According to the media reports, law enforcement authorities keep receiving complaints about a masseur from Moscow. Thus, a married couple paid RUB 511 thousand to a Moscow “myologist” for a promise to cure their 5-year-old son of cerebral palsy. It is noted that the child's condition worsened after the massage. In the published footage, the boy screams in pain, but Nikonov calmly continues his manipulations. Negative comments from other parents regarding this specialist are also cited.
Chairman of the Investigative Committee, Alexander Ivanovich Bastrykin ordered Head of the Main Investigative Department of the IC of Russia for Moscow A. A. Strizhov to report on the ongoing procedural check on this incident.