Local and state officials ordered the closure of four Milford massage parlors Monday for allegedly failing to comply to new regulations related to the profession.
Police said they contacted several local massage establishments in June, notifying them of the new legislation that went into effect last October. Letters included a copy of the bill, Public Act No. 12-64: An Act Concerning Penalties for the Investigation of the Operation of Illegal Massage Establishments.
On Monday, police said detectives, along with the city’s health department and a representative from the Connecticut State Police, carried out a "joint compliance operation" at six local massage establishments.
Those found to have “several violations” and ordered to close were:
- Ginko Beauty Spa, 554 Boston Post Road
- Body Relax Palace, 365 New Haven Ave.
- Kung-Fu Massage, 1201 Boston Post Road
- Great Massage, 365 Boston Post Road
Merritt Massage, at 465 Bridgeport Ave., was cited for minor violations and allowed to stay open, police said. And VIP Spa (no address given) had apparently closed two weeks prior.
Police said Monday that the operation is ongoing and additional information is forthcoming.
A copy of the aforementioned bill is attached as a PDF to this article. It was provided by the Milford Police Department.