Until I experienced it for myself. I was at a regular spa. Not a special parlor, but your garden-variety spa known amongst all the new and popular chain spas that have popped up all over the good old USA, offering monthly spa memberships. At the time, I was also going through a bad breakup.
A "happy massage" is a massage that ends with erotic contact between the client and massage therapist. Usually, there are tip-offs that erotic contact is on the spa menu—for example, an innuendo in the name of the spa. The spa menu also might be worded in such a way that seems off, such as treatments using terms such as "all-body massage," "tantric massage," "thigh massage," or "body-to-body massage. In the United States, a happy massage is illegal and is not performed at legitimate spas. Under the law, happy massages are considered prostitution. Many spas that perform erotic massages are prostitution fronts and are frequently in the news for being raided by the police and shut down—which is something to keep in mind should you consider becoming a customer.
Nathan G-Chats me on Friday afternoon to suggest we start our weekend inhaling dumplings in Chinatown. During dinner, he tells me more about a girl he's just begun seeing. He's excited—they've just had their first sleepover on Wednesday, which is always nice.
Test Your Vocab Skills Now! A happy ending massage is a massage that starts with the usual full-body rubdown but ends with a sex act, usually a hand job or a blowjob. In literature, a happy ending describes a story where the heroes achieve the best possible outcome and wrap up loose ends while forest animals look on in approval. In the world of erotic massage, however, a happy ending is entirely different, illegal in most places, and definitely not suitable for innocent animals.