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Regarding the San Clemente Times Aug. 13-19 article on “massage parlor” compliance, the term “massage parlor” hasn’t been used since the 1920s and it gives an image of a place of ill repute.
I am a longtime owner of a holistic health day spa featuring massage and skin care.
When you call massage establishments “massage parlors” you infer they are more whore house than health establishment.
That being said, we have been reporting gross violators to the city for years with little regard from the city.
I agree on more thorough compliance and state license procedures for massage establishments.
I know there are sketchy establishments in San Clemente, Dana Point and San Juan Capistrano.
We have even received phone calls from strange would-be clients asking all the wrong questions about services rendered.
We are family-run and work hard to keep a good, healthy reputation for our family business, C’Siren Day Spa in San Clemente.
Using the term “massage parlor” does us and the other good practitioners in town no good.
Please be more careful in your choice of words when reporting such an important subject.
Please make a distinct separation between holistic massage practitioners and the dirty little secrets around town.