Richmond >Golden Island Health Center
Avoid - Tipping is not the only problem here. My wife and I went in for a couples massage. Both of our massages were weak and somewhat odd. A couple things indicate this facility is not intended for people looking for a "normal" massage. The first is the demand by the owner for up front payment of service at the door. In the room, there is a sign which indicates illegal activities were not allowed. Why would a legitimate massage business post a sign like that? The lack of trash cans was also a little strange. When I was turning over, my wife noticed both woman looking at me while I turned over. Finally, when the basically inattentive massage was completed, the woman were very upset when they were given a 15% tip. They tried to demand more money. Its very obvious that the intention of this business is not to provide legal services. It appears the business model for this location is for the management to take the full $45/hour and let the woman do whatever they can to make money from a tip. I hope this place gets shut down soon.
Outrageous masseuses demand 44% tips!!!.
Don't be fooled by the price. My wife and I went here recently for massages - and actually got really good massages ... but ... then after my wife gave a sufficient tip, her masseuse demanded she tip more (i.e., "you are woman. hard massage, $20. you pay me $20). This on a $45 massage (a 44% tip - get real). The woman literally followed her to the reception. My masseuse also tried the $20 line on me as well ... and when I gave her 20% she tried to negotiate up to 30%!!!!
It comes out to the same price as other decent massage place. This place is deceptive and rude customer service. I assume the management is not paying their workers enough ... so for both the bad management principles and the rude service ... we are never going there again. Instead of relaxing, we ended up more tense.
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