§ 113.01  DEFINITIONS.
   For the purpose of this chapter, the following definitions shall apply unless the context clearly indicates or requires a different meaning.
   “ACCREDITED SCHOOL OF MASSAGE.”  Any school or institution of learning accredited by the Indiana Commission of Proprietary Education (ICOPE) or a similar state agency or commission of a state other than Indiana that requires a course of study not less than 500 hours before a student is awarded a diploma or certificate of graduation.
   “MASSAGE ESTABLISHMENT.”  Any building, room, place, or establishment providing massage for compensation, but does not include training rooms of any school or institution of learning accredited by the Indiana Commission of Proprietary Education (ICOPE), training rooms of recognized professional or amateur athletic teams, and licensed health care facilities.
   “MASSAGE THERAPIST.”  A person who practices, administers, or teaches all or any of the subjects or methods of massage therapy.
   “MASSAGE THERAPY.”  A therapeutic system of structured touch, pressure, holding, and movement of the soft tissue of the body that includes the use of touch, pressure, percussion, kneading, movement, positioning, nonspecific stretching, stretching, within the normal anatomical range of movement and holding, with or without the use of massage devices that mimic or enhance manual measures, as well as the external application of heat, cold, water, ice, stones, thermal therapy, lubricants, abrasives and topical preparations that are not classified as prescription drugs, and which does not include joint manipulation or spinal adjustment and diagnosis or prescribing drugs for which a license is required.
(Ord. 35-08-12, passed 9-11-12)