(1)    LICENSE REQUIRED. No person, firm or corporation shall operate a massage parlor or give massages for remuneration without first securing a license therefor and paying the appropriate fee as provided herein.


(a)    MASSAGE. Any method or treating the external parts of the body consisting of rubbing, stroking, kneading, adjusting or tapping with hand or instrument, electric, magnetic or otherwise.

(b)    MASSAGE PARLOR. Any business consisting in whole or part of a turkish bath parlor, a steam bath, a magnetic healing institute, or any room, place or institution where treatment of any nature for the human body is given by means of massage and where massage, alcohol rub, fomentation, bath, physiotherapy, manipulation of the body or similar treatment is given.

(3)    EXEMPTIONS. This ordinance shall not apply to duly licensed physicians, surgeons, chiropractors, osteopaths, nurses, others licensed to practice the healing arts, those employed and working for the YMCA, YWCA, hospitals, or nursing homes, athletic trainers, or barbers.

(4)    DUTIES OF LICENSEE. Every person licensed hereunder shall:

(a)    Refrain from massaging or operating a massage parlor if such person contacts a contagious, infectious or communicable disease.

(b)    Refrain from massaging any other person in a manner intended to arouse, appeal to or gratify lust, passion, sexual desires or prurient interests.

(c)    Keep a registration book listing the name and complete address of each customer with the day and hour of treatment and name of the practitioner administering the massage.

(d)    Refrain from massaging any customer in any room containing a one way mirror.

(5)    INSPECTION. Every massage parlor shall be open at all times for inspection by police or other city officials in the performance of their duties.

(6)    DISPLAY OF LICENSE. Licenses granted hereunder must be displayed where the customers can observe them on the premises where the massage is being given.

(7)    CONDITION OF LICENSE. No license hereunder shall be granted to any person convicted of a crime of violence or to any person whose character or physical or mental condition is found to be inimical to public health, safety, morals, or general welfare. Also, no practitioner license hereunder shall be granted unless the applicant has graduated from or completed a massage course from a recognized school of massage.