Quote from fjluce
I think more than anything he was trying to fit in with his female co workers and just didn't understand you can't just be going around giving back massages.
I wouldn't be at all surprised if you're right and would also suspect that nervousness about a novice skill level and lack of confidence contributed as well.
I have seen people of all sexes do various awkward things to try to accelerate the process of being accepted, whether it be acting helpless/more ignorant than they are, sidling up to others and talking in a whiny voice +/- batting eyelashes, or using verbiage that is overly-familiar sounding for the situation at hand (calling people sweetie, hun, sister when they've only just met, etc.), inappropriate bravado... What he did was very awkward and even stupid - in my opinion so are all of these things ^ and many more.
I am mostly only infuriated by people who would want a sexual experience at someone else's expense, or who are angling for control/power. On the surface of this it was neither of those two things. Personally, if I were either the recipient or the witness, I would've just said, "You can't touch people; that's not what you want to do here. Focus on learning how to provide excellent care to patients."
He is done there whether he gets fired or not.