An Explanation of Solicitation of Prostitution

Prostitution is known as the “oldest profession.” People have been paying money for sex for thousands of years. During the American Revolution, numerous women followed the Continental Army in order to serve the officers and soldiers as sexual partners. These women posed a threat to the army, particularly because of the potential spread of venereal disease. Despite the danger, some encouraged their presence because they uplifted the spirits of the men and kept their morale high.

By the late 19th century, New Orleans had limited prostitution to one small area in the city called, “The District.” During that time, the District, or Storyville was known for being the most popular place for prostitution in the United States. At its peak, Storyville had approximately 1500 prostitutes and 200 brothels.

During World War I, Storyville was shut down in order to prevent the transmission of VD to soldiers in the nearby army and navy camps. Prostitution became a public health concern because of the way it spread sexually transmitted diseases. Men from all classes would sleep with prostitutes, only to bring those sexually transmitted diseases home to infect their unsuspecting wives.

By 1916, 400,000 prostitutes died from syphilis in the United States. By January of 1917, a number of anti-prostitution groups were forming. Shortly thereafter, police began closing down prostitution houses by the hundreds.

Prostitution remains illegal in all states in the United States with the exception of some rural areas in Nevada. However, prostitution remains big business with the global prostitution industry raking in $100 billion dollars each year.

Today, prostitutes can be found on the streets, in red light districts, on-line, at brothels and at massage parlors. People can also call escort services and “order” an escort for the hour or the evening. The sex trade is as strong as ever – and as long as the government criminalizes prostitution, people will be getting arrested no matter how large or how small of a role they play in the matter.

Solicitation of prostitution refers to any action taken in order to obtain the services of a prostitute. A person can be guilty of this offense even if they never actually carried out the transaction. Simply discussing the terms with a pimp or prostitute would suffice. Solicitation of prostitution is not an offense to be taken lightly as a conviction will result in criminal penalties.

The best thing for you to do is seek the legal advice of a criminal defense attorney. Since a first offense could result in a prison term lasting as long as one year, and a third or subsequent offense can be charged as a felony, hiring a lawyer will be your best line of defense. The last thing you want is for this matter to become public knowledge – your attorney will respect your privacy and work towards an expedient and confidential solution.

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Ayurvedic Massage Treatment

Ayurveda has been one of the major forms of treatment of several ailments; it is used in the treatment of various diseases and deformities both physical and mental. Recently Ayurvedic message has emerged as one of the boosting therapy for human kind.

Ayurvedic massage therapy though does not provide a complete therapeutic cure but it assists the individual to receive nutrients from within the body and to expel the harmful toxins.

Various deformities pertaining to the muscles, ligaments and nervous system can be cured via ayurvedic massage therapy. Diseases which are caused by deranged muscles etc. massage therapy is the best remedy for that. Ayurvedic massage therapy involves the practitioners who do the treatment from the knowledge of the Marmas or Indian pressure points. Ayurvedic massage therapy is an ideal remedy for pain like headache.

Ayurvedic Body Treatment is accompanied with a dry, silk glove exfoliation, followed by a warm herbalized oil application. Therapist applies a mask of purified and herbal clay collected from deep in the earth in remote regions of India. This soil mask nourishes as well as detoxifies the skin, leading to more glow and smoothie feel. The massage if finished with a hot towel wipe down, at the point where you will be given a robe and escorted to the shower to rinse off the remaining clay.

Ayurvedic massage is helpful in treating:

o Tension and infections of the gums and teeth.

o Acidity

o Gastritis.

o Inflammation of the stomach.

o Severe Ulcers

o Intestinal disorders

o Disorders of the fallopian tubes.

o Kidney disorders.

o Disorders of urinary tract.

o Neuralgia.

o Formation of cataract.

o Disorders of the brain and the spinal nerves

Ayurvedic massage therapy can be a real cure in case of arthritis, rheumatism, neurasthenia, high or low blood pressure, sciatica, paralysis, polio and insomnia. In all these cases, the massage practitioner should however also prescribe specific medication, changes in daily habits, exercises, etc

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Looking For a Tantric Massage

Many people looking for a tantric massage find that it is confusing to see so many websites appearing when they Google for the term ‘Tantric Massage’ – and that many of these sites are not that different from escort sites… with photos of naked or topless beauties who should probably be in Playboy Magazine.

It seems that many of these pretty young girls and agencies who have decided to advertise themselves as tantric masseuses are taking advantage of the fact that there is no real qualification for tantric massage – since in truth, tantric massage is itself a misnomer, and tantra has nothing to do with massage anyway. But they may think that using the term ‘tantric’ will somehow make them sound more ‘legitimate.’ They throw around terms like ‘chakras’, ‘kundalini’ etc. with an obvious lack of understanding of what they are talking about. One of the latest fads I have seen is ‘tantric bondage’ – the mind truly boggles. I have nothing against anyone doing whatever turns them on, but to label these activities as ‘tantric’ is truly a joke.

I have never been a great fan of Osho, but he did write well and here is a quote from one of his articles, which is quite appropriate: There is a basic fallacy that human beings fall into: they find a small truth and rather than discover the whole, the remaining part, they imagine to fill up the gap… they can manage to make a system, but the remaining part is simply their invention… sexual energy… should be transformed into higher forms. It is a truth. But what happened is that they never went very deep into meditation; meditation remained just secondary. And man’s sexuality shows itself so powerfully that in the name of tantra it became simply sexual orgy.

Without meditation that was going to happen. Meditation should have been the most primary thing because that is going to transform the energy, but that became secondary. And many people who were sexually… repressed, joined the tantra school. These were the people who brought all their perversions and all their repressions.

They were not interested in any transformation, they were interested only in getting rid of their repressions; their interest was basically sexual… unless meditation moves into first place, it will always happen that in tantra people will be doing all kinds of perversions… and with a great name, they will not feel that they are doing anything wrong; they will feel they are doing something religious, something spiritual… that’s what many of the therapists are doing… And the so-called therapists enjoy the money that they bring. They have nothing to lose, they simply allow freedom… First people should be introduced to meditation and then they should be introduced to tantra methods. This is not tantra. Tantra methods are totally different. These people who are doing tantra, they don’t know anything about tantra.’

One important facet of Tantra is respect for the Goddess. And by Goddess, I do not mean a masseuse dressed up in a sexy dress,or posing topless and calling herself a Goddess. Interestingly, I have been reading about the various theories on the ‘lost years’ in the life of Jesus – and one theory is that he spent time travelling in India, and stayed in the region of what is now the Hemis monastery, which is a Buddhist monastery in Ladakh. It is said that a scroll of his teachings was kept hidden in that area and then found and translated… this may or may not be true, but I found the words on respect for women in that text, very similar to the fundamental understanding of the respect for the Goddess in tantric teachings in India:

‘Respect woman, for she is the mother of the universe and all the truth of divine creation lies in her… She is the basis of all that is good and beautiful, as she is also the germ of life and death. On her depends the whole existence of man, for she is his natural and moral support… bless her and worship her, for she is your one friend, your one support on earth… respect her, uphold her. In acting thus, you will win her love and her heart… be lenient towards woman. Her love ennobles man, softens his hardened heart, tames the brute in him, and makes of him a lamb

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Massage Therapy and Spa: Enjoy the Power of the Right Touch

Like a woman is expected to be a supermom, a super efficient wife, a loving friend and a knock-out lover, men also have to live up to a host of expectations bombarding them constantly from their workplace, family, relationships and friends. Yet this Superman also needs that private moment when he can enjoy some sensual indulgences in an environment that is not expecting him to ‘perform’. All he needs to do is to mentally and physically unwind to get the best out of every moment that he has decided to spend in a premier male centric spa lounge.

‘Unwinding’ and ‘de-stressing’ are words we use rather loosely. Ask any man, and he would tell you that to unwind in the truest sense is sometimes more difficult than one would like to believe. Here too you need the right ambience, someone who sets you in the right mood and perhaps heals you with a sensual touch that loosens all those taut nerves. This, as anyone knows is the job best left to skilled masseuses, something that is guaranteed when you opt for massage in Brussels.

Premier male centric spa lounge: what to expect

When you enter a spa exclusively designed to cater to sophisticated and distinguished male clientele, there are two built-in benefits: personal service and attention and secondly professional massages from skilled masseuses who understand every nerve of the male anatomy, like no one else. This is the reason why they can inject so much vitality, energy and positivity into you after each session.

Though many of the massage parlors for men put extra emphasis on sexual arousals, etc., there are some exclusive spa lounges for massage in Brussels where they offer several treatments which are luxurious, indulgent and lavish; here sexual arousals are not the primary focus. You can expect all this without compromising on sensuality, which is the essence of all hand massages.

Luxury massage: you owe it to yourself

You need to completely remove all feelings of guilt if you are spending some quality time trying to pamper yourself. There is nothing selfish about it – as you are not depriving any of your loved one from any pleasure. You have taken the initiative to unwind and leave stress out for a while in your life as you enjoy some of the basic enjoyments that life has to offer. It is time you did something wonderful for yourself. As the expert hands of the master masseuse touch you gently, your body surrenders to the sensual pleasure and your mind is completely at ease with the world. As they say, the right touch can be more sensually arousing than indulging in any sexual act.

What kind of personal service does these lounges provide

Over and above, providing you with the near-perfect ambience including clean and tasteful interior d├ęcor, private parking facility some of these luxury spa lounges for men also help you with classy hotel accommodation, escort service for dining and enjoying the nightlife in Brussels and more. You would be attended by professional masseuses who are certified therapists and are thorough with the principles and practices of a range of massages including sensual massage, Swedish and Candle massage, Tantric and relaxing massage and more.

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Ways for Massage Therapists to Keep Their Practice Fresh and Massage Clients Happy

Whether you have your own massage practice or are working as an employee in a spa or other professional setting, it is important to make a good first impression and then continue that reliable service each and every time you massage your clients. Too often, massage therapists forget what a session feels like from the client’s perspective. These tips will help you keep your practice fresh and interesting for clients who come in just once, and for clients who you see once a week. These ideas are meant to be supplementary of course, and are not meant to replace a consistent, quality massage. Clients should always be treated to unwaveringly good service, timeliness, and professionalism by massage therapists.

Reception / Waiting Room Area

When your client arrives, the first thing they should feel is a sense of being welcomed into your practice. Either you or a receptionist should check them in, offer them something to drink, and if you are not ready to see them immediately, offer the client a seat in a waiting room until the massage. Clients should be comfortable in the waiting room, but remember that waiting areas are not meant as places to “hold” a client until you have time to see them. Massage therapists should make sure the waiting room is a quiet place for clients to decompress before the session, but by no means should the client be there for an extended amount of time.

It is a good idea to keep a table in your waiting room with a fresh pitcher of water and glasses, so that your client can stay hydrated before the massage. Clients often come in for massages after a long day at work or after being stuck in traffic on the highway, and providing a small, healthy snack like a granola bar or fruit may also be appreciated by hungry clients before the massage. Therapists should provide a variety of family-friendly magazines catering to both men and women. Be sure to frequently rotate your magazines around so that while waiting for the massage, clients are not forced to read the same content week after week.

In the Massage Room

Prior to greeting your client, run through his or her S.O.A.P notes and review any notes about music preferences or aversion to scents from any prior massage. Clients might be tired of a specific CD, and it is a good idea to make a small note about what music you listen to during each session and review these notes to make sure your music selection stays fresh, just like magazines. Additionally, many massage therapists burn scented candles or oils in the treatment room. Make sure you ask your client periodically whether or not they like the scent, and if they do not, be sure to make a note of this as well.

After you greet and escort your client into your massage room, be sure to explain to them what to do with their clothes and shoes before the massage. For clients who are regulars, you do not have to repeat your entire speech each time, but massage therapists should always say something like “I’ll knock in a few seconds after your have time to hang up your clothes and get comfortable on the table” before leaving to prepare for the massage. Clients who have received massage before likely know the drill, but massage therapists should always give each client the same attention and care as a new client instead of simply saying something like “ok, see you in a few.” While the client is undressing, be sure to have a variety of places available to store personal belongings. Massage therapists should provide at least two hooks behind the door for coats and garments, perhaps a small basket for shoes (this makes them easier to move if you find they are in the way during the massage), and a small container for personal belongings like cell phones, watches, jewelry, etc. When not provided these amenities during a massage, clients may feel frustrated by having to fold their clothes on a chair, or may feel awkward about hanging their clothes up on a door. By providing multiple options, you make everybody happy.

Of course, you should approach your treatment session with the same professionalism and care that you would during each massage. Therapists should make the environment interesting, but remember that it is the massage clients are most interested in. Stay focused, listen to your client’s needs, and consistently provide the highest quality massage possible.

After the Massage

After the massage, and depending on your client’s preferences, it is a good idea to close with a saying or “thank you” to the client. Massage therapists should rotate these sayings around at the end of a massage – clients may be tired of hearing “thank you” each time, and something as small as saying “thank you for coming in today” or “thank you for your time” may be just the small change needed to keep it interesting. Before leaving the room, let your client know that you will leave a hot or moist towel on the shelf in case they want to get lotion off of their hands before getting dressed (some massage therapists offer this as an option, others do not – it is up to you). It is also a nice gesture to leave a mint or piece of candy next to the towel so that clients can feel fresh and awake each time they leave the massage. Clients should be greeted in the waiting room with a fresh glass of water from a pitcher – a refreshing way for massage therapists to offer their clients a healthy alternative to bottled water. While your client checks out, do not simply say “goodbye!” and walk back to your room, but spend some time speaking with him or her about any changes felt, ask about problem areas that are still bothersome, and recommend personalized stretches that the client may use between sessions.

It is easy for massage therapists to fall into a routine, and these small tips are simple ways to spruce up your practice just enough so that before, during, and after a massage, clients stay interested and know that you are concerned about their comfort.

Laurie Craig, the 2007 recipient of the prestigious Jerome Perlinski American Massage Therapy Association National Teacher of the Year award, is a respected health science educator, who serves as a subject matter expert and test item writer for the Federation of State Massage Therapy Boards. She has also participated in test item writing for the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork. With more than 25 years of varied experience in massage training in Atlanta, Laurie used her in-depth industry knowledge to open Georgia Massage School in Suwanee, Georgia. She combines her unique teaching skills, professional acumen, and passion for teaching with a comedic edge that students remember and embrace years after experiencing her classes.

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