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For the purpose of this chapter the following definitions shall apply unless the context clearly indicates or requires a different meaning.
BATH HOUSE. A commercial business which offers to the purchasing public at a fee or price, facilities for taking a regular bath, shower, steam bath, sauna bath or hot tub bath. Any business concern that offers any of these services at a price shall be regarded for purposes of this chapter as a BATH HOUSE, whether or not the business carries on any other kind of business within its premises. If the bath services are not submitted to the purchasing public for a price, but are merely offered as an adjunct of other services, which other services are paid for by the purchasing public, the business entity shall not be deemed a BATH HOUSE for purposes of this chapter.
MASSAGE PARLORS. A business enterprise which offers for a fee to the purchasing public rubbing or manipulation of any part of the human body, male or female, whether or not the activity is the only activity engaged in on the premises by the business entity. This definition does not apply to a chiropractic clinic run by a licensed chiropractor where only chiropractic techniques are practiced. This definition also does not apply to clinics or work performed by physicians, osteopaths and cosmetologists licensed by the state and having no criminal record. This definition also does not apply to naprapathic treatment given by or under the supervision of a naprapath graduated from a recognized school of naprapathy to include the Chicago College of Naprapathy, Chicago National College of Naprapathy, Joliet Naprapathy Academy, National College of Naprapathy.
(1980 Code, § 118.01) (Res. 84-14, adopted 3-15-1984; Res. 84-29, adopted 4-19-1984)