On October 21, 2022, the Florida Department of Health (DOH) filed an Emergency Order restricting the massage therapy license of Peter Mayorga. This restriction was in response to a report of sexual misconduct during a massage he performed while working at My Massage Haven in Miami. The Order prohibits Mayorga from practicing massage therapy on female clients in Florida. Mayorga has been a licensed massage therapist in Florida since July 2004. Peter Mayorga founded My Massage Haven in 2002 and now has five locations in Brickell, Aventura, Pinecrest, Kendall, and North Miami Beach.
According to the Department of Health’s Emergency Order, Peter Mayorga was working at his spa, My Massage Haven, in Miami, Florida. On September 12, 2022, Mayorga performed a 60-minute massage on a 54-year-old female client. During the massage, Mayorga allegedly began to massage the client’s back, and Mayorga’s finger penetrated her buttocks crevice. The client flinched and repositioned herself, and Mr. Mayorga continued the massage. Mayorga then ran his fingers down the client’s back and into the crevice of her buttocks, rubbing against her anus and down to her vagina. The client froze. She also noticed at that time she was no longer covered by the sheet.
Peter Mayorga Allegedly Violated the Massage Therapist-Patient Relationship
When clients schedule a massage, it is to decompress from the stresses of life. They trust that the massage therapists employed at the spa are carefully vetted and safe to engage with the public. It is unacceptable, immoral, and unlawful for any employee to touch a client sexually. Clients of massage therapists are in an isolated setting, leaving them vulnerable and subject to abuse by their massage therapists.
Due to the potential for inherent abuse, under those circumstances, massage therapists must possess good judgment and moral character to practice massage therapy safely. Mr. Peter Mayorga willfully abused his position as a massage therapist to sexually violate a woman who trusted him to act professionally and within the boundaries of generally accepted massage therapy and treatment. Mr. Mayorga’s violation of the massage therapist-patient relationship indicates that he lacks the good moral character and judgment necessary to practice massage therapy on female clients safely.
Horowitz Law has filed numerous sexual assault lawsuits against massage therapists for clients who were inappropriately touched at various massage salons and spas. If you have been a victim of sexual assault or sexual battery during a massage, or if you know someone who has, contact our law firm at 888-283-9922 or email sexual abuse lawyer [email protected] for a free consultation today.