Cody Wayne Lewis, 40, is accused of sexually assaulting two women, and now he’s under investigation again after a third claim was made. Local 2 learned that a third woman came forward claiming Lewis inappropriately touched her at a Massage Envy in Spring. Lewis is charged with one count of sexual assault. A grand jury did not find enough evidence to indict him in the first case. Local 2 found that Lewis is not currently licensed by the state of Texas in massage therapy. While the first case went nowhere, Phil Grant, spokesman for the Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office said, “In light of this incident and the woman who’s come forward we will be reevaluating the case that was no billed and could represent it to a grand jury if it becomes appropriate.” A spokesperson from Massage Envy’s corporate office in Arizona told Local 2 that the spa where Lewis worked did not follow protocol. That Massage Envy terminated the franchise’s license and the spa is now under new management. Attorneys for Lewis sent Local 2 this statement regarding the case:”We are aggressively investigating this case and will fight these allegations in Court and not in the Court of public opinion. Mr. Lewis is presumed innocent and has plead not guilty because he is not guilty. We will vigorously defend him against any allegations including taking a prior allegation back to the Grand Jury. This prior allegation was no billed because 12 independent and impartial Montgomery County citizens found no probable cause a crime was committed after a thorough investigation.” Copyright 2013 by Click2Houston.com. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
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Massage therapist fulfills dream in Skokie
Q: As an experienced massage therapist yourself, what is your main specialty? A: I personally specialize and was always interested in the orthopedic massage, and having worked in the orthopedic section as a physical therapy aid gave me this inspiration. I strive to heal people who have conditions that require surgery. If the level of the condition’s severity isn’t that acute yet, I try to make it possible that surgery won’t be necessary anymore. But if the condition is already very severe and surgery is mandatory, then post orthopedic massage is helpful to maintain the state of the body, and to prevent the condition from happening again. Q: Do you have any special offers customers can take advantage of? A: Like every business, I also run specials and discounts every month and I have membership wellness programs, which can go to up to more than 50 percent off a month. We also have a $99 package that includes a 60-minute massage plus a mani/pedi and a facial. Q: Any advice you can offer to aspiring business owners? A: If you can dream it, you can do it. Holding a business requires dedication but you have to put your mind to it. Show / Hide Comments © 2011 Sun-Times Media, LLC. All rights reserved.
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Massage Therapist Arrested for Sexual Battery; Additional Victims Sought
On Sunday, May 19, 2013, officers from the Long Beach Department were dispatched to Dee Dee Thai Spa located at 200 Argonne Avenue, regarding a sexual battery investigation. Officers arrived at the location and learned that a massage therapist, identified as 48-year-old Juan Pablo Zea of Long Beach, inappropriately touched a female adult client during a massage. He was subsequently arrested. Defendant Zea was working as an independent contractor for the spa when this crime occurred, but may have worked at other locations. He also goes by the name of “Johnny” and is described as a male Hispanic, 5’8 tall, approximately 165 lbs., with black hair and brown eyes. The Long Beach best chiropractor toronto City Prosecutor’s Office has charged him with one count of misdemeanor sexual battery Detectives believe additional victims may exist and are hoping anyone who has not reported an incident comes forward by contacting the Long Beach Police Department’s Sex Crimes Detail at (562) 570-7368. Anonymous tips may be submitted by calling 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), texting TIPLA plus your tip to CRIMES (274637), or visiting http://www.lacrimestoppers.org . You May Like These Articles Too:
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Vancouver Massage Therapy Experts Burrard Physiotherapy Offer Joint Mobilization Treatment
This type of treatment targets the synovial joint with the objective of achieving a therapeutic effect that releases joint tension and allows for full freedom of movement. Joint mobilization is a passive form of treatment. It’s performed by trained massage therapy professionals who move the joint in ways that cannot be accomplished with active movement. The joint mobilization treatment acts as the foundation to further massage therapy services and enables the trained therapist to identify areas of specific concern for the client. The trained team at Burrard Physiotherapy can now help clients release the tension in sore joints with personalized joint mobilization therapy. The team analyzes the movement achieved by the client with 5 specific grading points, rated in roman numerals (I through to V). Each of these grading points corresponds to an extent of movement. Grade I indicates a strong level of flexibility, where the client’s body responds to limited joint pressure from the therapist. Whereas a client with a grade V level of joint mobilization is exceptionally limited in the range of motion they’re able to achieve. Available now through the highly skilled team at Vancouver-based Burrard Physiotherapy, this massage therapy service will allow patients to find an answer to their specific joint issues. Appointment opportunities are now available for all patients across the local Vancouver area to undergo joint mobilization therapy.
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Massage Envy for the Weekend Warrior
And the great news is that whether you’re a professional athlete or a weekend warrior, massage therapy has several proven benefits beyond soothing sore muscles. Though massage has definite health benefits for both men and women, some are specific to men. A 2010 study from Sweden showed that one 80-minute hand-and-foot massage significantly lowered men’s heart rates, cortisol levels and insulin levels- all of which help to lower stress and the body’s reactions to it. Persistent stress can wear down the male body mentally and physically. In fact, a 2010 meta-analysis in the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry indicates massage may well ease symptoms of depression. Other studies indicate that regular massage therapy significantly lowers chronic neck and back pain, in part by releasing endorphins which increase the threshold for pain tolerance. Massage can also improve athletic performance and help in preventing injuries by increasing range-of-motion. Massage Envy offers several therapies for men and women, and in celebration of Fathers’ Day each Las Vegas location is offering special offers for customers purchasing gift cards between now and Fathers’ Day, June 16th. Customers can enjoy benefits including up to a one-hour free massage session with gift card purchases. Massage Envy Las Vegas, voted “Best Spa” in the Las Vegas Review-Journal’s 2013 “Best of Las Vegas” poll, is a co-op of 12 massage clinics and part of the nation’s largest therapeutic massage provider and spa chain. Massage Envy is dedicated to providing professional and affordable therapeutic massage and spa services to consumers with busy lifestyles at convenient times and locations. Massage Envy offers one-hour massage sessions starting at $49 and has a membership model for those that want to take advantage of specially priced monthly massages.
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Brett Favre Lawsuit Settled: Case Alleging NFL Star Sent Racy Texts To Massage Therapists ‘Resolved’
NEW YORK — A lawsuit filed by two massage therapists who sued retired NFL quarterback Brett Favre over claims he sent racy text messages has been settled, a lawyer for the women said Friday. Lawyer David Jaroslawicz wouldn’t comment on the terms of the settlement, saying only that the case had been “resolved and discontinued.” Christina Scavo and Shannon O’Toole had alleged in a lawsuit seeking unspecified damages that in 2008, while Favre was playing for the New York Jets, they lost their part-time jobs with the team after complaining that he sent sexually suggestive texts to another therapist. During the 2008 preseason, the lawsuit alleged, the three-time NFL MVP sent another woman a text message asking to get together with her and Scavo, followed by another text saying, “I guess I have bad intentions.” After Scavo’s husband asked Favre to apologize, she and O’Toole lost gigs with the Jets, the lawsuit said. A lawyer for Favre didn’t immediately respond to a call for comment Friday but has denied the allegations in the past, arguing in court papers that if the therapists lost work Favre wasn’t responsible for it. A lawyer for the Jets also didn’t immediately respond to a call seeking comment Friday. The therapists’ lawsuit was filed five days after the NFL fined Favre $50,000 for not being forthright in an investigation into allegations that he sent bawdy text messages and photos to former Jets game hostess Jenn Sterger when they both worked for the team. During that investigation, media reports claimed Favre also had pursued massage therapists, but the NFL said it was unable to get enough information to decide whether the reports were substantiated. The Jets have said O’Toole and Scavo worked for the team for a combined total of five days over two years, making $2,300 in all, and were never guaranteed ongoing work. The team wasn’t told about the women’s concerns and simply turned to other massage therapists after its training facility moved in 2008, its officials and lawyers have said in court filings. Favre retired from the NFL in 2010, after playing for 20 seasons, mostly with the Green Bay Packers. He began his career with the Atlanta Falcons and ended it with the Minnesota Vikings.
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