When I went downstairs to work out in the gym, I was dismayed to find very little equipment and that the facilities were closing early. But the "health sauna" staff suggested I get a massage for 500 yen, and for a full ninety minutes that’s pretty cheap compared to American prices. It turns out the masseuse was actually very good, too.
First they had me change and shower, trying to help with every step of the process, which was pretty akward and uncomfortable. They sent me to a sauna with a glass of water and cold hand towel. Then they pushed the "additional" services. "Back rub" was an extra 80 yen, which seemed to me to be the same thing as a massage. But then they said "boy masseuse" so...Read More