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(A) Every portion of the massage establishment, including appliances and apparatus, shall be kept clean and operated in a sanitary condition.
(B) Price rates for all services shall be prominently posted in the reception area in a location available to all prospective customers.
(C) Massage therapists shall be clean and wear clean, non-transparent outer garments. Adequate private dressing and toilet facilities must be available on the premises. Doors to such dressing rooms shall open inward and shall be self-closing.
(D) All massage therapy clinics shall be provided with clean, laundered sheets and towels in sufficient quantity and shall be laundered after each use thereof and stored in a sanitary manner.
(E) The sexual or genital area of patrons must be covered by towels, cloths or undergarments.
(F) It shall be unlawful for any person knowingly, in a massage therapy clinic, to place his or her hand upon, to touch with any part of his or her body, to fondle in any manner or to massage the genital area of any other person.
(G) No massage therapist, employee or operator shall perform, offer or agree to perform any act which would require the touching of the patron’s genital area.
(H) All walls, ceilings, floors, pools, showers, bathtubs, steam rooms and all other physical facilities shall be in good repair and maintained in a clean and sanitary condition. Wet and dry heat rooms, steam or vapor rooms, steam and vapor cabinets, shower compartments and toilet rooms shall be thoroughly cleaned each day the business is in operation. Bathtubs and showers shall be thoroughly cleaned after each use. When carpeting is used on the floors, it shall be kept dry.
(I) Oils, creams, lotions or other preparation used in administering massages shall be kept in clean, closed containers or cabinets.
(J) Eating in the massage work areas shall not be permitted. Animals, except for service dogs, shall not be permitted in the massage work areas.
(K) No massage therapist shall administer a massage to a patron exhibiting any skin fungus, skin infection or skin disease unless a physician duly licensed by the state certifies in writing that such person may be safely massaged, prescribing the conditions thereof.
(L) Massage therapists shall wash their hands in hot running water, using a proper soap or disinfectant before administering a massage to each person.
(1999 Code, § 117.05) (Ord. 3343, passed 6-6-2005) Penalty, see § 117.99