Ordinance No. 1727
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<br /> A. "Applicant," in the case of a massage establishment permit, means an individual, or
<br /> if not an individual, the general panner, chief executive officer, chief advisor, or
<br /> other person responsible for the ownership and operation of the massage
<br /> establishment, who applies to obtain a permit under this Chapter. In the case of a
<br /> massage technician permit, "applicant" means an individual who applies for a
<br /> permit under this Chapter.
<br /> B. "Employee" includes any owner, partner, operator, manager, supervisor or worker,
<br /> whether paid or not, who renders personal services of any nature in the operation
<br /> of a massage establishment.
<br /> C. "Massage" means the treatment of the human body by soft tissue manipulation
<br /> using a variety of manipulative techniques, which may include any method of
<br /> pressure on, friction against, stroking, kneading, rubbing, tapping, pounding,
<br /> vibrating, or stimulating the external pans of the human body with the hands or
<br /> with the aid of any mechanical or electrical apparatus, or other appliances or
<br /> devices, with or without such supplementary aids as rubbing alcohol, liniment,
<br /> antiseptic, oil, powder, cream, lotion, ointment, or other similar preparations. This
<br /> may include body/mind/spirit integration, personal growth, physical or emotional
<br /> relaxation and the relief of somatic pain or dysfunction. As used in this Chapter,
<br /> massage includes bodywork and somatic therapies.
<br /> D. "Massage establishment" means any establishment wherein massage is given,
<br /> engaged in or carded on in exchange for consideration of any type, or permitted to
<br /> be given, engaged in or carded on in exchange for consideration of any type, either
<br /> as a primary or secondary function, including but not limited to any hot tub/sauna
<br /> establishment in which massage services are made available to clients.
<br /> E. "Massage technician" means any person who administers to another person
<br /> massage in return for any consideration whatsoever.
<br /> F. "Managing employee" means any employee of a massage establishment who has
<br /> been designated by the massage establishment permittee to manage the business.
<br /> G. "Permit" means the permit to engage in the practice or business of massage as
<br /> required by this Chapter.
<br /> H. "Permittee" means any person possessing a permit required and issued under this
<br /> Chapter.
<br /> I. "Person" means any individual, copartnership, firm, association, joint stock
<br /> company, corporation, joint venture, or combination of individuals of whatever
<br /> form or character.