Summary Suspension Ordered for Massage Therapist

Wednesday, October 11, 2017 | 10:45am

NASHVILLE – The Tennessee Board of Massage Licensure has summarily suspended the license of Christian Wells, a resident of Murfreesboro, Tenn. The suspension became effective October 3, 2017. As a result of the summary suspension, Wells was immediately prohibited from practicing as a licensed massage therapist in Tennessee.

Wells had been employed as a licensed massage therapist at Massage Envy in Brentwood. The board investigated Wells after learning of accusations of inappropriate sexual contact allegedly committed in the course of a massage performed at the facility.

Wells was originally licensed to practice as a licensed massage therapist in Tennessee May 5, 2016. His license will remain suspended pending the outcome of a contested case proceeding in the matter. The Tennessee Board of Massage Licensure has the authority to summarily suspend a license if it finds public health, safety or welfare imperatively require emergency action.

Anyone with information about this case is encouraged to contact the Department of Health Office of Investigations at 1-800-852-2187.

Detailed information about disciplinary actions is available on the TDH website at https://apps.health.tn.gov/Licensure/default.aspx. Enter the name of the person of interest. Once the license information appears, click on "disciplinary action” or “adverse licensure action” and then "view board order.”

The mission of the Tennessee Department of Health is to protect, promote and improve the health and prosperity of people in Tennessee. TDH has facilities in all 95 counties and provides direct services for more than one in five Tennesseans annually as well as indirect services for everyone in the state, including emergency response to health threats, licensure of health professionals, regulation of health care facilities and inspection of food service establishments. Learn more about TDH services and programs at www.tn.gov/health

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