There are countless oily massage parlors in Bangkok. A subset of those massage parlors has come to be known as “teen massage parlors.” It’s safe to assume that this means the parlors hire women who are 18 or 19 years old.
In reality a wide range of ages can be found in teen massage establishments. While the women working may be skewed a little more toward the 19 year old end of the spectrum, most have the same range of 20 to 30 year-olds that other massage parlors hire. So why are they called teen massage? It seems to be more of a marketing ploy than anything.
This isn’t some kind of scam that is run on foreigners though. There are also places focused purely on Thai clientele that claim to be teen massage shops but have women up to age 35 on the roster. Perhaps they are only indicating a theme or business name with the word “teen” as it often has little to do with the women who are working.
Does the teen tag bring a lot of customers inside? Who knows. It doesn’t seem that the teen massages are any busier than other shops nearby. Many of them even seem to be very quiet. Of course there are always exceptions. The original Dream Heaven massage parlor which some describe as a teen massage place became so popular that it branched out and now has three locations in the Sukhumvit area.
Next door to the original Dream Heaven sits Love Teen Massage. The location is below.