My first massage was in Hot Springs, AR. The place had huge tubs of different temperatures and you chose the one that suited you best. I was a bit uncomfortable undressing until I saw one lady come out in her swim suit. You don’t want to feel overwhelmed by something that makes you feel good.
Over the years we made the trek back even taking my father. He came bouncing out like a young man. Sadly, the bath houses have closed and the spa are locking their doors. Hotels that once offered a massage now do so only in the busy season. I hate to think that hot tubs have taken the place of a full body massage.
If you take a cruise, the massages are one of the first things to get booked. I once called a spa and asked for a massage the gal said “I think we do those.” I definitely had the wrong place.