Haha oh yes. I’d been living in Russia for a while and it isn’t uncommon for someone to work out of a place that, in some other country, might seem sketchy. SPB is an old city. I can’t honestly say what kept me from telling him to stop and just leaving. It was part: this is good for me, I think. And part: I know I’m not getting my money back at this point. So, Andrey’s uncle is the one who recommended this guy to Andrey but it turns out his uncle had been in a car accident and had a serious shoulder injury which is what this kind of massage was meant for. I was just sore and had no idea haha.

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