Emergency Order Restricts Massage Therapist Due to Sex Assault Complaint

| Feb 24, 2020 | Massage Therapists

The Florida Department of Health issued an Emergency Order restricting massage therapist Matthew Allen Bush after he allegedly sexually assaulted a woman during a massage appointment on November 3, 2019.  At the time of the alleged incident, Matthew Bush was working at Essentials Massage and Facials in Trinity, Florida.  He reportedly touched the vagina and breasts of his client without consent during the appointment.  The client reported the alleged assault on the day it occurred. Bush has only been licensed to practice massage therapy in Florida since July 2019.

Under the Emergency Restriction Order, Matthew Bush cannot treat female patients.  According to the Surgeon General, Bush’s continued unrestricted ability to provide massage services to female clients constitutes an immediate, serious danger to the health, safety and welfare of the public.

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