§ 110.15  DEFINITIONS.
   For the purposes of this subchapter, the following words and phrases shall have the meanings respectively ascribed to them by this section:
   ADVERTISE OR ADVERTISING MATERIALS. The issuance of any card, sign, or device to any person; the causing, permitting, or allowing of any sign or marking on or in any building, vehicle, or other structure; or any printed, audio, or video material published in or broadcast by any newspaper, magazine, television, radio, internet, internet streaming device, blog, chat room, website, or social media.
   APPLICANT. Any person that applies for a massage establishment license.
   BODYWORK OR BODYWORK SERVICES. Any method of applying pressure on or friction against, or stroking, kneading, rubbing, tapping, pounding, vibrating, touching or stimulating, the external parts of the body, by another individual, with the hands, any body part, or with the aid of any mechanical or electrical apparatus or appliances, with or without such supplementary aids as rubbing alcohol, liniments, antiseptics, oils, powders, creams, lotions, ointments or similar preparations, for compensation. The definition of bodywork or bodywork services for the purposes of this chapter is intentionally not the same and is broader than the definition of massage in this chapter, and is intended to cover massage, bodywork services provided by bodywork practitioners, and other similar services that fit the general definition, regardless of what the services or the person providing the services is called, unless expressly excluded by this chapter.
   BODYWORK PRACTITIONER OR BODYWORK PROVIDER. Any person who provides bodywork services, including massage therapists.
   EMPLOYEE. Any and all persons other than massage therapists, who render any service to the licensee, who receive compensation directly from the licensee, and who have no physical contact with customers and clients.
   HEALTH OFFICER. Health officer shall mean the Director of the Department of Health of the County of Sangamon or his authorized representative.
   LICENSEE. An applicant who has received a license from the Village to operate a massage establishment.
   MASSAGE, MASSAGE SERVICES OR MASSAGE THERAPY. Any system of structured palpitation or movement of the soft tissue of the body, including, but not limited to, techniques such as effleurage or stroking and gliding, petrissage or kneading, tapotement or percussion, tapping, pounding, friction, vibration, compression, touching, stimulating, and stretching the external parts of the body with or without the aid of lubricants, rubbing alcohol, liniments, antiseptics, oils, powder, creams, lotions, ointments, salt or herbal preparations, hydromassage, thermal massage, a massage device that mimics or enhances the actions typically performed by human hands, or any other similar preparations commonly used in this practice. MASSAGE for the purposes of this chapter is intended to cover massage and bodywork services provided by massage therapists, bodywork practitioners, and other similar services that fit the definition, regardless of what the services or the person providing the services is called, unless expressly excluded by this chapter.
   MASSAGE ESTABLISHMENT. Except as otherwise provided in this chapter, any establishment having a fixed place of business within the village that advertises or offers massage services, or where any person for any consideration whatsoever, engages in the practice of massage, or carries on, or permits to be engaged or carried on any massage services as defined in this chapter.
   MASSAGE THERAPIST. Any person who, for any consideration whatsoever, engages in the practice of massage as defined in this chapter, and who holds a valid license from the Illinois Department of Finance and Professional Regulation, or possesses written documentation of exemption from licensing or certification under the Illinois Massage Licensing Act (225 ILCS 57/1 et seq.) to perform massage services. For the purposes of this chapter, "massage therapist" shall include practitioners of Asian bodywork approaches and other similar practitioners exempt from licensing under the Illinois Massage Licensing Act (225 ILCS 57/25).
   PERSON. Any individual, partnership, firm, association, limited liability company, joint venture, joint stock company, corporation or combination thereof in whatever form or character.
   SEXUAL OR GENITAL AREA. The male or female genitals, pubic area, buttocks, anus or perineum of any person, or the vulva or breasts of a female.
(Ord. 19-33, passed 11-12-19)