An Olympia massage therapist’s license has been suspended because of sexual misconduct charges, including allegations of having sex with a client.
According to a charging statement from the state Department of Health, the allegations against Gregory D. Hinkle are related to four female clients.
Hinkle operates a solo practice called Generations Health and Wellness at 1714 Fourth Avenue East in Olympia. Hinkle’s credentials were suspended July 9, and he cannot practice again until the charges are resolved. He has 20 days to respond to the charges and ask for a hearing, according to the health department.
The Olympian left a voicemail seeking comment from Hinkle’s attorney, Gregory Rhodes. A woman who told The Olympian she was Hinkle’s wife refused to comment, and referred all inquiries to the attorney.
According to documents, Hinkle treated one female client with about 10 massages between September 2013 and January 2014. During at least one treatment, Hinkle allegedly made comments about the client’s breasts, documents show. He also told the client that he thought genital massage should be legal and that another client had offered to sexually stimulate him, according to documents.
In February, Hinkle allegedly offered the same female client a “sensual massage” and oral sex, and offered to bill the client’s insurance for these services, according to documents.
Another female client, who was treated for a shoulder injury between November 2013 and March 2014, accused Hinkle of making sexual remarks during treatment, documents show.
A third client reported that in February, Hinkle kept lifting her thong underwear during a mud wrap, documents show. At a March appointment, he allegedly told the client he had waxed his genital area since he last saw her, according to documents.
A fourth client reported that in March, she signed a consent form for a breast massage. During the massage, Hinkle and the client engaged in sexual intercourse, documents show.