• Report: #195696

Complaint Review: Art Of Touch Massage Studio

  • Submitted: Fri, June 09, 2006
  • Updated: Mon, December 03, 2012

  • Reported By:Sacramento California
Art Of Touch Massage Studio
3053 Fulton Rd. Sacramento, California U.S.A.

Art Of Touch Massage Studio - Elise Johnson Fraud! Ripoff! PREVIOUS EMPLOYEES WARN beware Massage Parlor Owned by previous Prostitute Elise Johnson. Sacramento California

*REBUTTAL Individual responds: Followup from Elise

*REBUTTAL Individual responds: Message from Elisiance a Lifestyle Company founder Elise Johnson on the former Art of Touch

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BEWARE! ILLEGAL SPA OPERATION. I was a previous employee of Art of Touch Massage Studio. Do not let the expensive tuscan ambiance fool you. While employed I was encouraged to be "extra friendly" to male clients and investors. Sexual implications were made and encouraged by the owner. She would allow clients and employees alike to grab, poke, and fondle at massage therapists. Style of massage encouraged nudity and intrustive massage strokes. The Owner explained to us to keep confidentiality about how they were a previous massage parlor where prostitution was concealed behind closed doors.

A new name and image was created for this elaborate "massage studio" to cover up a shady reputation for payoffs and sexual activity to local celebrities and "upscale" clientele. Walk- Ins are allowed a room with a shower to clean up any evidence of prostitution. Massage Therapists and staff were usually not allowed breaks and were verbally mistreated. The owner lied about investments and monterary rewards to open up similar business fronts at a different locations under an assumed names.

When I refused to comply with such an environment, I was wrongfully terminated. It was explained by her that 90% of clientele would be male construction workers, and local celebrities and how she has done things that she didn't like to earn cash.

Sacramento, California

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#1 REBUTTAL Individual responds

Followup from Elise

AUTHOR: Elise Johnson-elisiance - (United States of America)

I've gone from a struggling single mom, to stigmatized sex worker, to flamboyant entrepreneur amd world traveler, followed by trips to the psychiatric ward and currently a state prison term. With my bipolar disorder successfully being treated, I hope to be a continued topic of great gossip (hence you Googling my name), but also to provide a little inspiration along the way. Thanks for reading!

You may write me at:
Elise Johnson, #WE4846
CCWF, 504-210-up
P.O. Box 1508
Chowchilla, CA  93610-1508
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Message from Elisiance a Lifestyle Company founder Elise Johnson on the former Art of Touch

AUTHOR: Elise Johnson-elisiance - (U.S.A.)

First off, here's what customers had to say about Art of Touch: http://www.elisiancestyle.com/index2.html

You never know what you'll find when you're surfing the net. A friend of mine found this report.

I am actually puzzled as to where the RIP OFF' factor is applied to this situation? The person was terminated and paid. California is an at will state meaning you may not only quit a job with or without notice and for any reason, but also be terminated for any reason, with or without notice.

Since this report is over 2 years old and is on a closed business, (but comes right up when you google my name), I would like to include a little background, for those of you who have absolutely no idea what Art of Touch is or was.

Art of Touch Massage Studio was one of my businesses, an upscale spa in Sacramento, California. Unfortunately, Sacramento isn't exactly known for being a luxury lifestyle Mecca. Profits weren't great, I saw greener pastures down south, so I said goodbye and moved to the beaches and laid back vibe of San Diego. As financially depleted as I was when I closed Art of Touch, I still provided refunds on gift certificates that had been purchased for up to a year after it closed.

The author of this slanderous, gossip piece happens to be an ex-employee and this report is something, which I would expect from this particular individual (which is why I quickly relieved her of her duties. A venomous mean spirited employee is not someone I would like my then customers to have to come into contact with). She certainly paints an exciting picture of my business such vivid language, such a titillating scenario I only wish I could have actually been there to experience it.

I noticed her post is dated June 6 a mere three days after Art of Touch's June 3 grand opening. This means all of these wild and exciting and off-the-hook happenings took place in a three-day period where I was in the middle of launching a brand new operation. What a way to hit the ground running! (BTW At the grand opening this scorned employee attended with a severe hangover, causing a decorative glass piece to crash to the floor).

The staff at Art of Touch primarily consisted of a male front desk person who later went on to complete massage school and became a certified CMT, a few women in their 40's and one in her 70's who weren't brothel babes' and would either laugh at this report or would be deeply offended at the writer's innuendo. I personally find it very disheartening, that this scorned former employee, would insult her former co-workers by implying that they were involved in a 'house of prostitution' of sorts.

The staff at Art of Touch really put a great effort into doing a good job by showing up each morning, in uniform, professional and provided a tremendous service to the community in Sacramento. The reviews at Art of Touch were so great that some customers would forego the word renowned Napa Valley day spas and instead would venture to our facility! You may find the reviews once again here http://www.elisiancestyle.com/index2.html

It's somewhat amusing, that one of the many reasons I had to let the very talented author of this report go- was because she refused to keep her top buttoned and showed a little too much cleavage on the job. Even as a former prostitute, I objected to her ever-present display of busty goodness, (among other issues) and found her behavior to be inappropriate for the upscale professional image of Art of Touch. It put her then co-workers in a position of possibly being accosted or propositioned by those customers seeking Massage Parlor' type services.

I welcome any questions related to this matter. You my find out more about my company Elisiance a Lifestyle Company, now based out of Miami Beach, Florida at www.elisiance.com find us on myspace at www.myspace.com/elisiance and/or contact me at 888.584.5995.

Elise Johnson (former prostitute-reinvented as a FABULOUS Business Developer).
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