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The following words, terms and phrases, when used in this chapter, shall have the meanings ascribed to them in this section, except where the context clearly indicates a different meaning:
(a) “Employee.” Any person 18 years of age or older, 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.
(b) “Licensee.” The person to whom a license has been issued to own or operate a massage establishment.
(c) “Massage.” Any method of pressure on, friction against, stroking, kneading, rubbing, tapping, pounding, vibrating, or stimulating of the external parts of the human body with the hands or with the aid of any mechanical electrical apparatus or appliance with or without such supplementary aids as rubbing alcohol, liniments, antiseptics, oils, powders, creams, lotions, ointments or other such similar preparations commonly used in the practices of massage, under such circumstances that is reasonably expected that the person to whom the treatment is provided or some third person on their behalf will pay money or give any other consideration or any gratuity therefor.
(d) “Massage parlor.” Any building, room, place or establishment, other than a regularly licensed hospital or dispensary, where non-medical and non-surgical manipulative exercises are practiced upon the human body, for other than cosmetic or beautifying purposes, with or without the use of mechanical or bathing devices, by anyone not a physician or surgeon or of a similarly registered status. Such manipulative exercises shall include any method of treating the superficial parts of a patron for medical, hygienic, exercise or relaxation purposes by rubbing, stroking, kneading, tapping, pounding, vibrating, or stimulating with the hands or any instrument, or by the application of air, liquid, or vapor baths of any kind whatever.
(e) “Massagist”, “Masseur”, or “Masseuse.” Any person who, for any consideration whatsoever, engages in the practice of massage.
(f) “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.
(g) “Patrons.” Any person 18 years of age or older who receives a massage under such circumstances that it is reasonably expected that they will pay money or give any other consideration therefor.
(h) “Permittee.” The person to whom a permit has been issued to act in the capacity of a massagist, masseur or masseuse.
(i) “Recognized school.” Any school or educational institution licensed to do business as a school or educational institution in the State in which it is located or any school recognized by or approved by or affiliated with the American Massage and Therapy Association, Inc., and which has for its purpose the teaching of the theory, method, profession, or work of massage, which school requires a resident course of study not less than 70 hours before the student shall be furnished with a diploma or certificate of graduation from such school or institution of learning following the successful completion of such course of study or learning.
(j) “Sexual or genital area.” Genitals, pubic area, buttocks, anus or perineum of any person and vulva or breasts of a female.
(Ord. 2002-28. Passed 9-17-02.)