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Vietnamese Massage: From Elite to the Street

November 7, 2013 by Khiri Travel | Filed Under: , ,

In the past in Vietnam, a massage was mostly only reserved for the elite, such as lords and dynastic rulers. Servants and concubines were ordered to please their leaders with a massage. They used techniques that were similar to Swedish hot stones, Thai pressure-point kneading, and methods that are used in foot and body massage — all at the same time.

Over time, massages became more common until today everybody can have one in the local shopping mall or even on pavements down the road.

Khiri Travel Vietnam helps travelers select massage parlors where they can enjoy their massage and at the same time support disadvantaged youth. Several local massage places in Hanoi are actually social welfare enterprises that provide youths, often visually impaired and from difficult economic backgrounds, with vocational training and support to help them attain sustainable employment.

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Hugues Springer, Sales & Marketing Manager for Khiri Travel Vietnam, says that he is very keen in promoting exactly these kinds of massage places – places that provide empowerment, opportunities and dignified employment for disadvantaged youth.

For an overview of socially responsible massage options in Hanoi and other places in Vietnam, bookings, and more information please contact [email protected]

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