Private institutions, established in urban areas, inherited 'Thai traditional medicine', including massage, and became centres of traditional practice. with the in Thailand in the s, however, 'Thai traditional massage' began to be perceived as a tourist-oriented service and was often used as a cover for prostitution. In light of the analysis, it seems that rough measures are used in the pandering operations and the conditions of prostitution are often poor. Many procured prostitutes seem not to have a genuine possibility of leaving the activities or the country Prostitution and pandering also occur in the Thai massage parlours which. feb. - Two weeks ago, Stockholm police raided a local Thai massage parlour and arrested its year-owner. Police suspect that about 40 of Stockholm's Thai massage parlours are involved in illegal sex work by offering happy endings and massages to customers' private parts. Although selling sex isn't.