The Goan beaches are popular hotspots for yoga and ayurvedic medicine. I figured while I was in Palolem, I should get an ayurvedic massage, which I read you could find for about $8. So, I followed the signs for an “ayurvedic massage spa” and found a hut near the beach. Outside the hut, I met one of the female masseuses, an Indian woman in her 50s. I told her a wanted a full body massage and asked about prices. She told me in a whisper that she would give me a discount and showed me a menu of services. While I was looking it over, she whispered again something about price and discount, but then said her boss was coming and she quickly scooted back into the hut.