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For the purpose of this chapter, the following definitions shall apply unless the context clearly indicates or requires a different meaning.
ESCORT. A person who is employed, advertised or promoted by, associated with, or otherwise compensated by or through, an escort service for serving as an escort, host or hostess, and who is not licensed as a massage therapist or nude model.
ESCORT SERVICE. Any shop, establishment, place of business, business association, or other operation that promotes, advertises, employs or otherwise compensates persons to serve as escorts, and that is not licensed as a massage parlor, nude modeling studio, or taxicab.
MASSAGE. A manual soft tissue manipulation, and includes holding, causing movement, and/or applying pressure to the body.
MASSAGE ESTABLISHMENT. Any building, room, place or establishment, other than:
(1) A massage therapy school certified by the state;
(2) A regularly licensed hospital or dispensary; or
A facility wherein each person who administers a massage is exempt from the permit requirement under § 114.02(A); where massages, nonmedical, and nonsurgical manipulative exercises are practiced upon the human body with or without the use of mechanical or bath devices, by anyone not a physician, osteopath, chiropractor, podiatrist or physical therapist duly registered with and licensed by the state.
MASSEUSE, MASSEUR . A person who practices massage but does not meet any of the criteria for permit exemption in § 114.02(A).
MASSAGE THERAPIST. A person who practices, administers or teaches all or any of the subjects or methods of treatment defined herein as massage therapy and meets the criteria for permit exemption in § 114.02(A).
MASSAGE THERAPY. A profession in which the practitioner applies manual techniques, and may apply adjunctive therapies, with the intention of positively affecting the health and well-being of client.
MASSAGE THERAPY PRACTICE. A building, room, place or establishment that employs only massage therapists to perform massage therapy.
NUDE MODEL. A person who engages in nude modeling for a nude modeling studio.
NUDE MODELING. The posing by a human male or female with his or her sexual and/or genital areas not covered by a fully opaque covering, while such person is an employee or receiving other compensation by or through any nude modeling studio, as defined in this section, and shall not include any activity which involves the touching of another person; however, nude modeling at or on behalf of any properly accredited institution of higher learning shall not fall within this definition.
NUDE MODELING STUDIO. Any shop, establishment, place of business or other operation that employs or otherwise compensates persons for serving as models for purposes of nude modeling. However, any properly accredited institution of higher learning shall not fall within this definition.
PERSON EMPLOYED. Any person who performs any function at an establishment required to be permitted under this chapter, including but not limited to a masseuse, masseur or massage attendant, either:
(1) As an employee or independent contractor; or,
(2) Otherwise, with the knowledge and consent of the owner or operator of the establishment.
SEXUAL AND/OR GENITAL AREA means and includes genitals, pubic area, anus or perineum, and breast.
(Ord. 06-99, passed 5-25-99; Am. Ord. G-16-07, passed 6-12-07)