(A)   To protect the general health, safety and welfare, the following licensing provisions are ordained for the privilege of carrying on the business, trade or profession of masseur or masseuse and for the operation or carrying on of the business, trade or profession commonly known as a massage parlor, health salon, physical culture studio, club or establishment, or similar establishments wherein physical culture, massage, hydrotherapy or other physical treatment of the human body is carried on or practiced.
   (B)   The provisions of this chapter shall not apply to a regularly established and licensed hospital, sanitarium, nursing home, medical clinic or licensed physical therapist, nor to the office or clinic operated by a duly qualified and licensed medical practitioner or chiropractor in connection with his or her practice of medicine or chiropractic; provided, however, that such office or clinic is regularly used by such medical practitioner or chiropractor as his or her principal location for his or her practice of medicine or chiropractic.
(1991 Code, § 9-22)  (Ord. passed 4-24-1984)