For Immediate Release - December 09, 2011

Division of Professional Licensure Secures Surrender of All Licenses Obtained by Terry Mussari

Mussari was recently alleged to conduct illicit activities at day spas in Brockton, Canton and Norwood

BOSTON - Friday, December 9, 2011 -  The Division of Professional Licensure announced today that Terry Mussari, who allegedly conducted illicit activities out of three day spas, has surrendered all of her licenses to the Boards of Cosmetology and Massage Therapy. The surrenders followed cease-and-desist orders and the suspension of her licenses.

Mussari surrendered three cosmetology facility licenses and one individual license for massage therapy. In the surrender agreements she admitted that she did not have licenses for massage therapy facilities, and that her conduct violated applicable statutes and regulations. The licenses had been temporarily suspended by the boards on Nov. 23, after cease and desist orders issued on Nov. 2 prohibited the facilities from offering and providing unlicensed massage therapy services.

"By surrendering the licenses, Terry Mussari cannot practice in the fields of cosmetology and massage therapy, and she cannot reopen the cosmetology facilities," said Mark Kmetz, the Director of the Division of Professional Licensure. "Our investigators will continue to monitor the locations to ensure they are not operating without a license."

Mussari was the owner and operator of three day spas, Aria Day Spa in Brockton, Spa Bellissimo in Norwood, and Sparkle Day Spa in Canton. She has surrendered all three of those cosmetology facility licenses. Mussari had an individual massage therapist license since May 2008. She also surrendered that license.

Mussari was arrested on Oct. 22, 2011, following a raid by the Massachusetts State Police and law enforcement agents. She has been criminally charged with deriving support from prostitution at the day spas. In all matters, the Division of Professional Licensure acts in cooperation with other law-enforcement agencies. 

Consumers are urged to visit the Division of Professional Licensure's website at www.mass.gov/dpl and select the "Check a Professional's License" link to determine whether a professional with whom they may do business is licensed and in good standing. 

The Division of Professional Licensure is a regulatory agency within the Office of Consumer Affairs and Business Regulation. The agency is responsible for ensuring regulatory compliance and the integrity of the licensing process for more than 365,000 licensees in trades and professions under the jurisdiction of 31 boards of registration.

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