This article is part one of a five-part series titled "The Business of Illicit Massage. The customers themselves led law enforcement to the address in , by writing detailed reviews of the services they received at Hadley Massage Therapy — services that went far beyond massage. Shutting them down is not as simple as rounding up the men and women in the massage parlor. Healey said her office will continue to go after the massage businesses described on the review boards.
Illicit Massage Parlors Are Across Massachusetts. Why Is Police Action So Rare?
If you are looking for massage in the area, there must be 20 places with better aesthetics, better locations, better reputations, and better menus, all within a half-hour drive. It is not the sort of place where good massage therapists go to work. As it happens, I know a little bit about this, as my wife has owned and operated her own day spa for going on 15 years. New and tougher compensation models are sweeping the industry, thanks to exploding chains offering cheap membership programs; salaries are pointed in the wrong direction. Good massage therapists who do not work for themselves go from seeking higher commission rates to seeking higher menu prices.
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