Friday, January 29, 2010

What's Up With Blind Massage?

On pretty much every street corner in China not occupied by a noodle joint, there are shops offering blind massages. (The picture here was taken around the block from Julie and Z's school.) Not being massage fans, the two of us never went in to check things out. So, those of you in the know, what's the value-added of blind massage over other legitimate types of massages?

While you are thinking about your answer, here is a real-life story from China Daily about the day-to-day routine of a blind Beijing masseur. Be sure to read it, as it is a compelling account of an average person's efforts at finding his way in the unbelievably fast-changing society and economy that is China today.

~Steve

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