keeping customers safe. For Thailand, that means the possibility of opening massage parlors, but with some odd restrictions. According to reports, Thailand officials are contemplating opening massage parlors, but only allowing for massages form the waist down.

The Thailand government is currently debating whether or not to reopen massage parlors, and trying to figure out the safest way to do so. This could mean restricting massages, to the lower half of the body, as some believe the upper body could lead to higher risk of contracting COVID-19. According to the director of the Health Service Support department, Thares Karassanairawiwong, back, shoulders and neck massages will not be allowed if reopened.

Luckily for those who need a foot massage, they will still be allowed to get a massage, but those with a stiff neck may still have to wait. While nothing has been confirmed, this could help allow massage parlors avoid having to shut their doors for good. They just may have to endure a few happy ending jokes along the way.