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Police: Undercover officer offered 'erotic massage' at Center Line business

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Police made multiple arrests at the Tree of Life Wellness Center in Center Line  (Credit: Fox 2 News) Police made multiple arrests at the Tree of Life Wellness Center in Center Line (Credit: Fox 2 News)
CENTER LINE, Mich. (WJBK) -

A business that promotes a holistic approach to medicine is busted for being way too touchy-feely.  Police say sex was on sale at the Tree of Life Wellness Center in Center Line.

"Maybe Tuesday night is not their hot night," said Deputy Commissioner Louis Galasso.

That was good news for Warren police.  Police say Tree of Life went above and beyond to make sure their customers were fully satisfied.

Tuesday, Center Line and Warren police worked together on an undercover operation after several tips that men and women in the massage parlor were offering more than just holistic medicine.

Police say online accounts on backpage.com and allseen.com advertised a "4 hand session."  The shop's owner, whose name police have not released, touted his skill, "the best glute work, bar none."  A soapy rubdown "for the wise gentleman."

"There have been many, many sad endings to both customers and people providing these services, and I certainly would implore people to ignore the ads," Galasso said.

Undercover officers had to strip all the way down to catch the employees red handed.  Tree of Life was so booked police had to wait ten days for an appointment.

"Guess that demonstrates the amount of business flow and activity that this center had," said Galasso.  "One of our officers met with a male and female duo, who advised them that they were to provide certain services that went above and beyond a typical massage.  It was an erotic massage."

Police made multiple arrests.  The 56-year-old male proprietor will be arraigned on Thursday.  Possible charges include accosting and soliciting.

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