The Banks County Board of Commissioners revoked the business license of “Best Health Spa” for 90 days in a called meeting on Dec. 10 and placed the business on probation for an additional six months.
The action comes after several alleged violations, including “a massage of areas prohibited by the county ordinance” and the employee not being property clothed. The violations were cited by an undercover investigator with the Banks County Sheriff’s Office who went into the business on Sunday, Dec. 7. He was sent into the spa after it was noted by the sheriff’s office that the open sign was in place on the business on a Sunday. The county ordinance states that health spas can not be open on Sunday.
The investigator, speaking at the BOC meeting on Dec. 10, said a female, dressed in a bikini and wearing high heels, gave him a massage. He also noted that she massaged his “buttocks.” He paid $40 for the 30-minute massage.
The “Best Health Spa” is located at 152 Dallas Drive, below MVP Café, and it opened on Dec .1.
The violations include the following:
•Massage of specific anatomical areas prohibited. No owner, operator or employee shall intentionally touch or massage or offer to touch or massage specific anatomical regions.
•Proper owner, operator, employee clothing required. Each owner, operator and employee of a spa/massage and bodywork therapy business shall wear clothing of an opaque material and it shall be unlawful for such person to fail to fully conceal his or her specific anatomical regions.
•Patron coverings required. Each spa/massage and bodywork therapy business shall provide to each patrol clean, sanitary and opaque coverings capable of covering the patron’s specific anatomical regions. No massage and body work shall be administered unless the patron is covered by such covering of the specific anatomical region.
•Hours of operation. A spa/massage and bodywork therapy business shall be closed between the hours of 10 p.m. and 6 a.m. and closed on Sunday.
•Application. The business application must be accompanied by a certificate or diploma from a recognized school as defined for each person working in the business of performing massage or reflexology.
A list of the violations was sent to Kyung Cha Oliveira.
don't these type of business have to be licensed by the state for these services? and at the same be reviewed of rules and regulations? shut them down !!!!! if they dont comply with the rules and get them out of the country!!!! WAY TO GO BCSO!!!!
Why do so many people cheer on the government regulating what consenting adults do? Stay out of my personal live and I will stay out of yours. No crime was committed here other than the sheriff's office acting as Big Brother.
What IS a Health Spa?? Seems to me this place had more to do with being a sex business as per your article than a legitimate Health Spa. Why can't they just call them Adult Spas or something like that so this type of business doesn't give legitimate Health & Beauty Spas a bad name?