In front of Titanic restaurant on Palolem beach I found a husband and wife team from Menali who were offering massages - the husband would massage male clients and his wife the ladies. She gave me a wonderful head massage, with a short shoulder rub thrown in (and boy was I tempted to go for the full thing!). For 15 minutes I paid 120 INR (which was less than £2). My hair smelled of cocunut oil for quite a while!
Both lokal men and women walk around the beach and ask tourists if they like a massage, manicure or pedicure. The normal price is about 2-300 INR (5-7 USD) for a 30 minutes massage.
The indian woman Tara changed from selling clothes to give massage.
Why not have a relaxing massage on the beach as you can see this tiny masseur is struggling to get his tiny arms around my ample neck, mind you once he had finished stretching, pulling and pounding me. I could have slept like a baby.
If you are brave enough...after a shave at the local Barbers...ask for a Head Massage...its a weird experience! Lots of lotions are massaged into your head...using fingers, knuckles...the palm. And then you get pummeled! Can't really describe how they do it...as you can't see whats happening...but lots of pings happen all over your head.
But...strangely enough...it is refreshing!
On most Goan beaches you'll get asked if you want a massage...they are cheap (about 250 rupees) because they are not trained masseurs...but its relaxing...and passes away half an hour or so.