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Vietnamese Traditional Massage Institute

Vietnamese Traditional Massage Institute
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2.5
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Garry F
15 contributions
Both very good and not so good experiences
Nov 2019
Three of us went on 26th Nov. The two ladies had female attendants and they were thrilled with their massages. They melted away their pain. I had a male attendant who was more the somewhat less skilled poke,prod,slap style I have seen mentioned in other reviews.It was of little or no benefit, so I went elsewhere later in the day and had a much better experience. I am rating it a 4 star, primarily as the two ladies had excellent experiences.
Written December 6, 2019
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ugogurl
Calgary141 contributions
Frustrating and disappointing.
Dec 2018 • Family
My family of 4 all went for "massages" at the Ho Chi Minh City Blind Association and were extremely disappointed. My masseur literally spent about 5-10 minutes rubbing one spot on my head with his fist like a "noogie" and then spent about 20 minutes standing (not touching me at all) in my room, yelling back and forth with another employee, before literally running out of the room and down the hall yelling something. I was mystified...it was like we were on candid camera or something. It would be comical if it weren't so frustrating. My family fared no better. One said they spent the time braiding her hair and the other one said the person was yelling into a phone the whole time. My husband is normally a mild mannered individual and this was the only time on our family vacation that he actually seemed seriously upset. He had a bunch of rather painful pounding on one spot on his head and then his masseur spent the rest of the time on the phone. Seriously not worth your while to go. It's also pretty dirty, the sheets didn't seem to be washed anytime recently, and overall a yucky experience. My two regrets: not having my phone nearby to record all the yelling so that I could translate it later...everyone was quite animated. Second regret? Actually showing up there at all rather than any one of a number of other great places for a massage.
Written March 4, 2019
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joes1958a
Vancouver, Canada8 contributions
Wanted it to stop 5 Minutes in
Feb 2018 • Couples
Filthy room. Terrible, donate the money. Don’t waste your time. Thoroughly unpleasant, I wanted it to be over 5 minutes in. Had massages all over SE Asia and this is the only one I would not go back to.
Written February 6, 2018
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MCMZL
Paris, France29 contributions
Cheap and random quality
Nov 2017 • Friends
Our 2 massages consisted in being randomly smashed over during one hour. The guys spend their time on the phone and walked away for 5 min. Quality may varies because we met a family that were quite satisfied at the end. Maybe going for the fan room massage (70.000) instead of AC room (80.000) made a difference.
Written November 4, 2017
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Daniel J
1 contribution
Good experience with real Vietnamese massage
Sep 2017 • Couples
If you move out of the idea that a massage is something sexual or romantic and focus on what exactly it is, an alternative medicine for fixing blood pleasure or muscular problems among others, this is a perfect place. And it is a full recommended experience for open mind people. You are paying the price for what a Vietnamese citizen pay for a massage, so you are having a full local experience. As it use to be in Vietnam, the building is clean and also the professionals. I have any negative effects on any part of my body. In case of women, don-t worry because you will be massaged by another woman,
Written September 12, 2017
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Stephan B
Oslo, Norway99 contributions
Traditional massage for The whole family
Jan 2017 • Family
Traditional massage by blind personell. Really relaxing befor flyging back to europe. We would go again
Written January 22, 2017
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Tim S
11 contributions
Massage?
Jan 2017 • Couples
I can't use the word "massage" in describing my two experiences here. No training is evident. Preferred method is to pound your body. After first "massage" my wife described me as jumpy. Second time, after 10 min I asked for another person to give me a massage and the woman in charge just laughed hysterically. Eventually, an other blind man associated with the place said "we no change". Then said "massage more money". I had paid for a traditional massage. Don't waste your time coming here.
Written January 12, 2017
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AGRTraveler
Buenos Aires29 contributions
No consistency/little if any caring or training
Jan 2017 • Solo
I actually gave it two tries. Two different women. Lasted about 45 min but with phone and simply walk away interruptions. While not unpleasant--did not feel therapeutic. I suspect they get no training. My husband asked for a different masseuse after 10 minutes of random tapping and was told they don't switch. Then he was simply laughed at! Good experiences at Cambodian massages from the blind and in Laos from Red Cross. AVOID this one!
Written January 12, 2017
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Daniel W
Uppsala, Sweden17 contributions
Good cause but terrible massage
Nov 2016 • Solo
I would rather have donated the cheap price for this massage then had it. Masseuse was talking on phone, disappearing and the rooms felt like an old hospital.
Written November 30, 2016
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Mich1987
Vancouver, Canada2 contributions
Worst massage ever
Oct 2016 • Friends
Besides the room being dirty and looking like an old hospital, my masseuse talked on the phone and massaged me with one hand, was screaming in my ear, covered me in baby powder and basically gave me a back rub. She dissapeared
mid way through for 10 minutes which was to be honest the best part of that experience. she massaged my dirty feet and immediately after massaged my face
and gave my head a scratch and almost made my scalp bleed. This was purely a charity visit for me, i would have preferred
to just drop of 70,000 vnd to help this business improve its service and standards. If you want a good hygenic massage, this is not your place.
Written October 23, 2016
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