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For the purpose of this article, the following words and phrases shall have the meanings respectively ascribed to them by this section:
APPLICANT. Any person or entity seeking a massage establishment business license. If it is a corporation or limited liability company, the term shall include any stockholder holding more than 5% of the stock, and each officer and director. If it is a partnership, it shall include each partner, including each limited partner. It shall also include the manager or other person principally in charge of the operation of the business.
EMPLOYEE. Any person over 18 years of age, other than a massage therapist, who renders any service in connection with the operation of a massage business and receives compensation from the operator of the business or patrons.
LICENSEE. The operator of a massage establishment.
MASSAGE. Any method of pressure on or friction against or stroking, kneading, rubbing, tapping, pounding, vibrating, or stimulating of the body with the hands, elbows, feet, or with the aid of any mechanical or electrical apparatus or appliance, with or without rubbing alcohol, liniments, antiseptics, oils, powder, creams, lotions, ointments, or other similar preparations used in this practice, under such circumstances that it is reasonably expected that the person to whom treatment is provided, or some third party on such person's behalf, will pay money or give any other consideration or gratuity.
MASSAGE ESTABLISHMENT. Any establishment having a fixed place of business where any person, firm, association or corporation engages in or carries on, or permits to be engaged in or carried on, a business of providing massages.
MASSAGE THERAPIST. Any person who, for any consideration or gratuity whatsoever, engages in the practice of massage and is licensed by the State of Illinois.
OUTCALL MASSAGE SERVICE. Any business, a function of which is to engage in or carry on massages at a location designated by the customer or patron rather than at a massage establishment.
PATRON. Any person who is offered or receives a massage under such circumstances that it is reasonably expected that he or she will pay money or any other consideration for such massage.
SEXUAL MISCONDUCT. Any unwelcome behavior of a sexual nature that is committed without consent or by force, intimidation, coercion, or manipulation.
SEXUAL OR GENITAL AREA. Genitals, pubic area, anus, or perineum of any person, or the vulva or breasts of a female.
STATE LICENSE. A valid license issued pursuant to the Illinois Massage Licensing Act (225 ILCS 57/1 et seq.).
(Ord. 2018-05-19, passed 5-7-2018)