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In this chapter, unless the context otherwise requires:
“Massage establishment” means any place of business or establishment wherein any of the subjects or methods of treatment listed in the definition of “massage therapist” in this section are administered, practiced or used, or from which is dispatched a person for the purpose of administering, practicing or using any of the subjects or methods of treatment listed in the definition of “massage therapist” in this section.
“Massage therapist” means a person who has studied the underlying principles of anatomy and physiology, including the theory of massage, its indications and contra-indications and who practices or administers any of the following named subjects and methods of treatment at any location in the city: oil rubs; alcohol rubs; salt glows; hot or cold packs; tub, shower, or cabinet baths; colon irrigation; and procedures upon the external parts of the body by hand or by any electrical, mechanical, or vibratory apparatus, including stroking, friction, kneading, rolling, vibrating, cupping, pettrasage, rubbing, effleurage, and tapotement.
“Recognized school of massage” means any institution of learning which has for its purpose the teaching of the theory, method and work of massage operators, which institution requires a resident course of study of not less than one thousand hours before a student shall be furnished with a diploma or certificate of graduation therefrom, showing the successful completion of such course of study or learning. If located within the state, such institution shall be licensed by the State Board of Private Technical and Business Schools.
(Ord. 536.6 § 1 (part), 1991; prior code § 10-6-2)