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(a) "California Massage Therapy Council' or "CAMTC" means the state -organized, <br />non-profit organization created to regulate the massage industry as set forth in <br />Chapter 10.5 of Division 2 of the California Business and Professions Code <br />(commencing with Section 4600, as amended). <br />(b) "Employee" includes every owner, partner, operator, manager, supervisor and <br />worker, whether part-time, full-time, or temporary, whether paid or not, who <br />renders services of any nature or is otherwise employed in the operation of a <br />massage establishment. For purposes of this chapter, the term employee shall <br />also include massage technicians who provide massage services as <br />independent contractors to a massage establishment. <br />(c) "Manager" means the owner or operator of the massage establishment, or any <br />person(s) designated by the owner or operator to act as the representative and <br />agent of the owner or operator in managing daily operations. Evidence of <br />management may include, but is not limited to, evidence that the individual has <br />power to direct or hire and dismiss employees, control hours of operation, <br />create policy or rules, or purchase supplies. <br />(d) "Massage" means any scientific manipulation of soft tissue, or method of <br />applying pressure on, or friction against, or stroking, kneading, rubbing, tapping, <br />pounding, vibrating, or stimulating the external parts of the human body with the <br />hands or with the aid of any mechanical or electrical apparatus or appliances, or <br />with or without supplementary aids such as rubbing alcohol, liniments, <br />antiseptics, oils, powder, creams, ointments, or other similar preparations <br />commonly used in this practice. <br />(e) "Massage certificate" means a certificate issued by the CAMTC pursuant to <br />Section 4604 of the Business and Professions Code (Chapter 10.5 <br />commencing with section 4600, as amended). <br />(f) "Massage establishment' means any establishment having a fixed place of <br />business where any individual, firm, association, partnership, corporation, or <br />combination of individuals, engages in, conducts, carries on or permits to be <br />engaged in, conducted or carried on, massages, baths, or health treatments <br />involving massage or baths as regular functions. <br />(g) "Massage technician" means any massage practitioner, masseuse, massage <br />therapist or any person who administers or in any way assists in administering <br />any form of massage, bath, or health treatment involving massages or baths as <br />the principal functions to another person for any consideration whatsoever. A <br />massage technician may be an employee or independent contractor. <br />Sec. 22-2. Massage establishment permit required. <br />Ordinance No. NS -2903 <br />Page 2 of 19 <br />