OCCUPATIONS AND PROFESSIONS
MASSAGE THERAPISTS AND MASSAGE ESTABLISHMENTS
In this chapter:
I. "Applicant" means a person who has submitted to the executive director an application for a license pursuant to this chapter.
II. "Advisory board" means the advisory board of massage therapists.
III. "Compensation" means the receipt of:
(a) Money, goods, services, or other things of value; or
(b) A promise to deliver money, goods, services, or other things of value.
IV. "Executive director" means the executive director of the office of professional licensure and certification.
V. "Licensee" means a person to whom a license has been issued pursuant to this chapter.
VI. "Massage" means the application of a system of structured touch which includes holding, pressure, positioning, or causing movement, by manual means, for the purpose of promoting, maintaining, and restoring the health and well-being of the client. Massage is designed to promote general relaxation, improve movement, relieve somatic and muscular pain or dysfunction, stress and muscle tension, and provide for general health enhancement, personal growth, and the organization, balance, and integration of the body.
VIII. "Massage therapist" means a licensed individual who performs massage for compensation. Titles used may include: massage therapist, massage practitioner, bodywork practitioner, bodyworker, muscle therapist, massotherapist, or somatic therapist practitioner. A massage therapist uses visual, kinesthetic, and palpatory skills to assess the body, and may evaluate the client's condition to the extent of determining whether massage is indicated or contraindicated.
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