Relative to New York, or even most major cities in the United States, massage is cheap in Prague. Around $35 to $50 for 90 minutes.
After searching “best massage in Prague” and coming up with too many businesses named “Climax” or “Erotic” and a google review with the phrase “male prostitutes” (not exaggerating, try it yourself), we settled on a reputable Health Club/Gym recommended by a fellow traveler.
Several unsuccessful attempts at booking a simultaneous Hot Stone treatment for myself and my daughter in English over email (we couldn’t find a phone number), and a phone call from my local-living Czech-speaking best friend, we were still appointment-less.
We gave up.
Then, tired feet still only halfway up the steep hill to the castle, we spotted a foot massage spot. Inner workings safely exposed to all who pass the broad open windows; unbelievably affordable (about $50 for two 60 minute foot massages—no credit cards accepted); clean; and devoid of any male prostitutes (we didn’t spot any men at all), we decided to try it.
The massage wasn’t great, but it was good enough. Perfect for the circumstances.
Just as we were leaving, a woman walked in and did this fish foot treatment I’ve never seen before: she sits with her feet in a fish tank and they eat the dead skin cells off them. Maybe next time…