MASSAGE

  • Warning: This will give you nightmares later. Newest tourism trend is massages from 20 ft pythons weighing 250 kg May 23, 2014

    It seems adrenaline junkies these are getting snake massages from 20 feet Burmese pythons. A hellish YouTube video surfaced recently showing tourists relaxing (if relaxing is the word for grimacing and trying desperately to keep from screaming out) with massages from four giant Burmese pythons weighing a combined 250kg. Visitors to...
  • Two arrested for running extortion racket from a massage parlour August 4, 2013

    A man and a woman have been arrested for allegedly running an extortion racket in guise of a massage parlour. The incident came to light when a person reported a case of blackmailing and extortion to the police, police said on Saturday. After a telephonic conversation, he had gone for a...
  • J&K: Teacher posts image of kids massaging his legs on FB, suspended May 14, 2013

    Srinagar: A government school teacher in Jammu and Kashmir's Anantnag district has been suspended by authorities after he uploaded a picture of small school children massaging his legs on social networking website Facebook. Teacher Bashir Ahmad ran into trouble with the Anantnag district authorities after there was outrage on Facebook...
  • There's far too much pretension and pomposity in Indian writing: Anand Prabhu January 18, 2013

    Is massage an expression of man's hunger for the human touch? How does the massage experience vary from the West to the East? What are the different services that are on offer for the uninitiated? 'Massage No Boom Boom' answers all these questions. The author, Anand Prabhu, joined IBNLive readers for...
  • Mumbai moral policeman raids massage parlour June 26, 2012

    Mumbai: Mumbai's controversial top policeman ACP Vasant Dhoble raided a massage parlour in the eastern suburb of Powai. Seven girls were rescued and sent for medical examinations. The parlour owner was arrested for allegedly running a prostitution racket. For months, Dhoble has been on the warpath, making headlines for raiding and...
  • Indianorigin woman burns hubby in US April 21, 2012

    Washington: An Indianorigin woman in the US set her husband on fire and locked him in a bathroom, after promising him a hot oil massage, police said. Shriya Biman Patel, 25, has been arrested on charges of firstdegree felony aggravated assault and arson and booked into the Travis County Jail in...
  • Why are civic body officers visiting Mumbai spas? January 6, 2012

    Mumbai: Medical officers from the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) are busy spending their time at spas, wellness and ayurveda centres. But for those who think the officials are merely relaxing, they are mistaken. They are carrying out a survey of the various spas, naturopathy, ayurvedic centers and wellness clinics mushrooming...
  • Men as breast masseurs causes stir in Shanghai May 20, 2011

    Shanghai: A household services company has stirred up a big debate among residents in China's Shanghai city as it's training men in offering breast massage service to nursing mothers to 'boost' their milk secretion. The company's training course is of 1018 days. And, the breast massage service is available at 300...
  • This 'F' word revs up your sex life! October 8, 2008

    Has sex become a boring, runofthemill activity for your partner and you? The 'F' word can make a lot of difference the all essential foreplay. Sexologist Dr Prakash Kothari says, "Most Indian men use their partners as sleeping pills. There is no foreplay at all." Rediscover Foreplay Sexologist Dr Rajan Bhonsle says,...
  • Japan's older pets live the good life February 26, 2008

    Tokyo: Nearly 17 years old, Indy, a black Labrador needs help getting in the car. He struggles to walk short distances and needs help rolling over in his dog bed. Indy's owner, Hisashi Ishida says, "He's like my child. No. He is my child. And we have to take care of him...
  • Massage therapy for stressed out jumbos in Kerala February 6, 2008

    Kochi: The elephant is an integral part of a lot of Indian festivities. And with such a hectic schedule, how does this animal cope with the stress? Massage therapist, Elke Riesterer says, "Elephants in India live in circumstances which are very, very unnatural. We want to look a little bit deeper...
  • Weekipedia: Cool places to unwind your body and soul January 6, 2008

    If your new year was fabulous, you definitely need a place to unwind, and one of the best places could be the Westin Resort and Spa in Sohna, 45 minutes from Gurgaon and costs about Rs 25,000 to 30,000 per night. The 35acre lush green resort is located on the...
  • Want a relaxing massage? Go to Courtallam August 9, 2007

    Courtallam (Tamil Nadu): Are you thinking of taking a break from your hectic busy schedule? Then Courtallam in Tamil Nadu might just prove to be the perfect getaway for you. And what better than a relaxing massage from a masseur who has been in business for almost two decades now. Karippaswamy...
  • Lal Masjid radicals abduct 12 June 23, 2007

    New Delhi: Students of the Lal Masjid madarsa forcibly entered a massage parlour abducting at least 12 people, including nine Chinese in a posh area of Islamabad. Five of the Chinese were reported to be women. They have been detained for counseling after they did not pay heed to...
  • Rains, time for an Ayurvedic massage May 31, 2007

    Kerala: As the monsoon hits the shores of Kerala, there is one thing that is on every ones mind apart from the rains getting a good oil massage. This is just something which noone in God's own country will say no to. This is the only place in the world...
  • Pics: Snakes that massage your body February 6, 2007

    This spa is a one with a wild twist and is definitely not for the fainthearted. Ada Barak's spa in the north of Israel offers its guests a chance to be massaged by snakes. Barak, who uses California and Florida King snakes, corn snakes and milk snakes in her treatments, says she...
  • Drink, dance on Indias luxury train October 27, 2006

    Jaipur: The second Palace on Wheels train service, to be launched soon in Rajasthan, will offer more luxuries and facilities such as a dance floor, a massage centre, a conference hall and bars. Likely to be launched early next year by the Rajasthan Tourism Development Corp (RTDC) in collaboration with...