[R.O. 2009 §123.01; Ord. No. 94-109, 5-18-1994; Ord. No. 95-75, 3-22-1995]
For the purpose of this Chapter, the following definitions shall apply unless the context clearly indicates or requires a different meaning.
- CHIEF OF POLICE
- The Chief of Police of the Saint Charles City Police Department.
- The Director of the Finance Department.
- MASSAGE BUSINESS
- Any place of business in which massage therapy is practiced.
- MASSAGE THERAPY
- A health care profession which involves the treatment of the body's tonus system through the scientific or skillful touching, rubbing, pressing or other movements of the soft tissues of the body with the hands, forearms, elbows, or feet, or with the aid of mechanical apparatus, for relaxation, therapeutic, remedial or health maintenance purposes to enhance the mental and physical well-being of the client, but does not include the prescription of medication, spinal or joint manipulation, the diagnosis of illness or disease, or any service or procedure for which a license to practice medicine, chiropractic, physical therapy, or podiatry is required by law, or to those occupations defined in Chapter 329, RSMo.
- PRACTICE OF MASSAGE
- The administration of a massage to another person for any form of consideration.
[R.O. 2009 §123.02; Ord. No. 94-109, 5-18-1994; Ord. No. 95-75, 3-22-1995]
This Chapter shall not apply to:
Physicians, surgeons, nurses, chiropractors, physical therapists and osteopaths who are licensed to practice their respective profession in the State.
A trainer of any duly constituted athletic team who administers a massage in the normal course of training duties.
Any cosmetologist, barber or manicurist who is duly licensed under the law of the State and who administers massages pursuant to such laws in the course of his/her duties.
[R.O. 2009 §123.03; Ord. No. 94-109, 5-18-1994; Ord. No. 95-75, 3-22-1995; Ord. No. 98-413, 10-22-1998]
No person shall engage in the practice of massage within the City unless such person has first been issued a massage technician license by the Director of Finance and unless such license remains in effect in conformity with this Chapter.
[R.O. 2009 §123.04; Ord. No. 94-109, 5-18-1994; Ord. No. 95-75, 3-22-1995; Ord. No. 98-413, 10-22-1998]
Each application for a massage technician license shall be submitted to the Director of Finance and shall contain the following information:
The applicant's full name, residential address and telephone number;
The name, address and telephone number of the massage establishment;
A copy of the license to practice massage therapy from the State of Missouri;
Three (3) portrait photographs, at least two (2) inches by two (2) inches.
[R.O. 2009 §123.08; Ord. No. 94-109, 5-18-1994; Ord. No. 95-75, 3-22-1995; Ord. No. 95-187, 7-20-1995]
Any person obtaining a license to act as a massage technician shall pay to the Chief of Police an annual license fee of twenty-five dollars ($25.00).