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Overstepping Boundaries: Sexual Assault By Massage Therapists

When Massage Therapists Take Advantage of a Client’s Vulnerability

When you go for a massage, you expect to have a relaxing, stress-free experience. But, sadly, many massage therapists in California and throughout the U.S. are being accused of taking advantage of their clients and committing sexual assault — and companies like Massage Envy and others are doing nothing to stop these criminal behaviors and are now being held accountable. Read on to learn who can be held liable in massage therapist sexual assault claims.

What is Sexual Assault?

Before understanding how to file a sexual assault claim, it’s critical to know what constitutes sexual assault. Sexual assault refers to the following sexual contact or behavior:

  • Attempted rape

  • Penetration of the victim’s body (rape)

  • Fondling or unwanted sexual touching

  • Forcing a victim to perform sexual acts

Who Can Be Held Liable?

Victims of sexual assault could file a civil lawsuit against their massage therapist if they were sexually assaulted. In some cases, the owner of a massage establishment can be held liable for civil damages. When pursuing a sexual assault claim against your massage therapist, it’s critical to speak to a sexual assault lawyer experienced in handling these types of cases to help you determine all liable parties involved.

What to Do After Being Sexually Assaulted

If you or a loved one has been sexually assaulted, the first step is to contact the authorities immediately. While you are not obligated to report the sexual abuse to the establishment, it can be a crucial piece of evidence and helpful to your claim.

What to Do If A Massage Therapist Sexually Assaulted You

Being touched inappropriately without consent is not only shocking, but it can put strains on a victim emotionally and psychologically. If a massage therapist sexually assaulted you, know that you are not alone. is on your side to support you through a difficult time. We will be your advocate to protect your rights and hold the massage therapist accountable for their actions. When faced with the challenges of pursuing a sexual assault and abuse claim, we are here to help you seek justice so you can move forward with your life.

Contact us today at (833) 456-3529 to learn your rights.