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As used in this chapter:
EMPLOYEE. Any person over 18 years of age, other than a massagist, who renders any service in connection with the operation of a massage business and receives compensation from the operator of the business or patrons.
LICENSEE. The person to whom a license has been issued by the City of Wadsworth who owns or operates a massage establishment, as defined herein.
MASSAGE. Any method of pressure or friction against or stroking, kneading, rubbing, tapping, pounding, vibrating or stimulating of the external parts of the human body with the hands or with the aid of alcohol, liniments, antiseptics, oils, powders, creams, lotions, ointments or other such similar preparations commonly used in the practice of massage, under such circumstances that it is reasonably expected that the person to whom the treatment is provided or some third person on his or her behalf will pay money or give any other consideration or any gratuity therefor.
MASSAGE ESTABLISHMENT. Any establishment having a source of income or compensation derived from the practice of massage, as defined in this section, and which has a fixed place of business where any person engages in or carries on any of the activities defined in this section.
MASSAGIST,MASSEUR or MASSEUSE. Any person who, for any consideration whatsoever, engages in the practice of massage as defined in this section, and may include:
(1) A licensed massage therapist (LMT) who has at least 750 hours of classroom training in basic anatomy and physiology, advanced pathophysiology, massage theory and hands-on practice in a clinical setting, and is licensed by the State Medical Board of Ohio.
(2) A massage technician (MT) or ethical massage (EMT) practitioner who is not licensed by the state and cannot perform therapeutic massage as defined by the State Medical Board of Ohio.
OUTCALL MASSAGE SERVICE. Any business, the function of which is to engage in or carry on massages at a location designated by the customer or client rather than at a massage establishment, as defined in this section.
PATRON. Any person 18 years of age or older, or a minor with written parental or guardian's consent, who receives a massage under such circumstances that it is reasonably expected that he or she will pay money or give any other consideration therefor.
PERSON. Any individual, partnership, firm, association, joint stock company, corporation or combination of individuals in whatever form or character.
SEXUAL OR GENITAL AREA. The genitals, pubic hair, buttocks, anus or perineum of any person, or the vulva or breasts of a female.
(Ord. 18-021, passed 6-5-18)