Tourist Discovers Red Raw Marks On His Back After 'Red Dragon' Massage

After their six-day long adventure around Bali two Australian tourists decided a massage would be just what the doctor ordered to help those achey muscles -but the couple got more than the rest and relaxation they hoped for.

Candise Raison and her husband Matthew, from Paringa in South Australia, decided to order masseur to come out to them as after six days adventuring they were far too tired to head out for one.

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Credit: Caters

Candise went first and enjoyed her massage however, when it was her husband's turn, she told the Daily MailMail the masseur asked if he wanted to 'get the red dragon out of him'.

She explained they thought it may have been a prayer of some kind and said: "I don't know what you're saying but my husband will try anything, go for it!"

It was said the masseur then started 'carving' into Matthews skin saying that by tomorrow it will be a 'red dragon'.

It was certainly something by the next day as Matthew was left with huge red welts up and down his back.

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Credit: Caters

Though it seems Matthew was a good sport about it and is even pictured laughing in the, rather painful looking, picture his wife posted.

She also claimed her husband's chronic back pain, he'd suffered for three years, had really alleviated.

"Fair to say we were all in tears of laughter," Candise added. "He hasn't complained about a sore back since."

She went on to say: "He said it felt like an itch waiting to be itched, and then when it finally got scratched it was fantastic."

Well, suppose that is a better outcome - but was it worth it?

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Credit: Caters

Apparently, though the marks didn't break the skin or make Matthew bleed, it took around five days for his skin to start to go back to normal

Candise said: "The marks are still slightly there but almost non-existent. It's something he will most likely get again with the way he enjoyed it."

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Rachael Grealish

Rachael is a NCTJ qualified journalist from West Cumbria, with a passion for news, features and journalism. Outside of work Rachael loves plenty of coffee, running and reading.

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