Massage Envy Responds To Georgia Gubernatorial Primary Election Issues

Sunday, July 15, 2018 General News
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ATLANTA, July 15, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Massage Envy Franchising, LLC today noted factual inaccuracies in recently publicized

communications regarding campaign contributions to Secretary of State and Gubernatorial candidate, Brian Kemp.

"Because our company was mentioned in the letter, we want to make sure everyone has the facts," said

Melanie Hansen, Massage Envy chief compliance officer and general counsel. "First and foremost, we and our franchisees fully support the Georgia Board of Massage Therapy thoroughly investigating every sexual assault complaint – just as our franchisees are required to do – and, where they find sexual misconduct, immediately revoking the therapist's license."

Massage Envy can verify that:

  • Patrick Greco no longer owns Massage Envy franchises and did not own them at the time of the fundraiser he held for Mr. Kemp.
  • To our knowledge, no Georgia Massage Envy franchise locations are under investigation by the Georgia Board of Massage Therapy. The Georgia Board generally regulates individual therapists, not clinics.
  • Consistent with the company's Zero Tolerance policy, the therapists in question were terminated and restricted, meaning they are not eligible for hire at any Massage Envy location and, importantly, that franchisees have no favor to gain from the state Board with respect to these therapists.

"Our Commitment to Safety plan further strengthens our policies and procedures, and we continue to work with victim advocates and outside experts like RAINN, a leading authority on preventing sexual assault and supporting victims.. Any incident of sexual assault is tragic, and our hearts go out to the victims of these horrible crimes. At Massage Envy, there is nothing more important than safety in the treatment room," Hansen said. 

About Massage EnvyMassage Envy, based in Scottsdale, Arizona, is a national franchisor and, through its franchise locations, is the leading provider of therapeutic massage and skincare services. The Massage Envy franchise system is, collectively, the largest employer of massage therapists and estheticians, with more than 35,000 dedicated wellness professionals that provide best-in-class service to over 1.65 million members. Founded in 2002, Massage Envy has more than 1,150 franchise locations in 49 states that have together delivered more than 100 million massages and facials.

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