5.50.020  Definitions.
   For the purpose of this chapter, unless the context requires a different meaning, the words, terms, and phrases set forth on this section shall have the meanings given them in this section:
   A.   Employee.  “Employee” means any and all individuals who work on the premises of a massage and/or bodywork office or establishment, in any capacity.
   B.   Home visit or outcall massage/bodywork service.  “Home visit” or “outcall massage/bodywork service” means the engaging in or carrying on of massage and/or bodywork for consideration at a location other than a massage and/or bodywork office or establishment which has been permitted pursuant to this chapter.
   C.   Inspector.  “Inspector” means the person or persons designated by the permit authority to conduct inspections under this chapter.
   D.   Massage or bodywork.  “Massage” and/or “bodywork” means the skillful application of touch, including but not limited to, pressure, stroking, kneading, compression on or movement of the external surfaces of the body by a practitioner to produce increased awareness, relaxation, pain relief, injury rehabilitation, or neuromuscular reeducation.  Specifically excluded for the purposes of this chapter is any manipulation of the spine as typically performed in chiropractic treatment.
   E.   Massage and/or bodywork office or establishment.  “Massage and/or bodywork office or establishment” means any establishment having a fixed place of business, vehicle or vessel, where any person, as defined in subsection (J) of this section, engages in, conducts, carries on, or permits to be engaged in, conducted, or carried on as regular functions any of the activities mentioned in subsection (D) of this section.  Any establishment engaging in or carrying on, or permitting any combination of massage and/or bodywork shall be deemed a massage and/or bodywork office or establishment.
   F.   Massage and/or bodywork practitioner.  “Massage and/or bodywork practitioner” means any individual who, for any consideration whatsoever, engages in the practice of massage and/or bodywork, whether or not employed on the premises of a massage and/or bodywork office or establishment or acting as an independent contractor or as an owner as defined in subsection (G) of this section.
   G.   Owner.  “Owner” means any person or persons, as defined in subsection (J) of this section, who own(s) and/or operate(s) a massage and/or bodywork office or establishment, or home visit or outcall massage/bodywork service.
   H.   Owner permit.  “Owner permit” means the permit required by this chapter to own and/or operate a massage and/or bodywork office or establishment, or a home visit or outcall massage/bodywork service.
   I.   Permit authority.  “Permit authority” means the police chief or his designee charged with the administration of this chapter.
   J.   Person.  “Person” means any individual, firm, association, partnership, corporation, joint venture, or combination of individuals.
   K.   Practitioner permit.  “Practitioner permit” means the permit required by this chapter for a massage and/or bodywork practitioner as defined in subsection (F) of this section.
   L.   Recognized school of massage and/or bodywork.  “Recognized school of massage and/or bodywork” means any school or institution of learning which teaches the theory, ethics, practice, profession, or work of massage and/or bodywork, which has been approved by the state in which it is located.  Any school or institution of learning offering or allowing correspondence or internet course credit not requiring actual attendance at class shall not be deemed a recognized school of massage and/or bodywork. 
(Ord. 728, 2004).