CHAPTER 13. LICENSES.*
Article VI. Massage Establishments.
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
“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
“Council” means the city
“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.
means any person who gives or administers to another person for any form of
consideration whatsoever a massage as defined in this
“Permittee” means any person operating or maintaining a
massage establishment under a permit issued pursuant to this
“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).)