Sec. 13-6-3. Definitions.

For the purposes of this article, unless otherwise apparent from the context, certain words and phrases used in this article are defined as follows:
“Applicant” means any person who applies for a permit as required by this article.
“Chief of police” means the city chief of police or his/her designee.
“Clerk” means the city clerk.
“Council” means the city council.
“Massage” means any method of pressure on, or friction against, or stroking, kneading, rubbing, tapping, pounding, vibrating, or stimulating of the external parts of the body with the hands or with the aid of any mechanical or electrical apparatus or appliance with or without such supplementary aids as rubbing alcohol, liniments, antiseptics, oils, powder, creams, lotions, ointments or other similar preparations commonly used in the practice of massage.
“Massage establishment” means any establishment having a fixed place of business where any person engages in or carries on, or permits to be engaged in or carried on, any activity set forth in the definition of “massage” in this section. Any establishment engaged in, carrying on, or permitting any combination of massage and bathhouse shall be deemed a massage establishment.
“Massage technician” means any person who gives or administers to another person for any form of consideration whatsoever a massage as defined in this article.
“Permittee” means any person operating or maintaining a massage establishment under a permit issued pursuant to this article.
“Person” means any individual, copartnership, firm, association, joint stock company, corporation or combination of individuals of whatever form or character.
“Recognized school” means any school or institution of learning which has for its purpose the teaching of the theory, method, profession, or work of massage, which school requires a resident course of study of not less than one hundred thirty hours to be given in not more than six calendar months 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, and which school has been approved pursuant to Chapter 3 (commencing with Section 94300 of Part 59) of the Education Code of the state. (Ord. No. 1269, § 3 (part).)