Winter Springs massage therapist, Alexander Hyman, surrendered his license to practice massage therapy in Florida, which was accepted and adjudged as a discipline on May 14, 2021, by the Board of Massage Therapy. Following a disciplinary action brought by the Florida Department of Health Board of Massage Therapy alleging sexual misconduct at Hand & Stone Massage & Facial Spa, Hyman agreed to cease practicing immediately and not re-apply for a massage therapist license in Florida. Alexander Hyman had been a licensed massage therapist in Florida since 2016.
A Final Order of discipline was entered following an allegation of sexual misconduct made against Alexander Hyman when he was working at Hand & Stone Massage & Facial Spa, located at 5641 Red Bug Lake Road, Winter Springs, FL 32708. On June 1, 2019, Hyman performed a massage on a 27-year-old female client. During the massage, Hyman allegedly touched her vaginal area when massaging her inner thighs and buttocks. An Emergency Order was entered in January 2020, which restricted his massage license to practice on male clients only.
The disciplinary order continues a long and disturbing trend of sexual misconduct by massage therapists statewide, including numerous employees of Hand & Stone franchises. Under Florida law, massage therapists occupy positions of trust, and all sexual activity between the massage therapist and clients is strictly prohibited.
Hyman allegedly violated the massage therapist-patient relationship. A massage therapist may not use his relationship with a client to induce or attempt to induce the patient to engage or to engage or attempt to engage the patient in sexual activity outside the scope of practice or the scope of generally accepted examination or treatment of the patient.
Attorney Adam Horowitz has filed numerous sexual misconduct claims against massage therapists on behalf of clients who were inappropriately touched at Hand & Stone Spa. A massage therapist is never permitted to have sexual contact with a client. If you have been a victim of sexual assault or sexual battery during a massage at Hand & Stone or any other spa, or if you know someone who has, please contact our law firm at (954) 641-2100 or send an e-mail to sexual abuse lawyer Adam Horowitz at [email protected]