Two Waltham massage parlors were cited recently for violating state licensing rules, according to Waltham Police.
The Massachusetts Division of Professional Licensure has fined Waltham Wellness Place, 905 Main St., and Zen Massage and Body Works, 740 Main St. (Suite 116), for license violations, according to Waltham Police Sgt. Joseph Guigno.
Inspectors from the state agency, at the request of police, visited both locations on Thursday, Feb. 2 after police received complaints about both locations, according to Guigno.
DPL fined Xiao Yu Nie, a Flushing, New York resident and owner of Waltham Wellness Place, and two of her employees for not having a license to practice massage therapy, according to Guigno. The fines total $700.
The agency also fined David Joyce, a Worcester resident and owner of Zen Massage and Body Works, for two of his workers lacking a massage therapy license, according to Guigno. The fines totaled $400. Joyce himself is a licensed massage therapist, Guigno said.
The fines go to the DPL and not the city because the agency is the enforcement authority for massage licensing.
Both locations potentially have building code violations and will be inspected by the city’s Building Inspection department, according to Guigno.
Waltham Police plan to do frequent checks of local massage parlors, according to Guigno.