Is this massage legit?
June 12, 2011 3:32 PM Subscribe
What kind of living does my Chinese Masseuse make?
posted by tacit_urn to Health & Fitness (4 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
Over the past few years I have noticed Chinese Foot Spas (for lack of a better name) pop up all over the place. They typically offer foot massages for about $25/hour, and the therapist often doesn't speak (much) English. I have a secret fear that I'm taking unfair advantage of these people. Is it slave labor? How much percentage do they typically take home from the amount I pay? Do they see a third of that? half? It doesn't seem like enough to live very well on. I can't imagine they actually perform 8 one-hour massages a day, or they'd get serious repetitive strain injury.
Any demystification of this industry would be appreciated.