Denver massage therapist relinquishes license due to engagement in a sexual act with a client

DENVER (April 12, 2016) — On April 11, 2016, Denver massage therapist Hui F. White relinquished her license to practice massage therapy, meaning she may not practice. 

Hui worked as a massage therapist at the Red Lotus Spa in Denver. On November 19, 2015, while giving a massage to a client, Hui “began to perform manual masturbation on the client” according to the disciplinary document.  The client was “an undercover Denver Police Officer conducting a sting operation.” 

It is unlawful for massage therapists to engage in a sexual act with a client while the therapeutic relationship exists. According to the Massage Therapy Practice Act, the state law that governs the practice, massage therapists must also meet generally accepted standards of massage therapy care or be subject to discipline, including revocation of a license.

The Division of Professions and Occupations, part of the Department of Regulatory Agencies (DORA), encourages consumers to verify a license and check for discipline before selecting a massage therapist.  If you suspect wrongdoing, consider filing a complaint with DORA.  Visit askDORA.colorado.gov and click on “File a Complaint.”

DPO encourages consumers to verify a license and check for discipline before selecting a massage therapist.  If you suspect wrongdoing, consider filing a complaint with DORA. Visit askDORA.colorado.gov and click on “File a Complaint.”  

 
 
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The Division of Professions and Occupations (DPO), part of the Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies (DORA), provides consumer protection through its regulation of nearly 400,000 licensees within more than 50 professions, occupations, and entities in the State of Colorado. DORA is dedicated to preserving the integrity of the marketplace and is committed to promoting a fair and competitive business environment in Colorado. Consumer protection is our mission. Visit www.dora.colorado.gov for more information or call 303-894-7855 / toll free 1-800-886-7675