After 5 years and over 40,000 treatments, Salt Lake County and the State of Utah have closed Beaches Bodyworks for no other reason than they are TAKING AWAY YOUR RIGHT to human touch. They assert that any “contact with movement, involving touching the clothed or unclothed body” for a fee from anyone without a license is illegal. This affects yoga studios, tailors, childcare providers, skincare sales associates, and many other industries not to mention anyone shaking hands over a business deal (that’s contact with movement too).
We are suing the state in the court of appeals case #20160241-SC. We believe EVERYONE SHOULD HAVE THE RIGHT TO HUMAN TOUCH as long as it is non-sexual and non-therapeutic in nature. Leave therapy to the professionals; but don’t regulate friendly, helpful, compassionate touch. Human touch is EVERYONE’S RIGHT, whether you're in a yoga class getting an adjustment, at the mall shopping for makeup and skincare products, or in a spa getting a body treatment.
If you agree with us, here’s what you can do: