Spain’s massage industry has evolved in recent years, and now customers can just as easily find a Swedish massage as traditional therapies offered by Spanish masseuses. In fact, Madrid particularly surprises most visitors with it’s variety and range of spa services.
For instance, most of Madrid’s suburbian districts has certified massage therapists nearby, if not within a couple blocks. Thai parlours, Shiatsu centers, and hot oil therapists are all readily available in Madrid, and customers are flocking to their favorite salons.
For the sake of simplicity, it helps to separate Madrid spas into three categories.
Tourist Parlours – these well known mass market salons cater to tired tourists and traveling businessmen not familiar with Madrid. Typically, you can expect to pay about €45 – €90 for a typical massage session, with prices increasing towards the city center.
Advanced Therapy Spas – A more expensive option popular with locals are the specialty therapists. While you can easily pay more than €100 for a single treatment, these spas are truly world-class, and therapists from around the world provide advanced therapeutic techniques for local businessmen, diplomats, and VIP’s in the Madrid area.
Erotic Masaje Parlour – Of course, no discussion about Madrid massages is complete without discussing the “rub & tug” funhouses that Madrid is known for. While the typical Asian-run shadowy parlours can be found, many of these establishments are known for scams. An alternative to the backalley parlours is the independent masseuses in Madrid offering incall or outcall discrete massage services. For practicality, safety, and quality, the independent girls are perhaps the best option for many.
Madrid’s spa offerings cater to many tastes. Whether you’re a little stiff from travel, need a focused athletic tuning treatment, or would like to try one of Spain’s authentic hot oil therapies or even a Shiatsu session, Madrid offers it all. There’s a reason that Madrid is known in the industry as Europes “massage capital”. We recommend that you try all techniques until you find the one that suits your needs the best. Enjoy your time in Spain, and of course best of luck finding your favourite massage in Madrid.