Sisters ‘beer spa’ owner arrested; some nearby businesses say they’re not surprised

(Update: Adding video, comments from sheriff’s office, Sisters business)

Investigators want to hear from others who have received a massage from Michael Boyle

SISTERS, Ore. (KTVZ) — A Bend man, the owner of a Sisters spa, is facing several charges, including illegally giving massages without a license. 

Michael Boyle, 60, the owner of “Hop in the Spa,” is facing charges of sex abuse, harassment and providing massages without a license.

Deanna Brainerd, co-owner of Culver Cabin Interiors and Flowers by Deanna, two neighboring businesses of the Sisters Spa, said Thursday was devastated by the news. 

“Shocking and very hurtful,” Brainerd said. “And as a person, it’s very sad.”

Boyle’s spa offers a bath, full of beer, for relaxation and medicinal purposes.

Back in 2016, NewsChannel 21 profiled the business, which had customers soak in a proprietary blend of beer, hops, barley and herbs.

However a month ago,…

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