June 21, 2021 – A CBC investigation in Montreal, Saskatoon, Winnipeg and Calgary has found that some massage therapists who are members of professional associations are offering sex for sale.
Those same businesses also provide receipts to clients so they can be reimbursed for the service by their insurance companies.
Undercover CBC reporters sent texts to dozens of businesses in those cities, which are all located in provinces where massage is unregulated, meaning there is no central college maintaining and enforcing standards and ethics.
The investigation focused on therapists promoting their businesses on the classified advertising website Kijiji. In these ads, people presented themselves as registered or licensed massage therapists and offered insurance receipts.
Of the 40 businesses that responded to texts, 18 indicated a willingness to provide a range of sexual services, from sexual touching and a “happy ending” to “full service,” meaning intercourse. While some of the remaining respondents flatly said no, others indicated they would only discuss the matter in person. CBC News reports. | READ MORE