Several Milford massage establishments shut their doors today after failing to comply with laws and regulations that took effect last October.
According to Milford police, each local business received information about the new laws in June.
Three months later, Milford police, along with the town Health Department and a representative from State Police, visited six massage establishments to check for violations.
Of the six, only one remains open.
Four businesses were found to have multiple violations and were shuttered today. They are:
- 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 Avenue, was found to be in minor violation of the law and was allowed to stay open, according to police.
A sixth business, VIP Spa, at 232 Boston Post Road, had already closed, police said.
The new regulations state that all practicing massage therapists must have graduated from a massage therapy school and must be nationally certified.
The law also requires massage therapists to renew their licenses every two years and holds employers accountable for their therapists' qualifications.
The operation is ongoing and more local businesses will be inspected, police said.