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Thai massage shops may reopen soon, from the waist down only

Maya Taylor

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The Thai Government is debating whether to allow massage shops to reopen soon, provided treatment is limited to the lower body.

Coconuts reports that the director of the Health Service Support department, Thares Karassanairawiwong, says upper body massage, including the back, shoulders and neck, will not be permitted for now as it may involve a higher risk of Covid-19 infection.

The Public Health Ministry says the Covid-19 task force will consider allowing massage shops to offer massage treatments from the waist down. Great news for those longing for a foot massage, not so good if you’ve got a stiff neck.

It’s understood the latest proposal comes following discussion with massage parlour representatives, who say their members are suffering financial hardship as a result of the enforced closure of their premises.

SOURCE: Coconuts

 

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    Alan Lockhart

    Thursday, May 21, 2020 at 7:36 am

    5555555 from the waist Down only in Thailand

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    Dave Jenkins

    Thursday, May 21, 2020 at 8:11 am

    I’m sure many patrons will be “happy” about the new rules. Better to just cut to the chase.

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    Jim Thompson

    Thursday, May 28, 2020 at 4:04 am

    Wow, Thai girls will be happy now. Working on lower portion is sufficient and satisfying with Falangs. Upper portion was anyways hardly used ??

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