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July 26, 1990 | By Daniel Rubin, Inquirer Staff Writer
The subject sits like an oven-stuffer roaster on a pastel blanket - a soft, round inviting mass with tiny arms and legs drawn up tight. Eleven-week-old Jillian Gibson is about to get a massage. Ann Linguiti Pron arrives for her house call toting the tools of her trade in a blue-and-white canvas L.L. Bean bag: a large lifelike doll, a tape player and a stock of tapes with such titles as Fragrances of a Dream and Timeless Motion. Her daughter Chrissie, 9, is in tow. The doll, about the size of a 4-month-old and clothed in underpants, is for demonstration purposes.
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July 30, 2014 | By Tricia L. Nadolny, Inquirer Staff Writer
A Kennett Square massage therapist who sexually assaulted four female patients was sentenced Monday to seven to 14 years in prison. The incidents occurred while William Eric Webb, 44, was giving them myofascial-release treatments between 2011 and 2012, according to Chester County District Attorney Thomas Hogan. "I remember talking about it with my wife, and she just said, this is every woman's worst nightmare," Hogan said after the sentencing in County Court. "You trust your doctor.
NEWS
December 2, 2011 | BY MENSAH M. DEAN, deanm@phillynews.com 215-854-5949
A NORTHEAST Philadelphia chiropractor arrested in September for allegedly digitally penetrating a patient during a massage, yesterday was ordered to stand trial. Christopher Walcott, 43, who operates the Advanced Wellness Center of PA, on Bustleton Avenue in Somerton, will be tried for aggravated indecent assault and indecent assault, ruled Municipal Judge Patrick Dugan, who also dismissed a simple-assault charge. His alleged victim, a 69-year-old woman, testified at a preliminary hearing that she went to Walcott's center on July 28 to get relief from hip and groin pain.
LIVING
January 6, 1999 | By Lara Wozniak, FOR THE INQUIRER
Aree Sanyaluck pressed her palms and her full body weight firmly down on two pressure points near my groin. Has your pulse always been this slow? she asked over the whir of the fan cooling the nearly 90-degree weather and blowing away the constant barrage of mosquitoes. I felt like answering: When a 100-pound, 35-year-old Thai woman does handstands right below my pubic bone, I'm a tad nervous, not chatty. But I just shrugged and said, "Guess so. . . . " I had come to the jungle regions of Chiang Mai, in northern Thailand, to study the ancient art of Thai massage.
NEWS
May 8, 1997 | By Rusty Pray, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Incense was burning, mixing its heavy perfume with the voice of Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, the Pakistani qawwal singer, coming from the CD player. At the foot of the futon in the sparsely furnished front room, a kneeling woman was intoning a prayer. In Bangkok, this scene might not have seemed unusual. But in Coleen Murphy's second-floor apartment off Rittenhouse Square? As out of place as a tree sloth hanging off William Penn's hat. Murphy was about to give Melissa Duran a Thai massage, a style of Asian therapeutic bodywork just making its way into this area from the Left Coast and other mysterious lands.
NEWS
October 24, 2008 | By CHRIS BRENNAN, brennac@phillynews.com 215-854-5973
A little-known city law says that every time a masseuse gives a member of the opposite sex a professional rubdown, it could have an unhappy legal ending. City Councilman Darrell Clarke yesterday moved to lift an almost four-decades-old legal ban on men massaging women and women massaging men. Clarke asked Council's Committee on Licenses and Inspections to amend the law, which has been in effect but apparently not enforced since the early 1970s. "I couldn't believe it when they told me that," Clarke said before the committee meeting.
NEWS
September 6, 1995 | By Laura Genao, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
The investigation began when men started complaining that they were being propositioned for "extras" by masseuses at two local massage parlors. Last week, an undercover police investigation yielded four prostitution arrests and the temporary shutdown of Amore Spa and Stress Lab Inc. "Our investigation into these two places is continuing. There may be future arrests made of workers and other prostitutes, and possibly the (parlors') owners," Lt. Lee Hunter of the Newtown Township Police Department said yesterday.
NEWS
May 23, 2011 | By Kevin Riordan, Inquirer Columnist
A new massage studio is raising, rather than relieving, stress about the direction of downtown Haddonfield. The Chinese Tai Ji Center is preparing to open at 144 Kings Highway E., a storefront left vacant after the Haddonfield Running Co. stepped across the street to larger quarters. While the whole notion of massage therapy can still raise a few eyebrows, even in holistic Haddonfield, the main concern among many downtown boosters is how best to preserve the primacy of retail.
LIVING
October 5, 1992 | By Vyola P. Willson, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Most days, this group of men and women is concentrating hard on some pretty hefty problems. Is the baby's liver damaged? Will the newborn survive? Can they help? At the Du Pont Co.'s chemistry-support center south of Wilmington, the questions are unrelenting: 2,000 or so questions a month from doctors, hospitals and medical labs about how to handle instruments and products that the company makes. With each call, stress builds. But on a recent Saturday, the 15 specialists took 90 minutes at their company's management retreat at the Mendenhall Inn in Chester County to concentrate only on themselves.
NEWS
January 4, 2007 | By Dianna Marder INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
We love it when parallel professions converge for the highest good of all concerned. Case in point: the personal chef and the professional masseuse. As Barbara and Eric Victor of Jenkintown recently discovered, pairing a meal and a massage at home can be heavenly - especially if the grandparents agree to babysit. So it was on a recent Friday evening when the staff of Mitch's Magnificent Meals and Handled With Care arrived simultaneously at the Victors' back door. Chef Mitch Small headed straight for the kitchen to prepare (among other items)
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June 1, 2015 | BY DAN GERINGER, Daily News Staff Writer geringd@phillynews.com, 215-854-5961
FAR FROM THE pub-crawling pandemonium of Philly Beer Week, Penny Ordway, whose Eviama Life Green Spa has long been a Center City holistic health haven, is debuting her therapeutic beer massage this weekend for a long summer run. "OK, it is a gimmick," the seriously organic Ordway admitted, "but there is an incredible amount of phytonutrient benefit to a beer massage. " Consumer warning: No, you don't stick your feet in a warm "Mud and Suds Pedicure" infused with Dogfish Head's Hellhound On My Ale. You'd have to drive to the Lodge at Woodloch in the Poconos for that.
NEWS
July 30, 2014 | By Tricia L. Nadolny, Inquirer Staff Writer
A Kennett Square massage therapist who sexually assaulted four female patients was sentenced Monday to seven to 14 years in prison. The incidents occurred while William Eric Webb, 44, was giving them myofascial-release treatments between 2011 and 2012, according to Chester County District Attorney Thomas Hogan. "I remember talking about it with my wife, and she just said, this is every woman's worst nightmare," Hogan said after the sentencing in County Court. "You trust your doctor.
SPORTS
July 11, 2014 | BY MIKE KERN, Daily News Staff Writer kernm@phillynews.com
THE DETAILS of the charges against former Temple standout Rick Brunson - who, according to sources, was about to be offered a job as an assistant coach on Fran Dunphy's staff - have been released. He was arrested and charged late last month with attempted sexual assault and aggravated battery after an April 2 incident with a massage therapist at a Chicago athletic center. The Chicago Sun-Times reported there was a confrontation during that appointment, resulting in a series of sex-based criminal charges.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 13, 2014
VALENTINE'S Day is Friday, and no matter how you feel about this holiday, one thing's for sure: Love is good for your health. Strive to have a fit, healthy and happy Valentine's Day this year by enrapturing your sweetie with the fitness lifestyle. Not just good sex While good sex is wonderful - who doesn't love snuggling, hugging and kissing? - researchers seem to agree that strong bonds and loving relationships are just plain good for all humans beings. Love improves your health, lengthens your life and helps the sick recover faster.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 16, 2014 | By Elizabeth Wellington, Inquirer Fashion Writer
Walk into any Lush Fresh Handmade Cosmetics store and your senses are tickled awake: Breathe in scented soaps, see the bins of pretty pastel "bath bombs," or roll cool, squishy shower gels between your fingers. With the opening of Lush Spas in New York and Philadelphia this past Monday, American Lush fans are in for sensory overdrive with signature massages, reflexology, and skin-care treatments, plus tasty British teas and calming new-age tunes. The spa is the brainchild of Lush cofounder Mark Constantine, who said he wanted to go beyond the basic massage and facial, and "give people what they truly want, to be uplifted.
NEWS
March 24, 2013 | By Luis Andres Henao, Associated Press
SANTIAGO, Chile - Cars honk, people yell, and radios blare outside, yet Carmen Castillo is getting a rejuvenating midday nap in downtown Santiago, snoozing away her stress in a dreamland of scented candles, plush pillows, and calming massages. She's taking a siesta at the Espacio Siestario, which rents its seven Zen-like rooms to bank employees, lawyers, and other professionals for 30 to 45 minutes. The rooms cost about $10, but customers say being able to return to the office fully rested is priceless.
NEWS
February 28, 2013 | By Sam Wood, PHILLY.COM
A 41-year-old Center City woman was arrested Tuesday and charged with prostitution after soliciting undercover police for sex. Star Guiterrez, 41, worked at Cuties Spa on the 1100 block of Race Street near the Convention Center. Officers from the vice unit staged a sting at the establishment after receiving complaints that illicit sexual acts were being performed there, police said.
NEWS
February 25, 2013
DEAR ABBY: My two adult granddaughters have rejected me. Their father gave me this explanation: "They are uncomfortable with the way you rub their shoulders and necks. " These girls and both parents have misinterpreted my innocent expressions of affection, which haven't changed since the girls were little. The only change is in their perception of my actions. I asked twice to meet with these family members to discuss their concerns. It has been three months; no meeting time has been offered.
SPORTS
January 18, 2013 | BY TED SILARY, Daily News Staff Writer silaryt@phillynews.com
VINCE TROMBETTA has no problem remembering the particulars of his first crack at reffing basketball games. He was a student at West Chester University. The contest was intramural. The pay was a dollar. He worked it alone. "We didn't finish," Trombetta said. "Remember Chuck Weber, the guy who replaced Chuck Bednarik as the Eagles' middle linebacker? He got mad and ran me out of the gym. " Is your mind racing? Should be. That scenario occurred in the early 1950s. Thursday, Trombetta again found himself performing a solo act. One month short of his 80th birthday, he did a marvelous job over 2 hours, 19 minutes, as Palmer Charter topped visiting Palumbo, 99-96, in three overtimes.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 28, 2012 | By Carolyn Hax
While I'm away, readers give the advice. On dealing with one parent who cheats on the other: I'm a divorced woman whose husband cheated. I have six children. While cheating is certainly not an admirable thing to do, and often the catalyst for divorce, it is not a reason for a child to choose to sever a relationship with the parent. A father's relationships with his wife and his lover are not really a statement of his love for his children. Wrecking the home, humiliating the mother are tough, and do affect the children, no doubt, but it's not about them.
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