People in Dallas will soon be able to pay another human being to tickle them.
On December 7, Kimberly Haley-Coleman is opening The Tickle Bar, which delivers exactly what's in the name.
“When I tell people I get a really polarized reaction. It’s either, ‘Oh my God, that’s genius, why hasn’t anyone done that before?’ or it’s ‘No one is going to do that. That’s the craziest thing I’ve ever heard.’ That’s when I knew I had to try it," Haley-Coleman told the Dallas Observer.
Starting at $39.99, clients can either be tickled or have their hair played with for 25 minutes or more. Clients can have feathers, brushes, or just fingers dragged across their backs. All sessions will take place in Moroccan-style tents that can be open or closed for privacy.
A "tickle spa" already exists in Spain, but Haley-Coleman decided to start her own tickle business when coronavirus-related travel restrictions slowed down her voluntourism business.
“We’ve tried to put ourselves in a place to survive another year or two without real revenue,” Haley-Coleman told Advocate magazine.
“I haven’t been getting foot massages or my nails done, but I drove around and saw none of them had gone out of business. I said, ‘I’m just going to do it.’ We need something that’s joyful. People miss the human touch.”
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