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    Road Train Member MGASSEL's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by woofless View Post
    It bugs the heck out of me when my husband walks into the truckstop alone, and is hounded by a swarm of Asian women eagerly asking, "Massage? You want massage?"

    And yet, when I walk in alone, or WITH my husband, they ignore us altogether.

    I am female and have NEVER been approached by one of these Asian ladies and offered a massage. Not that I'd really be that interested, but it creeps me out to see how eagerly they seek business from the men. If they were professional massage therapists, gender wouldn't make a difference....I think they cater mostly to lonely men who want a backrub from a pretty Asian girl, nothing much else.

    Case in point, a former friend of mine dropped over $500 getting repeated massages from a massage lady at the Ontario East TA (existed for a brief time & was closed down).....He hauls cars & spends a LOT of time there- days & weeks on end. She spoke hardly a word of English but she was cute and gave good backrubs, and he developed an obsession with her. She ended up conning him into marrying her so she could get citizenship, and last I heard had sucked every last dime of savings & inheritance out of him to "repay" whatever Chinese mafia scam that was responsible for smuggling her into the country.

    IMO if you want a massage your time & money would be better spent dropping trailer & bobtailing to a day spa somewhere.
    Your friend was probaly getting happy endings.
    Quote Originally Posted by woofless View Post
    The Petro in Bordentown NJ is one of the worst, in terms of the "swarm" of women. LOL....There's easily 3-4 of them sitting on the benches, watching TV in front of the little massage area. They all hang out around the massage booth & hit up all the men for massages. If my husband goes in alone, he gets hit up coming in and leaving.

    If I walk in alone, or WITH my husband, the women ignore us altogether. If I make eye contact with one, they quickly avert their eyes & stare at the floor. Or, they'll ask any of the men who are walking past us at the time. A MASSAGE is a gender-neutral, non-sexual, health service to be offered....so why they're focusing on just the guys, beats me.

    The Ontario East TA's massage booth was the same way, when it was operating. It was only there for a few months. And there's another one at a TA somewhere, I want to say Mount Vernon IL but I don't think that's right- where we get the same treatment. They hit up my husband & totally ignore me.

    It just irks me because I have friends who are *professional* massage therapists & provide their services for people regardless of gender and strive to maintain a very professional image. Some of these truckstop deals are a disgrace to the profession. I'm not saying the truckstop massage booths are ALL this way, I am sure some are decent, but I have definitely encountered some that were shady....JMO
    They like the money they get from the happy endings from the guy's.


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    I got massages at truckstops about 12 or 13 times in the past year. They have them in some TAs and Petros. I've been getting massages long before I entered trucking and believe in the health benefits you get from a good massage. I'd never had an asian massage before getting my first one at a truckstop. I was instantly hooked. They use good pressure and their techniques are very effective for circulation problems, stress related tightness and myofacial release.

    I highly reccommend them. Yes there are a few that may offer a happy ending if you're pitching a tent, but they are in the minority. I was offered the h.e. once in the past year.

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    I would have to agree on the bennies of a massage. I had a back cramp one day that hurt so bad i was almost in tears. I was at a TA somewhere in ill. I went in and this Chinese woman who gave me the massage had huge manhands and forearms bigger than my own.

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    Quote Originally Posted by roadkill4512 View Post
    <snipped> myofacial release.
    Your "O facial release"?





    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k6UPR3OdroY

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    I like massages, specifically hand massage. it is great to relieve the cramps I get in my hands from holding the wheel all day...

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    Quote Originally Posted by 18wheelrkatlady View Post
    Has anyone ever taken advantage of the massages available at the major truckstops. I saw them the whole time I was out this summer with my BF, but wasn't too sure about them. I didn't know if they are available only to truckdrivers or if they are available to anyone. If anyone has used them, can you give me some pros and cons?? Prices?? Thanks
    I got one near harrisburg, Pa and I got the "you want something else" question- I just said "no" and left . . .Good massage though . . .

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    Quote Originally Posted by He who is called I am View Post
    I would have to agree on the bennies of a massage. I had a back cramp one day that hurt so bad i was almost in tears. I was at a TA somewhere in ill. I went in and this Chinese woman who gave me the massage had huge manhands and forearms bigger than my own.
    Hmmm..."she" didn't have that big adam's apple, did she?

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    Only found one massage parlor at a truck stop. Since I was driving for Swift, I couldn't afford it at the time....

    I had a friend who was a licenced massuse (I know, they like the other word, but spell check is broken). Her hands were so strong, your neck would release in self defense.

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    Massage will release some toxins into your body afterwards, so it is crucial that one drinks water and lots of it afterwards . . .coffee, cigarette toxins etc. your eyes will feel weird too . ..(probably the toxins)

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    Quote Originally Posted by weirdpuckett View Post
    Massage will release some toxins into your body afterwards, so it is crucial that one drinks water and lots of it afterwards . . .coffee, cigarette toxins etc. your eyes will feel weird too . ..(probably the toxins)
    Who told you that?

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